Dublin Encounter is not a historical guide to Dublin’s attractions nor is it an all inclusive guide to Dublin’s sites. What it does provide is brief, up-to-date information on some of the better known tourist attractions, and then emphasizes places to eat, party, and shop. Background information on the city is included.
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There is a section, Highlights of Dublin, as chosen by the authors. Yearly festivals are listed to help with your holiday planning. The guidebook then divides Dublin into neighbourhoods with detailed and helpful maps of each, pointing out places to see, shop, and eat.
A handy, full colour, large pull-out map is also included. There is a transportation directory and one of practical information. On the inside back cover is a handy DART commuter rail network guide. The inside front cover is a Quick Reference guide—currency exchange, telephone, business hours, etc. The Snapshots section has a page each on several topics: Architecture, Kids, Food, Gardens and Parks, Traditional Music, Theatre, and others.
The guidebook is pocket size which makes it perfect for carrying around as you explore Dublin.
Author Oda O’Carroll, a native of Ireland, lived many years in London but is now a Dublin resident. Author Fionn Davenport was born in Dublin, but has lived many other places over the years, returning at various times to visit Dublin.
Lonely Planet Dublin Encounter, 1st edition
ISBN 978 1 74059 829 3
184 pages; coloured illustrations and maps