The Republic of Ireland's celebrated capital city, Dublin, wears its past with pride, and is a magnet for visitors seeking unabashed joie de vivre. Literature, theatre, the arts and the famous Irish 'craic' play an important role in Dublin's unique cultural experience.
A welcoming city, renowned for its warm atmosphere and special character, Dublin is one of Europe’s must-visit cities. The city’s vibrancy, nightlife and many tourist attractions, ensure a trip to this historic capital is always full of excitement.
Discover a crop of museums and monuments that highlight the vast history of Ireland, alongside galleries and exhibitions that reflect its rich culture. Highlights include the impressive St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Ireland’s largest church – Dublin Castle, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Ireland. All are easily accessible. A stroll along the River Liffey or in one of Dublin’s city parks like St. Stephen’s Green or Phoenix Park, which is home to Dublin Zoo, offers another aspect to this small capital with a big heart.
The Guinness Storehouse
Home to the black stuff since 1759, Guinness is Dublin’s trade mark. Located in the heart of the St James gate brewery you will find the Guinness Storehouse – Certainly worth a visit. Discover what goes into making Guinness – the ingredients, the process and the effort. Of course, no visit is complete without enjoying a pint of the black stuff afterwards.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
St Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland and is open to all, in order to admire its architecture both inside and out. It serves as a popular tourist attraction due to its size and history, and still remains a place of worship.
Guinness is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James's Gate brewery in the capital city of Dublin. The John Jameson and Son Irish Whiskey Company was formally established in 1810 when John Jameson and his son took ownership of the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin. Temple Bar is a busy riverside neighbourhood, spread over cobbled pedestrian lanes.
Visit the renowned university, home to the world famous Book of Kells and the Long Room – the college’s magnificent library, stacked high with books from all eras and resembling a scene from a Harry Potter movie.
One of the big draws for visitors to the city of Dublin are the traditional Irish dancing shows that are put on in several pubs. In some of them, you can enjoy a meal, a few drinks, and a show from some very accomplished dancers. It’s a great way to experience
a bit of Irish culture in a really fun and interactive way.