Welcome to Dublin! Welcome to one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. Dublin has certainly had its troubled past, but that doesn’t stop it being a go-to city for travellers. Whether you’re backpacking around Europe or just after a relaxing weekend, Dublin is here for you.
There is plenty of history surrounding the city, and it shows. With countless museums and galleries, you can get lost in its past. You’ll learn about Ireland’s myths and legends and see why the Irish culture is so strong. If trekking around museums isn’t your thing, Dublin has some of the best pubs in the world and some inspiring architectural monuments. You can either set yourself up out of town with a large holiday cottage in Ireland or take a room right in the heart of the city. Either way, you’re in for a treat.
First things first, when should you visit Ireland? Ireland has a notoriously unpredictable climate. Don’t make any plans around the weather! A summer’s day in Dublin is wonderful, though it can get busy during July and August. It’s cold during the winter but you’ll still love meandering Dublin’s streets wrapped up in hats and scarves. You can take a stop at a cosy pub for lunch by the fire. It’s perfect around Christmas time. It’s only just outside the UK and definitely worth adding to your bucket list.
Ireland’s currency is the Euro so take plenty and don’t worry about the Irish language, you won’t hear much of it.
For the book lover…
Dublin is renowned for its literary history. Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Yeats all lived and wrote in Ireland making it a must-stop for book lovers. Drop in at the Dublin Writers’ Museum or the James Joyce Museum to top up your knowledge. Then why not take the literary pub crawl and visit the haunts of your favourite writers. You could sit at the same bar as Oscar Wilde. Or you could just go to his house. Oscar Wilde’s house is open to visitors for most of the year.
For the art lover…
The Hugh Lane Gallery and the National Gallery of Ireland are stocked full of Irish art. Whether you prefer impressionism or modern art, Dublin has you covered with its rich artistic heritage.
You can also admire the medieval architecture at the 800 year-old St. Patricks cathedral. Or you could take a tour of Trinity College with its ancient tales and fascinating design.
For the Guinness lover…
Ireland is famous for its Guinness and you won’t taste a better pint than right here in Dublin. It really is true what they say. Any good pub in Dublin will serve you the perfect pint, but could also visit the Guinness Storehouse. You’ll take a journey through the history of Guinness and get a free tipple at the end of the tour.
Sports fans will also love Croker Park – the original site of the Gaelic games – which is now home to Ireland national rugby team.
There really is something for everyone in Dublin, not to mention the stunning countryside surrounding the city. It’s easy to get to, so what are you waiting for?