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I am here for 3 months and it is awesome! Sure, I'm sharing a house with about 25 people and eating pasta all the time because student housing's fucking expensive...but it's just great how everyone speaks English (I came from Turkey) and there's lots of museums and bookstores and music and nightlife. It's good times. So what do you like and hate in Dublin?

Maria, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:16 (eleven years ago) link

i spent a month there in 1999 when i was 20. i liked the touristy shit! i took a bus across to galway and the cliffs and all that, too. Oirland!!

oh and i drank a lot.

gff, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:21 (eleven years ago) link

uh so see the book of kells. and i dimly remember lots of literary type walking tours you can do, joyce, yeats, synge, etc. the guiness brewery tour was not really worth it, you don't even get to see the vats!

gff, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:25 (eleven years ago) link

best parts- genuinely good city for culture and things to do. good night life, pub life.

worst parts- price of everything, the locals.

i'm a bit biased against the dubs, this is documented in other, older threads about ireland.

darraghmac, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 12:52 (eleven years ago) link

you posted a thread asking for advice a few months ago, didn't you? glad to hear you got somewhere ok.

darraghmac, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 12:54 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, i did post a thread, but it didn't show up in my search for some reason so i started a new one.
and i did end up living in awful overcrowded expensive student housing! don't mind so much, though.

Maria, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 18:00 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

So!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/02/ireland

the pinefox, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 11:09 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

Hurrah!

seandalai, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 17:13 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

The Dublin C or D thread that was full of abuse was locked and deleted, which was fair enough, except for the bit at the end asking for real information...

Franz Kappa (S-), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:40 (seven years ago) link

How come I can still read it then? And how come it's appearing in SNA?

fun drive (seandalai), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:44 (seven years ago) link

truth will out imo

₪_₪ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:50 (seven years ago) link

dublin: top three*

01. Sundays in Phoenix Park
02. gigs at The Olympia
03. Trinity Ball

dublin: bottom three

01. Dublin Bus
02. ridiculously short days in the dead of winter
03. classic gigs at The Point rendered dud b/c of worst venue acoustics in showbiz

*honorable mention: McSorley's Pub in Ranelagh

moo-town slackers (Pillbox), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:59 (seven years ago) link

McSorley's? Oh dear, I think not.

The New Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:23 (seven years ago) link

dublin top three

1. Porterhouse/Czech Inn conveniently across from each other
2. Bruxelles/McDaids conveniently across from each other
3. Dawson St

₪_₪ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:32 (seven years ago) link

Porterhouse otm. The food's good too.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:51 (seven years ago) link

Porterhouse is quite good, but it seems to be always full and has a lot of lamer music on in it. I think basically that the one on Parliament Street is a bit too much for tourists (not that I have anything against tourists etc.).

Against the Grain is a pleasant spot - nice beer, nice food.

The Hop House on Parnell Street is great for Korean and (possibly) Japanese food.

The New Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:12 (seven years ago) link

porterhouse a touch for the yanks alright

₪_₪ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:32 (seven years ago) link

Dublin Bus is decent now they have the real-time update thingy. Very handy

Number None, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:44 (seven years ago) link

2. Bruxelles/McDaids conveniently across from each other

OTM

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:45 (seven years ago) link

McSorley's? Oh dear, I think not.

― The New Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:23 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark

For me, its classic status probably has much to do w/ the fact that it was a neighborhood spot & thus my primary craic house. See also: Slattery in Rathmines

One neat gimmick w/ McSorley's is that it doubles as museum of 19th Century pharmacy - appropriate for boozing!

moo-town slackers (Pillbox), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 21:33 (seven years ago) link

Is Porterhouse a multi-level brewpub w/ a number of nookish taprooms, not far from Temple Bar iirc? If so, yeah that place is great!

porterhouse a touch for the yanks alright

It is basically an American-style microbrew outpost, but they elude novelty status by doing a very good job of it! (at least they did circa-2001)

moo-town slackers (Pillbox), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 21:59 (seven years ago) link

that's the place

₪_₪ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 22:02 (seven years ago) link

Porterhouse has a number of branches now, there's one in Phibsboro and another off Nassau Street. The amount of choice tends to interfere with my simple desire to get drunk though

Number None, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 23:49 (seven years ago) link

There's even a Porterhouse in London. The original is in Bray, beloved town of my school years.

fun drive (seandalai), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 23:55 (seven years ago) link

I thought one of these Porterhouses, where I went with the Vicar years ago, was more like Pearse Street

what's special about Dawson Street?

The Vicar showed me a coffee place that looked bland on the outside but did a tremendous cappucino

Good thing about Dublin: Joyce's commonplace book c. 1902 digitally readable at NLI exhibit, 2011

another: the Swiss Embassy which is on a street of embassies, near Ballsbridge, that I never knew existed till the Vicar and I arrived there in a taxi one clear early evening this summer

the pinefox, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:10 (seven years ago) link

places I have not been:

Phoenix Park
Chapelizod
Heuston Station
Castleknock
the Famine Ship exhibit (seems a bit spooky tbh) and other things east down the modernized Liffey

otherwise I have been to quite a lot of places, in Dublin.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:13 (seven years ago) link

the new dirty vicar of bray <-- i am too tired to make the actual joke here, perhaps you can assemble the parts yourself and think of me as you lol

mark s, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:14 (seven years ago) link

Nassau Street Porterhouse would be the nearest one to Pearse Street pinefox

Number None, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:29 (seven years ago) link

Only thing I cared about on Dawson Street was the bookshops and there's only one now :(

Number None, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:30 (seven years ago) link

murder inc rip

Dawson st's just a nice one to wander, i find. Coffeehouses and upscale gent's outfitters and ok bookshops are gone but i remember them fondly

Porterhouse to which i refer is at the west end of temple bar area.

There's a great run of embassies around wellington rd in ballsbridge

Phoenix park is nice, and enormous

Heuston is like a railed port for famine ships bringin the hopeless back west, you'll always meet a fella there you know 'from before'

₪_₪ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:48 (seven years ago) link

there is a porterhouse in westport now, while we're logging them.

₪_₪ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:49 (seven years ago) link

This is probably the emigrant in me speaking, but by far my favourite thing about Dublin is simply "being in Dublin".

If I had to make a top three:

- Running in the Phoenix Park
- Grogan's on Castle Street (not a regular haunt of mine but quite special)
- TCD Front Square late at night (so peaceful it barely feels like you're in a city at all) and at dawn

fun drive (seandalai), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:50 (seven years ago) link

Not sure anyone needs to see Chapelizod before they die ime.

fun drive (seandalai), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:51 (seven years ago) link

it's best imagined using phonetic prophecy

₪_₪ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:54 (seven years ago) link

last time i was home my friends took me to crackbird on south william st, which is a sort of pop up fried chicken place, good fun and a good atmosphere. may contain irish version of hipsters.

bar-wise i'm fairly out of the loop but georges street has many of the best imo, or if you go further south from there there are some good pubs a lot of the way along.

When a German communicates, you listen (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:54 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I mainly frequent the hipstery bars so i'm keeping quiet on that score. Not a hipster though I swear

Number None, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:58 (seven years ago) link

what are the hipstery bars? i tend to go to the bernard shaw just cos i used to dj with bodytonic so i am always likely to meet some of the old pals there, that and they sell decent beer.

When a German communicates, you listen (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:01 (seven years ago) link

Hipstery bars of my time (1999-2001): Modern Green Bar, Hogan's

moo-town slackers (Pillbox), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:06 (seven years ago) link

The Shaw, Pygmalion, Twisted Pepper. Generally at the Bodytonic spots just cause they book good people

Number None, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:07 (seven years ago) link

Whelan's, depending on who was playing

moo-town slackers (Pillbox), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:08 (seven years ago) link

Whelans is hipstery to an extent but it's just too much of an institution now

Number None, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:09 (seven years ago) link

I recall a dance club, not so noteworthy on its own, but which hosted a weekly DJ set consisting of 80s/early-90s indie, shoegaze, space rock & such.. That was always a reliably great night out & hipster central full-stop.

moo-town slackers (Pillbox), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:16 (seven years ago) link

idk i dont like dublin that much, i guess i would probably say top three douglas hyde gallery, the luas, and getting late coffee on south williams street, which i guess makes me super boring

plax (ico), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:22 (seven years ago) link

I would like to add to the top of my bottom three: Registering w/ the Garda - the fucking worst!

moo-town slackers (Pillbox), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:27 (seven years ago) link

Ronan will sort that one out for you.

fun drive (seandalai), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:34 (seven years ago) link

Best part of living in Dublin for me, as someone who goes to a lot of gigs, is simply having access to a wider variety of live music. Like i lived in Galway for years and it was always immensely frustrating having to travel to Dublin or miss out. Galway has actually gotten a lot better in that respect in recent years though, basically since i left

Number None, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 01:43 (seven years ago) link

pub wise I have had some of my best times in the Lord Edward

also the Stag's Head
O'Neill's, granted it's a sprawl
and Nealon's which was once the Vicar's local
in fact that pub on or near Camden Street which was the Vicar's local later on was also good

went to Guinness Brewery with Lara Byrne once, that was a good time

the pinefox, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:29 (seven years ago) link

All those pubs are solid choices. To be honest, when I lived in Dublin I went to Doyle's more than anywhere else (lol student) so I still have a lot of affection for there even if it's pretty unexceptional.

fun drive (seandalai), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 14:31 (seven years ago) link

doyle's is a fixture alright

What's the place opposite, or close to opposite dublin castle? Thomas read's? Good pub.

₪_₪ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 15:02 (seven years ago) link

That's a grand part of town. You won't run into any bother

Number None, Friday, 12 April 2019 08:11 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

my 11-month-old daughter and i are gonna be killing some time in dublin for a couple of days from tomorrow - any suggestions of baby-friendly stuff we can do together other than go to the pub?

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 17:29 (three months ago) link

Go to a baby-friendly pub.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Monday, 13 May 2019 17:44 (three months ago) link

fuckin nailed it, cheers

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 17:45 (three months ago) link

Tom otm, although most pubs are baby friendly tbf...
https://youtu.be/GahWcnBvnSA

Is she too young for the zoo? I’m guessing so.

gyac, Monday, 13 May 2019 17:51 (three months ago) link

get the DART out to Killiney or Howth. Weather is going to be great so might as well spend it at the beach

also this place is meant to be good

http://www.imaginosity.ie/

although she might be a bit young

Number None, Monday, 13 May 2019 17:53 (three months ago) link

actually Howth wouldn't be so suitable

but Killiney, Portmarnock or Sandycove

Number None, Monday, 13 May 2019 17:58 (three months ago) link

what does she like to do usually

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:23 (three months ago) link

Go to the pub.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:24 (three months ago) link

big fan of shitting herself at the mo

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:26 (three months ago) link

also mini babybels

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:27 (three months ago) link

beach and/or zoo sounds good, thx folks

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:30 (three months ago) link

northside pub forsure so xps

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:33 (three months ago) link

tuomas im not in town that weekend alas, otherwise i was goin to offer to be nicer to u in person than i am on the internet.

bg hmu if it appeals or time allows obv

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:35 (three months ago) link

little walk down dun laoghaire pier and trip out to dalkey is a lovely DART day out btw

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:36 (three months ago) link

Second Dun Laoighaire, get an ice cream from Teddy’s and eat it in front of her.

gyac, Monday, 13 May 2019 18:39 (three months ago) link

ya a grand day out

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 18:41 (three months ago) link

darragh, not quite sure exactly what me and my very drunk baby are gonna be up to quite yet but it’d be great to say hi if you’re around late afternoon tomorrow or weds? no worries if not, it’s pretty short notice after all

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 13 May 2019 20:45 (three months ago) link

i wouldn't recommend portmarnock but then i'm a malahide man so it's basically shelbyville.

it isn't v nice tho really? like it is pleasant suburbia but the town is fairly depressed apart from the beach i guess, when there aren't pitched battles between roving gangs. i would rep for malahide if you want beach plus town. or howth maybe above either.

i don't think i've ever set foot in dun laoghaire. i often think if i lived in dublin again i would see more of it.

FernandoHierro, Monday, 13 May 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

have driven through obv.

FernandoHierro, Monday, 13 May 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7umHnB0DtoU

actually here you go - sorted

FernandoHierro, Monday, 13 May 2019 20:55 (three months ago) link

still haven't gone on the Ghost Bus :(

Wouldn't venture north of Connolly Station myself but it is a nice beach

Number None, Monday, 13 May 2019 20:59 (three months ago) link

would return for a Ghost Bus FAP

seandalai, Monday, 13 May 2019 22:48 (three months ago) link

generation apparition

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Monday, 13 May 2019 23:15 (three months ago) link

i met dmac ffs

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:33 (three months ago) link

the man knows where to find a damn good chicken sandwich tbh

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:33 (three months ago) link

scored a fowl

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:42 (three months ago) link

i felt a twinge of guilt about berating him about his opinions on black panther after his impeccable hospitality but y’know it had to be done and anyway i’d crossed a sea i wasn’t gonna miss my chance

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:57 (three months ago) link

Top work lads.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:03 (three months ago) link

When you say chicken sandwich, please tell me you meant chicken roll?

gyac, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:05 (three months ago) link

*chicken fillet roll

Number None, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:07 (three months ago) link

i’d characterise it more as a roll than a sandwich, yeah

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:07 (three months ago) link

it was a chicken club on an onion bap

philistine, dunno why i bothered

he had a right go about black panther but it was background noise i was talkin to a cute blonde at the time

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:17 (three months ago) link

can confirm that "the one north of manhattan" also known as "the one spiderman attended" is indeed columbia fyi

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:23 (three months ago) link

can confirm that "the one north of manhattan" also known as "the one spiderman attended" is indeed columbia fyi

― deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:23 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

except it's in the north of manhattan, not north of manhattan

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:34 (three months ago) link

everything's relative smartass

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:45 (three months ago) link

look just as long as we can all agree that it’s the alma mater of peter parker, the amazing spider-man

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:50 (three months ago) link

yeah i was hardly off by miles

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:55 (three months ago) link

i got sunburned btw, thanks for nothing dublin

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:59 (three months ago) link

actually, Peter Parker attended "Empire State University" in the comics

Number None, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:59 (three months ago) link

an why you be like that

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 18:04 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

they were puns about miles morales and nyu

daenerys baker (darraghmac), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 20:42 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Any suggestions of particularly good pubs within about a 15 minute walk of Trinity College?

toby, Sunday, 28 July 2019 20:07 (four weeks ago) link

that's pretty much all of them!

but more specifically, The Long Hall (Georges Street), Mulligans (Poolbeg Street), Grogans (South William Street)

Number None, Sunday, 28 July 2019 20:12 (four weeks ago) link

Thanks! Yeah I don’t have my head around the distances yet, I suspect everything is closer than it looks on a map.

toby, Sunday, 28 July 2019 20:41 (four weeks ago) link

I used to like O’Neills in Suffolk St but haven’t been there in about 10 years.

gyac, Sunday, 28 July 2019 21:00 (four weeks ago) link

everything is walkable.

the whiskey bar beside/adjoining porterhouse nassau st is good for whiskey

upstairs at rustic stone for cocktails

upstairs at central hotel for sherlock holmesy ambience

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Sunday, 28 July 2019 22:02 (four weeks ago) link


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