Streets filled to the brim with history, a culture worthy of a thousand welcomes and a nightlife famous the world over
A walk through Dublin is a journey through time. Although modern in every sense of the word, you are never more than touching distance from a slice of history. Once the land of monastic and Viking settlers, timely reminders of the past still exist in the form of museums filled with ancient artefacts, medieval castles and cathedrals. Once one of the jewels in the crown of the British Empire, Dublin retains its Georgian splendour and you would be forgiven for thinking you have taken a step back to the 18th century. Ireland’s fight for independence started on the streets of Dublin and you can follow the trail of those that gave their lives for the cause from the beginning to the very end in the execution yard of Kilmainham Gaol. Whether sampled on foot, by bike or by tour bus, Dublin is one of the world’s truly historic cities.
The Irish are a nomadic people, settling in every corner of the globe and never missing an opportunity to boast about their homeland or that of their ancestors. Those still inhabiting the island are no different. Dublin is a multi-cultural heartland with a diverse range of nationalities now calling the city home. Expect to be entertained, amused and above all else welcomed by native and adopted Dubliners who will not hesitate to point you in the right direction of the best tourist spots and entertainment.
Quiet dinner for two overlooking the famous River Liffey? Taste a glass of stout in a traditional pub? Party into the early hours of the morning at a famous nightclub? Dublin’s nightlife is as diverse as its inhabitants and will never fail to disappoint. This is a city that never sleeps.