Kiss the blarney stone, drink a pint of Guiness and do whatever other
Irish cliches you want. But when you are done, the real island is one of stunning scenic beauty and one of the
warmest welcomes in Western Europe.
Below are just some of the Irish travel highlights submitted by you, our readers...
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Dublin is perfect, it doesn't matter if you are single or have a family. There is so much to do and there is such a friendly atmosphere.The history of the place and the stunning views give a holiday to remember.
GO TO TEMPLE bar!! amazing shopping, alternative and vintage shops and fantastic little quirky cafes, cafe IRie is my favourite and then in the evening excellent irish music...of course BONO's club is just a step away, the kitchen... from there you can go to George street which is also sneakily packed with exciting shopping gems and interesting sights...
Dublin's O'Connell Bridge is the only bridge in Europe as wide as it is long.
Dublin is a joy, my favourite city, great for families, lots to see and do - from Viking World to the Guinness storehouse, something for everyone. The hop-on-hop off bus tours are a must – great value for money – lasts for 24hrs, so if you start at 2pm one afternoon you get travel all of the next morning too. Staying out of the city in one of the cheap hotels is not a problem as their public transport system is second-to-none. The locals are so friendly and it is steeped in such recent history 1916 and all that – I guarantee you will fall in love with this city and always want to come back for more!
Well, I don't want to say much, because everybody should discover everything on their own, and in Dublin there are so many things to do and see that I would surely forget something. Simply: go there, and you will enjoy it, whatever you might want to do: go out and party, shopping,… more sightseeing, etc. The only thing you should pay attention to is the weather, which is often raining!
Make sure you visit Temple Bar for scrummy guinness. Cross the HaPenny Bridge and turn right and then left...assuming you are starting on Lower Ormond Quay of course.
An absolutly fantastic place to visit, however expensive it was! The streets are very clean and don't have a claustrophobic feel like London does. The bars and clubs HAVE to be experienced! There is a fabulous atmosphere that you would never find anywhere in England. A Weekend I won't forget.
Visiting Dublin was a joy; from 1920's cafes for artisans, like Bewlwy's Oriental Cafe, to the more traditionally Irish Temple Bar (in Temple Bar!), to the renowned Elephant and Castle diner where nothing is too much trouble for the waiting staff. A weekend of culinary and boozy delights awaits... just be sure to take plenty of Euros as it is VERY expensive.... but hey, you get what you pay for and Dublin was a million dollars.
Visiting dublin wether it is your first time or not is like catching up with old friends. the city and surronding area is just perfect for that get away trip. its just perfect for visits, golf, fishing. but be prepared to meet life long friends.
Dublin is an amazing city with plenty to see and do whatever your age. I went to see a concert and loved it so much i went back for a mini break. This city is aimed at everyone and the people are so friendly. If you havent been then what are you waiting for GET PACKING
Dublin is a ''cracker'' of a place. The Irish 'crack' is welcoming from the moment you step into the city. I went on my own so could explore it as my leisure - and I did. Loved Dublin Castle tour where they still hold meetings of international note today, there are to cathedrals near to each other - has to be unique in a city that! Shopping is good, little side streets add to the experience; saw a street urchins fight in one of these and have to say it soured the visit just a touch. Dublin is picturesque on the banks of the Liffey (I think it' called!) and a day or two spent holidaying here was truly memorable. It's a good base for seeing other parts on day trips on either the trains or buses.... get some Irish 'crack' into your life - visit Dublin and bask in the friendliness all around.
The River Liffey is right in the heart of Dublin and a stroll along the river banks is one of the best ways to see the city.
Dublin has a delightful heritage. Download an "iwalk" and go on a self-guided stroll of discovery: Guiness, Culture, James Joyces "Ulysses" .. The Irish story experienced at your own pace
I love Ireland, especially Dublin. Its history and culture is amazing. This cathederal is a classic example of history, with stone walls and paths. Its truely a brilliant place to visit.
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