Dublin moves to Level 3 restrictions

We’ve all enjoyed the lifting of restrictions over the past few months. Life got back to some semblance of normality with days out, sports, family occasions and restaurant trips. It gave us a bit of a summer. However, the situation in Dublin has changed. It’s now vital that we all take immediate steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the capital, which according to NPHET, ‘is spreading rapidly’. The latest guidance is available on Gov.ie and this Irish Ti

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Make A Day Of It – Dublin’s Docklands

Only a short stroll from the city centre, Dublin's Docklands is an exciting bustling area with plenty of options for a great day out. From the chq Building, home to the EPIC Irish Immigration Museum, shops, cafés, and a microbrewery over to BrewDog's Dublin outpost on Capital Dock. Learn about the Irish Famine Story on the Jeanie Johnston, or if you're feeling energetic, there's always kayaking on the Liffey. One thing's for sure, you won't be short of options in the Docklands.

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Make A Day Of It – Dublin’s Liberties

The Liberties is a neighbourhood rich in heritage, community and craft. Join us for a coffee at Two Pups, a tasting tour to Teeling Whiskey Distillery, shopping at Jam Art Factory and a browse through the Liberties Market. You're never short of options in this colourful part of the city.

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Make A Day Of It – Dublin’s Northside

With so much to see and do on Dublin’s Northside, you’ve got to get out and enjoy it. From guided tours of Croke Park and the GAA Museum, French cuisine at Anderson's Creperie, shopping in the Arts & Business Campus in Drumcondra, or just taking a stroll around the Botanic Gardens, Dublin's Northside has it all.

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Make A Day Of It – Dublin’s Creative Quarter

The Creative Quarter of the city has so many highlights for an enjoyable and safe day out. Follow along as we make a day of it with stops including The Little Museum of Dublin, Powerscourt Centre, Article and San Lorenzo's for contemporary Italian food with a New York twist.

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Make A Day Of It – Dublin’s Historic Heart

From Dublinia to George's Street Arcade, the Historic Heart of the city has so many highlights for an enjoyable and safe day out. Follow along as we make a day of it with stops including Queen Of Tarts for coffee, the Gutter Bookshop for riveting reads and Christ Church Cathedral for 10 centuries of history.

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Make A Day Of It – Dublin’s North City

From Hugh Lane Gallery to Chapters Bookstore, the north city has so many highlights for an enjoyable and safe day out. Follow along as we make a day of it with stops including The Garden of Rememberance and Bun Cha for tasty Vietnamese dishes, where else but on Moore Street.

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Dublin is re-opening

Businesses, museums, galleries and attractions in Dublin have taken a further step to re-open in line with phase three of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. Hotels, cafés, restaurants, hairdressers, salons, gyms and pubs which serve food are amongst the businesses that have re-opened. Here’s our FAQs for getting the most out of a trip to town: Can I take public transport to the city? At present, the government is advising to avoid using public transport where possible. If you can walk or cycle, please do. If you’re bringing the car,

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Where the Arts are now

Three feelings sum up the Arts Sector’s response to COVID–19. Firstly, a feeling of doom and nothing seeming to work. Secondly, a sense of paralysis, coupled with a curiosity about what might work. Thirdly, there’s an optimism about the future, and a fierce determination to survive and thrive in this trying time. I don’t think these feelings are confined to the Arts Sector, of course, and these feelings alternate with each other even over a single day. Arts organisations are faring better than individual artists. Jobs have some protection, but freelance work sadly does not. Individual artists that have very low incomes, in any case, have lost al

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Doors Closed, Hearts Open

Katie Kavanagh, a Dublin 8 based photographer, had an idea. As we’re generally stuck indoors due to COVID-19 restrictions, she’d take portrait shots of her neighbours at their doors. The idea grew legs and she’s linked up with Purple House Cancer Support Centre for the project, Doors Closed, Hearts Open. Their aim is to create a gallery of 200,000 ‘Doortraits’ to support the 200,000 people living with Cancer i

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Health & Wellbeing during lockdown

We know this is a tough time for everyone, so it’s important to mind your mental and physical health. We’ve rounded up some resources below, which are by no means exhaustive, but should be of some help. Have we missed anything? Email together [at] dublin.ie if you have suggestions. Mental Health & Welfare Supports Don’t suffer in silence – there are plenty of charities and support services that can help during this tough time: Mental Health Ireland: The Mental Health Ireland website is a comprehensive source of information for deali

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Insta entertainment

Thanks to features like Stories, IGTV and video streams, Instagram is becoming the place to be for entertainment during lockdown. Here’s our pick of the best Irish accounts producing live content: Roz Purcell (@rozannapurcell): Roz does weekly cook-alongs (also see her second page @naturalbornfeeder for more recipes), & live workouts at 8am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to help you get your sweat on & stay healthy at home. Jess Redden (

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