*this is my dublin, with Niamh Gannon

Last updated Jun 14, 2024

For the next instalment of our *this is my Dublin content series, we spoke to Dublin camogie defender Niamh Gannon. From the very best coffee spots to where to go for evenings drinks, Niamh shared her most-loved places and experiences in Dublin with us.

Niamh made her debut on the Dublin camogie team at 17 years old, applying her talent to a variety of positions such as back, midfield and forward. From the cosmopolitan to the rustic, here’s her inside track on spending a great day in Dublin.

Go-to for food?

Niamh’s go-to for food is none other than Tribeca, which she says is her family’s favourite restaurant to visit together. Located in the heart of Ranelagh, Tribeca have been serving up delicious burgers, steaks, freshly made salads and lots more since they opened their doors in 2011. Niamh highly recommends their wings!

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Best place for coffee?

The Metro Café on South William Street is Niamh’s top pick for a coffee. Nestled in the hustle and bustle of Dublin city centre just a stone’s throw from Grafton Street, it’s a great place for people watching, especially when it’s sunny outside. In case you’re wondering what Niamh’s coffee order is, it’s an oat cappuccino!

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Where to go for evening drinks?

For team nights out or a cosy pint, it has to be Devitt’s on Camden Street. A traditional pub in the heart of the city, they serve hearty, home cooked pub food and have live music seven nights a week. Niamh says she loves the atmosphere here, and it’s not hard to see why.

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A lesser known place?

Niamh’s choice of hidden gem is the Timbertrove Café. Situated amongst the natural beauty of the Dublin mountains it’s a wonderful place to escape the city for a few hours, while being under thirty minutes from the action. A family run spot, Niamh loves the Timbertrove Café for its relaxed and cosy vibe. Perfect for a hearty lunch or sweet treat after a scenic hike!

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A must visit?

For Niamh, it’s got to be Farmleigh House. Home to the Guinness family for generations, the 78-acre estate is situated to the north-west of Phoenix Park. A historic house with an impressive art gallery, a variety of farm animals, and beautifully manicured gardens, Farmleigh is open to the public 7 days a week. Niamh’s top tip? Check out one of the monthly markets held here!

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Advice from a local?

Niamh recommends getting out and about on foot in Dublin. Walking is a fantastic way to see the city, and take it all in. Dublin is relatively small, so most of the main attractions are close to one another. Plus, it’s often quicker compared to buses or taxis! The beauty of Dublin is how much you can see on a simple stroll.

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You can watch Niamh’s full video here.

Stay tuned for more from *this Is my Dublin, a series of guides to the very best of Dublin according to those who live here and love it.