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Dublin

Dublin

Even if you’ve never fancied Guinness before, there’s something in the Dublin air that compels you to sip a sample of Ireland’s most legendary liquid.

This dynamic European capital’s history stretches back 1000 years and Viking, Medieval and Georgian legacies live on. The UNESCO World Heritage-site at Boyne Valley actually predates the pyramids of Egypt, and the city itself has a long association with literary giants and musical luminaries. There are eerie reminders of Ireland’s turbulent past in Kilmainham Gaol, now a museum, and at Malahide Castle, there’s not one but five ghosts on the prowl! You can easily fill your days with castles, museums and art galleries.




SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN DUBLIN



Statue Hunt STATUE HUNT

There are plenty to find and some have acquired some interesting nicknames (ask a local!). Keep your eyes peeled for James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Molly Malone, and the tall, emaciated people of the Famine Memorial.

Kilmainham Gaol KILMAINHAM GAOL
 

Closed in 1924, this is a bleak but fascinating attraction. The only way to visit the Gaol is with a guided tour, which is great as you learn all about Ireland’s turbulent past and independence as the jail housed the leaders of the Easter 1916 rebellion.

Sample some local brews SAMPLE SOME LOCAL BREWS
 

Discover how the world-famous brews are made at the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery, and enjoy a pint in the Temple Bar at a live music ‘session’.

Francis Bacon Studio FRANCIS BACON'S STUDIO
 

After his death in 1992, his London studio was moved in all its messy glory to the Hugh Lane Gallery. Look through a perspex window at the 7000 items: a huge easel, piles of paints, jars, brushes, rags, pots, books, photos, towels and empty boxes of Krug Champagne.

Trinity College TRINITY COLLEGE
 

The oldest University in Ireland, founded in 1592, has prime real estate in central Dublin and is home to one of the world’s most famous books, The Book of Kells.

Train to Dun Laoghaire TRAIN TO DUN LAONGHAIRE

This quaint seaside town has a complex heritage and is referred to as Dublin’s Riviera due to its splendid harbour and town surrounded by rolling hills.
Irish Food trail IRISH FOOD TRAIL
 

Take a guided walking tour to see Dublin city’s ‘hidden gems’ and be introduced to local Irish people in some of Dublin’s most famous hot-spots. Taste authentic Irish food and drink as you go around the city.

The 1916 tour THE 1916 TOUR BEYOND THE BARRICADES
 

Experience the historical rebellion that would shape the nation. Move around the city and see the various sites of the different battles and incidents from the 1916 uprising.

Guinness Storehouse GUINNESS STOREHOUSE
 

You can’t come to Dublin and not visit the home of Guinness. You’ll hear about the 250 year history, the brewing process and see some of the impressive advertising campaigns. Finish off with a pint of the black stuff in the Gravity Bar with impressive views over the brewery and the city.




DUBLIN ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotel and apartment-hotel options in Dublin.
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Jurys Inn
JURYS INN PARNELL STREET
★★★
Just a 30 second walk from O’Connell Street, you will be soaking up the history of this city as soon as you step out of the front door. Book worms will be in heaven as the Dublin Writers’ Museum and the James Joyce Cultural Centre are both just around the corner. Or for you shoppers, Henry St is on your doorstep.
Academy Plaza
ACADEMY PLAZA
★★★★
Tucked in a wee street just off the main drag, O’Connell Street, Academy Plaza Hotel is in the heart of the shopping and theatre areas with the hustle and bustle of Temple Bar not far away. After exploring Dublin’s sights, Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green and galleries, put your feet up back in your stylish, contemporary room or have a relaxing drink at the bar.
Gresham Bedroom
HOTEL RIU PLAZA THE GRESHAM
★★★★
Situated on historic O’Connell Street, this hotel is minutes walk away from the shopping areas, theatres, hustle and bustle of Temple Bar and the city attractions. To relax and unwind, order a freshly ground coffee in the sumptuous Writers’ Bar and Lounge, or sip fine whiskey in the rich comfort of Toddy’s Bar and Brasserie.
The Westbury Superior Room
THE WESTBURY HOTEL
★★★★★
In a unbeatable location just off Grafton Street, half-way between historic Trinity College and the landmark that is St. Stephen’s Green. The Westbury Hotel is at the heart of Dublin’s premier retail and cultural quarter with great shopping, atmospheric pubs, restaurants, excellent theatres and nightlife all literally on your doorstep.





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