Fly to Dublin

Historic city, modern attitude, always fun

The Vikings knew a thing or two about having a good time. Given that they founded Dublin more than a thousand years ago, it’s perhaps no surprise then that today’s locals are known the world over for their great ‘craic’ (lively conversation) and even greater pubs. Coupled with top gigs, vibrant nightlife, excellent restaurants and brilliant sporting occasions, it’s easy to see why Dublin has a world-renowned reputation for making every visitor feel welcome.

The city, compact as it is, is big on beautiful locations

Stroll the Georgian squares, admire the elegance of the impressive 18th century buildings, wander over the iconic Ha’penny Bridge (especially lovely at night when floodlit). Walk the streets that inspired literary giants such as Wilde, Yeats, Stoker, Beckett and Joyce. Explore Dublin Castle, museums and galleries and delve into the glories of the distant past, including the must-see medieval Book of Kells in the Old Library in Trinity College. And get up close with those Vikings we mentioned, at Dublinia, the immersive exhibition that lets you see life as it was for a Norseman … or his slave!

At the end of a busy afternoon, chill with a pint of the city’s most famous brew, Guinness, perhaps in the lofty Gravity Bar, with its 360o rooftop panorama, in the Guinness Storehouse. Sláinte (as the locals would say).

3 Reasons to fly to Dublin

  • Legendary vibrant atmosphere

  • Inspirational cultural attractions

  • A pint of Guinness in its hometown

 

Temple Bar

Temple Bar is renowned hen parties and stag dos but there are plenty of nice watering holes where you can grab a drink without becoming part of nearby celebrations. For some great, locally-brewed beers head to The Porterhouse, a multi-storey pub with some interesting beers on offer. If you’re looking to grab a drink near Temple Bar Square you can head to the Oliver St. John Gogarty - a favourite with tourists - or nearby Teac na Céibe. For those looking for something slightly more upmarket why not try your luck at the Vintage Cocktail Club, a mysterious black door that leads to a plethora of high end and delicious drinks.

The Dublin Fringe Festival

The Dublin Fringe Festival is an annual curated arts festival. The festival is open to both Irish and international participants. Each performance takes place in a venue which is deemed most suitable to the show. This can range from cafes and theatres, as well as less traditional venues such as the Liffey Boardwalk or on a Dublin bus.

 

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