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U2 and the Grand Canal Dock

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U2 and the Grand Canal Dock

By means of tides, locks and the city’s topography, the Grand Canal, the Dodder and the Liffey come together in this once semi-derelict part of the city, yet it’s just beyond the buzzing Grand Canal Dock, known lately – and rather ambitiously – as the ‘Silicon Docks’. It’s here at Grand Canal Dock that the […]

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Praise from Der Spiegel

Filed in Culture by on February 22, 2016 0 Comments
Praise from Der Spiegel

A Californian family enjoying the See Dublin by Bike ‘U2’s Dublin’ tour in 2015. The following is from Der Spiegel online. Praise for See Dublin by Bike’s ‘U2’s Dublin’ tour “Wir sind eine irische Band. Wir kommen aus Dublin City, Irland …”, mit diesen Worten begrüßte U2-Frontsänger Bono das Publikum beim weltbewegenden Live-Aid-Konzert 1985. Heute […]

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The Dodder by bike

Filed in Culture by on December 15, 2015 1 Comment
The Dodder by bike

On See Dublin by Bike’s Private and Custom tours, you could take a spin along the Dodder river, starting at Cumberland Lock, next to the Liffey in the South Docklands. This cycle begins at sea level and ends at the Pearse Museum, in Rathfarnham, once the home and school premises of Pádraig Pearse, one of […]

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Dublin Castle

Filed in Culture by on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle – at the heart of Irish history, is the nearest thing Dublin has to a palace. It was the seat of English power in Ireland for over seven centuries, beginning with the Norman conquest in 1170. By order of King John in 1204, a castle was built here. It remained the centre of the colonial […]

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Bike Tips: Avoiding Punctures

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Bike Tips: Avoiding Punctures

There’s nothing as frustrating as a puncture. But, what was once a regular occurrence can now be made a rarity. We at See Dublin by Bike can advise you. Firstly, choice of tyres: Manufacturers like Schwalbe and Continental make a range of puncture resistant tyres. These have an internal protective layer that prevents sharp objects […]

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A Yeats Home

Filed in Literature by on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
A Yeats Home

82, Merrion Square, Dublin 2, a Yeats home. Yeats was a Dubliner. Though he had his tower in County Galway and associations with the big houses of Coole Park and Lissadel, William Butler Yeats was born in Sandymount. ‘Writer, dramatist, founder of the Abbey Theatre, and the greatest modern poet writing in English’, is how […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air – by Bike

Filed in Culture by on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
A Breath of Fresh Air – by Bike

Filter Ireland’s campaign is ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’. At See Dublin by Bike, we add: A Breath of Fresh Air – by Bike That’s how it can be described; a breath of fresh air – in more ways than one. Dublin has a charm all of its own. It’s a bustling city, but fresh […]

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The Great Diving Bell

Filed in Culture by on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
The Great Diving Bell

This is one of Dublin’s achievements in the world of engineering – the Great Diving Bell. This is how it looks after its 21st-century tourist-friendly makeover. It now has a small interpretive centre underneath it, which was opened in the summer of 2015. The Diving Bell, invented by the port engineer, Bindon Blood Stoney, was built in 1860 […]

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The Beckett Bridge – how original?

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The Beckett Bridge – how original?

The Beckett Bridge is one of the most dramatic sights on the river Liffey. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, as is the James Joyce bridge further upstream, it’s dedicated to Samuel Beckett. The bridge is supported by 31 cable stays, with the decking providing four traffic and two pedestrian lanes. It is also capable of opening through an angle of […]

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Imagining the 1916 Rebellion

Filed in Culture by on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Imagining the 1916 Rebellion

Imaging the 1916 Rebellion. This dramatic picture, taken in October 2015 from the top of the GPO by Kieran Slyne, could have been taken, except for a couple of small details, in April 1916 as the rebellion began. Mercury stands as he had since the building was completed in 1818, a symbol of trust in […]

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