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Culture Night in Dublin

Culture Night in Dublin September 24, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
culture night Tonight, Friday September 24th, a record 132 cultural venues in Dublin and 20 towns, cities and counties across the country are taking part in Culture Night 2010. The theme of this year’s Culture Night is ‘What Will You See?’ and there are lots of cultural activities...

Are you wacky enough for an oddball tour?

Are you wacky enough for an oddball tour? September 21, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A new tour operator has been set up in Ireland called Oddball Tours. They aim to highlight the truly wacky side of Ireland normally overlooked by most other tour guides or tours.  I have to admit some of the tours really are odd. Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival Next year the Dublin Zombie Walk will...

Dublin’s Best Beaches

Dublin’s Best Beaches August 29, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Whatever your preference sandy, stoney, windswept or secluded Dublin has some wonderful beaches to explore. You can reach most of these by public transport on the DART which happens to run along the coastine and makes for some great day trips from the city centre. It also makes for a wonderful outdoor...

What goes round in Dublin? ‘The Wheel’ – of course!

What goes round in Dublin? ‘The Wheel’ – of course! August 2, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Wheel of Dublin, a 60 metre tall observation wheel  started turning on Saturday morning at 10am. Following the cities of London and Belfast, Dublin will now have it’s own ‘eye’. The Wheel is set to become one of the Dublin’s leading tourist attractions and will offer unparalleled...

Photo Friday in Dublin – Trinity College

Photo Friday in Dublin – Trinity College July 2, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
"Sphere Within Sphere" by Pomodoro, Trinity College Dublin This photo is of a sculpture called ‘Sphere within Sphere’ by famous Italian artist Pomodoro and can be seen in the grounds of Trinity College in Dublin. These futuristic pieces are also on display at the Vatican Museum,...

Sunsets in Dublin

June 25, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Sunsets in Dublin Top left - River Liffey from the Docklands looking towards the city. You can see the silhouette of the spire on O’Connell St. on right Top right -River Liffey from the Parliament Street bridge looking East. I love the way the water reflected the sky perfectly in the photo. On...

5 great record stores in Dublin

5 great record stores in Dublin May 15, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Spin Dizzy Record Shop For all you vinyl fiends and music hounds this tour is for you. There is quite a selection of independent record shops in Dublin for you to browse through.  A perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon. 1) Spin Dizzy  – Situated in the funky George’s Street arcade this shop is...

Busking on the Streets of Dublin

Busking on the Streets of Dublin April 21, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
There is a strong busking culture in Dublin’s city centre. In fact busking is completely legal and encouraged. Silent mime artists, animated jugglers, balloon sculptors, lively puppeteers, exotic fire eaters, comedians, bands, singers and even giant leprechauns can be found along the pedestrian...

Top 10 Historical Sites in Dublin

Top 10 Historical Sites in Dublin April 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Over a millenium in age, Dublin is a city steeped in tumultuous and fascinating history. With fantastic Georgian architecture and cathedrals galore, there’s plenty to keep you busy for days. 1. As the center of Irish government for over 700 years, Dublin Castle has played an enormous role in the...

Fresh from the Farm: Farmer’s Markets in Dublin

Fresh from the Farm: Farmer’s Markets in Dublin April 4, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Ireland has a long and proud agricultural tradition, and the farming culture is alive and well at a number of farmer’s markets all over Dublin. Farmer’s markets here differ somewhat from those in the U.S., though. Most markets here have fruits and vegetables, but also have a wide range of...