What are you looking for? A young, lively city with a
vibrant nightlife? A glimpse of an ancient civilisation?
cultural feast, a musical odyssey? Stunning scenery,
a spectacular coastline? Well, you’ve come to the
Dublin is a musical city, proud of its internationally
known native musicians. The Chieftains, U2, Sinead O’Connor,
Boyzone and Westlife all sprang from a long tradition of
song and music-making. The pubs are full of traditional music,
and live popular music is easy to find on any night of the
week. Check out our Events pages to see what’s
happening during your visit. Or order The Rock N Stroll
for interesting tit-bits on famous Dublin musicians.
“The lure of Dublin is so magical and
the attractions endless that you are sure to find
a return trip before the end of your stay” Image
For the culture vulture too, Dublin delivers the goods.
Fine museums, art galleries and historic buildings (links
?) chronicle the city’s long and colourful heritage.
Interpretation ranges from the traditional to the state-of-the-art,
with new technology making the collections fun for the
younger visitor too.
If sport’s your thing, and you think you might have
the luck of the Irish, you may decide to go to the races
at Leopardstown, test your handicap on one of Dublin’s
many golf courses, or experience Gaelic football and
hurling, our National sports, in their spiritual home,
The legacy of Swift, Shaw, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett is
a city full of literary landmarks, from the James Joyce
in Sandycove, where the opening sequence of Ulysses is
set, to Trinity College, alma mater of many of Ireland’s
greatest writers; and a thriving interest in literature
and writing among people living in the city today.
Then there’s the ‘craic’, the good times,
usually partaken of in one or more of the city’s thousand
pubs, but craic can be generated anywhere – in a restaurant,
café, or nightclub. Craic is just good-natured chit-chat,
amateur philosophy, playful banter, usually helped along
by a few pints of whatever you’re having yourself.
Seaside villages of Howth and Balbriggan to the North, Sandycove,
Killiney and Dalkey to the South, are but a DART ride a way.
The Dublin Mountains frame any vista to the southwest and
are as close as they look. The scramble to a summit is worth
every step when you are met with the breathtaking view of
Dublin bay and beyond.