Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is one of Europe’s more intimate cities. However there is no shortage of attractions with its mix of Georgian architecture, rich literary heritage, bustling shopping areas and energetic nightlife. It is the home of Guinness, and famed for its lively music and pub scene. The city itself is over 1000 years old, and is a place where fantasy and history are dramatically interwoven to make for a fascinating visit.


Beer fans will enjoy a trip to The Guinness Storehouse, where they can learn about the history of what is possibly Ireland’s most famous export. The trip finishes with a visit to the Gravity Bar – the highest bar in Ireland which offers spectacular views of the surrounding scenery whilst you drink.

The 13th century Dublin Castle and the Christ Church Cathedral are both attractions not to be missed. Within the city there are many cultural attractions with a fine choice of museums, art galleries, theatres and the impressive Trinity College. Families may enjoy a trip to the National Wax Museum, or Dublinia – where life-size models tell the Dublin’s history. You will find tributes to some of Dublin’s great literary names including Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett, all over the city.

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, only half and hours drive will take you out to fishing villages, mountain walks and stately homes and gardens.


Walking around the city you can take in the impressive mix of architecture and browse the vast range of shops. Dublin has everything from the latest fashion boutiques to traditional art and craft stores.

Stephen’s Green and Henry Street are the two mainstream shopping areas, where most high street and chain stores are located. Both of these locations are also home to several departmental and designer stores.

Dawson Street is known for its array of bookshops. The area around Nassau Street is where souvenirs and traditional Irish produce can be purchased. Delis and more fashionable retailers can be found in the Castlemarket area.

Nightlife and Eating Out

At night Dublin comes alive with its many traditional Irish pubs all serving Guinness, and excellent home cooked Irish cuisine. For those looking for something slightly more upmarket, the Castlemarket area is home to several trendy cafés, bars and restaurants. Temple Bar and the areas around Grafton Street are the best places to head for bars. There are plenty of paces offering live music as well. There is a vibrant atmosphere wherever you are.

Tourist Information

Tourism Centre,Suffolk St,Dublin 2,Republic of IrelandTel: +353 (0) 1 605 7700www.visitdublin.cominformation@dublintourism.ie


Dublin International Airport is about 12km north from of city centre, and is well serviced by buses and taxis. It offers flights to and from most UK and European destinations, and some east coast US destinations also.