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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Visit our Genealogy Butler to trace your Irish ancestry.

Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1824, The Shelbourne Dublin is a historic hotel in the truest sense of the word. Within these walls, literary masterpieces were written, the Irish constitution was drafted, and some of the most famous names in European history rested their heads. Now, all of this history comes complete with the impeccable service and beautiful design you’d expect from a Renaissance hotel. With an incredible array of world-class dining options and the renowned Horseshoe Bar, you’ll never lack somewhere to eat or drink. Although we’re a landmark in our own right, we’re also on the doorstep of many of Dublin’s must-see attractions, and friendly local Navigator Eamonn will guide you through the best of them. He can also tell you where to find the perfect pint of Guinness!

The amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC Fragrance
  • Flat-Screen HDTVs
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Services
  • Multi-Cultural Cuisine
  • Valet Dry-Cleaning
Full hotel details

George's Street Arcade

This 19th-century Victorian shopping arcade is one of Europe's oldest. Explore its charming alleys for art, antiques and souvenirs.
George's Street Arcade is a jewel in the heart of Dublin. Established in 1881, it is one of the oldest shopping arcades in Ireland. The old-world charm of its Victorian architecture blends with the modernity of its city center location. Explore over 50 independent boutiques and cafes that are teeming with clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry, art, antiques and collectibles. Visit the food stands for local specialties and produce.
Address:South Great George's Street, Dublin
phone:+353 1 283 6077

Wall and Keogh

Take a break and head to this tea and coffee house for a soothing pot of their homemade chai that pairs perfectly with a fresh scone.
Sit down on one of Wall and Keogh's leather armchairs and enjoy some good conversation and a pot of tea. They carry 150 varieties of loose leaf teas from around the world. If you like a particular variety, you can buy some to take home with you. For coffee drinkers, the uses single-origin beans to create delicious lattes and more. Their menu of sandwiches, soups, sushi, and baked goods has plenty of options for those with gluten sensitivities.
Address:45 Richmond Street South, Dublin
phone:+353 1 475 9052

The Old Spot

This old-school Irish gastropub is high on Guinness and local whiskey paired with classic dishes like homemade pie and black pudding boudin.
The Old Spot is a traditional Irish gastropub with a modern flair. Its rustic decor of antiques, vintage books and portraits lend an old-world charm to the place contrasted by picture-perfect contemporary dishes. Specialties on the menu include the pressed lamb shoulder with confit garlic potatoes, cheeseburger, oven roast cod with mash, and Ed Hicks smoked ham & foie gras terrine. They offer an unrivaled list of spirits including craft beer, Irish and American whiskey, Italian and French wine, and handcrafted cocktails.
Address:14 Bath Avenue, Dublin
phone:+353 1 660 5599

Rhinestone Jewellers

Browse flashy vintage jewels here. Their selection is well-curated and fun to shop!
This lovely jewelers shop in Dublin specializes in unique, one of a kind vintage and antique pieces. Rhinestones carries a bevvy or ornate, gaudy and flashy pieces that are bound to catch your eye. Costume jewels, Venetian, Hollywood glamour, and Bohemian styles can all be found here. Best of all, the professional and knowledgeable staff can tell you everything about each piece, such as its origins, the age, and which country it came from. 
Address:18 St Andrews Street, Dublin
phone:+44 353 1 679 0759
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Irish Whiskey Museum

A visit to Dublin wouldn't be complete without a trip to this whiskey museum.
Learn about the history of Irish Whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Museum, located across from Trinity College. Here's you'll get a feel for the role the famous drink has played in the country's history. With modern amenities and displays, it's a great stop while in Dublin. Get a tour of the museum and enjoy a tasting of three fine whiskeys at the end. 
Address:119 Grafton Street, Dublin, 2
phone:+353 1 525 0970

Metro Cafe

This cafe is a brunch favorite for its café au lait, ham croissants, corned beef hash and summer patio.
Metro Cafe is a cross between French bistro and Irish cafe. Designed with charming leather booths, lamps and chalkboards with inspirational quotes, this eatery is bustling indoors and out on its patio. Specialties on the menu include the bangers and mash, cheese and tomato croissant, sausage sandwich, meatball sandwich and beef stew. Complement your meal with a cappuccino or glass of wine.
Address:43 South William Street, Dublin
phone:+353 1 679 4515


Pop in for a margarita and some tacos. Visiting Dublin's 777 eatery is like be transported to Mexico City.
777 is the place to go in Dublin for a well-made margarita and exceptional Mexican cuisine. This restaurant brings the flavors of Mexico City to Ireland with dishes like the blackened shrimp tacos, butternut squash enchiladas, and pig's head carnitas. The restaurant creates a trendy, artsy atmosphere with custom murals on the walls. 
Address:7 South Great George's Street, Dublin
phone:+353 1 425 4052

The Design House

Find unique souvenirs made by local artisans at this charming Irish shop. Bring home a one-of-a-kind necklace or cozy scarf.
The Design House is an innovative retail space dedicated to selling and displaying art, jewelry, and fashion items made by local artists and designers. The Design House carries everything from hats, shoes, dresses, aprons, and earrings to paintings, candles, tote bags, cuff links, and cake stands. If you're looking for a truly unique piece of clothing or work of art, The Design House is sure to have the perfect quirky, charming item.  
Address:43 Dawson Street, Dublin, 2
phone:+44 353 1 649 9283

Old World New

Come peruse their collection of unique items, which includes both antiques and vintage finds.
For all those who love collectibles or are looking out for unique gifting options, the Old World New is the ideal place to be! It offers a wide array of themed accessories, special cards, unique gifts and home wares. The shop offers a customer friendly ambiance and houses rare items. It is one of the best gifting stores in the city and has gifts for every occasion! 
Address:12 Crown Alley, Nassau Street, Dublin
phone:+353 87 178 4747
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RHA Gallagher Gallery

One of the most prestigious establishments for visual arts in Ireland, this academy is a canvas for thought-provoking art exhibitions.
The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Gallagher Gallery is one of the most esteemed institutions for visual arts in Ireland. Located in the heart of the city, within a short distance from several prestigious landmarks, this artist-oriented gallery is a must visit. It is home to five exhibition spaces that showcase an array of established as well as emerging artists. Take a guided tour and explore the fine and contemporary art.
Address:15 Ely Place, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
phone:+353 1 661 2558

JJ Smyths

With a history stretching back to the 1730s, JJ Smyths is still the premier place for jazz and blues in Dublin.
Occupying a building dating back to the 18th Century, JJ Smyth's continues to make history with its packed schedule of live jazz and blues performances. While the building played host to a grocery store and even the birth of Irish poet Thomas Moore, it now is the site of this locally loved family-owned music venue. The bar still retains all the charm of its historic past, a lovely example of the dark wood accents of a typical pub and the convivial banter from its patrons therein. 
Address:12 Aungier Street, Dublin, 2
phone:+353 1 475 2565
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This casual eatery brings fast-paced Mexican dining to Dublin with its fresh burritos, tacos and fajitas which pair well with Bohemia beer.
The city's first burrito bar, Boojum's commitment to quality ingredients and home-style cooking have Dubliners frequenting it in droves. Stop by here to savor their delightful Latin creations that burst with bold flavors and textures. Their burritos - filled with tender shredded pork, beef or chicken with cilantro-lime rice and black beans - are ideal for a quick bite, while their delicious salads and barbacoa bowls are a healthier choice for weight-watchers. Arguably serving some of the best Mexican food in the city, this is a great place for a simple, yet flavorful meal.
Address:Millennium Walkway, Dublin
phone:+353 1 872 9499
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