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Tourist Information

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DSG's postgrads recommend:


  • "For the Irish pub experience, be sure to try:
  • "Beggar's Bush in Ballsbridge is supposed to have the best Guiness (though all pubs probably claim this)."
  • "The Dawson Lounge on Dawson Street is supposedly Dublin's smallest pub."
  • "Brazen Head in Christchurch is supposedly Dublin's oldest pub."
  • "Big screen in Sinnotts pub off Stephen's Green for the Euro 08 matches."
  • "This is a list of well respected, old-style Dublin pubs (traditional Dublin pubs that have a long history)."
  • "Café en Seine 39 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. This popular large café/bar is known for its art-nouveau décor. It comes to life in the evening with locals enjoying the after work music and lively atmosphere. Expensive in comparison to other Dublin pubs, but highly recommended."
  • "Whelans 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2. One of Dublin’s best known venues for live music. No modern frills are to be found, but aren’t required if a good pint and music is what you’re looking for."
  • "Oliver St.John Gogartys, 58/59 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Situated in the centre of Temple Bar this pub caters for visitors who wish to experience some live traditional Irish music. Great atmosphere and worth a visit for all visitors to Ireland."
  • "Porterhouse, 6-18 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This brewery serves hundreds of beers from all over the world. Coupled with a good mix of locals and live music, this pub delivers every night of the week and serves good food. Sister pub on Nassau St also serves good food but does not provide live music every night."


  • "I was in Mermaid Cafe on Dame Street recently for a meal and I would highly recommend it. The food and ambience was excellent. It's an informal setting (though the prices are not cheap ~€25+ for main course) and would be excellent for a group as there are lovely long chunky tables. Be sure to book in advance."
  • "Gruel on Dame Street - Nice place that serves tasty food."
  • "Cafe Bar Deli on George's Street - Italian place with very good salads and pizzas (good value too)."
  • "Yamamori Noodles on Georges Street - Japanese restaurant with nice food."
  • "Locks, Portobello. Head chef is the ex-sous chef from Chapter One; dry-aged steak with bernaise sauce is magnificent; fois gras parfait starter is unbelievably good; friendly atmosphere and happy staff. It's the sort of place you take the girlfriend's parents."
  • "Jacob's Ladder, Nassau Street. Exceptionally great food, tasting menu is the best hour and a half you'll ever spend eating, but if you've a large group, book well in advance. Formal sort of a place, don't ask them to put a birthday candle in the creme brulee."
  • "Acapulco, George's Street. Tex-mex and margaritas. For the postgrads ;)"
  • "Carluccios, Dawson St. Italian. New, fun atmosphere, great food (excellent risotto, one of only two places that does insalata di mozzerella properly, very good venison ravioli. Also one of the better coffee shops in Dublin. And if you need a scooter, there's a vespa on the menu, which you just have to give bonus points for."
  • "Zaytoon, Camden St/ 14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This self-service restaurant is popular for its great Persian cusine catering for all with kebabs, fish and vegetarian dishes served along with extras of hummus and home made bread. Reasonably priced, its popular late at night with locals."

Traditional Music (Sessions)

  • "The Cobblestone in Smithfield Square (every night)."
  • "Hughes behind the Four Courts (beside the Luas line) (every night but apparently best at the weekends)."
  • "Oliver John St. Gogarty's in town also but there have been incidents of pickpocketing of tourists in there."

Late Pubs/Clubs

  • "Dandelion, Stephens Green, Dublin 2 (Open until 2.30am). One of Dublins largest clubs. Over 2 floors."
  • "Dicey Reillys, Russel Court Hotel, Harcourt St, Dublin 2. Dublins best beer garden. Various dancefloors indoors and out.
  • "O’Dwyers/Howl At The Moon, Mount St Lower, Dublin 2 (Open until 3am). Impressive 4 floor bar with club on the lower ground floor. Great mix of music.
Dates & News

Workshop proposals
March 1, 2008

Paper registration
March 8, 2008

Paper submission
March 15, 2008
11:59 PM EST

March 20, 2008
11:59 PM EST

Notification of acceptance
May 4, 2008

Camera-ready version
May 18, 2008
May 25, 2008

Conference dates
July 21-25, 2008