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Dublin is not only the largest city but also the capital of Ireland. Now considered one of the most popular European cities, Dublin is a definite favourite among globetrotters. With a vibrant art and literary culture, warm, personable people, and streets bursting with pubs, shops, restaurants, theatres, and activities.  



Dublin's Highlights:

Kilmainham Gaol Historical Museum - This old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.

 

Dublin Zoo is one of the city's most popular attractions. It houses a wide variety of animals, including red panda, South American birds, Arctic fox, otter, elephants, and even a pack of grey wolves. 

 

Another attraction within the zoo is City Farm, which has a special children's corner and a flock of Galway sheep, and the Californian sea lion pool where audiences watch the animals train at regular intervals throughout the day.

 

Christ Church Cathedral - One of two Anglican churches located in Dublin, was originally founded by Anglo-Norman conquerors in the late 12th century.

 

Guinness Storehouse - Guinness' museum brings its foamy, yeasty, alcoholic joy to the world: enjoy a tour of the museum and a free beer. This six-story building contains the Guinness Brewery Hop Store, a museum and the Gravity Bar, located on the top floor.

 

Trinity College - Founded in 1592, this is Ireland's oldest and most prestigious college; it is best known as the home of the Book of Kells which was written in approximately 800 AD and is one of the most beautiful manuscripts in the world. The Book of Kells explains the background of the story of the famous gospel manuscript.

 

Dublin Castle - Well-preserved 13th-century castle which once served as the seat of the Irish monarchy.

 

St. Stephen's Green - Beautiful urban park which was immortalised in James Joyce's "Ulysses".

 

Iveagh Gardens - Situated between rows of tall Georgian houses very close to St. Stephens Green, Iveagh Gardens is famous for its sense of mystery. Long tall hedgerows and sudden hills and valleys of grass make it a curious place to visit.

 

The Irish House Party - The Irish House Party combines all the singing and dancing of a traditional Irish house party with a learning experience where house guests learn about Irish music, dance and culture in a fun way.

 

Dublin City Hop On Hop Off Tour - With views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Dublin. You can hop on and off as many times as you like. The route takes you to many of Dublin's major attractions including Dvblinia, Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park (where you will find Dublin Zoo), and of course the Guinness Storehouse.



Where to eat in Dublin, Ireland

Temple Bar -Have some of Dublin's best night spots, restaurants. Unusual shops line these narrow, cobbled streets running between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral the perfect venue to cater for all your entertainment needs

 

Fitzsimon's Restaurant & Bar- Music played nightly

 

Buskers Bar - Fleet Street, Dublin 2 - Music at Buskers, the liveliest of Dublin Pubs. As one of Dublin's most popular city centre music bars, Buskers has a DJ playing the hottest party tracks and dance hits every weekend. Our DJs start at 8.30pm until late. If our DJ can he will play your special requests!

 

Grogan's Castle Lounge - Local pub

 

The Brazen Head - Dublin's oldest pub is a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.

 

O'Shea's Merchant - A lively pub with live traditional Irish music and dancing.

 

Gravity Bar @ the Guinness Storehouse - This bar serves only Guinness Products and is located at the top of the Guinness Storehouse.

 

Cafe-en-Seine - 40 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 - Cafe by day, pub by night: a laid-back atmosphere makes this pub popular.



Dublin, Ireland Shopping

Dublin City Centre  - The main shopping areas to watch out for are Henry Street and Grafton Street.  The main shops in Ireland can be found on both streets including brands such as Forever 21, Pennys, Brown Thomas, River Island, Debenhams, Arnotts Department Store and so much more.  

 

Dublin has no shortage of shopping centres and city centre options include Stephen’s Green, the Jervis and Debenham’s. Out of town alternatives are the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dundrum Town Centre and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

 

Dundrum Town Centre - Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin 16 - Winner of the prestigious International Shopping Centre of the Year award, Dundrum Town Centre is the place to be if you are passionate about shopping or just want to spend a day out.

 

Blancharstown Shopping Centre - Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Great for a family day out.  It has 180 shops, 4 Department stores, 9 screen cinema, 20 restaurants and so much more.  You would be missing out if you didn't visit! 

 

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is one of Ireland's largest shopping and leisure destinations, with shops, restaurants, cinemas and free car parking.

 

Blackrock Market - Blackrock Market is one of Ireland's best run and most successful weekend markets.

 

Dublin's Italian Quarter - Quartier Bloom - A new Italian Quarter on the North side of the River Liffey near the Jervis Street.

 

Dublin is a beautiful location which features attractions that vary from historic sites to the more mainstream adventurous sites. The Dublin area features activities, sites and cuisine that will cater to everyone's tastes.

 

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