The bustling center of the Irish capital Dublin is filled with traditional pubs, folk music and friendly people. Dublin exudes the true Irish atmosphere, but at the same time it is a modern, multicultural city. A trip to Dublin is not complete without having tasted the world-famous beer Guinness. If possible in one of the nearly a thousand pubs in the city. The trendy Temple Bar district is the place to be for those who want to go out. Dublin is packed with monuments that were of global importance to Irish history.
Dublin has an airport about ten kilometers north of the city center. Due to its location in the UK, it is well connected to the rest of the UK and Europe
Aer Lingus is Ireland’s flag carrier airline. It connects the Irish capital with a large number of European cities. Dublin airport is the main hub for Aer Lingus as they almost fly exclusively from this airport.
Since low budget airline Ryanair is Irish, it is no surprise that they serve Dublin as well. Ryanair is one of the most popular airline companies to travel in Europe.
From Dublin, London can be reached with a direct flight in 1 hour and 5 minutes. New York has a flight time of 6 hours and 30 minutes. However, though there are direct flights to the US, there is also a chance you will have to make a stopover in London.
"There’s poetry in a pint of Guinness" is a well-known text from Dublin's most famous brewery. This seven-story old St. James Gate brewery nowadays tells the story of the "Guinness pint" brewing process. From the building from 1904 you have an amazing view over the bustling city of Dublin.
Dublin's entertainment district is primarily in the old medieval center of the city. This cultural entertainment area has been named Temple-Bar. It covers the area from the River Liffey in the north to Dame Street in the south and from Fishamble Street in the west to Westmoreland Street in the east. The pubs in this area ensure a great night out and lots of night time entertainment.
Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the oldest universities in Great Britain and Ireland. This Protestant university was built in 1592 by order of Queen Elizabeth I of England, on the site of a former Augustinian monastery. Make sure you visit the library during your city trip to Dublin. It contains a total of around 4.5 million printed books and manuscripts, including the Book of Kells, a well-preserved manuscript from 800 AD with beautiful calligraphy.
Dublin Castle is one of the most important attractions in Dublin. It is not a separate complex, but consists of several buildings. Most of these date from the 18th century, but one of the buildings has been there since the reign of King John, the first Lord of Ireland.
Dublin is very enjoyable city and one of the best ways to explore it is by bike. Traffic isn’t as bad as in other major European capitals, so you should have a great time biking around the city.