Take me to Dublin!


Welcome to Dublin!

Welcome to the lively capital of Ireland, Dublin - the 'Friendliest city in Europe'! You'll never know what a warm welcome is until you've experienced Britain's best and most favourite shoppers' paradise and party haunt!

The Guinness brewing city of Dublin is Ireland's largest city as well as it's principal one and situated on the east coast estuary of the River Liffey. Enjoying a coastal location looking out to the Irish Sea, don't be too surprised by the presence even in the city centre of a fierce chill in the air.

An old city, Dublin has experienced a lot of life, but ever buoyant, it is today in the midst of something of an economic up-turn. People are more than ever attracted to Europe's Friendliest City! As you wander the busy metropolis, immaculate Georgian architecture greets you everywhere - momentarily transporting you back in time to the days of horse and carriages. These were the great days of Dublin's Golden Age. Not too difficult to imagine that once Dublin was the British Empire's second principal city (after London)! It is a great city but you get the impression, it will be AMAZING again one day!

A city wrecked and exhausted during the Easter Rising of 1916, it has come a long way to get to the thriving metropolitan centre that it is today. Sidestepped by the Industrial Revolution, Dublin was unable to compete with the illustrious and industrious northern city of Belfast. Dublin during the 1900's was a million miles away from the city you see before you today! It was probably not quite so friendly as the city centre was sadly and unfortunately over run by squalor and deprivation!

Travel forward in time a hundred or so years and all is great! The city centre is alive with a constant and thriving hotbed of bargain hunters and energetic partying hoards. A much favoured haunt of stag and hen nights, Dublin is a world class party city. With easy flight and ferry routes here, no end of bars and clubs and of course that famous vibrant atmosphere, you can't go far wrong locating your special 'do' in this lively Irish city. For all your partying needs, the St Stephen's Green area is a must with popular haunts located in and around Wexford Street, Harcourt Street, Leeson Street and Camden Street. Tourists love the Temple Bar district and this area in particular is where to join the hoards of partying stags and hens! Look out here for the street performers and live music venues...you can't beat a really good bit of entertainment, bearing in mind this is where Hothouse Flowers, Thin Lizzy and U2 started out!

Dublin is a city where the nightlife action is unrivalled. On that particular subject, turn up the 'Gay'dar for some of the best gay clubs in Europe! The city centre boasts a wealth of fun joints such as The Front Lounge, The George and Pantibar (Hen parties make a note!). But world class nightlife to one side, everybody goes to Dublin for it's incredible SHOPPING so don't forget those credit cards!

After you have finished max-ing out your credit cards, why not head for some solitude within a prestigious learning institution? Ireland's oldest and most honoured university is the combination of the University of Dublin and Trinity College. Situated in the city centre opposite what was previously the Irish Houses of Parliament, Trinity dates back to the sixteenth century. It is noted for its esteemed alumni including Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde as well as being the first university in Great Britain to open its doors to female students in 1904. If you want to find out more about the city's literary achievements, why not climb aboard the City Literary Tour.

Much like many other old cities, the Docklands of Dublin are experiencing something of a renaissance. Once a somewhat seedy industrial location, the Docks have recently been brought to life with the arts, places to stay and eat and a broad range of tourist attractions. Sights and attractions on the riverside include the Jeanie Johnston, the Famine Memorial, Viking Splash and the Liffey Tour.

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