These are hotels that will make you feel pampered and special and lucky in locations you are quite likely to visit on a tour of Ireland.
Naturally they all have the great accommodation, service and facilities but they also have that extra ‘something’ that makes a good hotel a truly great one.Read More
I’m way the pros and cons of accommodations in Dublin proper or getting a hotel in, say, Dun Laoghaire, and commuting into town.
I’ve read Dublin traffic and parking are a nightmare, but would like to know more about public transportation. Also, we are planning a day trip, by air, to Liverpool, so maybe closer to the airport is better. Any thoughts?Read More
Dublin Theatre Festival is one of Europe’s premier theatre events and enjoys a wonderful reputation worldwide.
The invariably huge attendances at the festival events are drawn not only from the city’s citizens but the many international visitors who attend annually.Read More
The term ‘fringe’ may suggest this is a relatively small event. It isn’t, running in the weeks prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival it has become one of the largest cultural events in Ireland.
The progamme encompasses theatre, dance, music, visual art streams and street and outdoor events and spectacles.Read More
Once a year Ireland’s museums, galleries, historic buildings, artist’s studios and other cultural venues throw their doors open to the citizens of the city, and keep them open late into the night.
Those lucky enough to be visiting on the date will have the chance to see many places not normally open to the public.Read More
Known as the ‘dead zoo’ to Dubliners this is an amazing collection of animals, insects and birds in a beautiful and historic museum building. Sadly it is closed at present for renovation, following the collapse of an old staircase, but it will reopen some time in 2009 – we’ll keep you posted.Read More
Dublin is a good city for kids, with lots of attractions they will enjoy and activities specially aimed at younger visitors.
However touring as a family means a different approach and a different pace then if there are just adults, and these three days are specially designed to ensure that all the family have fun.Read More
This walk takes you on a stroll around Dublin to places associated with James Joyce or with characters from his books or short stories.
Although it’s primarily aimed at Joyce fans, those walking with them will not be bored as it includes some of the most interesting places to visit in Dublin along its route.Read More
UPDATED Dec 17th 2011. Like any capital city Dublin has an abundance of budget restaurants, ranging from excellent to absolutely abysmal. This is a selection of twelve of the best.
All, of course, serves excellent food and many are in themselves and experience, with a unique style or a particularly special atmosphere.Read More
A visit here is as much to see the wonderful building as it is the art, though there is an excellent collection both inside and around the grounds.
The building is a former home for old soldiers, very similar to Les Invalides in Paris and now beautifully restored after many years of neglect.Read More
There will be more than 130 screenings at this year’s Film Festival in Dublin, covering feature length films, shorts, documentaries, animated movies and a good programme for kids.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a film buff you can test yourself in the film quiz competition, with heats taking place in branches of Dublin City Library.Read More