O’ Connell Street and the streets which intersect, run parallel, and lead into it makes up the best area to begin your Dublin holiday. Not only does this area have the highest concentration of major Dublin attractions, it is also easily accessible from Dublin’s city centres two major transport hubs: Busaras (which is fed by coaches arriving from the airport and coaches which have just come off UK-Ireland ferries) and Connolly train station.
There are a wealth of attractions on O’ Connell Street these include: The GPO; the statues(of important Irish leaders); The Spire, and many, many more.
Getting to O’ Connell Street
If you have just arrived at Busaras (Dublin’s main bus station) or Connolly Station then there are two options for getting to O’ Connell Street, and all the attractions which lie on or near it.
First you could decide to walk. Connolly Station and Busaras are on opposite sides of the road on Amiens Street. Talbot Street, which leads on to O’ Connell Street intersects Amiens Street and is easily found whether you are just leaving the coach or the train statiuon. When you are walking along Talbot Street you will see the Spire, which is on O’ Connell Street, in the distance.
A view of the Spire from Talbot Street – which links the Coach and Train Stations to Dublin’s main street: O’ Connell.
The second option for getting to O’ Connell Street from Busaras or Connolly Station, is to get on the Luas Red Line. The Luas is a light tram that serves central Dublin. The Red line begins it’s journey at Connolly Station, its second stop is from outside Busaras. If you get off the Luas at the Abbey Street stop you will only be a two minute walk from the O’ Connell Street monument and the start of O’ Connell Street. You will probably be well familiar with the Luas by the end of your holiday in Dublin, so it is nice to start using it early.
If you are laden with heavy luggage when you arrive at Busaras, after a long Ferry and coach ride from the UK, then we advise you use the Luas to take you to your hotel, if staying on or near O’ Connell Station. Above is a picture of the Luas stop at Busaras.