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Once on Grafton Street

By at June 13, 2013 | 10:58 am | 0 Comment

Once is a 2006 musical film set in Dublin that is centred around the relationship between a Grafton Street busker and a young Czech woman who is currently working as a flower seller but her real passion is music. The two meet on Grafton Street as the unnamed woman admires the music of the Grafton Street musician played by Glen Hansard who himself was once a busker on

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Boutique Hotels in the Grafton Street area

By at June 4, 2013 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

If you are looking for accommodation close to Dublin’s famous Grafton Street that offers something different then check out these great boutique hotels in the Grafton Street area. The Drury Court Hotel is a modern boutique hotel that is just a two minute walk from Grafton Street. The superb location of the 3 star hotel allows you to be at the centre of everything in

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GraftonStreet.ie, a Complete Guide to Grafton Street has Launched

By at May 30, 2013 | 11:13 am | 0 Comment

www.GraftonStreet.ie is a comprehensive listings site and guide to everything on Grafton Street and in the immediate area surrounding Grafton Street. The new website has been developed to encourage the consumer back to traditional shopping in the city center and onto the famous Dublin street to help trade. GraftonStreet.ie is also a site for visitors to the city who

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‘Great News’ for Grafton Street

By at May 23, 2013 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

The Grafton Street 'experience' will be getting even better as Dublin’s premier street is set for a €4 million revamp that will begin next month. Dublin City Council’s Grafton Street Improvement Scheme will see the current red brick pavement which was laid in 1988 replaced by a more durable granite paving that has been sourced from the nearby Dublin and

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Grafton Street in Joyce’s Ulysses

By at May 22, 2013 | 2:29 pm | 0 Comment

James Joyce’s Ulysses is often considered one of if not the greatest novels of the twentieth century. The novel takes place over one day in Dublin, beginning at 8am on June 16 1904 and ending in the early hours of the following morning. Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom and Molly Bloom are the three major characters in the novel however; the city of Dublin itself must be

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It was Grafton Street on a rainy night..

By at May 16, 2013 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

The Script, an Irish band formed in Dublin have released three album and have gained huge global success. Band members Danny O' Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power all hail from Dublin and in their song 'Before The Worst' from their debut album the famous Grafton Street is referenced. "It was Grafton Street on a rainy night. I was down on one knee and you were mine

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5 Star Luxury Hotels within Minutes of Grafton Street

By at May 16, 2013 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

Visitors to Dublin have an excellent selection of 5 Star hotels to choose from in the Grafton Street area. The superb location of the quality hotels insures you are just minutes from Dublin’s prestigious shopping street. The Shelbourne Hotel is a luxury 5 Star hotel overlooking St. Stephen’s Green, established in 1824 The Shelbourne has become a landmark and an

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Relax with a Coffee or Something to Eat on Grafton Street

By at May 15, 2013 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment

If you are out shopping for the day and looking to relax with a coffee or you want something to eat there is plenty of choice on Grafton Street. Bewley’s Grafton Street Café is the perfect choice if you are seeking respite from a busy day of shopping with a great selection of coffee’s tea’s and a lunch and dinner menu consisting of sandwiches, pastries, pizza

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Powerscourt Centre, Speciality Shopping just off Grafton Street

By at May 9, 2013 | 2:51 pm | 0 Comment

Powerscourt Centre, a speciality shopping centre located just off Grafton Street at 59 South William Street is a historic Georgian building that was the home of Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt in the eighteenth century. Lord and Lady Powerscourt had fine tastes and employed the best artists and craftsmen to decorate the townhouse. Today, there are tours

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Grafton Street, ‘the best gig in Dublin’ say Halcyon Daze

By at May 9, 2013 | 1:26 pm | 0 Comment

To describe the music of Halcyon Daze the words 'funky' and 'cool' spring to mind, their sound is reminiscent of 1970s American soul. Their music provides the perfect soundtrack to a warm summer day on Grafton Street. The Dublin band say they prefer playing on Grafton Street to pubs because the street offers a large number of people from all walks of life allowing them

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Phil Lynott’s Old Town

By at May 8, 2013 | 11:29 am | 0 Comment

Phil Lynott was the lead singer and bassist of Thin Lizzy. The Irish rock group was founded by Dubliner Phil and found success with hits including The Boys are Back in Town and Jailbreak. Phil went on to record solo albums, the second of which featured the song Old Town. The video for the song was shot entirely in Dublin city in 1982, it features a scene with Phil

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Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, a Shopping Centre with a Difference

By at May 8, 2013 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is a shopping mall with a difference. The magnificent architecture of the building is something to behold. Designed in the style of a Victorian glasshouse, the shopping centre blends in to the historic Grafton Street area and St. Stephen’s Green, the Victorian era public park. The shopping centre has a great selection of retail

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Keywest, Great Irish Talent on Grafton Street

By at May 7, 2013 | 3:34 pm | 0 Comment

Keywest, a Dublin based pop/rock band are regulars on Grafton Street, the band who had a sold out headline tour in 2012 view Grafton Street as the hub of Dublin and the perfect place to perform. The street provides plenty of pedestrian traffic and the band have many people stopping to listen as can be seen from the above video of Keywest's performance of Straight Through

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Dido’s ‘Grafton Street’

By at May 7, 2013 | 3:01 pm | 0 Comment

Not only is Grafton Street a place for musical artists to perform, the street is also a source of inspiration for musicians. Dido's song  Grafton Street, from the album Safe trip Home is dedicated to her late father William. The singer has fond memories of  her Irish father who would often sing Irish songs to her. Grafton Street features in the traditional Irish song On

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Driving down Grafton Street, Dublin in 1976

By at May 5, 2013 | 10:12 am | 0 Comment

Once upon a time you could drive down Dublin's Grafton Street, but that was before they pedestrianised it in the mid 1980's. Today you will only see Garda cars and security cash vans driving on Grafton Street and early weekday mornings you'll see delivery vans and waste collection vehicles. Here is a nice piece short film of doing just that - Driving down Grafton

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Grafton Street is Dripping in Diamonds

By at May 2, 2013 | 3:42 pm | 0 Comment

If you are looking for a jeweller in Dublin, Grafton Street is the place you must visit. Whether you are treating yourself, buying a gift, or purchasing the perfect engagement ring for that special someone, the selection of exquisite jewellers on Grafton Street ensures that you will find the perfect piece of jewellery you are searching for. When writing about jewellery

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St. Stephen’s Green, a Place of Beauty and History

By at May 2, 2013 | 10:40 am | 0 Comment

At the top of Grafton Street lies an idyllic escape from the noise and crowds of the city centre, the 22 acre St. Stephen’s Green park is filled with lush gardens, beautiful flower beds and a variety of sculptures and monuments. Having been enclosed in the seventeenth century the current formation of St. Stephen’s Green dates back to the year 1880. The Victorian park

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Fashion on Grafton Street

By at April 25, 2013 | 2:45 pm | 0 Comment

Grafton Street is the perfect location for shopping, with a wide variety of fashion stores catering for both those looking for designer labels and shoppers who want the best of high street fashion. Men, women and children will have no trouble finding what they are searching for in one of the many retail and department stores that line Dublin’s premier shopping

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The History of Grafton Street, 1708 – Today

By at April 25, 2013 | 2:36 pm | 0 Comment

Grafton Street was established in 1708 by the Dawson’s, a wealthy Dublin family. The street was named after Henry Fitzroy, the first Duke of Grafton. It began as a residential street which was a popular address among Dublin’s more affluent citizens during the eighteenth century. In 1758 the famous Whytes Academy was established, an English Grammar School. Many

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Do you know the Pigeon Man?

By at April 24, 2013 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

Grafton Street is renowned for its creative and entertaining street performers. One of Grafton Street's best known performers is the living statue known as the 'Pigeon Man' who delights and intrigues the people on Grafton Street with his ability to attract pigeons down from the surrounding rooftops to land on him. This short film gives a personal insight into the life

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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.