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5 best pints of Guinness in Dublin

O’Donoghues

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Home of The Dubliners themselves, O’Donoghues boosts a big pedigree and lives it up to it with a sumptuously creamy glass of Guinness. Weekends in this pub will have you shoulder to shoulder with the other patrons but don’t worry about long waiting times for your pint, there are enough bars and service nooks to keep a Roman army pleasantly merry. And with the Guinness constantly flowing you can get it immediately and not have to suffer through that horrible two minutes of looking at it settle while your mouth waters uncontrollably!

The Confession Box

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This north side pub is not only home to an outstanding sup of the black but also has a delightful town house vibe that seems to enhance that expertly poured Guinna. Downstairs is routinely jammed and has a great party atmosphere, full of trad session music courtesy of a crooner stuck into a hole in the corner, which happily saves the space for those doing the real labour of knocking back pints. If your looking for something a little more quite though there is an upstairs with tables and chairs for a more relaxed setting.

The Grave diggers

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Situated beside the historic Glasnevin cemetery, the aptly named Grave Diggers is a great pub with an old school feel. No tv here just as it was in the glory days, get a perfect pint of the great stout and some great pub grub on this Dublin stalworth.

Toners

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The Baggot street landmark is almost as old as Guinness itself which maybe explains why they can pour such perfect pint of Arthur’s finest. Come for a drop of a pure, stay for the history and atmosphere.

The Cobblestone

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Smithfield’s the Cobblestone may seem slightly out of the way but its worth the walk. The warm and cosy pub is said to be the choice establishment for several celebrities with a fondness of Guinness including Billy Connelly. If it’s good enough for Billy it’s good enough for us!

Top 5 events in Dublin this weekend

Taste of Dublin

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Taste of Dublin is a stunning celebration of Dublin’s unique and progressive dining scene. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will each fashion together exquisite signature dishes, allowing you to create your dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival.

Rory Gallagher Anniversary Concert

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To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the Irish blues legend a special concert will take place in Vicars St Dublin featuring award-winning blues guitarist Dave McHugh and his band who will recreate some of Rory’s most rousing riffs.

Television @ the academy

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Legendary 80′s indie rockers Television play an intimate gig at Dublin’s The Academy this Friday June 12th. Tickets are still available and cost 32 euro.

Carousel Broadway Musical Live

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One of the greatest musical works of the 20th century, Carousel was composed by one of Broadway?s most successful and enduring partnerships, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is coming to Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre this weeekend.

Brazil Day 2015


Ireland’s biggest and best Brazilian Party is back! Dublin’s 4th edition of Brazil Day in Dtwo will once again showcase the best of all things Brazilian in Ireland! It is the one day of the year all the community joins together.

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Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

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Ireland’s only 2 star Michelin restaurant, this five star fine dining experience on Merrion Sq is sure to delight so long as you don’t mind paying the premium.

Zaytoon

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Undoubtedly the most sought after source of sustenance in Dublin on weekends after 2 am Zaytoon is much more than a post-pub munch. Bosting mouth watering Gourmet kebabs starting from a poultry 7 euro, there is surely no match for this middle eastern marvel.

Beshoff Bros

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The legendary fish and chip shop located on O’Connell St offers many treats but surely chief among them are the battered smoked cod and the legendary thick cut chips. Some chipper lovers may proclaim Leo Burdocks as the best but Beshoffs is truly the reigning chipper champ on these shores.

The Pig’s Ear

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Serving bistro food at masterchef quality The Pig’s Ear has firmly established itself as one of Dublin’s hippest hot spots. Situated on Nassua street, just look for the pink door, but be sure to make a reservation before hand as this is usually jam-packed.

Flanagans


A family run business since the 80′s, Flanagans is the place to go for proper home style meals. The Irish stew and the full Irish breakfast make this a must for repeat visits for anyone looking for a true taste of Ireland.

Winding Stair

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With an undeniable charm to it from the moment you enter – it’s literally up a winding staircase up to the restaurant, this higlhy praised eatery offer top class food at affordable prices.

Alfies
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A delightful Dublin restaurant that too often gets overlooked, the South William St stalworth has one of the best lunch offers in Dublin with a great pick and mix selection for only €10.

Pearl Brasserie Restaurant
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Awarded best fine dining restaurant in Dublin & Ireland in 2009, 2010 & 2011 Pearl Brasserie offers a delightful dinner experience without requiring a bloated bank account featuring a two course early bird menu at €25.

Jo ‘Burger
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Jo ‘Burger features burgers the size of a moderate sized child’s head all in a unique comic book style setting. Armed with some seriously seductive taste combos such as the ‘ikqezi’ burger(caramelized chili banana, bacon & goats cheese) Jo Burger is the go-to gourmet burger joint in town. Some say that Bunson Burger on Camden St is the new holy grail but their small menu and long wait times just can’t compare.

Locks Brasserie

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A romantic canal-side restaurant just a five minute taxi ride from the city centre, Locks Brasserie is the ideal place for couples.

10 Family Hotels in Dublin with Fantastic Swimming Pools

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#1 The Merrion Hotel

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#2 Castleknock Hotel and Country Club

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#3 Camden Court Hotel

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#4 Clarion Hotel

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#5 The Spencer Hotel

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#6 The Regency Hotel

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#7 The Rochestown Lodge Hotel

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#8 The Green Isle Hotel

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#9 The Sheldon Park Hotel

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#10 The Shelbourne Hotel

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