James Joyce Statue
Looking about with a bemused air from the corner of pedestrianised North Earl St is a small statue of James Joyce, whom wagsters like to...
A typical hop-on, hop-off tour should last around 1½ hours and lead you up and down O’Connell St, past Trinity College and St Stephen’s...
General Post Office
Not just the country's main post office, or an eye-catching neoclassical building: the General Post Office is at the heart of Ireland's...
The Savoy is a five-screen, first-run cinema, and has late-night shows at weekends. Savoy Cinema 1 is the largest in the country and its...
Beyond the plain frontage and the cheap-looking decor is Dublin's best Chinese restaurant...by some distance. It's usually full of...
O'Connell St · interesting places nearby
The city's most visible landmark soars over O'Connell St and is an impressive bit of architectural engineering that was erected in 2001: from a base only 3m in diameter, it soars more than 120m into the sky and tapers into a 15cm-wide beam of light…it's tall and shiny and it does the trick rather nicely.
The brainchild of London-based architect Ian Ritchie, it is apparently the highest sculpture in the world, but much like the Parisian reaction to the construction of the Eiffel Tower, Dubliners are divided as to its aesthetic value and have regularly made fun of it. Among other names, we like ‘the erection in the intersection’, the ‘stiletto in the ghetto’, and the altogether brilliant ‘eyeful tower’.