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Top Choice Pub in Docklands

John Mulligan's

This brilliant old boozer is a cultural institution, established in 1782 and in this location since 1854. A drink (or more) here is like attending liquid services at a most sacred, secular shrine. John F Kennedy pai…
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…
Memorial in Docklands

Famine Memorial

Just east of the Custom House is one of Dublin's most thought-provoking examples of public art: the set of life-size bronze figures (1997) by Rowan Gillespie known simply as Famine. Designed to commemorate the ravag…
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

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

This is a high-tech, interactive exploration of emigration and its effect on Ireland and the 70 million or so people spread throughout the world who claim Irish ancestry. Start your visit with a 'passport' and proce…
Theatre in Docklands

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Forget the uninviting sponsored name: Daniel Libeskind's masterful design is a three-tiered, 2100-capacity auditorium where you're as likely to be entertained by the Bolshoi or a touring state opera as you are to se…
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…
Cultural Centre in Docklands

Irish Family History Centre

Discover your family history with interactive screens where you can track your surname and centuries of Irish emigration. The ticket price also includes a 15-minute consultation with a genealogist. You can visit as …