Crawling Dublin's pubs

Exploring Dublin at Night

With its hard-drinking, hard-partying reputation, you’d be forgiven for thinking the only place to go after dark in Dublin was the pub, but while crawling the city’s pubs is an unforgettable pastime, there are plenty of other ways to explore Dublin at night. Here are some ideas.

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August 28, 2014 by
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Dublin's Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship

Exploring Dublin’s Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship

Whether you’re trying to discover your Irish heritage or just interested to learn more about the country’s history, exploring Dublin’s Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship offers a fascinating insight into the plight of Irish emigrants. A lasting vestige of Dublin’s mass mid-19th-century emigrations – when more than 1 million victims of the Irish famine braved the voyage to America in the hope of a better life in the New World – the Jeanie Johnston is a working replica of the country’s most famous famine ship.

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August 14, 2014 by
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How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in Dublin

Take a hike in the Wicklow Mountains

With cheap flights connecting Dublin to other European cities and train links to all of Ireland’s major cities, Dublin makes an easy choice for a weekend away and there’s plenty to see and do while you’re in town. Whether you’re first-time visitors trying to cram in as many of the sights as possible, planning a romantic getaway or bringing your friends for a weekend of drinking and dancing, here are some ideas for how to spend the perfect weekend in Dublin.

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July 3, 2014 by
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Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium

Dublin's Croke Park Stadium. Photo courtesy of Sean MacEntee via Flickr.

With over 100 years of history and the home of Ireland’s traditional Gaelic Games, Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium is one of the city’s most iconic sporting landmarks, and while sports fans will get a kick out of touring the legendary grounds, the stadium also offers some of the best views in the city from its rooftop walkway.

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June 19, 2014 by
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Dublin’s Summer Beer Gardens

Drinking at Dublin's summer beer gardens. Photo courtesy of William Murphy via Flickr.

Crawling Dublin’s historic pubs is a time-honoured tradition, but as the mercury rises, who wants to be huddled inside a dimly lit pub with a room-temperature pint of Guinness? Instead, make the most of the sun with a cool beer or iced cocktail at one of the capital’s best alfresco venues – here’s our top pick of Dublin’s summer beer gardens.

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June 5, 2014 by
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10 Things You Can Only Do in Dublin

Irish leprechauns. Photo courtesy of shalbs via Flickr.

Whether you’re looking to have a quintessentially Irish experience or just add some unique sights to your travel blog, the Irish capital is full of surprises and there are plenty of things that you can only do in Dublin. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

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May 22, 2014 by
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Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival

Dublin Docklands summer festival. Photo courtesy of infomatique via Flickr.

After a long, wet winter, Dubliners are ready to shed off the layers, and as the first major event of the summer, the Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival is the perfect excuse to celebrate the warmer weather. Held each May, the festival offers a weekend of water activities, live DJs and free entertainment, held along the waterfront Grand Canal Plaza and Grand Canal Dock.

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May 8, 2014 by
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The Complete Guide to Drinking in Dublin

Irish coffee. Photo courtesy of IrishFireside via Flickr.

Whether you’re joining in the city’s riotous St Patrick’s Day celebrations, visiting the legendary Guinness brewery or touring Dublin’s historic pubs, few travelers manage to visit the Irish capital without getting a little drunk. From what and where to drink, to drinking like a local, here’s your complete guide to drinking in Dublin.

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March 27, 2014 by
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[CONTEST] Win 2 Skip the Line: Guinness Storehouse Entrance Tickets!

This month, one lucky traveler will win 2 Skip the Line: Guinness Storehouse Entrance Tickets! Read on to find out more…

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March 3, 2014 by
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St Patrick’s Day in Dublin

St Patrick

St Patrick’s Day, held annually on March 17th, is Ireland’s biggest celebration and one of Dublin’s best street festivals. Held in honor of St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day, or St Paddy’s Day as it’s often nicknamed, is the most traditionally Irish day of the year, a national holiday on which huge crowds of revelers take to the streets wearing green clothing (the symbolic color of Ireland), donning shamrocks and downing pints of Guinness.

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February 27, 2014 by
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