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Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, The Davenport is the perfect base from which to explore Dublin’s cultural attractions and historical institutions. The National Gallery of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university with its Book Of Kells display, are all within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. For business travellers, The Davenport is ideally positioned within minutes of the city’s top business districts at Grand Canal Dock and the IFSC, right on the doorstep of Dublin City Centre.

Lonely Planet has included Dublin in its Top 10 Cities to visit in 2022 and staying at The Davenport means you’re right in the heart of cultural Dublin, within walking distance of the city’s top attractions and landmarks. Merrion Square, Trinity College, Grafton Street and Stephen’s Green are all on your doorstep, while Dublin Sightseeing buses stop right outside the hotel lobby connecting guests with iconic attractions further out of the city, including the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery and Dublin Castle.

The hotel boasts a prime city centre location, meaning its ideal for business or leisure stays and is well serviced by public transport. Pearse Street train station is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, offering services across the Dublin and Irish rail network. The closest luas stop is located 8-minutes from the hotel at Dawson Street, while a huge variety of city centre bus routes pass within a couple of minutes’ walk of the hotel

The Davenport

8-10 Merrion Street Lower,
Dublin 2,

Phone: +353 1 607 3500
Fax: +353 1 661 5663


Merrion Square

Only a short stroll away from the iconic shopping streets of Grafton Street, Merrion Square is Dublin’s largest and grandest Georgian square, featuring the best examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the city. Iconic features of Merrion Square include the red-brick Georgian townhouses surrounding the square, as well as the statute of Oscar Wilde at one corner of the park.

The Davenport is located within a 2-minute walk of Merrion Square, meaning guests can take in the best of Georgian Dublin on their doorstep before retreating back to the comfort of their hotel room.

The National Gallery  

Founded in 1854, The National Gallery of Ireland houses the Irish national collection art. It is located right on Merrion Square within a 2-minute walk from The Davenport Hotel. Visitors can enjoy the gallery’s extensive collection of Irish paintings and its remarkable Italian baroque and Dutch masters’ paintings. 

The Gallery is one of Dublin’s most historical institutions and is right on the hotel’s doorstep. After a day of exploring the gallery, unwind at the hotel’s intimate bar lounge, The 1864 Lounge, a perfect place for a relaxing evening meal or a drink of your choosing. 

Dublin’s Distilleries & Breweries

Dublin is world-renowned for its distilleries and breweries so any visit to the Irish capital has to include a city distillery or brewery. Enjoy a little tipple at the world’s leading distillery tour, the Jameson Distillery here in Dublin. Discover the history and legacy of the Jameson family on a guided tour and learn whiskey is blended.

Why not also visit Ireland’s #1 tourist attraction, The Guinness Storehouse. Explore the tasting rooms and view the famous Guinness cycling fish while you are guided through the extraordinary history of Arthur Guinness, creator of the world-famous Guinness stout. 

Grafton Street

Grafton Street, Dublin’s premiere shopping district offers the best of international and local Irish brands, including Brown Thomas, Hugo Boss, Chanel and Ted Baker. Visitors can expect designer outlets housed in iconic, historic buildings as well as the city’s most iconic café, Bewleys: perfect for a coffee and a cake while taking a break from all the shopping and sightseeing.

The Davenport is the perfect distance from Grafton Street: close enough to allow direct access to the city’s best shopping within minutes’ walk but just outside the hustle and bustle of the city centre, meaning guests can retreat back to luxurious comfort their room at The Davenport after a busy day of experiencing the city.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wild is a famous Irish writer and poet, known around the world for his famous play The Importance of Being Earnest and his poetry writing.

The Davenport is located on the same square as the famous writer’s childhood home, Merrion Square and there are a number of statues across Georgian Dublin in his memory, the most prominent of which is located at one of the corners of Merrion Square.

While visits to Oscar Wilde’s old childhood home are no longer running, it is well worth stopping by the house on Merrion Square as it is a perfect example of Dublin’s Georgian architecture.

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin is home to Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious university, Trinity College. Steeped in history, many of the college’s buildings date back to the 18th Century while the college houses the historic Book of Kells: one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures and a must-see for any tourist visit to Dublin City.

Trinity College is within a short walking distance of the Davenport and offers visitors a chance to walk back in history to experience old-world Dublin. Tours can be booked via the Trinity College website.

Dublin’s Top Cultural Attractions  

All of Dublin’s top cultural attractions, including its main arts and sporting spaces are all within easy access from The Davenport, including The 3 Arena, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Gaiety Theatre, Aviva Stadium, RDS Main Area, Croke Park and many more.  

The hotel’s prime city centre location means that all of Dublin is within access of a train, luas tram, bus or taxi. Pearse Street train station is a 3-minute walk, while the nearest luas stop is 8-minutes from the lobby. Several Dublin Bus routes pass within minutes of the hotel, while there is a taxi rank conveniently located directly in front of The Davenport.


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