Sráid Graftonè, better known with the English name of Grafton Street, is one of the most famous and animated streets of all Dublin. It extends from St. Stephen's Green to the south, to the Trinity College gardens to the north. It is an entirely pedestrian street, forbidden to cars and vehicles, with extremely refined "Georgian" style houses and elegant shops: it is not by chance that it is considered the "shopping street" of Dublin.
Among other things, in this area, you will find the famous statue of Molly Malone (pictured below), which today is considered the unofficial anthem of the Irish city of Dublin.
At Christmas, Grafton Street, it's really wonderful. Its decorated windows and its lights are the ideal background for your photos or a souvenir postcard.
What makes the city even more magical? Well, Dublin, you know, is the home of U2 .... So, it would not be improbable to meet some band members during this period, in this way; or maybe some street artist. Seeing is believing!
Many remember Christmas 2015 quite well, when the leader of U2 Bono, along with other Irish musicians such as Hozier and Glen Hansard, took part in the acoustic concert for charity, right in the street where he lives. Bono intoned a song taken from the last album Songs of Innocence to collect donations for the association "The Simon Community", in favor of the homeless.
To all those who love music, in all its "garments" and its colors, we can only invite you to take a look at the performance that the leader of the Irish band, and its special companions, have given everyone present . An extraordinary performance!
No doubt about it: Dublin is really a city that can thrill. In all senses!