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Things to do in Dublin

Welcome to the GS1 Ireland Guide to Dublin. We have complied a list of restaurants and pubs that are located close by the Clayton Burlington Hotel, where the conference is located, as well as a number of worthwhile tourist attractions across Dublin City.

LuasWhen navigating Dublin City, it is worth noting that Dublin is bisected by the River Liffey. Dublin addresses come with a suffix - Dublin 1, Dublin 2, etc. All odd numbers indicate an area north of the river, while all even numbers are located south of the river. The lower the number, the closer the area is to the city centre.

Dublin has 3 main transport services

There are a number of route planning apps and websites, including Google Maps and Journey Planner, which integrate all transport services and are highly recommended.

The 11, 7b, 7d, 46a, and 145 bus services will bring you from the bus stop opposite the Clayton Burlington Hotel into the city centre.

If you have any questions about touring the city or dining out, feel free to contact Kevin at kevin.obrien@gs1ie.org

Restaurants in South Dublin

Pubs in South Dublin

Sights to see in Dublin

Vegetarian CornucopiaRestaurants in South Dublin

Cornucopia

Vegetarian restaurant located on Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Dublin’s premier vegetarian & wholefood restaurant. A great location for lunch or dinner with a menu that changes daily. This is the place to go if you want a great vegan meal.

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Matt the Thresher

Seafood restaurant located on Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

If you would like to sample fresh, wild, Irish seafood along with a good beer or glass of wine, Matt the Thresher is the restaurant for you.

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F.X. Buckley’s Steak House

Steak House located on Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

Founded by a family of 6th generation butchers, F.X. Buckley’s is famous for its dry aged meat from grass-fed heifers.

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Steak at FX BuckleyHugo’s Restaurant

French/Irish Cuisine located on Merrion Row, Dublin 2

Hugo’s serves a menu of French and Irish cuisine made from locally sourced, organic ingredients. The wine list is not to be missed.

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Peploe’s

Irish/Mediterranean cuisine located on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Good food and fine wine in stylish surroundings. Peploe’s has an extensive wine list if you are looking for a glass of red after a long day.

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Fade Street Social

Restaurant, Tapas, & Gastro Bar located on Fade Street, Dublin 2

Fade Street Social is all about showcasing the best of home-grown produce with a menu that will leave you drooling.

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Salamanca

Tapas bar located on Andrew Street, Dublin 2

Serving tasty tapas and fine Spanish wines, Salamanca is a great place to share a bite with colleagues.

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Irish Stew at the Winding StairThe Lobster Pot

Serving seafood located in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Lobster Pot is a cosy little place serving French influenced fish & seafood. If a good meal with a glass of wine in front of a warm fire sounds like just what you need, visit the Lobster Pot.

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The Winding Stair

Irish cuisine located on Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Located in a refurbished bookshop, the Winding Stair serves good, old-fashioned, Irish cooking in a homely environment.

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Pubs in South Dublin

O'Donoghues

Searsons

Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4

With over 90 Irish whiskeys in their range, Searsons is well worth a visit if you’d like to sample Irish whiskeys.

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O’Donoghue’s Bar

Merrion Row, Dublin 2

O’Donoghue’s has been the haunt of some of Dublin’s finest traditional musicians and it remains a great place for ‘ceol agus craic’ (music and fun).

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Brogans

Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brogans is an old-style Dublin pub which holds the largest collection of Guinness memorabilia outside the St. James’ Gate Brewery itself.

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Doheny and Nesbitts

The Bridge 1859

Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4

Located close by the hotel, the Bridge is a good location for beer and pub grub (food). It is known for serving a great Pilsner.

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Doheny & Nesbitt

Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2

Located at a confluence in Dublin City near Dublin’s Houses of Parliament, Doheny & Nesbitt attracts a professional crowd, including politicians and journalists.

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Toners

Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2

Times may change, but Toners has not. An old Irish pub with a history extending back to 1818, Toners is a little piece of the past, perfectly maintained.

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Grogans

William Street South, Dublin 2

Grogans is a pub dedicated to the lost art of conversation. You will find no televisions here, just good company and good Guinness.

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The Palace Bar

Fleet Street, Dublin 2

Located just off Temple Bar, the Palace Bar is one of Dublin’s literary pubs, with a great ambiance and not overly touristy despite its proximity to Temple Bar.

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Mulligans

Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2

If you want an amazing pint of Guinness, Mulligans is the place to get it. With a deceptively large interior, it’s a great place to hold court over a few pints.

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Bruxelles

Harry Street, Dublin 2

If it’s rock or metal that you’re after, Bruxelles is where you’ll find it in Dublin. Located beside the iconic statue of Dublin’s own Phil Lynott of rock legends, Thin Lizzy.

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Drag show at Pantibar

Pantibar

Capel Street, Dublin 1

Ireland’s foremost gay bar and home to legendary Irish drag queen, Panti Bliss. If you’re looking for a fun night out, look no further.

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The Stag’s Head

Dame Court, Dublin 2

Playing host to music and theatre, the Stag’s Head is a hive of activity. This is a great place to go to hear traditional Irish music.

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Whelan’s

Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Whelans is a great venue for live music. It plays host to contemporary Irish and international musicians across a variety of styles.

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Tea Garden

Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1

If alcohol is not your thing, the Tea Garden may be for you. Pick from a wide range of teas and converse with friends and colleagues in relaxed surroundings.

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Sights to see in Dublin

Dublin’s Shopping Areas

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

You’ll find music, bustle and bargains on Dublin’s shopping streets. Grafton Street is Dublin’s premier shopping street and leads to St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre on one side, and Nassau Street on the other. Nassau Street is dedicated to tourists, and a handy place to pick up small presents to take home.

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Botanical Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens

Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Botanical Gardens are an oasis of tranquillity; an escape from Dublin's bustle. The gardens are famous for their exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. There are regular talks and exhibitions run throughout the year.

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Glasnevin Cemetery & the Gravedigger Pub

Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Glasnevin Cemetery has played a prominent role in the funereal customs of Dubliners for centuries and includes many spectacular monuments and historic graves. Within its excellent museum you will find the 'City of the Dead' and the '1916 Rising' exhibitions. No visit to the cemetery is complete without popping into the Gravediggers Pub, where you'll find real, home-made Dublin cuisine (try the coddle) and a pub full of character and stories to be told.

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Book of Kells

Trinity College

College Green, Dublin 2

The Old Library in Trinity College is the home of the fabled Book of Kells, a fantastically illustrated copy of the four gospels of the New Testament dating back to 800 AD.

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Marsh’s Library

Wood Quay, Dublin 2

Marsh's Library is a perfectly preserved example of an early Enlightenment library. It is three centuries old and houses nearly 25,000 rare and fascinating books.

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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Kilmainham Gaol is where the leaders of the unsuccessful 1916 Rising were executed, leading to public outrage. This proved to be the spark that lit the powder keg of Irish nationalism which resulted in Ireland's independence. Now a museum, the Gaol provides a unique insight into Ireland's colonial past and its struggle for independence.

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Kilmainham GaolJameson Distillery

Smithfield, Dublin 7

The Jameson Distillery on Bow Street is at the heart of the story of Irish whiskey. Visitors will learn much about the history of Irish whiskey and the manufacturing processes. It is worth noting that the tour is an interactive one, with a whiskey tasting at the conclusion.

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Irish Museum of Modern Art

Kilmainham, Dublin 8

IMMA is Ireland’s National Cultural Institution for Contemporary Art. Its programme consists of exhibitions and projects by leading Irish and international artists in a participatory space.

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Leprechaun Museum

Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The storytelling tradition is core to Irish culture, and the leprechaun museum presents some of the rich tapestry of Irish folklore, from the Tuatha Dé Danann to Ireland's mythical pantheon of heroes.

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1916 Rising

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

The International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The 1916 Rising is a rebellion that lies at the heart of Irish nationalism. The ineffable Lorcan Collins runs an exceptional walking tour of the Dublin battle sites which will give you a good grasp of the events that led to the foundation of the modern Irish state. Educational and entertaining, it is not to be missed. 

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Natural History Museum

Merion Square, Dublin 2

Also known locally as the Dead Zoo, the museum exhibitions consist of taxidermied Irish animals and skeletons, including mammals, birds, and fish.

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Dublinia

Christ Church, Dublin 8

Many of Ireland's major cities were originally founded by Viking settlers, and Dublin is no exception. Experience Viking and medieval Dublin in the highly interactive Dublinia exhibition.

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Little Museum of Dublin

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2St. James's Gate Brewery

This quirky museum tells the tale of life in Dublin, from past to present. Eminently interesting and entertaining, it is well worth a visit.

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Guinness Storehouse

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

St. James's Gate Brewery is the home of one of Ireland's most recognisable exports; Guinness. The Guinness Storehouse tour takes you behind the scenes in the history and making of the iconic brand. The tour concludes with an expertly poured pint of Guinness.

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