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Grafton St, Dublin

county dublinA shopper's paradise, Grafton Street is one of the two principal shopping streets in Dublin city centre. It is a very fashionable and mainly pedestrianised street and lays claim to being the busiest shopping street in Ireland.

As well as being a famous shopping mecca, Grafton St is awash with a variety of talented buskers, mime artists, poets and comics, performing and entertaining the crowds along the street. Only a short stroll away is Stephen's Green, a beautiful park to wander around for a while, or sit and relax after a day's shopping.

The only part of Grafton St not pedestrianised is the short stretch between Nassau Street and College Green. This section has two notable Dublin landmarks, the 18th century Trinity College Provost's House and a 20th century statue of an iconic figure of Dublin, Molly Malone. There is also a life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott off Grafton Street near the Stephen's Green end.

Most of Dublin's top cultural and visitor attractions are within easy reach of Grafton St. Dail Eireann (home of the Irish Government), Trinity College (where the Book of Kells is located), the Dublin Civic Museum, the Mansion House, The National Library and the National Museum are all a short walk away from Grafton St.

There are plenty of excellent hotels to choose from in and around the Grafton Street area and accommodation is of a high standard with plenty of variety suitable for all ages and budgets.

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