Visiting Dublin

Inside info

Visit all there is to see in Dublin with the Dublin Pass. For 15 euros a day, the pass gives you free access to many of Dublin’s attractions, such as the National Musueum of Ireland, the Guiness Storehouse and the Bram Stoker Dracula Museum. You can even skip the queues ! If you’re coming by plane, it also gives you free coach transfers between the airport and the centre of Dublin. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and visit the Temple Bar area, Dublin’s cultural quarter. If you enjoy shopping, then this is the area to go for some high quality fashion. Visit the outdoor market on Cow’s Lane every Saturday from 10am-5pm where Irish designers display their crafts and vintage clothing. After a hard day’s shopping, why not rest your tired feet at one of the many cafes and eateries in this historic area. Visit the Temple Bar Information Centre to find out more about the many cultural events in this area.If you are looking for fun for the whole family, then visit the historic Dublin Zoo. No visit to Dublin would be complete without it. Located in Phoenix Park, near the city, visit the Artic, Africa and the Indian Rainforest all within 60 acres ! With Halloween and Christmas coming soon, a wide variety of events are taking place such as the Halloween Themed Market and Breakfast with Santa. (Admission prices: 43.50 euros for a family of 4)Enjoy theatre and music gigs at Bewley’s Café Theatre. Situated on Grafton Street, it is Ireland’s only year round lunchtime venue. One act plays are presented at lunchtimes from Monday to Saturday with a light lunch included in the price of the ticket. Three to four times a week, evening music and comedy gigs are organised with established Irish acts to the newest talents.

Travel review

I went to Dublin last year with a couple of friends for a weekend break. It’s a wonderful city to visit and has something for everyone. As soon as we got in a taxi at the airport, we realised how friendly the city is. The driver was so friendly and gave us a guided tour of the city on the way to our hotel. During our weekend, we visited the Guiness brewery which was an interesting experience. There was an huge indoor waterfall with an area to test the Guiness. I would recommend going to the Gravity Bar at the top of the storehouse where you have the most amazing 360 degree view of Dublin, plus you can also claim your free pint of Guiness! Definitely, well worth a visit!The transport system was very good, especially the buses which were very reasonably priced. However, taxis are best avoided in Dublin as they tend to overcharge. The nightlife is fantastic in Dublin! The world famous Irish pubs definitely live up to their reputation and the atmosphere is filled with great, traditional Irish music. The Quay’s Pub is definitely something I would recommend to anyone. If you get the chance, then take the light rail system ‘Dart’ to the Northern suburbs to Howth, a beautiful coastal area not far from the city. I would also suggest visiting Dalkey and Killiney, idyllic coastal villages located in the Southern suburbs. Climb up to Killiney Hill and take in the breathtaking views of the coast and the city. Dublin is really a great city for culture, nightlife and history!

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Ten million glasses of Guinness - the famous 'black pint' from Dublin - are produced daily all over the world.

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The climate in Dublin

Located on Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin is the capital and most populous city of Ireland with a population of almost 530,000 in the centre and almost 2 million in the metropolitan area. Dublin is a historical and cultural centre for the country with influences in education, the arts, economy, and industry. The main attractions include Dublin Castle, the Spire of Dublin, Trinity College, the Temple Bar area, and the Guinness brewery. Dublin has a maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. The average high temperatures in winter are around 8°C. In summer, average highs range between 18 and 20°C. Strong Atlantic winds are common in autumn, and rainfall is common throughout the year.