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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Dublin

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Dublin August 18, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Prepare for a fest of German fun, food, entertainment, and most importantly, tankards of Bavarian beer served by comely Bavarian barmaids, as Oktoberfest kicks off again in Dublin next month for the second year running. A marquee, similar to the one at the epicentre of the famous annual festival in Munich,...

Alfresco dining in Dublin

Alfresco dining in Dublin August 11, 2011 | Food | Read More
Sunshine in Dublin may be a rare thing, even now in the middle of August, but if the sun decides to make an appearance before the summer comes to an end, there are plenty of places in the city centre where you can choose to dine or enjoy a cup of coffee alfresco. One of the best outdoor dining areas...

Where to catch Dublin’s best seafood

Where to catch Dublin’s best seafood August 10, 2011 | Food | Read More
lobster dish in Aqua, Howth As an island nation, Ireland enjoys access to some of the best and freshest seafood in Europe. Irish Catholic families traditionally ate fish every Friday, and although the convention has largely died out over the last few decades, the fruits of the sea are still associated...

Travel solo in Dublin

Travel solo in Dublin August 1, 2011 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Whether you are visiting Dublin on a business trip or passing through as a solo backpacker, Dublin is a safe and fun city to enjoy alone.   Accommodation Many hotels will charge almost the same price for one guest as they would for two people sharing, so budget conscious travellers should consider...

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...

Adventure Travel in Dublin

July 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
If you’re bored of sightseeing in Dublin and are looking for something more adventurous, there are several adventure sports that can provide that much-needed adrenaline rush. All activities listed below cost about €45 for adults and €35 for children, but check the websites given for more details. Zorbing A...

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...

Dealing With an Emergency in Dublin

Dealing With an Emergency in Dublin July 27, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Nobody goes on holiday expecting to have an accident or become the victim of crime, but the following tips may help to prepare you if an emergency occurs while on holidays in Dublin. The number for all emergency services, including ambulance, fire brigade and police, is 999 (or 112 from mobiles). Before...

Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in Dublin

Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in Dublin April 28, 2011 | Events | Read More
Although much of the Western World seems to have gone Royal Wedding crazy lately there’s one place where it will be business (relatively) as usual. And that’s here in Dublin.  Geographically, Ireland may be part of the British Isles but visitors should remember that the Republic of Ireland...

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...
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