Thursday, 24 November 2016

7 Days…in winter

Neil Leslie

Winter arrived in Dublin with an icy blast this week.  But as the temperatures plummet to zero we’ve got some tips to keep the winter chills at bay in the city during the next 7 days.

Go to the Dogs, and get a selfie with Sam….

Meet Sam Maguire at Shelbourne Park's Dubs at the Dogs.  Credit IGB

If you’re a visitor in the city this weekend you can take a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the capitals’ favourite current residents – the Sam Maguire.
As locals know the iconic trophy is presented every year to the GAA’s All-Ireland football champions.  In 2016 the ‘Dubs’ as they are known in the city won the Sam for the second year running.

Mostly the trophy spends the winter visiting the city’s GAA clubs but this Friday 25th November  it will be on display at Dublin’s greyhound racing stadium Shelbourne Park for one night only. 
For just €10 at the door you can go and have your picture taken with the famous trophy – and the entire Dublin football team!  The evening is a fundraiser for the team holiday and is the best opportunity for fans and the curious visitor to get close to the ‘Boys in Blue’.

Get to Shelbourne Park for selfies with iconic silverware. Credit Neil Leslie 

7 Days in Dublin was at the inaugural event last year and it’s a selfie and autograph hunter’s dream.    And you can enjoy a night’s great greyhound racing.  Doors open at 6pm and first race at 7.40pm

Experience the warm spirit of Dublin…

Teeling in the year.  City's newest distillery celebrates 1st birthday,  CreditTeeling

With forecasts for below freezing in the coming week why not get some heat into your bones and discover Dublin’s only working distillery.  Teeling Distillery in the heart of the city’s historic Liberties district is one of the capital’s newest attractions.  Be a part of the new Irish whiskey boom sweeping the streets and after a tasting you’ll be feeling no cold and no pain. 

  Dublin's only working distillery.  Credit


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Bailey


Robert Joyce

"The light music of whiskey falling into a glass - an agreeable interlude"- James Joyce

Since the 1800's The Bailey has been offering a sanctuary in the city. The ideal location to recharge the batteries and watch the world go by. The Bailey is a contemporary bar which fares popular with the locals. It offers warmth with plush interiors and a heated outdoor terrace. Ideal for a quick lunch or evening drinks.

The place tends to get busier in the evenings popular for after work drinks where you can watch shoppers passing by.

Check out some of our favourites from the chic bar...

Latte Served with Biscotti - €2.95

Ideal for a recharge, decent Wifi Available and amble table space allowing for a productive environment. 

Fried Scampi Served with Chips or Salad €12.00

Fresh Scampi, Goes down well with a pint of Guinness. Served with Tartare Sauce, fresh salad or chips. 

Smoked Salmon on Guinness Bread - €10.00

a Filling snack, fresh Guinness Bread served with a plentiful amount of chips and salad.

"Good things come to those who wait" - I love the Guinness here, they wait the recommended 119.5 seconds as recommended resulting in a creamy smooth velvety head. I would recommend their craft beers as well, O'Hara's a decent IPA with a Hoppy Content. -  Robert 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Temple Bar at Night

7 Days in Dublin is a new blog showcasing the best of what the city has to offer to both visitors and locals in the week ahead.  We have acquired a comprehensive digital marketing strategy and plan to launch the blog.  
The content includes recommendations for entertainment, cultural, family and sporting events, guides to places to eat and drink, listings of events and recommended trips, landmarks and other must see/must do activities in Dublin.
Our tone is that of an informed insider, helping both tourists and locals get more out of their leisure time in the city over the next week.  It is more offbeat than traditional tourist guide sites and invites tips from users.  The blog will strongly feature picture and video content and this should form part of the marketing strategy.