Monday 18 December 2017

National Geographic's perfect day in the capital

As the number of tourists coming to Ireland shoots up by 10.3pc, Dublin is making international headlines for all the right reasons.

The National Geographic created 'The Perfect Day in Dublin' for its eight million readers. And the New York Times is raving about our afternoon tea offerings.

In the National Geographic the National Botanic Gardens, Sweny's Pharmacy and St Stephen's Green all got high praise.


The park is described as a "lovely urban oasis of tree-lined pathways and swans swimming in ponds and is not to be missed". The Botanic Gardens were also called an "oasis" by the US magazine.

Sweny's, the James Joyce mecca, on Westland Row got particular attention in the write-up.

"Time stands still," it said about the pharmacy-turned mini Joyce museum.

The US publication also visited the Little Museum of Dublin, Avoca for a spot of shopping and the Fumbally cafe.

It seems the Dublin 8 establishment went down a hit. "If you come you'll want to return, if only for the eggs scrambled with olive oil, cheese, garlic, and tomatoes and served on toasted brioche."

After-dark destinations are also included with the Library Bar on Exchequer Street and the Cobblestone Pub in Smithfield being lauded.


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