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Much like Dorian Gray, of Oscar Wilde fame, Dublin’s eternal youth and beauty masks a historic heart that radiates a rich and celebrated literary past.  But Dublin is not merely known for its writers and poets; it is also a city steeped in music; traditional and contemporary.  Cosy pubs come alive to the raucous sounds of fiddles playing ancient Irish jigs, while the U2 Wall outside Windmill Lane Studios pays homage to one of the city’s most prolific bands.

Take the plunge into Dublin’s famous Temple Bar, thronging with people from all walks of life; where rowdy bars help serve up just a few of the 10 million pints of Guinness sold every day in Dublin. Or take in the beauty of Merrion Square with its elegant Georgian buildings and lush green parks.  If you yearn for ancient Celtic Manuscripts, seek out Ireland’s most treasured prize; the ancient Book of Kells. Dating back to 800AD, this little gem nestles in the lofty recesses of the Long Room Library, in exalted Trinity College.

When it comes to resting your weary head after a night on the Irish tiles, Dublin is abundant with accommodation. Of the shoestring variety, there are lovely sunny options with beds for a few Euros and communal cooking spaces in the heart of Temple Bar. You can upgrade to the handsome Victorian architecture of a B&B in the east of the city or the smart hotels of the Quayside where crisp white sheets and freshly cooked breakfasts await you. If you’re hankering for a taste of Dublin’s hip scene, there are some cool, lantern strewn boutique hotels that ooze minimalism and cocktails and a very well-dressed clientele, just a stone’s throw from the action.

Even Bram Stoker, the Irish novelist who penned the fantastically bloody tale of Dracula, would have been happy with a night in one of Dublin’s converted Castles. Their accommodation is anything but blood-curdling. Instead, grand pianos and stone lions grace their inner depths, while deep red fabrics and cast-iron bath tubs add more than a touch of opulence.  If something a little less extravagant, but by no means lacking in luxury, is your cup of tea, then there is many a Georgian Townhouse hotel to take your fancy near Trinity College and O’Connell Street.

Dublin’s beauty extends beyond the city’s glorious architecture, its museums and galleries and famous breweries. It goes beyond the vibrant outdoor markets, the miles of shopping streets, the literary tours and incomparable nightlife. It extends out into the spectacular countryside where beaches and windswept headlands, mountains and rolling hills sprinkled with castles just wait to be explored.


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Ireland’s capital is built on the River Liffey and is thought to have been founded in 988, giving it a long history evident from the many ancient buildings still standing. Today Dublin is a youthful city famed for its nightlife, and good ‘craic’ making it a popular destination for those ...

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