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Vacations & Travel - - Brother Hubbard -

GET­TING THERE

Fly di­rect from Syd­ney, Bris­bane, Mel­bourne or Perth to Dublin via Dubai with Qan­tas/Emi­rates or via Abu Dhabi with Eti­had/Vir­gin Australia.

• emi­rates.com; qan­tas.com; eti­had.com; vir­gin­aus­tralia.com

WHEN TO GO

Each season has its own charm – sum­mer sees Dublin­ers spill onto the ter­races at any op­por­tu­nity, au­tumn of­fers some great cul­tural fes­ti­vals, win­ter is an ex­cuse to cosy up with rib-stick­ing food and spring sees a grand stretch come back into the evenings. Al­though It’s worth not­ing that Dublin can, and of­ten does, en­joy four sea­sons in a day, so it hardly mat­ters when you visit.

GET­TING AROUND

Dublin is re­ally a glo­ri­fied vil­lage, as any na­tive can tell you, so walk­ing is the best way to ex­pe­ri­ence its com­pact city centre, aided by short hops on the LUAS (tram), spins on a rented Dublin Bike or cab trips for rainy days (down­load the MyTaxi app or just hail one on the street). A day-trip on the DART (light rail) to a coastal sub­urb is a must-do for the bay views.

WHERE TO EAT

• Bastible, 111 South Cir­cu­lar Road, Dublin 8: bastible.com • For­est & Marcy, 126 Lee­son Street Up­per, Dublin 4:

fore­stand­marcy.ie

• L Mul­li­gan Gro­cer, 18 Stoney­bat­ter, Dublin 7:

lmul­li­gan­gro­cer.com

• The Le­gal Ea­gle, Chancery Place, Inns Quay, Dublin 1:

thele­galea­gle.ie

• Brother Hub­bard, 153 Capel St, North City, Dublin 1:

broth­er­hub­bard.ie

• Chap­ter One, 18 Par­nell Square North, Dublin 1:

chap­teroner­estau­rant.com

• Heron & Grey, Black­rock Mar­ket, Black­rock, Co. Dublin:

hero­nand­grey.com

• Vegin­ity, Rich­mond Place South, Dublin 2: vegin­ity.com • Luna, Unit 2–3 Drury St, Dublin, 2: lunarestau­rant.ie

• Hang Dai, 20 Cam­den Street, Dublin 2:

hang­daichi­nese.com

• Urchin, 22 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2: urchin.ie

WHERE TO STAY

• The West­bury Hotel is well-placed for high-street, de­signer and bou­tique shop­ping, and its re­cently re­furbed Wilde Res­tau­rant is the per­fect place to show off your new threads. doylecol­lec­tion.com

• The Cliff Town­house of­fers well-priced bed and break­fast deals in one of Ge­or­gian Dublin’s most cen­tral ad­dresses, with a smart in-house res­tau­rant and Urchin bar. clifftown­house.ie

• L Mul­li­gan Gro­cer; rent the homely apart­ment above their gas­tropub in Stoney­bat­ter, a neigh­bour­hood de­scribed as Dublin’s Wil­liams­burg. lmul­li­gan­gro­cer.com

FUR­THER IN­FOR­MA­TION • ire­land.com

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