Seek out your very own culture…
Grafton Street hums with unexpected cultural treats; your musical accompaniment for this walk will be provided by the street's bevy of buskers—ranging from angsty teenage electric guitar solos to jazz saxaphone and everything in-between, look no further for an impressive snapshot of the city’s cultural mood. Step off the thoroughfare and into winding lanes crammed with unique craft shops, independent boutiques, and dotted with cosy cafés and world class restaurants, serving every imaginable cuisine. Stop off at the iconic St Stephen's Green, one of Dublin's iconic squares, to feed the ducks, chill in the tranquillity of the park and keep an eye out for the fantastic outdoor art gallery on the railings around the park.
The National Concert Hall is a well-known Irish landmark just a few steps away from St Stephen's Green and is home to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir Ireland. Its striking façade, built in 1865, is an integral part of the city landscape but before settling in for a fantastic lunchtime concert, take an unexpected right hand turn and you’re on your way to the magnificent walled oasis of the Iveagh Gardens, one of Dublin best kept secrets.
In Merrion Square Park, browse the railings of this beautiful Georgian square where upcoming and well established Irish artists sell their magnificent art. Here you will see the mischievous Oscar Wilde reclining on a rock at the edge of the square. Head to Merrion Row to one of many famous pubs where you’ll find some rich heritage and creamy Guinness, but before that take a mini detour to Sweny’s Chemist, to take in a highly entertaining Joycean reading.