Addresses: 48 hours in Dublin

Though often neglected by foodies, Dublin is a perfect place to get away from it all and discover something new. Here’s a generous list of delicious addresses to visit during your next trip to Ireland.  

Cover photo: Mathias Reding

Where to eat?

Contrary to popular belief, Dublin has more than pubs to offer. You can also find adorable cafés, such as Alma, a family-run business that whips up scrumptious breakfasts, or Brother Hubbard and their divine scones. At noon, head to The Fumbally (a community canteen-café) or Bambino (for slices of pizza). At nightfall, you have many options: natural wine and cheese at Loose Canon or traditional dishes at The Winding Stair. Continue your evening at The Big Romance, a cocktail bar with regular DJ nights.

Alma – 12 South Circular Road, Portobello, Dublin
Brother Hubbard (North) – 153 Capel St, North City, Dublin
The Fumbally – Fumbally Ln, The Liberties, Dublin 8
Bambino – 37 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin
Loose Canon – 29 Drury St, Dublin
The Winding Stair – 40 Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin 1
The Big Romance – 98 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin

Photos: @loosecanoncheeseandwine

What to visit?

While tourist sites abound in Dublin, a few off the beaten track really stand out. One is the Hugh Lane Gallery, specialised in modern and contemporary art. Or Killruddery, a historic Irish house where you can stroll through the gardens, sample local fare and shop in the boutique. And, to step into a Hogwarts atmosphere, don’t miss the famous library of Trinity College.

Hugh Lane Gallery – Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin
Killruddery – Southern Cross Rd, Kilruddery Demesne West, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Trinity College Dublin – The University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2

Photo: Matteo Grando

What to buy?  

Books! In the oldest independent bookshop in Dublin (Books Upstairs) or at Ulysses Rare Books, which, as its name indicates, offers a selection of rare books. For gifts that are more original than magnets, head to Article, a store with an eclectic curated collection of home items, including sublime wool blankets by Studio Donegal. Last but not least, don’t forget to make a stop at the American Vintage outlet.

Books Upstairs – 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2
Ulysses Rare Books – 10 Duke Street, Dublin 2
Article – William St S, 2, Dublin 2
American Vintage outlet – Kildare Village, Nurney Road, Kildare

Photo: @articledublin


Where to sleep?

Located several miles from Dublin’s town centre, the Cliff at Lyons is an establishment where nature reigns supreme. The site is utterly bucolic, with stone walls and an orangery. You’ll be delighted to soak up this cottage atmosphere after a long day traipsing through the city streets.

Cliff at Lyons – Lyons Rd, Lyons, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Photo: @cliffatlyons

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