Dublin Architectural Tour

Dublin Architectural Tour

Postby MikeC » Mon Aug 11, 2003 6:01 pm

Our office is visiting Dublin in September for a tour of modern architecture / Guiness sampling. We are specifically interested in housing schemes and cultural buildings. could anyone suggest any schemes worth visiting within walking distance of the city centre? Good bars / eating places would also be appreciated.

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Postby sw101 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:42 pm

i love wagamama under stephens green shopping centre. great japanese food.

also yamamori on georges street, but only as a close second.
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:23 am

What about Aya, with its sushi conveyor?
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Postby sw101 » Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:04 am

thats pretty cool. i was in a sushi bar in montpellier last year and they had a little river that flowed around the chefs in a big rectangle and the sushi went by bobbing up and down on little boats. aya didnt look so smart after that. damn good sushi though
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Postby doozer » Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:08 am

Ummm....Croke Park stadium is a very interesting piece of urban architecture about 15 mins from city centre.
Take a look at some of the buildings in Templebar *ducks head in anticipation of abuse*- places like the IFC and meeting house square combine an 'architecture' stroll with some nice food and decent bars.
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Postby Max » Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:42 pm

Forget that eastern stuff. Have a decent Irish lunch at The Castle, Christchurch Place.
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Postby doozer » Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:04 pm

I was going to suggest having a look at the Guiness Store revamp but I don't suppose you'd miss that anyway!
Some of the quay buildings,older oddities like the Sunlit Chambers and newer builds such as the Book-end apartments are worth a look.
Since you'll be in the Templebar area don't forget Central Bank.
Trinity College is a tourist friendly place to walk around and it would give you a chance to take a look at the new library as well as a few other choice edifices!
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:29 pm

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Postby Rory W » Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:57 am

I think a Architectural pub crawl of Dublin - something akin to the Literary and 1916 walking tours would be a great runner. Myself and a friend tried something like this on the long weekend visiting bars and discussing the architecture and the development stories between the East link bridge and Heuston Station - it was a smashing day out.
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Postby StephenC » Wed Aug 13, 2003 10:24 am

I think you have the makings of a good little venture there Rory
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Aug 13, 2003 10:45 am

Originally posted by Rory W
I think a Architectural pub crawl of Dublin - something akin to the Literary and 1916 walking tours would be a great runner. Myself and a friend tried something like this on the long weekend visiting bars and discussing the architecture and the development stories between the East link bridge and Heuston Station - it was a smashing day out.


yeah.... thought about doing it myself a few summers ago when work was scarce to make a few bob... never did do it tho....
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