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Dublin Sights

Grafton Street

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Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

It's no more than 200 yards long and about 20 feet wide, but brick-lined Grafton Street, open only to pedestrians, can claim to be the most humming street in the city, if not in all of Ireland. It's one of Dublin's vital spines: the most direct route between the front door of Trinity College and St. Stephen's Green, and the city's premier shopping street, with Dublin's most distinguished department store, Brown Thomas, as well as tried and trusted Marks & Spencer.

Grafton Street and the smaller alleyways that radiate off it offer independent stores, a dozen or so colorful flower sellers, and some of the Southside's most popular watering holes. In summer, buskers from all over the world line both sides of the street, pouring out the sounds of drum, whistle, pipe, and string.

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Nov 11, 2008

Good shopping area

A pedestrian-only street south of the Liffey, a premiere shopping, strolling, and people-watching destination. Enjoyable to walk and window-peep.

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Mar 20, 2003

Key to Dublin and It's People

Grafton Street is a main artery for the people of Dublin. There are street performers and shopping places galore. Don't miss Bewley's which is a landmark as well as nice place to sit, rest your feet and grab a cuppa after all the walking. Brialliant place to people watch. Shops on the expensive side although good bargains can be found if you are willing to hunt a bit. Parking your car is the biggest pain so find a lot or leave it behind.

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