Details, Dublin

September 30, 2011
GETTING THERE

US Airways offers one-stop flights from BWI Marshall and Reagan National to Dublin, with fares starting at $603 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

The Merrion

Upper Merrion St.

011-353-1-603-0600

www.merrionhotel.com

Luxurious hotel where President Obama had been scheduled to stay on his May visit to Dublin, until an Icelandic volcano prompted an early flight out of town. Rooms from $270.

Kellys Hotel

36 S. Great Georges St.

011-353-1-648-0010

www.kellysdublin.com

Probably the most chic boutique hotel in the city, in the heart of Dublin’s cool quarter, with award-winning restaurant L’Gueuleton downstairs. Rooms from $106.

WHERE TO EAT

Cafe Joly

National Library, Kildare Street

011-353-1-603-0200

www.nli.ie/en/cafe-and-shop.aspx

Recently revamped tea rooms in the National Library, with a focus on local Irish produce. Sandwiches and soups start at $6.50.

Silk Road Cafe

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle

011-353-1-407-0770

www.silkroadcafe.ie

Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean cuisine at reasonable prices, and entirely in keeping with the Chester Beatty’s aesthetic. Lunch dishes start at $15.

Library Bar

Central Hotel, Exchequer Street

www.centralhoteldublin.com/
library_bar.php

011-353-1-679-7302

The only library in Dublin where you’re encouraged to talk. Guinness $6, gin and tonic $10.

WHAT TO DO

Trinity Old Library

Trinity College

011-353-1-896-2320

www.tcd.ie/Library/bookofkells

Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May-September; Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m. October-April. Adults about $12; students and seniors about $11.

The National Library of Ireland

Kildare Street

011-353-1-603-0200

www.nli.ie

Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Thursday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Marsh’s Library

St. Patrick’s Close

011-353-1-454-3511

www.marshlibrary.ie

Weekdays except Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults about $3.40; students and seniors about $2.

Chester Beatty Library

Dublin Castle

011-353-1-407-0750

www.cbl.ie

Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

INFORMATION

www.visitdublin.com

D.O’D.

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