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Top Choice Italian in Docklands

Juniors Deli & Cafe

Cramped and easily mistaken for any old cafe, Juniors is anything but ordinary. Designed to imitate a New York deli, the food (Italian-influenced, all locally sourced produce) is delicious, the atmosphere always buz…
Top Choice Pub in Docklands

John Mulligan's

This brilliant old boozer has barely changed since its establishment in 1782. It has one of the finest pints of Guinness in Dublin and a colourful crew of regulars. It's just off Fleet St, outside the eastern bounda…
Museum in Docklands

Custom House

Georgian genius James Gandon (1743–1823) announced his arrival on the Dublin scene with this magnificent building (1781–91), constructed just past Eden Quay at a wide stretch in the River Liffey. It's a colossal, ne…
Museum in Docklands

Jeanie Johnston

One of the city's most original tourist attractions is an exact working replica of a 19th-century 'coffin ship', as the sailing boats that transported starving emigrants away from Ireland during the Famine were grue…
Museum in Docklands

National Print Museum

You don’t have to be into printing to enjoy this quirky little museum, where personalised guided tours are offered in a delightfully casual and compelling way. A video looks at the history of printing in Ireland and…
Cultural Centre in Docklands

Irish Family History Centre

You can get a start at discovering your family history here, with interactive screens where you can find your surname and track the centuries of Irish emigration. The ticket price also includes a 15-minute consultat…
Italian in Docklands

Paulie's Pizza

At the heart of this lovely, occasionally boisterous restaurant is a Neapolitan pizza oven, used to create some of the best pizzas in town. Margheritas, biancas (no tomato sauce), calzoni and other Neapolitan specia…
Arts & Crafts in Docklands

Design Tower

Housed in a 19th-century warehouse that was Dublin's first iron-structured building, this seven-storey design centre houses studios for around 20 local craftspeople, producing everything from Celtic-inspired jewelle…
Modern Irish in Docklands

Workshop Gastropub

Take a traditional pub and introduce a chef with a vision: hey presto you've got a gastropub (surprisingly one of the few in the city) serving burgers, moules frites and sandwiches for lunch, and classic dishes such…
Museum in Docklands

Epic Ireland

Dublin's newest museum is a high-tech, interactive exploration of emigration and its effect on Ireland and the 70 million or so people spread throughout the world that claim Irish ancestry. Start your visit with a '…