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O'Connell Street

Dublin, Ireland (North City Centre)
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Ranked #27 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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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The street is full of drug addicts and drunks. If you are a tourist do not go here at night or after dark. Do not walk around by yourself.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

O'connell st. was a scary experience for me. My group had begun our journey around 5 pm. We crossed the Liffey on one of the bridges beside the main bridge. As we made our way over we saw 3 men break out into a brawl. This was 5 in the afternoon! To be fair this was about 2 blocks from... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

O'Connell street is the Main Street of Dublin and the location of some of Ireland's most iconic and historically important buildings. Some very decent shops on and just off the street. However this street, it's architecture and shopping is destroyed by the packs of kids hanging around it, the open drug deals taking place, beggars, chuggers (charity collectors) and drunks... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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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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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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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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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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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