Dublin is often referred to as the city of villages. If you’re wondering why, start anywhere in the city and just walk in a single direction. Your route will take you through various neighborhoods of Dublin, each with their own flavor. If you start in Stoneybatter and walk in a southeasterly direction towards Ranelagh, it’s possible to zig and zag through Smithfield, Capel Street, Temple Bar, Georges Street, South Williams St, Portobello, and Rathmines, all unique areas by their own rights.
In this entry of A City of Villages, we’ll feature Portobello, a brilliant neighborhood adjacent to the Grand Canal.