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Places of Interest

  • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=25|text=Kildare Street, Dublin 2}
    Description: Glen Hansard's pick - permanent exhibit on bog bodies.
  • U2 wall
    Site: Wikipedia
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=26|text=Windmill Lane, Dublin 2}
    Description: The wall outside the studio made famous by U2 recording there. Although the studio is currently closed, there is a graffiti wall where it stands.
  • Phil Lynott statue
    Site: Yelp
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=27|text=Harry St, Dublin 2}
    Description: An amazing statue of Phil Lynott founding member, principal songwriter, and frontman of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy.
  • The Harlequinn
    Site: Facebook
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=28|text=13 Castle Market Dublin 2}
    Description: A vintage clothing shop where Glen bought David one of those traditional tweed jackets.
  • Gravity Bar
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=29|text=St. James's Gate, Dublin 8}
    Description: Amazing view of the city and its surrounding area where we recorded Villagers and Bell X-1.
  • St. Stephen’s Green
    Site: Wikipedia
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=30|text=Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland}
    Description:Recommended by Glen Hansard, a historically and artistically important park in the city center.
  • Dandelion Market
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=31|text=130-133 Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin 2}
    Description:On Saturday April 11, 1970, the Dandelion Market was born. For £6 you could rent a trestle table and sell anything as long as it was legal.
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Outside the City

  • Sandymount Strand
    Site: Yelp
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=32|text=South side of Dublin Bay}
    Description: Nice beach walk recommended by Conor O'Brien of Villagers and Niall Stokes of Hot Press magazine; mentioned by James Joyce in Ulysses during the scene that got the book banned in the USA.
  • Dublin Bay – Pigeon Towers
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=33|text=Pigeon House Road Dublin 4}
    Description:Can be seen from Sandymount, the iconic candy striped towers are among the tallest structures in Ireland. The towers are visible in U2's Pride video.
  • Howth
    Site: Wikipedia
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=34|text=Howth Co. Dublin, Ireland}
    Description: This cute seaside town was recommended by Glen Hansard, you can get there via DART as afternoon or day trip, and there are hiking trails and great seafood.
  • Wicklow Mountains
    Map: {phocamaps view=link|id=35|text=Wicklow Mountains Carrigeenduff, Co. Wicklow, Ireland}
    Description:The National Park which covers much of upland Wicklow, contains an area of almost 50,000 acres. This includes large areas of mountain blanket bogs, including the Lugnaquilla and Liffey Head Bog complexes and Glendalough Wood Nature Reserve.
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