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Shelby C. has written 101 reviews
on June 27th, 2012
Popped in here once while on a tour de museums, and absolutely loved it! Now the National Gallery is impressive already, but this new wing adds a lot to it. I thought I wouldn't like the modern look, but it works. Essential stop for anyone interested in art!read more
I accidentally wandered in here once when I thought I was wandering into the Archaeology Museum, but ended up staying! Normally I would not enjoy looking at hundreds of dead animals, but this place is strangely captivating, with some creatures (like the giant elk) I didn't even know existed. Wort...read more
I went here for the first time during my recent Bloomsday celebrations and must recommend this for any Joycean! I don't know how I managed to avoid going here for so long. it's not the most extensive museum you have ever been to, but considering it's dedicated to only one author that isn't too su...read more
This is a pretty good Insmonia with an even better location, especially for those commuting via the Luas! It's not the best coffee I have ever had, but its palatable and gets the job done. However, I must echo Stephen in saying that their hot chocolate is great! There isn't much room inside this ...read more
A rather pleasant Costa located upstairs in an Easons. It's a nice place to sit and read, but a bit "open" for my liking... not ideal for coffee shop chats. The drinks are decent, though!read more
Even though I don't completely understand the rules of the sports that are played in here, I was taken on a tour of Croke Park when I first moved to Dublin and was SO impressed with it. The history behind the building is astounding, and the place itself gorgeous and clean. I am hoping I have t...read more
Whenever someone asks for a good book shop in Dublin, I direct them to Chapters. Not only is it HUGE, but it also contains an amazingly eclectic collection of things to read. I have been able to find everything from the classics to previously banned fiction to your bestselling smut on these shel...read more
I only really go here to pick up the odd grocery item every now and then, but am always so impressed by the quality and selection of food here! Their pre-made lunch meal deal items are great, and I absolutely LOVE their desserts; whether it be biscuits, cakes, or weird unpronounceable refrigerate...read more
This is my local cinema, and I much prefer it to the bigger and trendier one down in Dundrum! It has comfortable seats and big screens, with student discounts and a pretty good selection of films. Plus, not everything is in 3D, thank god!read more
A nice theatre in a good location, just really overpriced... I consistently pay at least €2 more per ticket here. And they make you buy 3D glasses even when they have no other option for the film besides 3D. You think they'd employ some recycling program. Ah, well. Still, the seats are comfy and ...read more
This is the best off license in Rathmines, in my opinion. Not only is there a much wider and quirkier selection than the Tesco one across the road, but it also has very friendly employees who are more than willing to offer suggestions. It's gorgeous inside and not tiny by any means, so definitel...read more
I absolutely LOVE shopping at TKMaxx and think that this location is the best one in the Dublin area. Unlike the smaller one wedged inside Stephen's Green, this one in Carrickmines is spacious, clean, and well-stocked. Even though the city centre store is more convenient for me, I tend to just c...read more
This is a great little convenience store for those travelling on the Luas. It's well-stocked and clean, with all of the snacks one would expect at a newsagent. It's also one of the only places I have found legit A&W root beer in cans AND bottles, so if you need a regular fix (like myself) it's th...read more
Dunne & Crescenzi constantly produces one of the best cups of coffee I have been able to find in the city. I have yet to try their foo or wine, but if it's anything like their Americano, it will be delicious and perfectly crafted. Plus, it's a lovely place to spend an afternoon as well, especial...read more
This is definitely the nicest Dunnes I have ever been in, with trendy wood floors and an aesthetically pleasing layout. I agree with Mike about it being far more "markety greengrocery"-y that your average shop, which is great if you think that Tesco is too mainstream and your local organic farm i...read more
This is the perfect place to grab a quick slice of pizza during the day! It's cute, it's quick, and the pizza is DELICIOUS. It's your real Italian-style square-shaped fare, and if I didn't know better (...the Dublin rain kind of ruins the illusion) I'd swear I was actually dining in a quaint Ital...read more
Not a bad Starbucks by any means, just ALWAYS crowded whenever I've been there and therefore impossible to get a seat, let alone a table. Though they do always make my drink correctly and very quickly, so if the line isn't too long it's worth popping into. Especially if you prefer to order your m...read more
Pretty much your average Subway with the added bonus of friendly employees and a decent amount of seats!read more
This is my favourite bookshop in Dublin, and not just because they have a huge James Joyce display in the window right now. Even though it is a bit expensive compared to second-hand shops and The Internet, Hodges Figgis has everything one could ever need to read right there; and if it doesn't, th...read more
A good place to pick up any school or office supplies you need! Slightly overpriced as far as book shops go, with pretty much only pleasure reading and travel guides on the shelves from what I could see, but it's a convenient and good-sized shop nevertheless for pretty much everything else paper-...read more
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