The Five Georgian Squares
Some of the most beloved architectural relics left from this elegant era are the five Georgian Squares. Peppered around the city, each square shows off residential Georgian Dublin (look out for the distinctive semi-circular doorways) with aplomb. Two of the squares, Mountjoy and Parnell, are on the city’s northside, while the remaining three, Merrion, St. Stephen’s Green and Fitzwilliam, home to No 29. Fitzwilliam Street Lower where you can step behind the doors and get a look at what life was like in Georgian Dublin are perched on the south. Indeed, St. Stephen’s Green is probably the most well-known and popular of the five, as it sits right in the heart of the city. Its park is a regular haunt for tourists and Dubliners alike, with its beautiful, duck filled lake, ornamental gazebo and 3.5km of walkways serving as a leafy escape from bustling city life.