Day 3 in Dublin
Take a ride on a bike!
You do not know in depth a city if you do not visit at least one of its squares, because namely here you can feel how the life is flowing and analyze the locals’ behavior. That is why, start the last day of your 3-day itinerary in Dublin on one of the finest square of those five Georgian squares from the Irish capital – the Merrion Square. Some time ago, Merrion Square was a fashionable address for politicians, lawyers, doctors and writers. Now, it is a great place for recreation and exploration.
Ride to St. Stephen Green – the largest park in Dublin. The current scene of the park was designed by William Sheppard. One of the most unusual aspects of this green area is a garden full of aromatic flowers for blind people, where plants are labeled in Braille. Also, there are several lakes in the park, where you can feed ducks and observe another water birds. The park is dimmed with statues and monuments, some of the most notable being the Three Fates statue, the bust of James Joyce, a statue of Robert Emmet and other.
Docklands Quarter should not be missed, in particularly by tech-lovers. The place called “Silicon Docks” may arise your curiosity, as it is Dublin’s Tech Quarter, located in the Grand Canal Dock area. In comparison with the other parts of the city which we visited till now, it is much more developed and modern, as it serves as house for the global giants such as Google, Facebook, Accenture and Twitter.
In the evening, visit O’Connell Street – Dublin’s main thoroughfare. It is 500 meters long and is probably the widest street on which you have walked while being in the Irish capital. The street’s layout is simple, but elegant, featuring here and there monuments and statues to various Irish political leaders. An ideal place to end your Dublin adventure!