Today on Moore Street, you’ll find an area of Dublin that’s always evolving, yet stays true to its wholesome trade roots. On the one hand, visitors are offered an authentic slice of ‘old Dublin’ in the form of local merchants. But the street also showcases how diverse and multicultural the city has become in recent years. As such, it offers a vibrant and colourful mixture of old and new.
Local traders and shops, like traditional butchers FX Buckley (who feature in the lovely Dublin sign-painting documentary, Gentlemen of Letters, featured below) sell their tasty wares alongside the African, Indian and Chinese communities who’ve made the street their home, opening restaurants and stores along this bustling strip.
Peckish? We heartily recommend a bite at the wonderfully-named Delhi O’Deli; which serves up tasty vegetarian Indian food for just €5. Feeling more adventurous food-wise? 3sixty5 Restaurant serves up cuisine from Nigeria, South Africa and Botswana, while the Moore Street Mall sells a whole host of culturally-diverse foods, fashion, jewellery and beauty products. Around the corner you’ll find bustling Henry Street, home to a host of high-street clothes shops. On nearby Parnell Square meanwhile, there’s a beautiful sculpture inspired by mythical Irish tale, Children of Lir in the Garden of Remembrance, and across the street, the renowned Hugh Lane Gallery.
Gentlemen of Letters - A Dublin Sign Painting Film from Colin Brady on Vimeo.