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Top public service recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“A stunning gem on a charming road in the very heart of the gorgeous old city of Dublin. Enter through the garden of Dublin Castle and you will be truly within the pale here. Local tip: Check out the Roof Garden , landscaped in a tranquil style to reflect the gallery. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“There are regular free tours, just ask at Reception. Worth getting a look at the famous magnificent building!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Movies - not always big box office, often has festivals. Great little restaurant & bar so go early. You can bring your drinks into the auditorium!”
  • 51 locals recommend
City Hall
“Visit Cork, 130 km from Coolderry Lodges. Visit The English Market, Open every day except Sunday. All kinds of locally produced food and characters... a true taste of what Ireland has to offer all in one place.”
  • 28 locals recommend
City Hall
“The City Hall is a beautiful spot in the centre of Belfast, surrounded by the main shopping area. (Victoria Square, Castlecourt and Primark). At winter, there is a Christmas Market outside the City Hall which is very popular. The strawberry beer is lovely.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Established in 1707 with more than 25,000 books. Full of wonderful collections with a full range of exhibitions with visitors made very welcome. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Public library with a free Yeats Exhibition on the lower floor. Note: The National Gallery, The National Museum (Archaeology), The National Museum (Natural History- AKA "The Dead Zoo"), and the National Library are all in the same area, so it's worth covering them together. All are free of charge. The Dead Zoo is my personal favourite.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Dublin's Central Bus Station - also connects with Red Line Luas and is opposite Connolly Train Station”
  • 9 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Guildhall is a building in which the elected members of Derry City Council meet. It was built in 1890.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Coffee shop open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. Founded in 1788, this is the oldest library in Belfast and the only remaining library in Ireland that still generates a proportion of its income from membership. The Library is free to enter and enjoy, and is housed in a stunning Victorian former linen warehouse in the picturesque Donegall Square, across from Belfast City Hall.”
  • 5 locals recommend
“It has a number of shops in the one location and it is close to centre of town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Yin and Tonic is the name of the cafe located in the Elbowroom. Healthy vegan/vegetarian and serves breakfast, lunch and coffee as well as sugar free cakes/sweet treats.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Medical Center
“The bustling retail centre of Stillorgan is a 4 minute drive or a 15 minute walk away, and has an abundance of shops and restaurants on offer, as well as a bowling alley!”
  • 11 locals recommend
“See Ireland the natural way, on the back of a horse. From novice to experienced riders.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“This is an iconic building started in 2009 and opened a few years later. While it was controversial to commence the construction of a library costing €40m in the middle of the recession, it has proved a huge success. The scale of the building is awe inspiring and the number of books lent there is staggering. A wonderful piece of modern architecture.”
  • 13 locals recommend
“The National College of Art & Design is Ireland’s foremost design college. A former distillery, the campus was imaginatively redesigned in the 1980s by Burke Kennedy Doyle Architects. The Gallery located in the Harry Clarke Building to the front holds regular exhibitions. The connecting glass building here was designed by Murray O’Laoire Architects in 2006. ”
  • 9 locals recommend