Popular all year round amongst tourists of all ages, Dublin really does have something to offer everybody. Whether you’re looking for an intimate getaway for two or planning to live it up with pals in its famous party scene, weekends to remember are made in Dublin.
By day you can shop ‘til you drop on the famous Grafton Street or explore the cultural delights of Dublin’s museums and art galleries before getting amongst the craic and soaking up the electric atmosphere of Dublin’s night life and live music scenes.
Easy to explore on foot but with the option of reliable (and cheap!) public transport links, a visit to Dublin should be on everyone’s agenda this year, so what are you waiting for?!
Apart from its famous title as a party hotspot, Dublin is steeped in rich political and often bloody history. Well worth a visit to find out more about Ireland’s turbulent past is Kilmainhaim Gaol, about 15 minutes by bus from centrally located O’Connell Street, which was home to some of Ireland’s most famous political rebels.
If some light-hearted entertainment is more up your street however, The National Leprechaun Museum, situated just over the river Liffey from the iconic Temple Bar district, provides guided tours into Ireland’s myths and fairy tale folklore. Let your storyteller guide take you on a magical journey into the land of the fairies and experience what it feels like to be a leprechaun in a room full of gigantic furniture!
Or why not go behind the scenes at the Guinness Storehouse and find out how the black stuff is brewed, before enjoying a complimentary pint in the Gravity Bar, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city.
Dining out in Dublin can generally be quite expensive. The city centre, like most others, hosts a number of international chains such as Pizza Hut, McDonalds and KFC which can be a useful arsenal if you’re travelling on a budget!
However, for something a bit more substantial to fill those rumbly tums, the majority of Dublin pubs serve up good quality food; traditional cod and chips or Irish stew being staple favourites.