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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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    Anonymous

    When compared to other European capitals, Dublin might not be breathtaking, but it is a great place to breath and live the Irish culture, especially if you are interested in the 1916 rising and the independent process. Don't forget to have a pint of Guinness at its home!

    Insider Tip:Take some time to explore places out of Dublin, such as Howth or Bray. Also spend a couple of days in Kilkenny, a lovely medieval town, which is not far away from Dublin (2 hours by bus).

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    Anonymous

    Look for little man in his 6o's named Gerald. he walks around the tourist attractions and gives free tours. He is SO knowledgable and is such a sweet man. Meeting him and going on one of his tours was my favorite part of Dublin. He knows all the nooks and crannies and secrets of Dublin. Find him and you won't be disappointed!

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    Laragh9

    Love of my life

    I've been travelled a lot but Dublin is where my heart is, since the first time I was there (15 years ago) I just felt in love. Hopefully I will be able to move there someday, for now I go there to spend a weekend each month or almost :) Dublin is Amazing, but the Dubliners are so lovely! If you're lucky enough to meet one of them, as it's a very multicultural city.

    Insider Tip:Try to meet a Dubliner, with their lovely and clean accent and ask him to show you the city with his eyes. Stay away from Temple bar, so expensive, and try to explore other bars like in Dame Street or George Street. I loved a place called " No name" close to George st.

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    Anonymous

    Fell in love with Dublin

    Wonderful city! Lots to do and see within the city, and there are so many day trips (i.e. to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway, or to The Giants Causeway and Belfast...) offered that start in Dublin! Night life is (as expected) spectacular and people are extremely friendly. Would go back to the city just to be back in the pubs with the amazing music!

    Insider Tip:Visit the Book of Kells and the Old Library at Trinity College! A beautiful place to see, especially if you are a book lover! Normally costs around 10 euros, but if you get there within the last hour or half hour before they close for the day, you can get in for half the price! Definitely worth the discounted admission if you don't mind having to rush a little bit.

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    lukeingle11890

    Great Night out. But bring plenty of cash

    Great night out. The atmosphere in town is brilliant everywhere is busy and the music is awesome. It is expensive so be prepared for that. Double spirits are expensive. Dont let it put you off though perfect for a weekend trip.

    Insider Tip:GO to the Guinness Factory.

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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