The Liberties is a historic area located on the south side of Dublin city centre. This busy district is home to stunning buildings such as the impressive, 19th century Christchurch Cathedral, and the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Further west, visitors can take a trip around the Guinness Storehouse, where they can learn the history of the nation’s favourite beverage, and perhaps even try a drop! This busy, working class area is home to some stunning architecture, much of which was developed by the Guinness company.
One notable building is the lovely Liberties College, which was a residence for Guinness employees.
The Northside of Dublin City is a busy area with numerous attractions to suit visitors of all tastes. The historic area of O’Connell Street is home to the GPO building, which was the centre of the 1916 rising. The street is also home to numerous monuments including the modern, controversial Monument of Light (known locally as the Spire or the Spike).
The northside also boats a busy shopping area around Henry Street, and a local food market on Moore Street. The area is dotted with a wide variety of restaurants, as well as numerous museums and theatres.
On the Southside of Dublin’s City Centre visitors can find beautiful architecture, wonderful restaurants and fantastic shops. The area is home to wonderful historic sights such as Trinity College, Leinster House and Dublin Castle. For shopaholics, the busy area around Grafton Street offers plenty of high-end fashion boutiques, while the cultural quarter of Temple Bar is home to plenty of unusual shops.
Southside Dublin City is dotted with restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, as well as numerous lovely, little cafes.