The iconic doors of Dublin are one of Ireland's most frequently photographed features. If you know where to look, you'll find colorful doors from the Georgian, Victorian, and modern era. Ornate brickwork, color-coordinated flowers and seasonal fiery ivy are absolutely irresistible. Discover fanlights (semi-circular glass toppers) that span a wide range from subtle to posh and intricate. Often, Dublin doors are paired with stained glass side panels that add additional visual interest.
Start with the obvious and check out the stately homes surrounding Dublin's Georgian Squares including St. Stephen's Green, Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Square, and Mountjoy Square. “D4 and D6” (shorthand for Dublin's one-digit postcodes are definitely worth a look. In D4, walk down leafy Northumberland Road to explore some amazing Victorian-era doors. Ranelagh in D6 is one of Dublin's posh near-city neighborhoods. Mountpleasant Square, Northbrook Road, and Dartmouth Square are home to some doors that will make your jaw drop.
Another lesser known spot for door-hunting is Grand Canal Dock. Dublin's Grand Canal Dock is home to the Tech industry's headquarters in Ireland and you'll find a number of sleek glass buildings along the water. There are still pockets of untouched history here. Head to Pearse Square where you'll find modest doors in all the colors of the rainbow. The neighbors all seem to be trying to outdo each other. The South Lotts area behind Barrow Street features row houses that were built for dock workers at the turn of the 20th century. The combination of eye catching colors and patterned brick make this neighborhood really special.
There you have it, my top suggestions for where to find the best doors in Dublin.