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Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

Contributing journalist, Republic of Ireland

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The 12 best nightlife spots in Dublin

The 12 best nightlife spots in Dublin

Move over Berlin, Barcelona and Budapest, because Europe has a new party capital. Dublin, unfortunately, doesn’t follow the charming alliteration of that first sentence, but the patrons of the bars, pubs and clubs care little about that. They are too busy throwing shapes at an underground club or sean-nós dancing in a traditional pub. No matter your preference, the Irish capital will give you one of the best nights of your life. Once the sun goes down, the atmosphere in Dublin changes. The tension of the workday is released, and conversation flows a little more freely. Putting together the perfect night in The Pale doesn’t require a huge amount of thought, simply fill up at one of the city’s best restaurants (check out the best of the best when it comes to Indian cuisine) and then settle in with a pint, cocktail, short or all three. Not at the same time, obviously, let’s not get carried away. Scrap that, let’s get carried away with the ultimate guide to the best nightlife spots in Dublin. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Dublin

The 9 best clubs in Dublin

The 9 best clubs in Dublin

It is no great secret that the Irish love a good night out, so it stands to reason that the capital might offer the best of the best on that front. That is true for all aspects of the boozing world, with world-famous pubs and charming bars that tick all the boxes. The nightclubs? Yeah, they are pretty darn spectacular as well. A night on the tiles in Dublin is a magnificent experience, one that all discerning party-goers should make sure they do before the partying days are over. There’s everything from student nights to international parties here, and all the music styles get caught up along the way. These are the best clubs in Dublin right now. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Dublin

The 49 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

The 49 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

New normal. You’ve probably heard that phrase a lot over the past 18 months. When the pandemic hit last year, humankind entered a new era. And the day-to-day lives of city-dwellers – so used to the social aspect of urban living – changed with it. But now, many of us have gone some way to throwing off those shackles. Border restrictions are loosening. Bars, restaurants, even clubs are reopening. And while the pandemic still rages on, we’re all tentatively reaching out to something that kind of resembles a better normal. So, what’s that, exactly? To find out, you’ve got to look at what’s going on around you, out on the street, down the park, in your backyard. Throughout 2020 and 2021, our cities have thrived. Against impossible odds, communities banded together, hung out, made stuff. They displayed all the same energy and resilience and grassroots ingenuity that allowed them to spring up in the first place. They survived. And now we come to our annual ranking of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods. This year, we couldn’t help but switch up our priorities. Food, drink, nightlife, culture – important. Community spirit, resilience, sustainability – just as important, especially if we are to come out of this pandemic with things we can be proud of and tell the rest of the world about. Just like we’ve done for the past three years, we took the results of our annual Time Out Index survey (which this year polled 27,000 city-dwellers) to our local editors and contributors. They then vet

Los barrios más cool del mundo de 2021

Los barrios más cool del mundo de 2021

Nueva normalidad. Probablemente hayas escuchado mucho esa frase durante los últimos 18 meses. Cuando la pandemia golpeó el año pasado, la humanidad entró en una nueva era. Y la vida cotidiana de los habitantes de la ciudad, tan acostumbrados al aspecto social de la vida urbana, cambió con ella. Pero ahora, muchos de nosotros hemos logrado deshacernos de esos grilletes. Las restricciones fronterizas se están aflojando. Se reabren bares, restaurantes e incluso clubes. Y mientras la pandemia aún continúa, todos estamos tratando de llegar tentativamente a algo que se asemeja a una mejor normalidad. Entonces, ¿qué es eso exactamente? Para averiguarlo, debes mirar lo que sucede a tu alrededor, en la calle, en el parque, en tu patio trasero. A lo largo de 2020 y 2021, nuestras ciudades han prosperado. Contra todo pronóstico, las comunidades se unieron, pasaron el rato, hicieron cosas. Mostraron la misma energía, resistencia e ingenio de base que les permitió surgir en primer lugar. Ellos sobrevivieron. Y ahora llegamos a nuestra clasificación anual de los vecindarios más geniales del mundo. Este año, no pudimos evitar cambiar nuestras prioridades. Comida, bebida, vida nocturna, cultura: importante. Espíritu de comunidad, resiliencia, sostenibilidad; igual de importante, especialmente si vamos a salir de esta pandemia con cosas de las que podemos estar orgullosos y contarle al resto del mundo. Al igual que lo hemos hecho durante los últimos tres años, llevamos los resultados de nue