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I’m Coming Home – Christmas song dedicated to Irish diaspora

By at December 10, 2014 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIu3pfMIkdo&feature=youtu.be[/embed] It’s that time of the year when nearly every shop is playing old or new Christmas songs. It’s that little extra that creates the holiday spirit and atmosphere. This time around we’d like to introduce a very special Christmas song. So many people have emigrated over the years and

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Your guide for Halloween costume shopping on Grafton Street

By at October 24, 2014 | 10:19 pm | 0 Comment

        Halloween is only a week away and last minute invitations have arrived. The most asked question will be “ Who are you dressing up as this Halloween?” Instead of zombieing  around while desperately looking for something to put on for that one night at the last minute - we went hunting for you - and found a few shops in

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Spooky or Christmasy? We have it all!

By at October 15, 2014 | 6:46 pm | 0 Comment

Are you going to join madness? The spooky month of October is here and businesses are trying to make the most of you getting in the mood of all things spooky. Pumpkins are soon going to be the most sold veg and costume shops are going to make their profit for the year. The Halloween scene is dominating the city and the country and it is only going to accelerate in the

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We are here and we want YOU to get involved!

By at September 1, 2014 | 7:06 pm | 0 Comment

GraftonStreet.ie has been around for over 2 years now, but it still feels like a proper introduction should take place - so much has happened during this time! We are now on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – we are actively seeking YOU out, to make the site and the street an even better experience. No matter if it is your shopping Mecca, your 3 hour coffee break with

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The Atmosphere and the ‘Craic’ on Grafton Street

By at May 2, 2014 | 1:10 pm | 0 Comment

There is no denying that Grafton Street is an excellent place for shopping but it is far more than just a shopping street; it is a place for entertainment, culture and most importantly craic. The electric atmosphere of the street is perhaps what draws so many visitors. Winter or summer, day or night, there is always a great atmosphere on the famous street. The street

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A Whiskey Wonderland for Grafton Street

By at March 27, 2014 | 7:44 pm | 0 Comment

Whiskey lovers are in for a treat as the Irish Whiskey Museum will be opening its doors at 119 Grafton Street and 37 College Green in August. The museum will feature exhibitions on the history of Irish whiskey, interactive posters and a bar where Irish whiskeys can be enjoyed. Rare items of whiskey memorabilia, including items dating back to the 1800s have been sent in

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Dublin Visitor Centre opening on Grafton Street

By at March 4, 2014 | 8:04 pm | 0 Comment

118 Grafton Street is to be converted to a Dublin Visitor Centre after Irish bus operator Dualway purchased the building and the adjoining  property. Dualway operate Dublin City Sightseeing tours and four other Dublin Visitor Centres. The Grafton Street Dublin Visitor Centre will open on March 15th, it will be the first that is both owned and operated by

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Massimo Dutti will open 4th of February 2014

By at January 28, 2014 | 10:51 am | 0 Comment

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Ladies and Gents - The wait is nearly over, Massimo Dutti will open its door to the public on Grafton Street Next Friday the 4th of February 2014 in the building which previously housed HMV’s flagship store (number 65/66 Grafton Street). The Grafton Street Store will be their biggest store in Europe and will be spread over three floors. There is another Massimo

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The Festive Season on Grafton Street

By at November 21, 2013 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

In the winter months approaching Christmas the voices of carollers fill the cold crisp air on Grafton Street. The magnificent Christmas tree and the rows of  beautiful lights and decorations hanging from the top through to the bottom of the street are a magical sight and are guaranteed to get everyone into the festive spirit. Another highlight of the Christmas season

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Thousands gathered to watch the Grafton Street Christmas lights switched on

By at November 14, 2013 | 9:48 pm | 0 Comment

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun now that the famous Grafton Street Christmas lights have been switched on. Thousands of adults and children gathered to watch the lights switch on this evening. X Factor's Melanie McCabe was the guest of honour and she was joined by members of Dublin's All-Ireland winning team. The Hallelujah gospel choir were also on

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Grafton Street’s Christmas lights are to be switched on this Thursday, 14 November at 5.30pm

By at November 13, 2013 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

Christmas lights on Grafton Street, Dublin are to be switched on this Thursday, 14 November at 5.30pm. Henry Street and North Earl Street's Christmas lights will be switched on at 4.30pm on the 17th November and the Christmas tree lights on O’Connell Street will be switched on by Mayor Oisín Quinn on the 24th November at 4.30pm. DublinatChristmas.ie is asking

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On Grafton Street in November (On Raglan Road) by Patrick Kavanagh, Sung by Luke Kelly

By at November 11, 2013 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

On Raglan Road of an autumn day I saw her first and knew That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue; I saw the danger, and I passed along the enchanted way, And I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day. On Grafton Street in November we tripped lightly along the ledge Of the deep ravine where can be seen the worth of

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Public Invited to Design Street Furniture for Grafton Street

By at October 30, 2013 | 8:45 pm | 0 Comment

Dublin City Council invites artists and designers to submit their ideas for three unique pieces of street furniture which will showcase the new-look Grafton Street. The pieces are: A seat for the top of Grafton Street (between St. Stephen’s Green and Chatham Street) 12 unique art works which will also function as bollards One design for a set of 10 ‘perch seat

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Who is Molly Malone?

By at October 10, 2013 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

The ballad Molly Malone also known as Cockles and Mussels tells the story of a Dublin woman named Molly Malone, an attractive fishmonger who sold cockles and mussels from her barrow which she wheeled through the streets of Dublin city. The ballad tells how the woman died of a fever and now her ghost haunts the city streets. The song is popular with both Irish people

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Chinese Magazine Promoting Ireland is Launched

By at September 16, 2013 | 1:40 pm | 0 Comment

A new magazine promoting Ireland to Chinese tourists and business travellers has been launched by BusinessChina.ie. Huan Ying Ireland (Welcome to Ireland) provides information on Top Tourist Attractions, City Highlights, Luxury Shopping, Gift Guide, Eating Out Guide, Entertainment and Nightlife, Festivals and Cultural Events Listing as well as Useful Tips, Information

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Young Artists Display Work in Windows of Brown Thomas on Grafton Street

By at July 30, 2013 | 10:55 am | 0 Comment

Young artists graduating from  either the National College of Art and Design or the Limerick School of Art and Design this summer are displaying their work in the windows of Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. The Art and Style exhibition will see the work of 8 young artists exhibited in the windows of the famous Grafton Street department store until mid-August. The

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Massimo Dutti to open on Grafton Street

By at July 10, 2013 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Fashion retailer Massimo Dutti is set to open at 65/66 Grafton Street, the building which previously housed HMV's flagship store. The Grafton Street premises is highly desirable not only due to its prime location but also because it offers three spacious retail floors and 2 floors used for storage and offices. The store is set to open before Christmas. Massimo

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Passenger became a Grafton Street busker today

By at July 3, 2013 | 2:29 pm | 0 Comment

After a headline show last night at Live at the Marquee Cork, singer songwriter Passenger announced on his Facebook and Twitter accounts that he would be busking on Grafton Street at "12ish" today. True to his word Passenger arrived on Grafton Street at midday. He performed a mixture of covers and his own self-penned songs including his number 1 hit Let Her Go to which

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When the Sun goes down on Grafton Street

By at June 25, 2013 | 12:04 pm | 0 Comment

At night Grafton Street stays alive with the many late night bars, pubs and clubs on the street and the side streets directly off Grafton Street. Whether you are searching for somewhere to have a few quiet pints with friends or a night out dancing to Dublin's top djs, a night in the Grafton Street quarter is guaranteed to be a good one. Captain America’s is a great

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Welcome to Grafton Street online

By at June 18, 2013 | 8:05 am | 0 Comment

Welcome to Grafton Street online! GraftonStreet.ie explores the Grafton Street ‘experience’, with beautiful historic buildings housing iconic Irish businesses such as Brown Thomas, Weir & Sons and Bewley’s Grafton Street Café, Grafton Street offers an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. Grafton Street has a great variety of retail stores including

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About Grafton Street

Grafton Street was named after Henry FitzRoy, The 1st Duke of Grafton, he was the illegitimate son of Charles II of England who owned land in the area and was developed from a country lane by the Dawson family in 1708, after whom the parallel Dawson Street is named.

Grafton Street runs from the top of St. Stephen's Green to (Trinity) College Green.