Tuesday 26 September 2017

Pat Liddy's Dublin - way to go

MAP: Dublin city-centre maps from Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street.

TRAVEL: Luas (luas.ie): Jervis Street or Abbey St (Red Line), St Stephen's Green (Green Line); DART (dublin.ie/transport/dart. htm): Tara Street.

WALK DIRECTIONS: From Dublin Tourism Centre, left along Suffolk St -- Dame Lane -- Dame Street (City Hall). Right down Parliament St; left along Essex Quay (Isolde's Tower). Fishamble St -- Cook St (St Audoen's Gate, City Walls) -- Bridge St (Brazen Head) -- Fr Mathew Bridge -- Church St (St Michan's Church). Right along Mary's Lane (Fruit & Vegetable Market) -- Halston St (Newgate Gaol site, Sheares brothers' monument, Debtor's Prison) -- Green St (Courthouse). Mary St (The Church pub) -- Jervis St -- Wolfe Tone Park -- Ormond Quay Lower -- Wellington Quay -- Temple Bar -- Anglesea St -- College Green -- Dublin Tourism Centre.

LENGTH: Allow half a day.

GRADE: Easy.

DON'T MISS: Isolde's Tower; fish and vegetable carvings on Fruit and Vegetable Market; The Church pub.

REFRESHMENTS: The Church (01-828 0102; thechurch.ie).

ACCOMMODATION: Pembroke Town House, 90 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (01-660 0277; pembroketownhouse.ie).

INFORMATION: Pat Liddy's Walking Tours of Dublin: 0818 205 205 or 087 905 2480; walkingtours.ie. Scheduled tours (six per day) from €5, May 1-October 31, from Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street. iWalks (visit dublin.com): Download free podcast audio guides, with Pat Liddy's commentary guiding you. Dublin pass: See dublinpass.ie. See also discoverireland.ie/walking.

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