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O'Connell Street

Dublin, Ireland (North City Centre)
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Ranked #25 of 116 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to visit O'Connell street in the afternoon.Well its a busy street with an array of shops,pubs etc,yet its full of fun too. James Joyce statue ,Spire and The Post Office are its highlights.You can visit the magnificent Post office building or can just sit by Spire and relax.Lots of shopping options to select from. Its a... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had a great day out in the bustling city of Dublin recently. I enjoyed walking the length of O'Connell street, which is an ever changing area. The G.P.O. is an imposing building and the array of shops and restaurants make it a must see if you are in Dublin. I hope to visit again soon. The traffic can be... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I found this area interesting and enlightening. Perhaps it was mostly the energy and knowledge of our tour guide, Denny O'Brien, that made this street come alive. It was certainly a bustling street and there was a fair bit of construction going on. However, this area is so central to Irish Independence history that it was palpable.

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
41 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 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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