Dublin One: A view of the Spire on O'Connell Street, from the pedestrianized shopping area, Henry Street.Tourism Ireland.

DublinTown.ie has launched a new campaign focusing on Dublin city’s north-side district “Dublin One.” The historic district spans the streets of O’Connell Street to Capel Street and Parnell Street to the end of Liffey Street - with approximately 850 businesses operating in this pulsating area of the capital. Over 600,000 feet flock weekly to these Northside streets. Dublin One can discover new worlds of food every day with cuisines from over 17 different ethnicities available. From African, Asian and Brazilian to Greek, Japanese, Moldovan, Vietnamese and good old Irish food on offer, the choice is endless.

The new brand campaign, “Dublin One,” was launched at The Tram Café, Wolfe Tone Square, next to Jervis Shopping Centre. DublinTown.ie exists to highlight all that the city, lovingly referred to by its locals as “Town,” has to offer. The initiative was created for both locals and visitors as a knowledgeable source of information on everything from shops to culture and history to events.

Giving a brief snap shot of Dublin One, DublinTown.ie provided some states per week. This is Dublin One…in a nutshell:

Dublin One district in a nutshell (some stats per week):

- Bullet marks can still be seen in the GPO which are from the 1916 Easter Rising

GPO, O'Connell Street.

GPO, O'Connell Street.

- Madigan’s pub, North Earl Street is the only pub in Dublin with an original Harry Clarke stained glass ceiling work. Harry Clarke is one of Ireland’s best known stained glass artist.

Madigan's Pub, North Earl Street.

Madigan's Pub, North Earl Street.

- Dublin One is home to the oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the world

The Rotunda Maternity Hospital.

The Rotunda Maternity Hospital.

- A dog named Molly once had her 100th birthday in Jack Nealons pub on Capel Street

Nealon's Bar, Capel Street.

Nealon's Bar, Capel Street.

- The Ilac Shopping Centre opened in 1981 and was the very first shopping center in Dublin’s city center

The Ilac Shopping Centre.

The Ilac Shopping Centre.

- The Church Bar uses some of the original stage from the Adelphi theatre on Middle Abbey Street. Among the famous acts to walk on the stage were The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Johnny Cash.

Church Bar, Mary Street.

Church Bar, Mary Street.

- More than 700 movie screenings across the two cinemas XXX EMBED

- Almost 100 engagement rings purchased from the 17 jewelers

McDowell's Happy Ring House, on O'Connell Street.

McDowell's Happy Ring House, on O'Connell Street.

Richard Guiney, CEO of DublinTown said his group and “the businesses of Dublin One, want to encourage visitors to experience the unique busy streets, the heritage and history which is brought to life through culture, diversity and people, making Dublin One the heart and soul of Dublin city.”

To celebrate the launch, Dublin One has teamed up with photographer Peter Varga of Humans of Dublin to create an exhibition featuring individuals from the Dublin One area. Peter spent an entire day capturing and experiencing the lives of the people living and working in and enjoying what Dublin One has on offer. The photography exhibition of the ‘Humans of Dublin One’ is free to the public and will be housed in Dublin One, upon completion.

Here’s a promo video about Dublin city released by DublinTown.ie in 2012:

For more information on activities in Dublin One please visit www.dublin-one.ie.