The green and trendy capital Dublin is one of Europe's fastest growing capitals. It is full of young people which is certainly evident when looking at the entertainment scene in Dublin. The pubs are numerous and Dublin is the party capital right now! There is also great shopping opportunities and a rich musical and cultural heritage! Book your trip to Dublin with KILROY!
Dublin is parted in two by the Liffey river. In the south you will find the popular cultural and entertainment area "Temple Bar". There is a wide range of pubs here where you can order a "pint" of Ireland's famous beer; Guinness. You'll also find several shopping streets, Ireland's premier university Trinity College and the country's parliament. North of the Liffey river is the well-known O'Connell Street with a mixture of department stores and a charming historic setting.
If you are a first time visitor, there is a bus you can take around the center of Dublin. It's easy to hop on and off whenever you want and you get a good overview of the city. A popular stop is the Guinness Storehouse, the city's famous beer brewery with its exhibition and tasting in the sky bar high above Dublin's rooftops. A few stops later you will also find the Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Here you can see how the famous droplets are produced and also get a lesson in how a true "Irish coffee" should be mixed!
The pub is where Irish people of all ages gather over a "pint" (preferably a Guinness beer) to discuss politics, religion or the latest sports news! So if you want to meet the true locals, a visit to a local pub a must! Expect to be surrounded by Irish music and sing along songs - we guarantee that you will love it!
Temple Bar is the arts and entertainment area with many of the city's best galleries, bars and restaurants. A fun and entertaining walk if you want some guidance in the "pub-jungle" is to follow "The Dublin Literary Pub Crawl", which visits four known pubs
Dublin has many trendy shopping and business streets in the same range as Oxford Street in London. On either side of the River Liffey you'll find two very popular shopping areas. Grafton Street offers upscale shopping. Dublin also has several good shopping centers such as Dundrum Town Centre, one of Europe's largest shopping malls, Illac Centre and the Jervis Centre.
Visit Dublin in mid-March to have the chance to experience the Festival St. Patrick's Day. The festival is celebrated on March 17th and the best and biggest party is arguably in Dublin. The festivities goes on for five days and begins with a parade around the city and according to tradition everyone wears something green. Moreover, there is music, theater, fireworks and a lot of lot of beer, which happily will be colored green, and of course happy Irish people everywhere! So pack your bag full of green clothes and head to Dublin in March!
There are several good options for getting around Dublin. One of them is the local trains called "Standart". Another alternative is to take the local tram "Luas" or hoping on a bus which are cheaper alternatives.
Ireland is small and it is easy to get around by car, so renting a car is a good option. Just a small detail, drive on the left!
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