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Dublin 1916 Historical Walking Tour

Bullethole visible on angel at OConnell Monument

Dublin city has a long and chequered history, dating back to the Viking Settlement at Wood Quay over a thousand years ago. In 2016, the city is reflecting on one hundred years since the Easter Rising. The Rising was led by seven men, aided by a small army of volunteers, with the aim of ending British rule in Ireland and ... Read More »

Shannon Airport vs. Dublin Airport

There is something about finally booking a flight to Ireland that makes it feel real, like I am actually going instead of just dreaming.  While it is likely that I’ve been planning the trip for a while, when I get those plane tickets, I get so excited—like can’t-sleep-start-the-count-down-can-we-go-tomorrow excited. But before we buy those tickets, I need to know which ... Read More »

A remarkable ‘off-the-beaten-path’ Dublin City Guide Book

Don’t you just love it when something new comes out on a topic that you’re interested in, and it’s like nothing that has been done before? That’s how I felt when I saw Pól O Conghaile’s new book, Secret Dublin – An Unusual Guide, hit the bookshelves. The book offers to take you off the beaten path, and helps you ... Read More »

Planning to visit Dublin city? Consider these tips before you go…

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Never go on holidays without a plan! That’s how I approach all my trips, and it generally proves to have positive outcomes. I don’t know about you, but I can’t just get on a plane, land somewhere, and then start exploring. I have to at least know a little about what I’m going to do when I get there, what ... Read More »

Ten top things to do in Dublin, as chosen by a Dubliner

The Temple Bar Pub

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin is a vibrant and vivacious city. It is literally packed full of things to see and do whether you are looking for a lively music scene, to unlock the secrets of the past, or perhaps to walk in the footsteps of Joyce or Behan or even Bono, as long as you have the energy, Dublin ... Read More »

Activities in Dublin for Adrenaline Junkies

Lest you think a visit to Dublin is all about gentle strolls past Georgian buildings or quiet pints in relaxed pubs, we’ve been looking at the range of activities out there for those who would like to get off the beaten track, up the mountains, under the waves, or even airborne on their visit to Dublin. Adventure Centre If you ... Read More »

Free Family Fun In Dublin

When funds are tight, you could just stay at home – or you could find cheap and inventive ways to enjoy yourselves on a family trip. You can’t get any cheaper than free, so if you’re looking for some budget-friendly ways to occupy the children next time you’re in Dublin, read on: Free Family Fun in Dublin Botanic Gardens It’s ... Read More »