Dublin is a breath of fresh air, a truly unique capital city which is steeped
in tradition yet young at heart.
In the historic, compact city centre there are lots of things to do and
places to see. Visitors will love the rich selection of galleries, museums, restaurants, pubs and shops, not to mention the traditionally warm welcome from Dubliners.
Ireland – ideally located on the edge of Europe – is less than an hour from London by air, less than two hours from Paris or Brussels, four hours from Istanbul, and just six hours from the east coast of the United States.
Dublin International Airport is Ireland’s busiest airport, with direct
scheduled daily flights from the Middle East, North America, mainland Europe, and Britain.
Dublin Airport is only 12 Km from the city centre and the city itself is
small and compact. It is tailor-made for carefree exploration on foot.
The city has an excellent transport system, which includes an Urban Rail System (DART), a stylish new Tram Network (Luas), and an extensive Citywide and National Bus Service. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably
priced by international standards.
The city is one of the friendliest in Europe and maintains a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
A wealth of cultural attractions, such as Trinity College Dublin and the Book of Kells, The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, The Old Jameson Distillery, National Art Gallery, Dublinia, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, are all in the heart of the city.
Unique Transport Options – get a different view of Dublin with a tour of the city by horse and carriage, eco bike, high speed ribs around Dublin Bay, by land and water with the amphibious Viking Ducks, or by vintage bus or car – all take group bookings.
Price/Value Relationship – Dublin offers wonderful hotels, unique venues and fantastic food, all at competitive prices. Add to this breathtaking scenery, lively cosy pubs, friendly locals and foot tapping, hand clapping traditional music and you have unbeatable value for money.
With writers such as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, WB Yeats, John Synge, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker all hailing from Ireland’s capital city, Dublin was awarded ‘UNESCO City of Literature’, in 2010, for its ongoing contribution to world literature.
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Some of the famous graduates of Trinity College were Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift ? Bram Stoker, the novelist who wrote ‘Dracula’, worked in Dublin Castle as a civil servant for a short time in the 1870’s ?
In December 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at a rent
of £45 (Pounds) for the Guinness Brewery ? And that over ten million
glasses of Guinness – the famous ‘Pint of Black’ from Dublin – are produced daily all over the world ?
Dublin has a total of 14 Martello Towers dotted around its coastline ?
They were originally built to warn of a Napoleonic Invasion … which never actually happened ! The first chapter of ‘Ulysses’, by James Joyce, is set
in the Martello Tower at Sandycove.
The remains of St. Valentine, the Patron Saint of Love, are contained in Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church, on Aungier Street, in Dublin ?
Croke Park Stadium’s Hill 16 was constructed from the rubble left on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) after the 1916 Revolution ?
Croke Park has a capacity of 82,500 !
Malahide Castle is said to be haunted by different ghosts ? On the
morning of the Battle of the Boyne, in 1690, 14 members of the Talbot Family breakfasted together in the Great Hall. All 14 were dead by nightfall!