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Blanchardstown Centre

Blanchardstown Centre (Blanchardstown, Dublin 15) – located in the northwest Dublin suburb of Blanchardstown, this shopping center has over 180 leading high street retailers, numerous cafes and restaurants, together with a Leisureplex, 9-screen cinema, Library and Draiocht Theatre – Blanchardstown Centre is an excellent destination for all the family. Four Anchor Department Stores – Debenhams, […]

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Aviva Stadium

Aviva Stadium (62 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4) – this is the home of Irish Rugby and Football (its chief tenants being the Republic of Ireland football team, and the Irish rugby union team). This new stadium which opened in May 2010 is built on the grounds of the old Lansdowne Road Stadium, the oldest (1872) […]

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Alchemy Club & Venue

Alchemy Club & Venue (Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) – this nightspot is centrally located in the heart of the city’s entertainment quarter on Fleet Street (popular on Friday & Saturday evenings, as well as on “bank holiday Sunday evenings”. The club has already become known for the quality of the music played by […]

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Chapter One

Chapter One (18-19 Parnell Square, Northside, Dublin 1) – this restaurant, located in the basement level of the Dublin Writers Museum, serves a variety of Irish dishes (including some with French influences) from locally-sourced ingredients (whenever possible). Main dishes there range from Salt baked Irish beetroot with feta cheese mousse, caper sprout cream with pickled […]

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Aldborough House

Aldborough House (Portland Row, Dublin 1) — built in 1796 by Edward Stratford, second Earl of Aldborough and Viscount Amiens, Aldborough House is amongst the most important surviving historic houses in Dublin. Located on Portland Row, it was the last great mansion to be built in Dublin city during the second half of the 18th […]

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About Ireland

The northwest European country of Ireland, which is just west of the island of Great Britain, traces its origins back to the prehistoric era (when Gaelic Ireland first existed – extending its time into the 17th century). British rule over the entire island of Ireland occurred in the early 1600s (with latter colonization of Northern […]