Dublin City, Leinster
Dublin City, Leinster
Birr Castle Gardens
River Shannon
One of the friendliest and most enjoyable cities in the world, Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and bursting with history.
Did you know? Dublin is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Europe.
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Dublin City

Dublin has become one of Europe's most desirable places to visit for holidays and short weekend breaks and is often referred as the “Europe’s friendliest city ”. The city of Dublin has had a rich and varied history: it has played host to the early Celts, Christian monastic settlements, the Vikings, the Normans and Cromwellians... to name a few! Evidence of this can be found in every corner of the city. From a cultural point of view that means plenty for visitors to see, from historic sites and landmarks to famous monuments and museums. But modern day Dublin mostly dates from the 17th century, with a presence of fine Georgian architecture throughout the city.

Dublin is a compact City and most of the visitor attractions are within walking distance of each other.

Temple Bar is one of the most famous areas of the city; it is famed for its fun pubs and great party atmosphere. A walk through its narrow cobbled thoroughfares will reveal a huge array of funky establishments and independent businesses, from boho cafés to vintage and speciality shops, piercing and tattoo artists to second-hand music stores.

Activities in Dublin

GuinnessLocated in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery which has been home to the black stuff since 1759, Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland’s Number One Visitor Attraction and you simply cannot leave Dublin without having paid a visit. The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar®. Here visitors receive a complimentary pint of Guinness® and can relax and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views across Dublin City.

Trinity College Dublin is the oldest University in Ireland, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. Situated in the heart of a busy European capital. Trinity is famous for graduates such as Swift, Goldsmith, Wilde and Beckett. You can visit the Old Library built between 1712-1732 which houses the Book of Kells and other early Christian manuscripts.

Liffey River Cruises
vessel will take you on a relaxing, informative cruise through Dublins past, present and give you a glimpse of the future of this beautiful Capital City! Their guides are full of useful facts and interesting information about the buildings, bridges and history of Dublin.

Dublin CastleDublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets its name from the Black Pool - 'Dubh Linn' which was on the site of the present Castle garden. The Castle stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral has contributed much to Irish life throughout its long history. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.

Kilmainham Gaol is known for being the biggest unoccupied gaol in these islands. It gives the visitor a dramatic and realistic insight into what is was like to have been confined in one of these forbidding bastions of punishment and correction between 1796 when it opened and 1924 when it closed and offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history.

Jeanie Johnston
is docked at Custom House Quay in Dublin’s city centre and is an accurate replica of the original ship which sailed between Tralee in Co. Kerry and North America between 1847 and1855. Make a step towards understanding the daunting experience of the millions of people who crossed the Atlantic seeking survival and hope in the “New World” of North America.

What's nearby to Dublin?

Half an hour drive North to Dublin is Malahide Village. The sea has influenced much of the development of this picturesque town and it is now a popular place for sailors visiting the area. Whilst in Malahide, you should visit Malahide Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. It is set on 250 acres of park and was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles.
If you are based in Dublin and want to taste a little bit of the Irish countryside, then Wicklow Town is the right place to go to for a great day trip! You can go on a walk along Ireland’s most spectacular scenery and spend some time in this seaside town overlooking a wide bay fringed by a crescent curve of coast.

You wouldn’t want to miss Glendalough! This is an enchanting place set next to scenic lakes and valleys in County Wicklow. The area is deeply wooded, with the hills and mountains rising from the valley. Glendalough is one of the most famous places in Ireland, where St, Patrick and St Kevin passed through and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral you, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower.
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