Dublin Travel Tips
Delightful, decadent and totally down-to-earth, Dublin is the rarest of beasts: a capital that puts an equal premium on the joys and benefits of heritage and hedonism. History and culture rise up from the foundations, but what'll put a smile on your face is the city's garrulous sociability and irrepressible humor. Dublin's in a great mood these days, and there's plenty to be happy about.
Visiting the Aran Islands takes you into the past, revealing a very different side to modern-day Ireland. The three Aran Islands lie at the mouth of Galway Bay on Ireland’s west coast, around 250km ...
1. Malahide Castle & Dublin Bay Malahide Castle is one of Ireland's oldest, built on land given to Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied King Henry II of England to Ireland in 1174. The ...
Dublin flies the grand tradition of the classic Irish pub high and proud. After all, it's the home to Ireland's oldest pub (The Brazen Head, dating back to 1198!), and is currently home to around ...
Historic Cork is one of Ireland’s loveliest cities. Only Dublin beats it in size, and Cork has a strong character and sense of identity, celebrating Irish poetry, theater, song and dance. The city ...
Words and music are the lifeblood of this literary city, so here's a suggested three-day itinerary that will get you into that Dublin frame of mind. Don't worry, we've included plenty of pubs! ...
If you take a map of Ireland and draw a horizontal line more or less across the middle, you’ll find Dublin on the eastern side and Galway Bay to the west. That means the celebrated charms of ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, December 2011
These are places in Dublin where you’ll find the locals having a pint, a coffee or a meal. Dubliners are all about getting out and about and socializing over good food and drink, the craic as they ...
With its many renowned National museums and a number of culturally significant literary haunts (the Chester Beatty Library Museum and the Dublin Writer’s Museum are both well worth a visit) it would ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
From January 25-29th 2012, the 7th annual Irish Music and Culture Festival will bring Temple Bar and the rest of Dublin alive during the cold days and dark nights of winter. Editor's Note: This ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
In 1872 a young Irish athlete called Henry Wallace Doveton Dunlop realized his dream: to build Dublin a proper, dedicated sports venue. Landsdowne Road Stadium, only about a mile from St Stephen’s ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013
With over 30 museums, there’s a museum for anything and everyone in Dublin, with some of Europe’s best history, art and literature exhibitions, as well as some more unusual offerings (yes, there’s ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
Every city has its key landmark café that has survived the test of time; in Dublin that café is Bewley’s .
Beginning in the tea trade in the 19th century, the Bewley family moved
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012
Not too hilly, not totally flat, Dublin is one of those cities that is perfect for cycling. Like most major cities these days, the inner city is becoming increasingly clogged as people still insist ...
With its rich literary history, landmark architecture and vibrant pub culture, Ireland’s capital has plenty to entice visitors to its shores, but with prices on par with the rest of Western Europe, a ...
Note From Viator : On March 17th, Guinness Storehouse will present anybody with the first name Patrick, or indeed any variation of the name, with a special complimentary pass, otherwise known as ...
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