The Irish capital calls visitors to its Celtic shores with the promise of good times. With the airport located just 10km from Dublin itself, it’s a breeze to fly in and out of this charming city.
Let Dublin’s literary history captivate you as you wander the lanes and explore the inns where Joyce, Shaw, Stoker and Yeats penned their eminent works. Or, go back even further in time with a visit to illustrious Trinity College. In this stunning building, the Book of Kells lies in wait for visitors to admire its ancient pages.
Irish mythology is celebrated in the National Leprechaun Museum while a host of Hidden Walks show a different side to Dublin, exploring everything from medieval history to haunted hunting lodges. The Science Gallery is one of the city’s quirkiest treasures with constantly changing interactive exhibitions. If you want to explore the darker side of Dublin, the Glasnevin Cemetery is where you’ll find the final resting place of many a prominent Irish figure.
Dublin isn’t just a city for those partial to a drop of the Black stuff – while Guinness tours are an undoubted draw, there is a whole host of places for kids and families. Dublin Zoo is a must for animal loving youngsters while the National Aquatic Centre, Europe’s largest water park, is one wet and wild day out. If you can tear yourself away from Dublin’s vibrant outdoor markets and fabulous shops, feast your eyes on the city’s arts with a visit to the intimate Graphic Studio, Dublin’s oldest Gallery, or the impressive National Photographic Archives. The Pearce Museum and The Literary Museum bring Dublin’s history to life while eccentric Art Alley is a wonderful showcase of local artists.
Escape the commotion of city life for a day, enjoying the peace and quiet of Dublin’s gentler side. One of Europe’s most magnificent parks is here in Dublin, Phoenix Park, where deer roam freely through its acres of lush green land. Walk the 19th century Dun Laoghaire Pier for spectacular sightings of Dalkey Island and Dublin Bay or take a hike into the Dublin Mountains for awe-inspiring views.
Just beyond the city, adrenalin junkies and sun worshippers can get swept up in the beauty of Dublin’s great outdoors. Long threads of golden sand and wild windswept seas provide the perfect backdrop for family picnics, a spot of swimming or even kite-surfing and horse riding. From Seapoint and Sandy Cove to Rush North and Killiney, Dublin’s beautiful beaches are a breath of fresh air.
As the sun sets on this fair city, Dublin’s legendary nightlife comes into its own. The city’s best live music venues, cosy pubs and even its cobbled streets come to life with the sound of traditional Irish music and hip new bands that can’t fail to get the toes tapping. Cocktails bars, glitzy restaurants and the lanes of Temple Bar overflow with party goers and night owls out to sample the fabled Irish hospitality. You can’t fail to leave Dublin with a smile on your face.
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