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New York Times spends 36 hours in Dublin, makes it look stunning

It’s a grand little city all the same.
Nov 13th 2014, 9:30 AM 41,440 49

TODAY THE NEW York Times has published a glossy video and article about the wonders of Dublin, from the drink to the history to the grub.

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The result reads like a siren call for tourists to visit our capital, with a timeframe and map offering all a visitor might need for a short (and €-fuelled) stay.

Here’s what they learned:

Not all pubs serve Guinness

Wexford street drinking hole Against the Grain features in the video, promoting its own-brewed beers and emphasis on the gab (they don’t have tellies, they do have Jenga).

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You better drink some Guinness though

“If you’re going to drink some Guinness, you better do it in Ireland”.

The article lists the Black Stuff as “required drinking” in Dublin and its writer pays a visit to the “enormous” Guinness Storehouse to pull a pint.

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Dublin’s old. Real old

From the bog bodies in the National Museum of Ireland which date from “a couple of hundred years before the birth of Christ” to Christ Church Cathedral, which has been knocking around since 1030.

We need a sit down.

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It’s not all about bacon and cabbage you know

Dublin’s diversity of food on offer takes prime position in the New York Times video, from the gastronomic delights at The Green Hen, Forest Avenue and Fallon and Byrne, to the CocaCola-less environs of Brother Hubbards.

Looks savage, to be fair.

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The Northside is where it’s at

The article extols the virtues of Dublin north of the Liffey, from the “hawkers selling fruit from baby carriages” to “the stiletto in the ghetto” to a Sunday afternoon spent soaking up a GAA match at Croke Park (if you’re lucky).

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Dublin Bikes FTW

Our good old Coke wagons get a decent mention too, along with a suggested tour.

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