The DUBLIN Directory

DUBLIN HIGHLIGHTS Ireland’s capital truly captures your imagination and throughout Dublin, you will find an abundance of visitor attractions to discover and explore, from majestic museums to more modern centres of entertainment. Whether your interest is sport, history, art or literature, whether you want to follow a heritage trail, visit a zoo, eat in a castle or follow in the footsteps of Dublin’s many musical greats, there’s something for everyone in Dublin! Dublin is ideally located on the east coast of Ireland and a 20 minute journey will bring you from the bustling city to the charming coastal towns and villages of the county and provide lots of opportunity for craft shopping, water sports, seafood dining and picturesque walks against the spectacular backdrop of Dublin Bay. Top Reasons to Visit Dublin Visit a Castle Step back in time and visit a selection of ancient and historic fortifications situated both in the city and throughout the Dublin Region. Visit Malahide and Dalkey Castles on Dublin’s coast or Dublin Castle in the city centre. Discover the History of Dublin Dublin has a wealth of museums which hold an array of information and artefacts recording the history of this ancient capital. Their contents are priceless but entry to Dublin’s top museums and galleries is free. Eat Out Dubliners like to eat, and the capital of Ireland has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan and chic food culture, which is mirrored in the hundreds of restaurants you will find throughout Dublin. Stroll around Georgian Dublin The Georgian door is a well-recognised symbol of ‘welcome’ in Dublin. In the 18th century (Georgian era) the city acquired this beautiful and distinctive style of architecture. Stroll through the elegant streets of Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares, as fine examples of the great Georgian period. Shop ‘Til You Drop! Dublin offers a wonderful array of products ranging from the traditional to the contemporary in its many shops, boutiques and department stores. The beauty of Dublin is that it is big enough to offer distinct shopping districts, which are small enough to explore on foot. Sample Some Local Brews Dublin’s pub scene is globally famous – and with good reason. Many are time-honored places celebrated in our literature and featured in films set here. Others are adored by locals and cherished by those who call by. Others still are newer arrivals, offering great food and the warmest of welcomes. With distilleries and breweries shooting up across the city, why not try two of Dublin's newest whiskey distilleries: Roe and Co and the Liberties Distillery, both situated in Dublin’s historic neighbourhood, the Liberties. Party the Night Away! Dublin has one of Europe’s most vibrant and exciting nightlife cultures. So, whether it’s the traditional pubs with Irish music, or the hip and trendy bar and club scene that you’re after, you’ll find it all here in Dublin! DUBLIN 219

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