Out and about: where you might spot Beyoncé in Dublin this weekend
Published 08/07/2016 | 02:30
Beyoncé has some serious love for Dublin, so superfans should be in for a treat when she hits Croke Park this weekend.
Her love affair with the capital began as far back as 2009, when she visited the Guinness Storehouse for a sup of the black stuff. Sufficiently inspired, she hit up the Temple Bar for an Irish coffee on the same visit.
Beyoncé is partial to laying her head at the Fitzwilliam on St Stephen's Green. Two years ago the star booked out the Penthouse of the hotel as well as the executive suites for her sizeable entourage.
It's the perfect spot, too, from which to make haste to Coppinger Row or Fade Street Social: two establishments that got the seal of approval from Queen Bey two years ago. Social media went into meltdown when Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z opted for a low-key meal at the Bereen brothers' trendy eaterie on Coppinger Row, while Dylan McGrath managed to find space for the star's group in his hugely popular joint that same week.
Beyoncé also hit up Chica Boutique (at the Westbury Hotel) and splashed out €2,000 on new designer threads.
Another potential Dublin hotspot hoping to hit gold this weekend is 4 Dame Lane; last time the star was in town, Beyoncé's band and crew repaired to the venue for their own jam session.
And the last time Bey hit Ireland two years ago, she famously took a lungful of fresh air in the Phoenix Park during her downtime. She was spotted bringing her toddler daughter Blue Ivy to Dublin Zoo two years ago. She's evidently a big fan of the park, calling her bike ride in the Phoenix Park in 2009 one of the highlights of her visit.
"I was able to get around the city better because by the time anybody noticed me, I was gone. People just said 'hello' and gave me peace and I just felt so free - it was one of the best memories of my life being able to ride around Ireland."