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Walks of Dublin

Rick Steves has recommended Walks of...... (Rome and Paris, I know). Has anyone used Walks of Dublin for tours there?

Thanks

Rob

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I have been to Dublin four times (three times in the 90s and once in the 2000s) and western Ireland a fifth time without going to Dublin. Back then, Rick's books did not have a walks of Dublin section, but I know the city relatively well.

Though I cannot give you an exact path, here are some ideas. Maybe you know some of these already.

  1. O'Connell Street, O'Connell Bridge and Ha'Penny Bridge. Make sure to see the General Post Office, the site where the Easter Rising was launched in 1916. Bullet holes are visible.
  2. Mountjoy Square area and Glasnevin. Mountjoy Square is essentially an elegant slum. I stayed in a B&B in Mountjoy: My landlord was the best one I've had in 35 or so B&Bs I have been in in Ireland. The nearby Glasnevin district is a bit rough and tumble, but the heart of Dublin.
  3. Ballsbridge: This is the opposite side of Dublin. It's well off and pleasant.
  4. Garden of Remembrance: This commemorates the those who fell for Irish liberty.
  5. Phoenix Park: Great city park.
  6. Trinity College: Great urban campus for walking. Tons of bars nearby.
  7. Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green and Merrion Square: Grafton Street is closed to cars and a beautiful city walk. It connects to the wonderfully manicured St. Stephen's Green, a gorgeous park. Merrion Square, another park that was technically private until the 1970s, is open to the public, I believe but am not sure. Check your guidebook.