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.
Dublin might not boast an iconic lookout point like the London Eye or the Eiffel Tower, but there are still a number of ways to get a great view of the city. Whether sipping a hearty pint of Guinness ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, September 2012
With its rich, religious history, it’s unsurprising that the Irish capital is home to some fine churches. Walking tours are also becoming a popular way for visitors to experience the city’s ...
You might be more concerned about how to get to the sights or where to enjoy your first pint of Guinness, but for those visiting the Emerald Isle for the first time, here are a few things to consider ...
With almost as many museums in the city as pubs, Dublin’s reputation as a cultural center remains secure, but the best thing about the city’s impressive art and science exhibits is that a huge number ...
Whether you’re traveling Dublin on a tight budget or blew your travel funds on one of the city’s notorious pub-crawls, there are plenty of ways to explore the Irish capital for free. Here are some ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2011
Dublin is renowned for its historic buildings and lovely architecture. During October you can get behind those facades during Open House weekend, this year October 7th-9th. Run by the Irish ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
With an abundance of scenic landscapes and historic sights easily reachable from Dublin, there are plenty of options for getting out of the city. Wicklow, known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’ thanks to ...
With its long and illustrious history, Dublin has enough haunted sights to keep your hair raised long after Halloween. Ghost tours have become a popular way for visitors to get their kicks. Walking ...
Whether you’re pushed for time or just want an easy way to cruise around the sights, Hop-on Hop-Off bus tours have become a popular way to explore Dublin, with local guides providing plenty of ...
Written by Viator, September 2012
Rainy days are part of the package when it comes to holidays in the UK, but there’s no need to let a few showers stop you from exploring the city. Here are a few ideas to keep you busy when it’s wet ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, November 2011
So the kids have finally had enough of historic buildings, historic libraries, and the Guinness factory in Dublin? Time to indulge their fantasies a bit and take them to Imaginosity, Dublin’s ...
Whether you’re into effects-heavy blockbusters or hip art house flicks, you’ll likely still enjoy the vibe at Dublin’s coolest cinema, the Irish Film Institute (IFI). In the center of Dublin’s ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, December 2011
Ireland is famous
for its music: jigs, polkas, reels. The harp, the accordion, the fiddle.
Traditionally Irish music was based in the community or the extended
family; you invited people over ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
Irish history is a history of rebellion. For centuries the people living on this gorgeous island have fought for their independence from British rule. The biggest mistake you can make today is to ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012
All great cities have their great river, and Dublin has the Liffey. Throughout history, rivers have been important for trade, transport and water supply. This is why cities cluster around them and ...
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