Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge
Dublin is capital of the Republic of Ireland, and it’s renowned for its lively atmosphere and rich cultural heritage. A charming and cosmopolitan city steeped in history and brimming with youthful energy, it is a fantastic place in which to take a break and offers great attractions, museums, art galleries and a wealth of traditional entertainment in its pubs, cafes and restaurants. Whatever your interest, be it sport, music, history, art or literature, Dublin will have it covered.
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The citys heritage trails allow you to walk in the footsteps of James Joyce and William Yeats, or you could eat dinner in a castle, visit the zoo and immerse yourself in a world of art and music brimming with both classical and contemporary delights. The city’s traditional pubs are at the centre of Dublin’s social life and are the best place to get to grips with the unique culture and character that is at the heart of Dublin and its friendly people.
The historic heart of the city lies to the south of the River Liffey and is home to Dublin’s most famous landmark, Trinity College. Merrion Square, also to the south of the river; is home to the National Gallery and the National Museum, while Parnell Square plays host to the Dublin Writers Museum.
Within easy reach of Dublin is a vast array of natural beauty including magnificent cliffs, beaches, quaint harbours, rugged mountains and woodland. The wider Dublin County is dotted with charming villages and small towns as well as a number of stately homes and gardens. It takes just 20 minutes to journey to the charming coastal towns and villages of the County and, once you have escaped the city, there is a host of outdoor activities to enjoy from horse-riding and hiking to sailing and golf. The rugged and sandy coastlines also offer a great backdrop for taking a relaxing stroll.