From the Green Stuff to the Black Stuff: Exploring Dublin
Located on Ireland’s east coast, Dublin is a top destination for anyone after a city-break that’s full of history, vibrancy and nightlife. There’s so much to pack into your time in Dublin, and below are just some of the tourism hotspots this city has to offer:
1. Become a Dubliner at Temple Bar
If you want to experience local life in Dublin you’ll need to head down to Temple Bar. It’s a bustling cobbled street that’s full of cafes, restaurants and bars and is teeming with architectural wonders. It’s also home to attractions such as the Gallery of Photography.
2. Experience the St Patrick’s Day parade
The 17th March is St Patrick’s Day, and the Irish definitely celebrate in style. Over four days, you’ll find the streets of Dublin lined with entertainers during the St Patrick’s Day festival.
3. Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle might not be your exact idea of a castle, but what it lacks in traditional features it makes up for in more intriguing aspects. Its medieval setting makes it a great place for functions, which is why it is favoured by event companies in Dublin, such as Davis Events Agency. You can take a tour around the castle, or enjoy one of the unbeatable events it hosts.
4. Enjoy a pint of Guinness
If you’re heading over to Dublin, you’re going to have try the local delicacy – Guinness. The perfect place to do this is Kehoe’s, which is situated in Temple Bar. It offers a quaint drinking experience and is full of atmosphere as tourists and locals gather in its charming snugs.
5. Trinity College
Queen Elizabeth I founded Trinity College in 1592, and it offers a wonderful mix of the traditional and contemporary. With a prestigious list of previous students, including Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, it’s seen a lot of intelligence pass through its doors. 30-minute tours are also available here.
6. The Science Gallery
Part of Trinity College, the Science Gallery makes complicated technologies and inexplicable events interesting and fun. You can enjoy a number of different exhibitions that will delve into the heart of science and it’s great for all the family.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to drink or you want to learn more about Ireland’s rich history, Dublin is definitely the place to visit.