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O'Connell Street

Dublin, Ireland (North City Centre)
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Ranked #24 of 113 shopping in Dublin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking
Description: A bustling city street lined with monuments dedicated to some of the leaders in the fight for Irish independence.
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Statesboro, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We arrived to Dublin after 5 PM and as soon as we checked in at the hotel, we went to the center of the city and first thing we did was walking the O'Connell Street. Lots of beautiful buildings but the street was very dirty, when we were coming back about 10 PM, we have seen several homeless people sleeping... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

While on our Purple route HOHO green bus, our driver/tour guide, Bill, told us that Henry street had some great shopping...so we got off!! Boy, was he right! There are department stores for men and women and cafes and small shops. This is a pedestrian area which I loved for that fact, as well. I found a huge Carroll's, where... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are on the Dublin bus tour, this street will be along one of the last stops. It is worth the wait. In addition to getting access to Henry St, Parnell Rise, the General Post office from this street, you can also just sit by the spire and enjoy the rush of this city or join in yourself. This... More

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Bergen, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a mix of traditional dance and music. Great footwork, most excellent music, especially the drum solo it was Unbelievable. The food was very good and presented beautifully. I would reserve a table stage side well in advance!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Well worth a visit ! All shops in one place, be prepared to walk but it's definitely worth it ! A must see is the huge pennies store, 2 hours we spent in there ..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Always something going on down here, good shops and places to eat for convenience and has features like the spire and the post office which are must sees.

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A visit to Ireland city Dublin would not be complete without a walk down O'Connell Street. It is a very wide street, walk down the middle divider so that you can see all the statues. This is where you will find the GPO. There is a lot to see here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Great wide historic thoroughfare is one of the busiest areas of Dublin. Tourist and sightseeing busses stop here, many tours start here. There is a major cinema, lots of shops and places to eat. We stayed in Grisham hotel and found this location very convenient . The monument of O'Connell is classically magnificent as is the historically important building of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Full of history and great buildings & lovely in the daytime for shopping and strolling however I agree with the other reviewer, at night time it has a darker more menacing vibe. Beware of junkies at the crossroad of Abbey St where the Luas (tram) is.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

O'Connell Street packed with shops and stores, Tourist information shop was good. Direct route to all attractions

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