City Guide: Dublin

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RADAR artists are coming from across the UK and beyond to be part of the festival.

We’ve been asking them to write little city guides for theatre-lovers. Here Maeve O’Neill, production manager for No More Worries, shows us around the Irish capital. 


Best place to see new plays, new work and why…

I love Project Arts Centre Dublin, in Temple Bar for new work. They have an exhibtion space with installations and host a varied programme. I have a standout memory of watching CoisCeim (Irish Dance Company) perform there. Also the Fringe and Theatre Festivals (both held in the Autumn) are great.

Best place to have a coffee and write…

The Winding Stair bookshop and cafe just north of the River Liffey

The playwriting/theatre/artistic community in Dublin is…

Everywhere from pubs and cafes to theatre’s and the street. Walking through the streets (especially down Thomas Street) is like stepping into a play.

The Liberties Market, Dublin | Photo by James Horan

Where to go to get inspired…

Take the Dart North to Howth or South to Greystones, watch and listen. Stroll through the city centre and down by the banks of the Liffey.

New plays from Dublin are…

If by Enda Walsh they are mind-boggling and wonderful.

New productions from Druid are awesome.

Three essentials…

1. A slow pace to soak it all in
2. A decent pair of shoes to walk in
3. Don’t take yourself too seriously

Writers to read…

Samual Beckett, Mark O’Rowe, Brian Friel, John B Keane

An image that represents city for you.

Trinity College, cobbled streets, the East Coastline…

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