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7 Refreshing Strolls In And Around Dublin That Will Clear Your Head

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Written by Alana Laverty | Lovin Dublin

If everything is slightly fuzzy after last night then you’re probably well in need of a walk.

A good ould stretch of the legs and about 500 breaths of fresh air.

You’ll be right as rain and ready to go right back out and hit the town again tonight.

Here are some wonderful strolls around Dublin to clear the head. Go on.

1. The Great South Wall walk
The beauty of walking The Great South Wall all the way out to Poolbeg Lighthouse is that it’s quite close to the city center, so there’s no need to drive for half an hour in order to get a bit of well-needed fresh air.

Ideal.

2. Howth Head walk
This walk is stunning. Come rain, hail or shine you’re always guaranteed breathless beauty along the cliffs of Howth. And the freshest air going.

Pack a picnic, grab the dog and have an adventure in one of the most gorge places in Dublin.

3. Skerries seafront trail
This divine walk will take you along the seafront and through the main street.

Stunning views, fresh sea air and a bitta exercise?

A Saturday well spent.


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4. The Dublin Mountains
Wow.

These mountains are right on our doorstep so you really have no excuses not to give them a go.

The most scenic views come from a bird’s eye position, and that’s exactly what you’ll get on Dublin’s mountains.


5. The Phoenix Park
Always a winner in my eyes, and not just for proximity, The Phoenix Park has gorge green scenes for miles.

And miles. And miles.

Go get lost in our city’s largest park, follow the deer, breathe that fresh air and forget what time it is.


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6. The Bray to Greystones walk
This walk takes you from Bray to Greystones along the stunning coastal path.

It’s about 7km one way and will take roughly two hours. And sure if you’re knackered just take the DART back. Not that we would do that…

7. Ticknock walk
Not only does Ticknock boast some of the best views of the city – but it’s also home to some super-interesting human heritage if you’re into that sort of thing.

And most importantly fresh, fresh air.


1, 2, 3…
Breathe.

(English) Free Yoga Classes in Merrion Square Every Monday

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Written by Kiara Keane | Lovin Dublin

Now this sounds like the perfect way to unwind at the start of a new week.

Free yoga classes are running every Monday in Merrion Square again this summer after their huge success last year.

The classes are provided by Camile takeaway in partnership with Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership, and the best part is that they’re completely free.

They’ll be running every Monday evening until August 19, from 6.15pm to 7pm, with certified yoga instructor Veronica Vincenzi.

All levels are welcome to join and 60 mats are provided, though people are encouraged to bring their own in case class numbers go over.

You can find more information on the Eventbrite page here.

Ireland’s First Rooftop Cinema Is Coming To Dublin For The Summer

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Written by Kiara Keane | Lovin Dublin

Is there anything better than an outdoor cinema in summer? Well, yes – a rooftop cinema in summer.

 

The guys over at Jam Park in Swords have announced a great line up of films as part of their ScreenYard series and you definitely won’t want to miss it.

 

Starting with a screening of none other than Independence Day on July 4 (of course), the cinema on their rooftop terrace will be showing plenty of cult classics until the beginning of September.

 

Take a look at the summer schedule here:

Independence Day – July 4
Pulp Fiction – July 14
This Is Spinal Tap – July 28
Fight Club – August 11
The Big Lebowski – August 25
Jaws – September 1

And as the weather starts to turn colder, Jam Park will move the screenings indoor into their Main Room from September 19 onwards.

You can find more information about Jam Park’s schedule of events on their website here.

Garda cars were given a makeover for ride parade

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Written by Harry Brent | The Irish Post

DUBLIN’S PRIDE FESTIVAL begins on June 20 and to celebrate, some garda cars have been given a makeover to show their support.

A photo posted by Garda Info to Twitter this morning showed a couple of Garda squad cars fully kitted out with pride colours decorating the outside.

The rainbow colours are emblazoned on the back of the two vehicles while the traditional yellow and blue stripes have also been replaced for the occasion.

The announcement comes after news that uniformed gardai will officially take part in the parade for the very first time.

7,000 people are expected to take to the streets for the Pride March on June 29.

The march will start at the Garden of Remembrance and will end with a free outdoor event at Merrion Square.

 

Festival Of Light Is Coming To Dundrum Town Centre

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Written by Alan Fisher | Lovin Dublin

Dundrum Town Centre is set to shine even brighter this month with the fantastically beautiful and very “instagrammable” installation of light and art.
The Festival of Light arrives on Friday, March 22 and will be there until Sunday, March 31 open daily from 6pm-10pm.

The breathtaking experience will transform Dundrum Town Square into a dazzling, multi-sensory experience with a series of three interactive light installations designed to surprise and delight visitors, who are free to interact, play and photograph the installations.

The best part is that there is a chance of winning a €1,000 Dundrum Town Centre Gift Card.

Anyone who shares their photos from the Festival of Light on Instagram using the #DundrumFOL will be in with the chance to win.

To celebrate the arrival of the installation, Dundrum Town Centre is hosting a celebrity battle on Friday, March 22 at 6.30pm to kick off the festival in style.

The event will be centred around the Lightbattle X installation, which consists of two sets of five bicycles facing each other, where pedal power fuels beams of light.

Marty Guilfoyle, radio personality, will MC a series of light battles on the night, led with a surprise celebrity battle.

Aside from the Lightbattle X piece, the festival installations include Wave which consists of some 500 individual suspended orbs, brought to life through light and sound to create a walkthrough immersive experience reminiscent of the ocean and Control No Control which is an interactive LED sculpture that invites the audience to use their hands and body to act on its sound and graphics.

If you want more information about the Festival, click here.

The Top 10 Bags Of Chips In Dublin

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written by Eadaoin Fitzmaurice | Lovin Dublin

The weekend is fast approaching and the main thing on our bucket list is a steamy bag of fluffy chipper chips of a Friday evening.
Laced with salt and vinegar, of course.

Chipper chips are a nationally treasured dish and one of the most debated delicacies around. I’m pretty sure that everyone truly believes that their local is the best chipper in the country.

There are so many deadly spots but here is our top ten:

(In no particular order – we’ll leave that bit up to you!)

1. Leo Burdock

Burdock’s is one of the oldest chippers in the country and it’s been around for over 100 years.

It’s a favourite among Dubliners and has also been visited by some big names such as Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Tom Cruise.

2. Borza

There’s quite a few Borza’s around Dublin but the best of all can be found in Walkinstown.

This one must be tried (and fried).

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3. Teo’s Take Away

A guilty pleasure ideal for cheat night.

Big fat chips, that’s what we want.


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4. Beshoff Bros

The sun is starting to come out which means spring has sprung. It’s no longer so bitterly cold that you can’t leave the house without a million layers on.

One of the best ways to spend a sunny weekend is to walk along the Clontarf coastline and stop off for a bag of chips at Beshoff Bros.

The dream tbh.

5. The Golden Chip

A classic Dublin chipper in Phibsborough with a vintage charm.

There are no frills here, it’s simple and effective – a chip shop that serves a good awl bag of oily chips.

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6. Chipmongers

Chipmongers is my local so of course, I think it’s a winner.

The chips are always medium cut, full of flavour and the perfect mixture between soft and crispy. An ideal treat for a Friday evening after a tough week in work.

7. Say Fish

Say Fish really do make fantastic chips.

You’ll often see them on Dun Laoghaire Pier, at food markets and festivals. They season their chips differently to your usual chipper. Portions are small so make sure to order two if you’re MARVIN.

8. Romayo’s

A traditional, family-run, Italian chip shop that’s been around for over 50 years.

The food is made fresh and served quickly.

A bag of chips will cost €3.20.

9. McGuinness

You might not recognise this name straight away but I guarantee you you’ve tried a bag of chips from this place at least once in your life.

McGuinness can be found on Camden Street (right beside Babylon) and it’s a hotspot for a bag of chips after a night out on the town. I myself have never tried the chips from here sober but when I’m drunk I swear by them.

They also have vegan options and I can only imagine how difficult it can be for vegans to find food after a night out, so that’s a major plus.

Such a spot and great value – a bag of chips, a can and a pizza slice for €5.50? Sound.

10. Henry And Rose

Bray is basically Dublin, right?

These chips are savage.

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We apologise in advance for making you crave a bag of chips for dins tonight!

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Dublin Is In The Top “Healthiest Cities In The World To Visit”

By | Dublin, News | 2 Comments
Written by Darragh Berry | Lovin Dublin

Great news, Dubliners.

The Capital has just been ranked in the top 25% in a brand new survey by Travel Supermarket Survey.

Dublin came 22nd place in the rankings of the ‘Healthiest Cities in the World to visit’.

The survey took several factors into consideration like “a number of factors, ranging from health food shops and vegan option restaurants to green space and sunlight hours to reveal the world’s healthiest cities.

Dublin beat other cities such as LA, Amsterdam and Rome in the top 100 healthiest cities list.

We got a rating of 19.1/100 and the website said about the place that:

Some of the biggest attractions in Dublin include the Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle which are in the heart of the historic city.

If you’re looking to stay fit and healthy on your trip there are also 56 health food shops and an impressive 528 vegan option restaurants.

Paris came out on top with a rating of 61.9/100.

You can find the full list here.

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