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March 4, 2013
August 27, 2012
You might be more concerned about how to get to the sights or where to enjoy your first pint of Guinness, but for those visiting the Emerald Isle for the first time, here are a few things to consider before hitting the streets of Dublin.
1) Take the bus
Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing buses are nothing new, but if you’re short on time or just want to save your feet from blisters, Dublin’s open-air tour buses make a handy way to get from A to B and beyond.
August 22, 2012
While there perhaps should be a day that is dedicated to people called Arthur for no other reason than that they are called Arthur, this is not it. This day, Thursday September 22nd, is dedicated to one very special man called Arthur, Arthur Guinness. Unfortunately he has no idea that since 2009 there has been a day in his honour because he died in 1803.
August 16, 2012
With its many renowned National museums and a number of culturally significant literary haunts (the Chester Beatty Library Museum and the Dublin Writer’s Museum are both well worth a visit) it would be easy to overlook the alternatives, but if you fancy something a little left-of-the-center, look no further than these 5 delightfully odd but undeniably entertaining museums.
August 6, 2012
It’s impossible to visit Dublin without having at least a taste of the country’s national brew – Guinness – but for serious beer lovers, the city has a whole host of places that will broaden your beer-drinking education (and your beer belly).
Top of the to-do list for many visitors is the Guinness Storehouse, where fans are treated to a tour of the Guinness brewery, can learn about the history of Arthur Guinness and his world-famous brewery, and shop for mementos in the Guinness Storehouse Gift shop. Best of all, you’ll get to enjoy a free pint from the rooftop Gravity bar, with some great views over the city.
July 30, 2012
If you’ve only got one day in Dublin you’ll need to get busy because this is a city with a long history and plenty of world-class things to see and experience.
This is a great way to move between all the important sights and see the city as you go by from the open-top double-decker bus. There are 20 stops around the city and on-board commentary, so you will have seen and learned about the whole city by the end of the day.
July 19, 2012
Not too hilly, not totally flat, Dublin is one of those cities that is perfect for cycling.
Like most major cities these days, the inner city is becoming increasingly clogged as people still insist on driving their cars around roads originally designed for horses and carts. That’s why cycling can be a perfect solution – why sit on a stationary bus when you can be whizzing past with the wind in your hair?
July 9, 2012
If you bring your kids with you to Dublin, here’s a list of activities and places you can take them to:
1. Imaginosity, Dublin’s Children’s Museum (The Plaza, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18)
With the ethos of hands-on play and stimulating young imaginations, it’s definitely not a regular museum. Aimed at kids under nine, the displays are designed with lifelong learning in mind. Kids can sing, dance, dress-up in the theater area, be a mechanic at The Garage, be a TV presenter or a doctor at The Apple A Day Surgery. Up on the rooftop they learn about sustainability and meet the Eco Badger. You need to book in advance for this museum and note that during peak times tickets are timed for two hours.
July 2, 2012
All great cities have their great river, and Dublin has the Liffey.
Throughout history, rivers have been important for trade, transport and water supply. This is why cities cluster around them and why our ancestors built some of the grandest buildings right next to them. Even in these days, when our food and furniture arrives by means other than ship, we still gravitate to rivers for recreation and respite.
One of the best ways to get to know Dublin is to take a river boat cruise along the Liffey. They leave regularly from Bachelors Walk, also known as The Boardwalk, an area of regenerated docklands with housing and lovely for strolling on the north bank of the river. You’ll see the buildings and bridges of Dublin as people have for centuries.
June 21, 2012
When you feel like a break from the bustling city life of Dublin, do what the Dubliners do and head for a walk along the Howth Coastal Path.
The small village of Howth is located 9.5 miles (15 kilometers) northeast of Dublin’s city center and easily reached on the DART, Dublin’s rapid transport system.
South of the village is Howth Head, a headland full of sights and scents to fill the senses and views to take your breath away. The coastal path is well-marked.