There really is so much to see and do when you visit Dublin. Believe it or not there are a lot of things that you can do no where else! The following article takes a look at just a selection of these.
Drink a pint of Guinness!
Yes we all know Guinness is a popular drink that is available and consumed in most countries today, but what better place to sample some of the black stuff than in its own hometown! Better again why not visit The Guinness Storehouse and learn first hand about the brewing and history of this wonderful beverage! Celebrating 250 years in the making this year what better way to mark the occasion!
Attend an All Ireland Final
If you are lucky enough to get your hands on a Football or Hurling All Ireland Final ticket, which are considered ‘gold-dust’, then you are assured of a fantastic day out with memories you will cherish forever. Irish people live and breathe GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) and all things GAA. Each September sportsmen and women compete for the honour of ‘All-Ireland Champions’. This is without doubt the highlight on the Irish sporting calendar each year and takes place in Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium.
Visit The Book of Kells
The Book of Kells is an amazing Latin manuscript that is very unique and can be viewed in Dublin’s Trinity College. The Book of Kells is an illustrated manuscript that contains four Gospels of The New Testament and also includes various texts and tables. The Book of Kells is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s finest national treasures and attracts millions of visitors each year. When in Dublin a visit to The Book of Kells is a must.
Explore the streets of Dublin
Take a leisurely stroll through Dublin’s main thoroughfare of O’Connell Street, the popular shopping district of Grafton Street and vibrant cultural quarter of Temple Bar. Take in the sights and sounds of this wonderful city, meet the locals, grab yourself a bargain in the many colorful shops, let the music guide you through Dublin’s cobbles where you will find many authentic traditional music sessions, and treat yourself to the many tempting restaurants and cafés that call Dublin their home.
Attend an Irish soccer international game at the new and impressive Aviva Stadium.
For further details on this amazing new landmark in Dublin city check out our article Lansdowne Road to be renamed as Aviva Stadium.
Visit Saint Valentine!
Visit the final resting place of Saint Valentine himself, the patron saint of love and the original cupid! If you wish to express your feelings to a loved one what better way than to whisk them off to Carmelite Church in Aungier Street. Here you will find a beautiful shrine dedicated to Saint Valentine, with an altar comprising of a life-size statue and a wooden casket containing his ashes. This is also a wonderful and popular location to propose to your loved one.
Stay in a Dublin Hotel!
Make a holiday of it and check out our Dublin hotels page today. Choose from a huge selection of Dublin accommodation suitable for all tastes and budgets and book securely online today. Start planning that holiday and see for yourself what else you can add to this list!
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