The Little Museum of Dublin
This is Dublin’s museum of stories with each room bringing the city’s history to life. Housed in an elegant Georgian building the museum tells the story of 20th Century Dublin and her people through artefacts donated entirely by locals. This museums comes highly recommended to those who enjoy taking a meander down memory lane while extracting the essence of a city’s culture.
Mary’s Bar & Hardware Shop – Wicklow Street
Mary’s Bar & Hardware Shop is a rural Irish pub in the middle of the city. Mary’s gives the impression that you have stepped back in time to 1930s Ireland where people might pop into the pub for a quick pint on their way to the pig market. This is the perfect choice for those who like museums and pubs as you are really killing two birds with the one stone when you walk through the doors of Mary’s Pub.
Pitt Bros – Georges Street
Also known as the “Smoked BBQ Project”, Pitt Bros is the top place to be in the city for those who love a stack of freshly flamed ribs and a few cold beers. Pitt Bros also caters for hipsters with lots of pulled pork on the menu. The free home-made ice cream that accompanies each meal is a very nice touch.
George’s Street Arcade – Market
In the mood for a spot of casual shopping in a gorgeous setting, then stroll on down to the market at Geroge’s Street Arcade. This covered Victorian market is full of colourful boutiques and local vendors with stunning brick-work architecture all around. Pick up some vintage clothes, local craft work, rare books or tasty chocolates.
The Mummies of St. Michan’s Church – Smithfield
The original church was built in 1095 and houses one of the oldest organs in Dublin, but by far the most unusual thing about this church is the mummified corpses found in the vaults underneath the church. The corpses were unintentionally mummified by the existence of limestone in the vaults. Among the gruesome residents lies the corpse of a man without any feet and a missing hand, an incurable thief perhaps or maybe just a cumbersome corpse that would not fit in the coffin. One of the rooms in the vaults holds the boddies of the Sheare Brothers who were hung drawn and quartered by the British for their parts in the rebellion in 1798. This one is certainly not gfor the faint hearted but is a fantastic way to bring Irish history to life, if you’ll excuse the pun.
Gin Palace – Abbey Street
As the name might suggest these guys are well stocked with almost every gin imaginable but they also do some tasty local beers with the beer of the month always selling at a special price. The bar is festooned in Victorian finery while also maintain a familiar and welcoming feel. This is the top selection for people who are looking for a beautiful bar in the heart of Dublin’s shopping quarters.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre
Boutique shopping in Dublin’s shopping quarter. Housed in an old Georgian Building that was used as a party mansion by the aristocracy of the 18th century, the Powesrcourt Townhouse Centre boasts both historic beauty and modern Irish craft as well as antiques, clothes, crafts, jewellery and clothes.