Category Archives: County Dublin

Visiting Dublin’s museums

During my first stay in Dublin I visited few Dublin’s museums:

The National museum of Ireland

The National museum of Ireland is a very nice place. The museum is set in a very beautiful old building and opened its doors in 1890 for the first time.

National museum

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3 events not to miss in Ireland this month

There are so many things that should not be missed in Ireland.

View over Dublin from the Wicklow Mountains

So here are our top 3 events for this month that would be fantastic for you to attend, especially if you plan on visiting the regions they are located into.

If you wish to know what is on this month in Ireland, I invite you to visit DiscoverIreland.ie !

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Top 9 reasons to visit Dublin

airliner landing at dusk

  1. Easy access – There are many flights from over 100 European airports to Dublin every day and ferries arrive from Holyhead and Liverpool on a regular basis. At the airport there are different bus services running to the city centre and Dublin’s surroundings.

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Street Entertainment in Dublin

Ireland is an entertaining country because of the lively atmosphere in the streets. Dublin itself is a city known for its street entertainment, for instance in Grafton Street. Street musicians (the buskers) and street entertainers have been on Dublin’s Grafton’s Street for many years.

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Grafton Street, Dublin 2

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Ireland inspires writers

Whether you are aware or not, Ireland boasts very famous literature figures.

Who doesn’t know the mythical Dracula novel, written by Bram Stoker?

Who doesn’t know at least one quote of the free spirit poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, for whom “to define is to limit”?

Who doesn’t know the notorious Samuel Beckett and his play Waiting for Godot, or Jonathan Swift and his Gulliver’s Travels?

Ireland seems to inspire one’s imagination and sensitivity, that may also explain why so many writing retreats nowadays are organised in Connemara, or along the Wild Atlantic Way.
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Connemara landscapes

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Summer is here!

Summer is here! Are you planning your holidays in Ireland?

Cleggan Beach

Cleggan Beach

Ireland has some stunningly beautiful beaches along its 5000km of coastline. If you are looking for a relaxing, affordable break we have selected our top 10 hotels near Ireland’s finest beaches:

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Temple Bar TradFest 2015 – Celebrating it’s 10th Birthday

Temple Bar TradFest

The Temple Bar TradFest is a music festival taking place in Dublin’s famous Temple Bar quarter for the 10th time this year. This year the festival will run from the 28th of January to the 1st of February 2015.

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St Patrick’s Day in Dublin – where else?!

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Hiya Folks, I can’t believe St. Patrick’s Day (and the long free weekend ;) ) is upon us already! Living in Dublin now, I’m obviously at the heart of all festivities. And believe me, I’m going to enjoy every minute of this St. Patrick’s Weekend! To prepare myself, I’ve browsed the internet for great things to do on Paddy’s Day here in Dublin, and I thought I’d share my finds with you combined with former experiences I have. So here we go, enjoy!   Continue reading