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, cafes, restaurants, hairdressers, salons, gyms and pubs which serve food are amongst the businesses re-opening from Monday, 29th June. Here’s our FAQs for getting the most out of a trip to town: Can I take public transport to the city? Yep, but if you can walk or cycle, please do. If you’re taking public transport, please be mindful of not travelling at peak times, as we need to leave capacity for essential workers. A cloth face covering is now mandat

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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 in Ireland

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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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Community kindness during lockdown

Communities across the county are coming together to do whatever they can to help in the current crisis. We’ve collected a few of the initiatives here but if we’ve missed yours, please drop us a line at together [at] dublin.ie! Frontline supports: Feed the Heroes: A nationwide initiative to provide essential and nutritious meals to frontline heroes. Has served over 100k meals and raised over a million euro. On Call for Ireland: Over 60k people have responded to the HSE’s COVID-19 recruitment drive.

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We’re In This Together

We promote Dublin to the world, via our website (Dublin.ie) and social media. Over the past couple of months we’ve been collecting photos of essential workers, as the county responds to the COVID-19 crisis. We collected them via social media and email, the call open to all who would send a photo. We present their photos here, along with their professions, in thanks for the work they’ve done, and continue to do.

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Stay entertained during lockdown

Stay entertained at home with top Dublin artistry. From films and gigs to publications and podcasts, our creatives have you covered. Online Museums, Activities & Events: Abbey Theatre: Ireland’s National Theatre has a variety of online resources to keep you entertained at home. With online Screenings and Talks & Podcasts, you’re sure to find something to sink your virtual teeth into. Chester Beatty: Take a virtual tour in 3D, visit the Digital Collections or explore the Learning Resource

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Virtually visit attractions

Take an online trip through some of the Dublin’s best attractions National Gallery of Ireland Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s stunning collection. Visit the Grand Gallery, Rooms 45-48 and the Shaw Room The Abbey Theatre: Dear Ireland

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Dry Dublin: Non-alcoholic drinking experiences in the city

It looks like Guinness. It comes out of a tap. In a bar. But it’s not a Guinness – it’s a Genius, and it’s a popular order at Dublin’s first-ever high-end, non-alcoholic bar. The Virgin Mary on Capel Street is not only the first of its kind in Ireland, but it’s one of the most unique dedicated non-alcoholic bars in the world. A Genius, says Vaughan Yates, co-founder of the bar, “is a drink that we’ve created using a non-alcohol stout and a nitro coffee combination. It’s got a nice feel, and it’s got creaminess. It just hasn

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Number 14 Henrietta Street

No street in Dublin illuminates the history of the city quite like Henrietta Street. The vast houses on this cobblestone street have run the gamut from Georgian grandeur to tenement squalor within the three hundred years of their existence. Now, Number 14 Henrietta Street has been restored as a museum, telling the story of the house’s journey from being the grand residence of a family of four in the 1720s, to a home to over one hundred people by 1911. All the big events of Irish history buffeted the residents here. The Act of Union of 1801 moved aristocracy away, and the Famine moved the poor here in droves, “Dublin’s broken union men” died

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Dubliners’ Favourite Christmas Traditions

What’s your favourite Christmas tradition? We took to the streets of Dublin to find out exactly what people look forward to most during the festive season in the city. From the annual traditions like sipping pints of Guinness in festive Dublin pubs decked out in Christmas decor, to new traditions like checking out some of our 14 locations for this year’s Winter Lights festival, the city comes alive this time of year. With a buzzing atmosphere, twinkling lights, incredible restaurants and cafés and all of your shopping needs catered for, walking around the city is sure to put

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