Dublin Map Tourist Attractions

Dublin Map Tourist Attractions

BED AND BREAKFASTS

B&Bs with a green shamrock sign out front are registered and approved by Bord Failte. On the North Side, B&Bs cluster along Upper and Lower Gardiner Street, on Sheriff Street, and near Parnell Square.

Mona’s B&B, 148 Clonliffe Rd. (837 4147). Gorgeous house run for 37 years by Ireland’s loveliest proprietress. Homemade brown bread accompanies the full Irish breakfast. Singles ‚35; doubles ‚66. Open May-Oct.

Parkway Guest House, 5 Gardiner PI. (874 0469). Rooms are high-ceilinged and tidy, and the location is perfectly central. Ask the proprietors for some restaurant and pub advice. Irish breakfast included. Singles ‚32; doubles ‚52-60, with bath ‚60-70. Mrs. Bermingham, 8 Dromard Terr. (668 3861), on Dromard Ave. Take the #2 or 3 bus and get off at Tesco. Soft, comfortable beds. One room has a lovely bay window overlooking the garden. Singles ‚28; doubles with bath ‚52. Open Feb.-Nov.

Mrs. Molly Ryan, 10 Distillery Rd. ( 837 4147), off Clonliffe Rd. The unsinkable Mrs. Ryan has never marked her home with a B&B sign. Small rooms, small prices, no break-fast. As honest as they come. Singles ‚15; doubles ‚30.

Rita and Jim Casey, Villa Jude, 2 Church Ave. ( 668 4982), off Beach Rd. Take bus #3 to the first stop at Tritonville. The Caseys specialize in royal treatment in this B&B with clean rooms, big breakfasts, and good company. Doubles ‚45.

CAMPING

Most campsites are far away from the city center, and while it may seem convenient, camping in Phoenix Park is both illegal and unsafe.

Camac Valley Tourist Caravan & Camping Park, Naas Rd. Clondalkin (464 0644), near Corkagh Park. Accessible by bus #69 (35min. from city center, ‚1.50). Food shop and kitchen facilities. Laundry ‚4.50. Hikers ‚7; 2 people with car ‚15.

Shankill Caravan and Camping Park, (282 0011). The DART and buses #45 and 84 from Eden Quay run to Shankill. Showers ‚1. ‚2 per person; ‚9 per tent.

FOOD

Dublin’s open-air markets sell fresh and cheap fixings. On Saturdays, a gourmet open- air market takes place in Temple Bar at the Meeting House Sq. The cheapest supermarkets around Dublin are the Dunnes Stores chain, with branches at St Stephen’s Green (open M-W and F-Sa 8:30am-7pm, Th 8:30am-9pm, Su noon-6pm), the ILAC Centre off Henry St. and North Earl St. Temple Bar has creative eateries catering to every budget

Cornucopia, 19 Wicklow St. ( 671 2840). If you can find the space, sit down for a rich meal (about ‚8.50) or snack (‚2). Portions at this vegetarian hotspot are huge. Open M-W and F-Sa 8:30am-8pm, Th 9am-9pm.

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