Hotel St. George is located beside O’Connell Street. O'Connell Street truly is the heart of Dublin city. It is the main thoroughfare and is full of history and famous landmarks.
During the 17th century – O’Connell Street was a narrow street known as Drogheda Street dating back to the 17th Century. In the 1740’s a wealthy banker names Luke Gardiner acquired the upper part of the street extending down to Henry Street. He demolished the western side of Drogheda Street & created an exclusive elongated residential square, which established the scale of the modern-day thoroughfare.
Full completion of one of the finest streets in Europe had been finished in 1785–90,The Easter Rising of 1916 – when Irish republicans seized the GPO and proclaimed the Irish Republic; led to bombardment of the street. Much of the street was reduced to rubble.Many businesses were forced to close for up to six years for rebuilding, or some never even reopening.O'Connell Street was again the scene of a pitched battle in July 1922 on the outbreak of the Irish Civil War.
James Larkin Statue - An expressive bronze statue unveiled in 1980.
Charles Stewart Parnell Monument – was created by Irish-American sculptor.
The Spire - The Spire of Dublin, alternatively titled the Monument of Light, is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument. It is 120 metres high & located on the site of the former Nelson's Pillar.
GPO- The General Post Office in Dublin is the headquarters of An Post. During the Easter Rising of 1916, the GPO served as the headquarters of the uprising's leaders. The building has remained a symbol of Irish nationalism.
Nelson's Pillar - Formerly stood at the centre of the street on the site of the present day Spire. Blown up by republican activists in 1966, the site remained vacant until the erection of the Spire in 2003.
Murray’s Bar - One of the most popular pubs for tourists, Murray’s bar has Irish music & Irish dancing 7 nights a week. Plus a tasty menu on offer.
Hop On – Hop Off Bus tour - City Sightseeing Dublin Hop On – Hop Off tour begins on Upper O’Connell Street – directly outside Hotel St. George by TheKeyCollection. This is truly one of the best ways to see the all of the major sights and attractions.
Fáilte Ireland tourist office - Also located on Upper O’Connell street – the experienced staff will help you with your Itinerary & provide you with all the local and national information. Get your free map and pocket guide and assistance on bookings.
The National Wax Museum Plus - Located across the O’Connell Bridge on Westmoreland St, this Museum is said to be the most exciting visitors centre in Dublin. It includes Science & Discovery, Chambers of Horror, Wax hands room, Great Irish writers room and much more!
Bike Hire Dublin - Located beside O’Connell Street – you can rent a bike from just €15 for 24 hours. With original cycling routes, free maps and plenty of first-hand tips this is a nice way to see the city.