Dublin, the capital and largest city in the Republic of Ireland is well known a great location for a city break. It has some of the most exciting nightlife in Europe and as well as some of the most friendly locals. Don't miss a trip to Dublin!
Air: Dublin airport is 10kms north of the city. Options to the city are bus or taxi with a planned rail link some years away.
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Rail: Rail services connect Dublin with the other main cities in Ireland.
Ferry: it is possible to catch the ferry to Ireland from the UK. The most popular entry point is Dún Laoghaire around 10kms south of the city.
What to See and Do
Dublin's numerous attractions include the following:
Christ Church Cathedral: The oldest building in Dublin dates back to the 11th century. Attached to the Cathedral is the Dublinia museum with some history on the city from the Middle Ages.
Dublin Pubs: Dublin is famous for its pubs and music scene. The hub of the tourist pub scene is the Temple bar area in the city centre. Enjoy a pint of the Black Stuff while listening to some quality Irish music. Most pubs have music every night. Dublin pubs are now non smoking making this an all together healthier experience than it used to be!
The Guinness Storehouse : Ireland's favourite brew is made at St James's Gate Brewery. A former storehouse has been converted into a visitor attraction outlining how the Black Stuff is made. As you climb through the exhibition you will finish at the "Gravity Bar" and be rewarded with a pint! Enjoy the views across the city as you drink that well earned pint!
Trinity College: The oldest University in Ireland having been founded in 1592, Trinity is adjacent to the city centre. The highlight of any visit is viewing the famous "Book of Kells".
Walk: Dublin city centre is compact and easily explored on foot. It's also easier to drop in for a pint of Guinness if you are on foot!
Tram: A couple of tram lines opened in 2004 and are easy to use and reliable.
Bus: The bus services in Dublin are not the best in the world. Traffic can be horrendous and progress slow.