Dublin is one of Europe’s oldest cities. As well as retaining its historical and cultural charms, Dublin offers trendy bars, elegant restaurants and stylish, cosmopolitan shops and hotels. With its mix of urban cool, lush parkland, sweeping coastline and hip designer boutiques, Dublin pulsates with energy while still retaining a warm, laid-back atmosphere.
Nestled on the East Coast of Ireland it offers all you could want from a city break with history, culture and more pubs than you’ll know what to do with. There are so many reasons to visit Dublin whether it’s for business or for pleasure!
Things To Do
Top 5 things to do in Dublin
1. Visit Trinity College
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth. Among many famous students to attend the college were playwrights Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Beckett. Trinity’s lawns and cobbled quads provide a pleasant haven in the heart of the city. The major attractions are the Old Library and the Book of Kells, housed in the Old Library.
2. Guinness Storehouse
Dublin is known as the heart and soul of Ireland, and Guinness is at the heart of the city itself. So a trip to this vibrant capital is not complete without a visit to the home of Guinness and Ireland’s number one visitor attraction – Guinness Storehouse.
3. Kilmainham Jail
Built in 1792, it is Ireland’s most famous disused prison. It held throughout the years many famous Nationalists and Republicans in members of the Society of United Irishmen (1798), Young Irelanders (c1840s), Fenians and Land agitators, Parnell, Davitt. The leaders of the 1916 Ester Rising were executed here. The prison was closed in 1924. This building gives a good insight into the history of Irish Republicanism.
4. Visit Templebar
Dublin’s Cultural Quarter. Located in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, some of Dublin’s best night spots, restaurants and unusual shops line these narrow, cobbled streets running between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral.
5. Shopping in the Capital
With its bustling city centre and lively suburbs Dublin provides the ideal setting for shopping, offering the visitor a wonderful array of products ranging from the traditional to the contemporary.
Places to Stay
Hidden Ireland Historic Country Guest Houses
In the heart of Georgian Dublin is Number 31, imaginatively converted from two mews buildings by leading 1970’ s Irish architect, Sam Stephenson, as his family home. Today’s owners, Noel and Deirdre Comer, are splendid hosts and you will feel instantly at home in this hidden jewel of Georgian Dublin. Breakfast is a highlight of your stay–often served in the panoramic rooftop conservatory, it invariably involves generous helping of delicious, homemade dishes. It’ s only minutes from the bustle of Grafton Street and St. Stephen’s Green or the more tranquil treasures of the National Museum, Library and Gallery, Trinity College and Dublin’s many ﬁne restaurants.
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A 200 year old cottage on a farm high in the Dublin Mountains, with stupendous views over the city and bay, lavishly restored to provide a relaxing alternative to big city bustle. Yet the nearby M50 motorway gives direct access to the city, Dundrum Town Centre, Leopardstown Racecourse and the whole of North Wicklow.