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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...

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...

Free Things to Do in Dublin

Free Things to Do in Dublin July 27, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There is no doubt that Dublin is one of the most expensive cities in Europe for tourists, but there are plenty of free attractions and festivals that visitors can enjoy that won’t weigh heavy on the wallet. The majority of Dublin’s state-funded museums and galleries are free except for the occasional...

Hiking Around Dublin

Hiking Around Dublin July 27, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The confines of Dublin city centre may not offer up many hiking opportunities, but there are some beautiful walking trails within easy reach by bus, train, car, or bike. There are more than 350 walking trails around the country listed on www.irishtrails.ie, 23 of which are within County Dublin, and at...

All that Jazz – South Dublin style!

All that Jazz – South Dublin style! April 26, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So, what’s the jive?! Get out of town this weekend to Bray to catch some great musicians at the 12th Bray Jazz Festival. Stars include  BBC jazz singer of the year Christine Tobin; three-times Grammy Award-nominated Hamilton de Holanda from Brazil; American jazz guitar great Kurt Rosenwinkel; gypsy...

Having an Eggs-iting Kids Easter in Dublin!

Having an Eggs-iting Kids Easter in Dublin! April 19, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
For Sporty Types The GAA Museum is hosting a series of Easter Egg Hunts for families at Croke Park Stadium in the build-up to Easter Sunday. Visitors can take part in special guided tours of the stadium, collect clues and find tokens to collect Cadbury Easter Eggs For Country Folk Easter Sunday at...

Good Friday in Dublin

Good Friday in Dublin April 15, 2011 | Events, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Although Dublin has for many years been a relaxed secular city, there are two days out of 365 when the pubs, clubs, off licences/liquor shops, etc. are closed. And one of those is Good Friday, which falls on 22 April this year. The good news for anyone who fancies a pint of Guinness, or indeed any other...

What everyone is reading in Dublin in April

What everyone is reading in Dublin in April April 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you’re wondering what holiday reading to pack with you on your trip to Dublin, we – or rather Dublin City Council –  have at least one suggestion for you. Since 2005, Dublin – a UNESCO City of Literature – has encouraged everyone in the city to read the same book during the month of April...

Dublin’s 1916 Easter Rising

Dublin’s 1916 Easter Rising April 11, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Easter is a very special time for the people of Ireland and particularly Dublin. And not just for religious reasons. For it was in Easter 1916, 95 years ago, that the most significant event in modern Irish history occurred.  The Easter Rising was led by three groups, the Irish Republican Brotherhood...

Visit Tutankhamun His Tomb and His Treasures in Dublin

Visit Tutankhamun His Tomb and His Treasures in Dublin February 21, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Exhibition: Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures Where: RDS Industries Hall Date: 18th  Feb – 23rd July Cost: 10-18 euro* Tutankhamun had a busy and very short life. He is one of the most famous Pharaohs of Egypt but there were many challengers in Egypt at that time and he did not have...