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Keavan’s Port

Keavan’s Port hotel on Upper Camden Street opened in August 2021, in a row of eight Georgian houses at the top of the street, that had been in various states of the dereliction for decades.

Matt the Rashers

This venerable institution in Sundrive has almost legendary status and quite the fan base. According to its Facebook page, it has over 3500 followers, and I couldn’t find a negative comment on its review page. Sundrive is not a pretty place. Dominated by SuperValu … … it’s a hodge podge […]

Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry

Every so often I have to travel to Derry as part of my job. I love Derry. I love the people there. I love the accent. I love the sense of history (albeit troubled) that you get walking its walls. And of course, there are the murals. Here’s the lastest […]

Brendan’s Café

Brendan’s Café is one of those places that appears on ‘must visit before they disappear’ lists. It’s a ‘hidden gem’, an ‘institution’, a bit of ‘hidden Dublin’. I would wager a fair amount that it’s not one of the most visited ‘must visit’ places however. At least by the people […]


  In the 1980s and 90s I lived just off Clanbrassil Street and worked on Montague Street, between Camden Street and Harcourt Street. Camden Street was our haunt. To those who don’t know it, it can feel like an in between sort of street; something one drives up or down […]