Grafton St, Dublin
Grafton Street is one of the two principal shopping streets in Dublin city centre and it merges St Stephen's Green in the south with College Green in the north. A shopper's paradise, Grafton St is a very fashionable and mainly pedestrianised street and lays claim to being the busiest shopping street in Ireland.
The only part of the street not pedestrianised is the short stretch between Nassau Street and College Green. There are two notable Dublin landmarks on this section, the 18th century Trinity College Provost's House and the late 20th century statue of an iconic figure of Dublin, Molly Malone, which has become a popular Dublin meeting place. There is also a life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott off Grafton Street near the Stephen's Green end.
Most of Dublin's top cultural and visitor attractions are within easy reach of Grafton St. Dail Eireann (home of the Irish Government), Trinity College (where the Book of Kells is located), the Dublin Civic Museum, the Mansion House, The National Library and the National Museum are all a short walk away from Grafton St.
Every day Grafton St is awash with a variety of talented buskers, mime artists, poets and comics, performing and entertaining the crowds along the street. Only a short stroll away is Stephens Green, a beautiful park to wander around for a while, or sit and relax after a day's shopping.
There are plenty of excellent hotels to choose from in and around the Grafton Street area and accommodation is of a high standard with plenty of variety suitable for all ages and budgets.
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