A Feast of Literature, Culture and History
The capital and largest city of Ireland is a charming and friendly place full of interesting history and a vibrant city life. But it’s also considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities, not least for its riverside setting, its cobblestoned streets and historical buildings.
This is also a city of deep literary and cultural roots, producing Nobel laureates Yeats, Beckett and George Bernhard Shaw. Visitors could do worse than reading some of James Joyce’s Dublin-based works or brushing up on their Oscar Wilde.
Book nerds, architecture geeks, history buffs and even the trendiest influencers should all feel equally inspired and awestruck by the long room of the Old Library of Trinity College. It’s a place where content (a massive library collection full of early editions and rare gems) meets form (a beautifully designed and imposing grand hall) on equal footing and we can all feel slightly smarter having been to such a place.
Have a Friendly Drink in a Beautiful City
If you think Dublin’s glory lies only in its past and old age, think again. Dublin isn’t just a promised land for nerds. Beer connoisseurs can spend a lovely and inebriated day in the Guinness Storehouse while whiskey-lovers can head straight to the Jameson distillery. And that’s not to mention the countless characteristic pubs Dublin has to offer and the colorful nightlife of this upbeat city. For the more sober visitor, a day spent in the Dublin Zoo or the National Botanic Gardens should both be unforgettable excursions in an otherworldly setting.
Either way, Dublin makes friends for life, so you don’t have to rush through the Dublin Castle, the Kilmainham Gaol (jail) or St Patrick's Cathedral, all in one weekend. Odds are, you’ll be back again to see your dear friend Dublin.
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The Best of Dublin
Not only is Dublin rooted in rich history, but it’s also home to countless incredible attractions. Whether you’re looking for fascinating museums, arts venues, or galleries—Dublin is the place for you.
Drinking in Dublin
A city rich in history, Dublin is the birthplace of Irish whiskey and home to the iconic beer Guinness. You can choose to visit a traditional pub, a craft beer pub, a cocktail bar, or you can party the night away in one of the many nightclubs.