Where to Find the Best Doors of Dublin Ireland

By sidewalksafari | Oct 26, 2020
Europe > Ireland > Dublin

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.

A pair of Georgian Doors on Dublin's Merrion Square

A pair of Georgian Doors on Dublin's Merrion Square

Where are the best places to photograph Dublin doors?

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.

Posh doorway on Northumberland Road in Dublin Ireland

Posh doorway on Northumberland Road in Dublin Ireland

Hidden Places to Look for the Doors of Dublin

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.

Pair of colorful doors on Pearse Square in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock.

Pair of colorful doors on Pearse Square in Dublin's Grand Canal Dock.

There you have it, my top suggestions for where to find the best doors in Dublin.

Blue door in the South Lotts neighborhood of Dublin

Blue door in the South Lotts neighborhood of Dublin

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Written by sidewalksafari
Hi, I'm Jennifer (aka Dr. J), the voice and photographer behind Sidewalk Safari travel blog. I'm a fortysomething American expat and part-time travel blogger living in Dublin, Ireland with a busy full time ‘day job’ as a project manager at an American tech company. Jennifer aims to inspire people who have a demanding job to see that it is possible to achieve work-life balance and travel extensively, making use of every business trip and vacation day to see the great wide world.

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