Anything Good In The New York Times?



The city is finding a new way to exist — neither ostentatious with wealth nor bowed down under debt. A hugely popular bike share program has replaced the “beamers,” craft beer is gaining precedence over elaborate cocktails, and Dublin restaurants are undergoing a creative renaissance that prioritizes imagination and Irish ingredients over heavily stylized and overpriced dishes.


36 Hours In Dublin (New York Times)

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39 thoughts on “Anything Good In The New York Times?

  1. Disgrace

    “cycle down the banks of the Liffey River”

    They might want to add James’s Hospital to the list too so

  2. Bejayziz

    Cant knock that review, all the restaurants, cafes, bars are really good anyway (apart from one of the waiters in Brother Hubbard who’s an obnoxious cnut, always in shock at how he speaks to customers)

    1. All the good ones fly south for winter

      Yeah the megaphone is a tad loud but at least he never has to repeat himself.

    2. realPolithicks

      I just spent a couple of weeks back home in Dublin and can confirm that it’s a great place to visit. Interestingly I wasn’t able to rent one of the bikeshare bikes as the machines will not accept American credit cards for some reason. I sent a query to Dublinbikes, but never received a reply.

        1. realPolithicks

          I think that’s what it is, and the US is certainly well behind Europe as far as security for credit cards is concerned. It’s odd that Dublinbikes doesn’t offer any other options though, you can’t even pay with cash.

          1. The Old Boy

            You can’t pay with cash, I imagine, so they have some record of who took it if you were to wreck it/flog it/chuck it in the Dodder.

    1. zeno

      You can look for that Museum all day and you’ll never find it…always seems to be at the end of the street.

      If you type National Leprechaun Museum into Google Maps…you’ll break Google Maps.

        1. ReproBertie

          What are you talking about? It’s 50 yards from the Millennium walkway/Italian Quarter thing that Mick Wallace built and adjacent to the recently refurbished Wolfe Tone park. There’s even a Dublin Bike stand beside it.

          1. Kieran NYC

            Also very easy to turn down a grubby street and into a gang of junkies/tracksuited ‘sportspeople’.

          2. ReproBertie

            Baloney. There are definitely junkies wandering the city centre but for the most part it’s like they’re out of phase with the rest of us as they generally ignore non-junkies. I work in the city centre and lived across from the site of the leprechaun museum for years. I’ve never once had a problem nor have I witnessed any. Junkies shouting across the street at each other does not mean all bystanders are in mortal danger. The alleged dangers of the area around O’Connell St. are blown out of all proportion.

          3. Jim Computer

            I work at night in that area. I know ALL the little ‘scumbags’ that live around there, and let me tell you, they’re a great bunch of lads altogether.
            There are no junkies amongst them.

            You people who live in fear, and perpetuate that fear in others without experience or evidence bewilder me.

  3. blublu

    There will be a lot of typical Irish disdain for this article but I actually think it’s quite a nice write-up of the city

  4. Anonanoanom

    Although not 100% agreeing with, it is great to see such a world famous paper giving a good account of Dublin.

  5. thefatlad

    I love seeing stuff like this.

    I know we might moan about it from time to time and on days like today the weather is poxy, but it’s a great little town when you dig beneath the surface.

  6. Kolmo

    Nice to see, we have a lovely, relatively peaceful city, some nightmarish social issues like any city, but all-in-all we have a nice city, loads of character, very unique.
    New Yorkers, Londoners, Parisians and Berliners probably moan about their cities too.

    1. pissedasanewt

      +1, but the anti social issues are increasing. There’s definitely a more aggressive element wandering the streets. Brought up on free money and not having to account for their actions.

  7. Kieran

    Anyone notice Dublin getting friendlier lately? People saying hello to each other, and staff in shops and restaurants being generally good and courteous? It’s slightly disconcerting, but possibly a good thing?

    1. Bo

      Thats a nice though – I hope its true. I’m working in one of the leafier parts of the city at the mo, and folk round these parts are generally obnoxious.

      1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

        I’ve noticed, while walking around the Dublin suburbs (not all of ’em, just mine) that country people say hello as they walk past, city folk not so much.

  8. Robyn

    Having seen some really negative reactions to some posts about this, but they come from people who I think have become quite cynical, and can’t see the really good things there are about Dublin. It is refreshing to see an article written by someone who can make both tourists and our own people appreciate the city a bit more.

    1. Padi

      I love living in Dublin, the vast majority of my family and friends love living in Dublin. I think the constantly negative types would not be happy wherever they lived.

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