Welcome to Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Famous for its easy going charm and cultural heritage, Dublin is also the capital of The Craic (pronounce ‘crack’), the art of life. Famous Dublin sons such as writers Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Jonathan Swift had it, playwright Samuel Beckett had it, and so have more contemporary cultural ambassadors such as U2. The city is steeped in rich history, starting with the Vikings laying its first streets. Through the centuries, The Craic and an unruly artistic streak have helped shape Dublin into what it is now: A vibrant capital that moves at an easy going pace. Dublin is located on the East Coast of Ireland, stretching along the Irish Sea in a half moon shape. The city is bordered to the South by the dramatic Wicklow Mountains.
The Natives (The Dubliners)
As a city, Dublin’s character is firmly shaped by its people. Dubliners are a friendly and mildly inquisitive lot. Rarely will you venture into a pub without somebody standing near you striking up a conversation. If you ever find yourself lost, ask somebody and more than likely you’ll be greeted with a little friendly chat. Dubliners are also known for their sharp wit and deadpan humour. Any bookshop in Ireland will sell you books of ‘Dublin Humour’.
With three of Ireland’s largest universities in town, Dublin is a very young city. Part of Dublin’s charm is that all ages and all walks of life mix together. Particularly at night time, this mix makes for a lively and welcoming atmosphere in Dublin’s myriad pubs, bars, restaurants, clubs and concert venues.
Top 10 things to do in Dublin
Further information regarding the below list can be found on the following website:
- Irish Museum of Modern Art
- Phoenix Park
- St Patricks Cathedral
- Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
- Viking Splash Tour
- Kilmainham Gaol
- EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum
- Guinness Storehouse
- Experience Traditional Music