Articles by ckenny

Dublin’s Famine Ship

Dublin’s Famine Ship September 29, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The Jeanie Johnson, docked at Custom House Quay on the north banks of the River Liffey in Dublin’s city centre, is a replica of a Famine ship which brought impoverished Irish people from  from Tralee in County Kerry to America in search of a better life between 1847 and 1855. Visitors can board...

Open House Dublin 2011

Open House Dublin 2011 September 29, 2011 | Events | Read More
Open House Dublin, Ireland’s annual architecture festival, takes place next weekend, from 7th to the 9th October. For three days, more than 120 public and private buildings all over the city open their doors to visitors, who are free to explore the style and design of their interiors. Tours of...

Sunset over the River Liffey

Sunset over the River Liffey September 29, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The River Liffey is the life force of Dublin city, and there is no better light in which to view it than at sunset, when the sky’s oranges, pinks and blues mingle and shimmer in the water below, framed by the reflection of the Georgian buildings which flank the river on either side. The iconic...

Getting around in Dublin

Getting around in Dublin September 27, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Dublin’s public transport system can sometimes be difficult for visitors to negotiate, as there are no proper connections between some of the bus, rail and tram services. However, should you need to connect from one to the other, it will only take a short walk. Connolly Station is the main transport...

Transport from Dublin Airport

Transport from Dublin Airport September 25, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When you arrive in a new city after a flight long or short, the last thing you want is to be faced with a complicated, lengthy or pricey journey to get to the to the city centre. Once upon a time, taxis were the only reliable form transport from Dublin Airport, but the options have expanded hugely over...

Dublin Theatre Festival 2011

Dublin Theatre Festival 2011 September 23, 2011 | Events | Read More
The ever popular and world renowned Dublin Theatre Festival begins next weekend, and if you are hoping to catch a show while in town, there is no better time. Drama groups from Ireland and around the world will take to the stage at all hours of the day and night, to bring audiences a selection of plays,...

Dublin Contemporary

Dublin Contemporary September 8, 2011 | Events | Read More
After almost two years in gestation, the inaugral Dublin Contemporary visual art exhibition kicked off in Dublin this week. Hailed by the organisers as one the most ambitious art exhibitions ever staged in Ireland, more than 150,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend the city-wide...

Culture Night 2011

Culture Night 2011 September 8, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Visitors lucky enough to be in the city on 23rd September this year are in for a cultural treat, as Dublin’s museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists’ studios, cultural centres, libraries and many other places of interest will throw open their doors to the public for the annual...

Dublin’s best Chinese fare

Dublin’s best Chinese fare August 28, 2011 | Food | Read More
Once upon a time, the only ethnic food available in Dublin was Chinese. Thai, Indian and Japanese restaurants have since overtaken Chinese establishments in popularity and prolificacy, but there is still some excellent Chinese fare on offer all over the city, to suit any budget. For the cheapest and...

Halloween in Dublin

Halloween in Dublin August 27, 2011 | Events | Read More
Halloween, the night of ghosts, ghouls and all things ghastly, is believed to have originated in Celtic custom. The festival of Samhain was celebrated on 31st October every year as the night when the souls of the departed would return to where they came from, and evil spirits were released from the Otherworld,...