Dublin has been listed as one of the top tourist destinations from 2012 from Tripadvisor. It’s a city rich in culture and history. See our hand picked choices of what to do and where to eat while in Dublin, Ireland.
Just a short walk from St. Stephens Green, but often overlooked by tourists. This Cathedral is steeped in Irish history. One thing that’s easily missed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the fact that Jonathan Swift’s body is buried there. The famous author of Gulliver’s Travels has his remains on the Cathedral grounds. As you enter [...]
Dublin City University opened in 1980 and has been a centre of excellence in Irish education for the past 30 years. As well as an impressive faculty DCU is also strong in sports offerings.
Here is our quick primer about celebrating St. Patrick’s day in Ireland. For first timers, we would recommend that you experience the party and the parade in Dublin. It’s the biggest parade in Ireland, with plenty of on street performers around the city, and special musical events the week around the 17th of March. In [...]
Croke Park (Páirc an Chrócaigh or Croker to the locals) is Ireland’s largest and most famous sporting arena and is the 4th largest stadium in Europe seating over 82,00 people. Croke Park is the home of the Dublin GAA teams, as well as the site for many of the major championship games, like the All Ireland [...]
Monument and park that dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives in the fight of Irish Freedom. This was also the location of where some of the Irish rebels were held overnight before being taken to Kilmainham Gaol. The gardens was designed by Daithi Hanly, who also designed the Knock Basilica. [...]
It’s located just 10 minutes walk St. Stephen’s Green, this historic birthplace of one of the world’s most lauded play-writes. Shaw died in 1950 at the ripe age of 94. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938). This house is now a museum of [...]
Found by in 1592 it was originally exclusively for the education of the Protestant elite. Trinity College (Coláiste na Tríonóide in Gaelic) is in the middle of Dublin city between the end of Grafton Street and College Green. It’s still a functioning university, and even has a full sized cricket pitch within it’s walls. It was initially modeled after the Universities of Oxford and [...]
Located a little outside Dublin city center (3.5km / 2.1 miles), but well worth visiting. It is one of the worlds largest unoccupied gaols in Europe. It was originally built in 1796, and at the time was referred to as the ‘New Gaol’, housing the criminals of Ireland for over 125 years. It was the [...]
Lauded as the best place to get a pint of Guinness after the Guinness Store House. Visit this historic family run pub that’s right in the heart of Dublin, and just of Grafton Street, Dublin’s main shopping area. Kehoe’s is a small but lively bar, where you will certainly enjoy a fine creamy pint of [...]
Áras an Uachtaráin, the house of the Irish President, is open Saturdays only. The house has been the home to the Irish President since 1938. Before that it had quite a checkered past. Áras an Uachtaráin is located in the Phoenix Park, which itself has had an interesting past, in 1882 it was the scene [...]