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DK Eyewitness Pocket Map and Guide: Dublin Paperback – 1 Jun 2011
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Light enough to slip into your pocket, but still contains all the crucial info. (Independent on Sunday)
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The book divides central Dublin into 3 sections: North of the Liffey, SW Dublin and SE Dublin. This works reasonably well so that you can easily find what else there is to see in the area you happen to be in. Of course, if you're not staying in the centre, you have the problem of relating your start and end positions to the city centre.
The foldout map of the centre is very good. It includes from the Museum of Decorative Arts in the west to Connolly Station in the east, and Dublin Writers' Centre in the north to Iveagh Gardens in the south.
With most guidebooks, when you arrive at a major sight, you have to read or reread an essay of five hundred words, and at the end may still be confused as to where exactly things are. DK's brilliant innovation is that instead they provide a labelled diagram, a bit like an aerial photograph, that orientates you immediately and shows you where to go for the most interesting items. Of course this takes a lot of space so it's only done for major attractions - in this case, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral.
There is a "Further Afield" section with suggestions for places outside the centre such as Phoenix Park, and another section called "Day Trips outside Dublin" for destinations such as Dun Laoghaire (a train ride away).
The publisher's puff above, which claims "rich in recommendations for the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and nightlife", is obviously written from a standard template. Restaurants, pubs and shopping, yes. Hotels and nightlife are not mentioned, as you might expect in a pocket guide.
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