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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Visitors Guide To Dublin






Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and is located on the East coast. It is renowned for its Irish tradition and

the friendly atmosphere that is created by the locals. Despite being the biggest city in Ireland, it is relatively compact and can be seen on foot.

 

Dublin History


Hundreds of years ago Dublin was a trading point for slaves and silver. At the time it was controlled by the Viking military. Years later in 1169, the city was taken over by the Normans. After a short period of power they Normans gave the city up to English colonial administration. The Easter Rising of 1916 was the turning point of the city and the end of the UK’s influence on. From this point onward the city was run by the Anglo Irish Treaty that eventually formed the Republic.

How to Get to Dublin


Dublin has an International Airport making it easily accessible by air. National Bus services are also available to and from the city. The rail options are expensive and often limited. CheapFlights.com is a highly recommended site for finding the cheapest flights from the US to Dublin, Ireland.

Accommodation Choices


Hostels, lodgings, and bed and breakfasts are the most common accommodation options. These are scattered around the city in abundance and cater for all budgets and requirements. There are a few fancy hotels located on the north side of the city for those who prefer that option.
Hotels.com has been found to be the most competitive in pricing for hotel rates in Dublin and great equally great rates can be found at uk.hotels.com for travelers from the UK.

Sights and Attractions


Few places around the world lend a friendlier hand than Dublin. The Emerald Isle offers wonderful hospitality, complemented by its warm and friendly hosts. A cosmopolitan city, Dublin is rightly proud of its rich heritage, but also presents a modern face in keeping with contemporary culture.

Trinity College

Housing the Book of Kells, a near two century old manuscript written by monks, Trinity College is Dublin’s oldest university, built in 1592.

Christ Church Cathedral

Dublin’s oldest building dates back nearly one thousand years to 1038. It was built courtesy of the invading Vikings, a monument to serve a powerful army.

Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle

Dating back to the Norman invasion, this wonderful example of medieval architecture captures the artistic influence of the time. Magnificent painted ceilings and crystal chandeliers portray the Ireland of one thousand years ago.

The Brazen Head

The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub, dating back to 1198. While it is unclear how much of the original 11th century coach house is still intact, there is a palpable sense of history within these timeworn walls. If you are looking for the true Irish pub experience then the Brazen Head Pub should be your first port of call. Website: www.brazenhead.com

National Gallery of Ireland
The Brazen Head

Monet and Picasso are just two of the influential artists on display in the city’s largest gallery. Some 2,500 paintings give a flavour of a historic past and present.

Guinness Storehouse

Ireland’s most famous export was once brewed in this famous old building. Since relocated, the Guinness Storehouse now delights in telling its visitors how one of the world’s favorite beverages came to be.
Website: www.guinness-storehouse.com

Guinness Storehouse

Temple Bar 

Contrasting Dublin’s historic ancestry, Temple Bar brings the city right up to modern day with its cosmopolitan mix of bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries.


Grafton Street

Big name department stores trade alongside local craft shops in the busiest shopping area of Dublin. Traditional Irish gifts and souvenirs can be found more easily in the adjacent Nassau Street.

Pint of Guinness

Grafton Street
No visit to Ireland would be complete without a tipple of the world famous Irish Guinness. Locals say it tastes better in its home city. Well, there’s only one way to find out!

Irish Grand National

You can smell the money amongst the punters present at one of the great sporting events of the calendar. Join the runners and riders during the month of April to witness the Irish Grand National.


Shops


If shopping is your thing then you are best off going to Grafton Street, St Stephens Green and Henry Street. These streets sell all the fashion brands as well as electronics and jewelry. You can also find unique souvenirs in the petite gift shops down some of the small streets.

There are pubs and restaurants all over Dublin. The majority of dining establishments mainly offer traditional pub food although all international cuisine can be found within the city.

So, from fine dining to eating in your hotel and the wonderful restaurants, to cultural exhibits around town, and seasonal sports events across the country to ending a wonderful day with a night of dancing or walking along the beach, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy while in Dublin.

And don’t forget the week-long celebrations for St Patrick’s Day, which culminate in the great parade on 17 March.


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