The New York Times visit some of the best Dublin has to offer in 36 hours

Paper of record The New York Times has just released a video offering a snapshot of how to get the most out of 36 hours in Dublin, while celebrating some of the best the city has to offer, both new and old.

“36 hours” is a series by NYT Travel and Dublin is the latest city to step into the limelight, joining cities like Madrid, Copenhagen and Nashville.

The video is a celebration of the vibrant spirit of Dublin, including interviews with restaurant owners, museum curators and even someone from the biggest tourist destination in Ireland – the Guinness Storehouse. There is a great sense of optimism from the interviewees, with the country finally beginning to turn a corner on the economic hardships that have dogged the Irish people for much of the past decade.

“36 hours in Dublin” highlights both modern and historic Dublin, and how both can live in harmony with each other. When visitors come to Dublin they expect to be treated to a city steeped in culture and history, which never disappoints. However what many don’t expect to see is a youthful city with an ever-growing list of original, interesting new restaurants and bars, exciting cultural projects and boutique stores. Modern Dublin combines a vibrant nightlife, an excellent gastronomical experience and the grand musical tradition of the city, with the incomparable culture and history people around the world know and love.

This video succeeds in showcasing some of the very best talent in Dublin and hopefully, succeeds in fostering a sense of excitement and adventure for anyone planning a trip to the city soon.


The locations listed in the video include:

Cafés and restaurants

· Brother Hubbard, Capel St, Dublin 1 – a favorite among locals, this hip café, hidden away just on the Northside of the River Liffey, serves delicious lunch at a reasonable price, by a staff that are both charming and helpful.

· Green Hen, Exchequer St, Dublin 2 – the Franco-Irish cuisine on offer at Green Hen has established this cozy restaurant as one of the finest fine dining experiences in the city.

· Forest Avenue, Sussex Rd, Dublin 4 – this eatery has made a name for itself as a sterling gastronomical experience located just outside the city center, in the leafy suburbs of Dublin 4.


· Against the Grain, Wexford St, Dublin 2 – specializing in excellent craft beers from Ireland and abroad, this bar offers great service and food too.

· Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer St, Dublin 2 – what may have been perceived initially as a hangover of the Celtic Tiger years, Fallon & Byrne has emerged in recent years as one of the nicest spots in Dublin city to drop in for a glass of excellent wine in their atmospheric wine cellar. The deli on the first floor and the restaurant on the second offer good value on high quality produce.

· Sugar Club, Leeson St, Dublin 2 – the Sugar Club offers a mix of alternative concerts, DJs, film screenings and themed parties. This cool establishment has been part of the Dublin nightlife scene for years and continues to go from strength to strength.

Culture and History

· Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 – this stunning medieval cathedral offers visitors a lesson in Irish history and an incomparable spiritual atmosphere

· National Archeological Museum of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2 – this museum details the ancient past of the Irish people and has numerous priceless artifacts on display. It’s free as well, along with all other national museums in Ireland.

· Gaelic Games, Croke Park, Jones’ Rd, Dublin 3 – only available during the summer months, watching a game of hurling, camogie or football surrounded by cheering, passionate fans is an experience beyond compare.

· Guinness Storehouse, St. James’ Gate, Dublin 8 – the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland, the Guinness Storehouse hardly needs any introductions. The sprawling brewery is the first stop in Dublin for many visitors and for good reason – steeped in the history of the city, the Storehouse offers both a lesson on the history of Guinness and Dublin, as well as practical knowledge on how the stout is made. Visitors are taught how to pour their own pints and receive a complimentary glass of the black stuff at the 360 degree Gravity Bar overlooking the Dublin cityscape.

· Dublin Bikes, all over the city – a bike share scheme that has been active in Dublin since 2009, Dublin Bikes offers an inexpensive, fun way to see the city.