Things to do in North City Centre

Top 10 Things to Do in North City Centre, Dublin

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  • Andy
    4 contributions
    Amelie is probably the best guide I have ever had on any tour. Awesome Energy, lot's of knowledge and great humor. We had so much fun!! She remembered the names of almost everyone of the 20 people joining the tour and where they come from. Mind-blowing!!
    Don't miss this tour!
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • beachcomber_ireland
    Dingle, Ireland50 contributions
    Lovely 17th century church with ancient crypts underneath.
    Very entertaining tour guide but mind your head!
    Written 19 November 2022
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  • Greg M
    Millersville, PA249 contributions
    When we visit Dublin we can't keep away from this place. One of the best attractions to those who love Irish history. This time, besides viewing the Sir John Lavery "Treaty" exhibit again, we took the general tour given by one of the very knowledgeable guides on Sunday afternoon. Our guide, Lisa, really brought the museum to life with her stories and interesting facts.

    We highly recommend this museum to everyone. It's housed in the Michael Collins barracks, formerly the barracks for the British army before 1922. There is also a person we want to mention who always recognizes my wife and I when we visit (even though we hadn't been there in six months). Her name is Catrina and she always greets us with a smile at the front entrance desk.

    M. Greg Miller
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Travellerclass
    Farnham, UK937 contributions
    Busy Busy Busy!!! We can now appreciate all the completed tram lines etc that have been added and completed in O'Connell Street. It is a fantastic street which is very popular and is used very heavily by people and vehicles. This street is the heart and central hub of Dublin and I always remembered as a young man coming here and going to Clery's (Department Store) It is still there but closed and under refurbishment. It will be nice to see it in use again.
    Written 10 October 2022
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  • FIL M
    London, UK332 contributions
    Attended a play whilst on holiday. The theatre is a petite theatre making the atmosphere more intimate and electric. The play itself was well performed and written.
    Written 12 October 2022
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  • Katherine
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    The National Leprechaun Museum was a really unique place to visit! We were warned by the staff at the ticket entrance that it wasn't a regular museum, but a guided storytelling of Ireland's folklore. We didn't go in expecting much, but we were pleasantly surprised. CeCe was an amazing storyteller, enthusiastic and passionate, weaving stories throughout the tour through the different rooms. She adapted the stories to be age-appropriate for the group, which included young children. A truly one of a kind experience!
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Tengiene
    Balbriggan, Ireland1,641 contributions
    Freestanding stone-built Greek Revival Catholic cathedral, built 1814-25, on cruciform plan with pedimented portico. Possibly designed by John Sweetman, with involvement of John Taylor and George Papworth. Altered and extended c.1835, c.1840, c.1857 and c.1928. Roof concealed by coursed granite ashlar parapet walls with replacement metal rainwater goods breaking through to re-entrant angles. Single-span pitched slate roof with ridge running east to west, interrupted in centre by large copper clad dome on octagonal base. Roof bowed to west apse with hipped slate roofs to four corner pavilions and later accretions. Deep moulded Portland stone cornice to base of parapet spanning front and side elevations with mutules and guttae having frieze below enriched with triglyphs and metopes, plain to pavilions. Coursed squared granite ashlar walls with platband at sill level, squared coursed calp limestone to rear elevation only. Prostyle hexastyle Greek Doric portico executed in Portland stone with fluted columns on raised granite plinths and full-span pediment surmounted by three statues by Thomas Kirk, added c.1845. Central double-height square-headed door opening with moulded granite architrave surround, double-leaf flat-panelled wood-grained timber doors and overpanel. Door opening flanked by marble water fonts set into walls with further square-headed door opening to either side with moulded architrave surrounds and double-leaf flat-panelled wood-grained timber doors with incorporated lights. Doors opens onto granite-paved stylobate with seven granite steps with entire east and south railed areas paved to height of raised plinth wall. Square-headed blind window to both cheeks of portico with architrave surrounds and entablature. All four projections have pedimented tripartite window opening executed in Portland stone with Doric columns fronting stone mullions, twelve-over twelve-pane timber sliding sash windows to southeast and northwest projections and fish-scale leaded stained glazing to southwest projection. Colonnaded central wing to east elevation has granite ashlar walls and five square-headed window openings with fish-scale leaded stained glass flanked by engaged fluted Portland stone Doric columns supporting Portland stone Doric entablature and parapet wall with corresponding squat piers. To central bay of colonnade is advanced granite doorcase with architrave surround, decorative frieze and cornice and double-leaf timber panelled doors. Informal rear elevation has voussoired segmental-headed recess containing tripartite window opening with granite mullions surmounted by console brackets supporting lintel cornice and having leaded stained glazing. Recessed door opening with granite surround and flight of granite steps with double-leaf timber panelled doors and wrought-iron gate. Rear elevation extends to north as single-storey granite accretion with further two-storey block having Diocletian window openings. Front and south side elevations are enclosed to street by decorative wrought and cast-iron railings and set on raised granite plinth with scrolled iron panels surmounted by crucifixes and matching iron gates. Apsidal-ended colonnaded basilica-plan interior with central raised altar below dome, side aisles and ambulatory. Principal entrance porch to east with organ gallery above (1893, dedicated to James Joseph Cunningham) supported by two slender Corinthian columns and with ornate floral balustrade and brass handrail. Decorative mosaic tiled flooring to nave and side aisles and marble flooring to altar. To southwest is parish office, with sacristy to northwest. Front of altar table carved by Peter Turnerelli in 1825 depicting pair of kneeling angels. Ambulatory contains two altars: Sacred Heart (on north side) and Blessed Virgin (on south side), dating from eighteenth century from former church on Liffey Street. Side altars to aisles dedicated to Saint Joseph (north aisle) and Saint Laurence O'Toole (south aisle) are restrained Corinthian marble aedicules of 1861 by J. Lyons.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • June W
    Belfast, United Kingdom58 contributions
    Lovely Street with Arnotts being the highlight. Plenty of shops to choose from but unfortunately too hot to shop on one of the hottest days of the year in Dublin.
    Written 19 July 2021
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland8,048 contributions
    Smithfield Square is unrecognisable from what it was before the rejuvenation for the 21st century. I’m in the motor industry and I remember going to the Corporation Weight Bridge at the top of the square to get vans weighted to get them taxed. Today the old businesses and scrapyards are gone and it’s a beautiful cosmopolitan area with tourist attractions bars, restaurants, museums and a cinema plus lots of apartments
    Written 22 October 2020
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  • Greg L
    Stevens Point, WI60 contributions
    Our tour with Eamonn from ChaperoneVIP Private Tours (search on TripAdvisor) to Arbor Hill Cemetery was just fantastic. What amazes me is that this isn't on the radar as a great site to visit. Thanks to Eamonn we visited and had a great explanation of what this site is really all about. I encourage everyone to read up, and see why this cemetery is a real focal point to the 1916 Easter uprising. This is where President Kennedy laid a wreath and scandalized some by calling attention to, and honoring the heros laid here.
    Written 24 October 2021
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland8,048 contributions
    It is quiet during the day now around Smithfield Chimney and Smithfield Market due to the decimation of our tourist industry due to
    Covid 19. The Chimney and the Jameson museum are closed due to restrictions. The area was rejuvenated for the 21st century and is a credit to Dublin City Council.
    But it is a living area too and a lovely place to live close to the river and city centre.
    Written 22 October 2020
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  • bdon257
    Morpeth, UK4,987 contributions
    This is an important civic building at the head of one of the best preserved Georgian streets in North Dublin. The exterior of grey stone is imposing and impressive. Pleasant grounds have benches to rest on as you take a break from your walk around the city.
    Written 10 November 2021
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  • annikao547
    Silver Spring, Maryland, United States6 contributions
    There were so few vendor stands at Moore Street that it really wasn't worth the trouble. I was in the neighborhood anyway (nearby Henry Street is a nice shopping street) so at least I didn't go out of my way to visit the Moore Street market
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • TheArtemisMoon
    Greenville, SC457 contributions
    It's a bridge. Not much to make of it really but it is pretty and easy to cross as it is not steep. It's free these days so why not?! Gives easy access to the north side of the city.
    Written 7 April 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK17,752 contributions
    A historic landmark building dating back to 1786 on the Northern bank of the River Liffey in the western part of central Dublin. Did not venture inside as we had limited time but it is a magnificent structure with its colonnaded rotunda and neo-classical dome. Certainly worth stopping to admire for 5 minutes and take a snap or two.
    Written 27 October 2022
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