Anyone familiar with Dublin here ?

Started Oct 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Anyone familiar with Dublin here ?
In reply to guinness2, Oct 21, 2012

As mojorisn points out, there are cool things to see and shoot all over the city center. In addition, here are some of my favourites:

A walk along Grand Canal (20-minute walk from city center) can provide interesting photo opportunities, it has a series of picturesque locks with little waterfalls. If you are lucky, you can see a barge passing through them.

If you are into architecture photography, lots of period houses in the Merrion Square area, with the iconic Dublin bright-colored doors. If the weather is fair, there would be an artists' exhibition along the perimeter during the weekend (ask for permission before taking photos).

A bit out of the city, accessible by DART, are Bray in the south and Howth in the north. In Bray you can enjoy a beach walk, climb the Bray Head (somewhat physically demanding but offers great views of Irish Sea and Dublin Mountains), or take a nice cliff walk to Greystones (last DART station on the line). Howth is a small harbor with lots of fishing boats, a lighthouse, good seafood in surrounding pubs and restaurants and some nice marked trails.

The quays along the Liffey provide some nice night shot opportunities: The Custom House, Samuel Beckett's Bridge, Convention Center, etc. Pedestrian Sean O'Casey bridge is a good place to take some night-time cityscapes.

If you have access to a car, there are plenty of places of interest within an hour drive from Dublin: Glendalough,  neolithic tombs of Boyne Valley (Newgrange is the most famous one), Monasterboice, Mellifont Abbey, Hill of Tara, to name just a few.

Bringing rain protection for yourself and gear is highly recommended :-).

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