. . . and a great way to spend your Sunday.

Sat, May 18, 2013, 03:00

1. A date with D8
Take the Liberties Historical Walking Tour and brush up on the woollen district.


2. Memory lane
See a chandelier repaired or just do some antiques window-shopping along our own mini-Notting Hill, Francis Street.


3. Bibi king for brunch
Brunch time in Bibi’s means Turkish eggs and pan-toasted sambos. Go refuel on Emorville Avenue and visit its sister boutique right next door. bibis.ie


4. Historical setting
The Irish Jewish Museum on Walworth Street is set to expand soon – there’s something charming about its more cramped current quarters though, visit before it’s too late. jewishmuseum.ie


5. Bretzel bagels
Pick up a bagel from the Bretzel Bakery on Lennox Street, and share half of it with the ducks on the steps of Portobello College. bretzel.ie

6. Shaw thing
George Bernard Shaw’s birthplace may be closed until further notice, but his namesake pub on Richmond Street is alive and kicking. Its 12 Sundays series is the epitome of chill out.


7. Art house
Dublin Contemporary is long gone, but modern art is still at home in the National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace. Check out the next generation of European artists at the Imma off-site exhibition.


8. What’s in season?
Find out at the much-loved modern bistro the Camden Kitchen in the remarkable old Camden Market building.


9. And so to Anseo
On a street of infinite pub options, Anseo is sometimes forgotten – super bar staff, mellow music and dim lighting make it one of the best on Camden Street.


10. Pack it up
You’ve got work tomorrow. O kay, okay. One more pint. Do a lucky dip from Wexford Street’s Against the Grain selection. Then, to bed with you.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
If you’re bored of walking through Dublin by now, you’re doing it wrong. It’s true that our capital gets the motorist/pedestrian balance wrong in terms of urban planning, but if three-minute waits at traffic lights get you down, take a longcut. Find the city’s smelliest street, cut across a park you’ve never been through, or keep your eyes on the city’s stranger focal points. You don’t need to take a plane to be a tourist.
Honourable mentions: Dublin Bikes, the Luas, rickshaws, barges, the bus

Most street markets or car-boot sales risk gentrification from middle-class magpie culture. The Dublin Flea cottoned on to the trend for jumble sales tailored for the creative class in the wake of the loved Bernard Shaw car-boot sale’s demise, and now turns Newmarket’s Co-Op into Dublin’s monthly Mauerpark (complete with falafel). You won’t necessarily find a trove of gold at this hipster agora, but the buzz from midday on makes it worth combing through boxes and boxes of the same second-hand VHS tapes time and again.Honourable mentions: Dame Lane on Saturday nights, Meeting House Square outdoor film s, The Cobblestone on Sunday afternoons

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