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My Dublin: Cat Doran

9th October 2018

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How would you summarise Dublin?

Dublin is probably one of the friendliest cities I’ve been in. It’s noisy and crazy busy but still so warm and welcoming to anybody who visits. It’s colourful and bright and full to the brim with good music and talent.

Do you remember the first gig you saw in the city?

I do! It was actually when I was around 15, I saw George Ezra live with the support of Rae Morris in The Academy… fantastic gig.

And the last?

The last gig I went to was actually last night – a jazz group played in Arthur’s bar on Thomas street. It was lovely to see something a bit different. I really enjoyed it!

If you had someone visiting for 24 hours, where would you take them?

That’s a really tough question because there’s so much to do. But, I’m really into art, so I would take them to the national gallery of Ireland. I’d also go on the Viking splash tour because it’s a great laugh. Then maybe to the zoo and try to squeeze in a show at The Abbey Theatre too!
By night I would bring them to one of my favourite restaurants and then most definitely The George for a great night out!

The best for…

A quick pint? The Fourth Corner.
A night out? The George.
To see new music? East Side Tavern.
Grab a coffee? Granthams.
Brunch? Brother Hubbard/ Herb Street.
Dinner? Brother Hubbard.
Takeaway? Burdocks.
Venue? The Academy.
Taking a time out? St.Stephen’s Green (with coffee and a donut of course).
Clothes shopping? Henry Street.
Vinyl shop? The secret vinyl shop (don’t ask me where, it’s a secret).
See? The docks are beautiful and also Phoenix Park.

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