Dublin – A Quick Guide

Szabo GaborStarred Page By Szabo Gabor, 2nd Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Dublin, a city over a 1,000 years old, is the cultural and historical capital of Ireland and the birthplace of many of the world's most popular writers and musicians. James Joyce and Oscar Wilde were both born here. But what's it like?

A lively city

It has always had a reputation as a vibrant and lively city, but since the economic boom of the 1990s, Dublin has got even better. Almost as famous for its lively nightlife as for its history, Dublin now looks more like other European cities, and has, in fact, become one of Europe's most popular destinations.

So, what can you do there?

The first place to go is Temple Bar. It has a great atmosphere, with shops, bars and cafés full of stylish young Europeans. One of the best things to see is the Book of Kells. This is one of the oldest books in the world (over 1,200 years old!) and you can see it in the Trinity College Library, at the University of Dublin. Also, you mustn't miss the statue of Molly Malone, the city's heroine. She was a beautiful, young fishmonger who died in 1636. Nobody knows how she died, but a famous song was written about her, and many say you can still hear the sound of her ghost walking the streets. If you enjoy history, make sure you go to Dublin Castle. This castle, built between 1208 and 1220, lies in the heart of the city, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Don't leave without throwing a coin into the River Liffey. Walk across Ha'penny Bridge, which joins the north and south sides of the city, and throw a coin into the river to bring you good luck.

Music and pubs

And finally, you must listen to some live Irish music in Ireland's famous pubs. A lot of pubs have music several nights a week. What's it like? It's fast, exciting and beautiful. Whatever you do in Ireland, you'll certainly 'enjoy the craic', as they say in Ireland, (meaning have a good time).


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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Dec 2011 (#)

What a sweet Limmeric you write about Dublin fair city where girls are so pretty etc. Great article, thank you.

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author avatar Rose*
8th Dec 2013 (#)

Dublin is all about the pubs, isn't it? :)

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author avatar Danny
16th Oct 2014 (#)

thank you to write this article it's great

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