Dublin the gritty city on show in ‘This City’s Got Love’ video

Klaw Poke, the Stella and the Gravediggers star in ‘Dublin of the everyday’ film

A new promotional video celebrates the heartbeat of Dublin, promising that people "will fall head over heels for the city." Video: Visit Dublin

 

Fáilte Ireland, the national tourist agency, has released a video promoting Dublin, entitled This City’s Got Love, highlighting restaurants, pubs, clubs, shops, parks, street signs, activities and more in the city.

The new mini-film aims to make viewers think of Dublin anew and to embrace all that is elegant and gritty, old and new, well-known and off-the-beaten track.

The title is the message from the soundtrack accompanying the footage, a track from Dublin-based electro-pop duo, Le Boom.

The video was directed by Yousef Eldin, who ran Dublin’s underground Mongrel magazine and worked with Vice, and produced by In the Company of Huskies, a creative agency based in Dublin, with help from Butter Films. 

Overlooking the bay
Overlooking the bay

Here is a selection of places captured in the film:

Eating out
In Dublin’s restaurant and cafe scene, you can experience sophisticated dining at Forest Avenue, seafood at Klaw Poke and street food at the Eat Yard at the Bernard Shaw. For coffee how about Meet Me in the Morning, Hong Kong duck at Duck, and sushi and karaoke at Ukiyo?

Pubs/bars
Whether you’re after a quick pint or a traditional seisiún, try The Gravediggers next door to Glasnevin Cemetery, or The Cobblestone and Token in Smithfield. There’s fun and games at PantiBar, while the Liquor Rooms will see you through to the early hours.

Stella Cinema
Stella Cinema

Entertainment
There are plenty of cinemas in the city, such as The Stella in Rathmines and Abner Browns, a barbershop with a gig venue.

Sweny’s: The pharmacy featured in James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’
Sweny’s: The pharmacy featured in James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

Culture
The Natural History Museum is only a short walk from The Little Museum of Dublin, offering a snapshot of city life over the past 100 years. Take a look at the statue of Oscar Wilde at Merrion Square Park or Cú Chulainn at the GPO. For an experience of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Sweny’s hosts a number of Joyce-themed events throughout the year.

Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park

Outdoors
From Sandymount Strand, popular with runners and walkers, to the harp-shaped Samuel Becket Bridge, there is plenty to do outdoors. Kilmainham boasts the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and Kilmainham Gaol, and for a walk, there is always the vast expanse of the Phoenix Park.

For more information go to Visit Dublin

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