City Guide Dublin, Ireland

Visiting Dublin

Birthplace to many of the world’s most popular musicians, writers and singers, Dublin is the perfect city for a break at any time of the year and has something for everybody. If you are looking for culture there are a host of museums to visit; if the great outdoors are your thing then you can take pleasure in a stroll in one of the world’s largest city centre parks, and if you enjoy letting your hair down you will love its legendary nightlife.

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Dublin Podcasts

Dublin - Ask the locals

In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of Dublin to ask the locals where they like to go out at night, where they like to eat and what are their favourite parts of the city. Listen to find out the best traditional pubs in the city, the nicest suburbs close to the centre and more.

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Dublin Videos

St Patrick's Festival in Dublin

Held every year in Dublin around St Patrick's Day (March 17th - Ireland's national holiday), the St Patrick's Festival is a festival not to be missed. Highlights include a traditional 'céilí' (Irish dance), the famous parade, and of course the 'craic' in the many pubs.

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Dublin Pocket Guide

Dublin Pocket Guide

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Dublin City Reviews

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    Dublin has a great nightlife but you sill find yourself limited with options during the day after 1 or 2 days.

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    Dublin - a must visit

    I have now been to 14 cities within europe and 11 different countries. I highly recommend visiting Dublin due to the amazingly friendly people and fun atmosphere. This is a city where everyone feels welcome, all you need to worry about is ordering the next pint. Another great part of this city is the walking proximity of almost all the major sites to see. You can easily walk around the city taking in all there is to offer without spending outrageous amounts of money on transportation (London).

    Insider Tip:Take a tour to Blarney Castle with PaddyWagon, you will not regret the money and time spent doing so.

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    I feel the city is definitely dirtier than other areas of the world. Also, the people are a bit more 'tough.' The stereotypes can definitely hold true at times. The city is relatively expensive too for Guinness and less than average food. It's a cool city but I wouldn't rely on spending more than 2 days here unless you plan to get away and golf or see the cliffs.

    Insider Tip:Head to south Dublin. We met locals who took us away from the beaten path. The area was more friendly and cleaner and not too far from the main tourist spots. Copper Jacks was a cool local spot and there were a lot of clubs nearby. I would definitely go with a local though.

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    City of Dublin

    Will recommend this place to my friends if they are looking for a place to spend their holyday.I think Ireland is the best place and value for money

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    My love

    First knowing Ireland because of Westlife. It's too shallow. Later, I discovered more. Irish folk songs, pub culture, literature.....Coastline is brilliant!

    Insider Tip:Please show your student card to have a discount offer! In Europe, public transport is expensive and actually u can walk in Dublin. It is a small city though should be big as it is the capital.

Ireland: Itinerary

Ireland is a very easy country to get around thanks to an extensive bus service which connects all major towns and cities. It also has a country wide rail service but for most journeys the bus is more flexible, frequent and most importantly, at least 50% cheaper than taking the train. It’s not a big country so you can easily make your way to the major cities but it certainly makes for an action packed seven days. Where better to begin your speedy tour than in ‘Dublin’s Fair City’ - the fun filled capital of the Emerald Isle. As well as the host of attractions on offer, the city can really only be appreciated by those who truly immerse themselves in the culture and there’s no better way to do this than by frequenting the host of the pubs and restaurants on offer. Sip on a pint of Guinness in its native home while listening to some Irish music or sampling traditional cuisine and you’ll know what we mean.

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