About Dublin

Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and was founded by the Vikings in 841. The city is steeped in history and buzzing with energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provides a backdrop to a friendly cosmopolitan city. 

A bustling city with a population of over 1.7 million and home to over 100 different nationalities all of whom contribute to the fabric of Dublin. While it has a genuine cosmopolitan feel, Dublin has still managed to retain its own distinct culture which is expressed in a love of literature, drama, traditional music and sport.

Things to do in and around Dublin 

Dublin is one of the oldest cities in Europe and with ancient churches, grand buildings and fine museums, cultural riches abound. From the ancient to the avant-garde, from history, architecture, literature, art and archaeology to the performing arts Dublin has it, with the real advantage to the visitor being that everything is contained within a small area.

​Dublin is a thriving centre for culture and is home to a great musical and literary tradition.  Its native sons include Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Beckett. For a different kind of cultural phenomenon, why not take a tour of Game of Thrones' filming locations

The quintessential Dublin Pub provides the focal point of Dublin’s social life, illuminating the vibrant hues of Dubliners and their culture. Conversation flows freely unleashing the unique atmosphere that defines the city.

Within half an hour of the city are mountain walks, stately homes and gardens, numerous golf courses, sandy beaches and fishing villages.

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Getting around in Dublin

Dublin has a variety of public transport options for travelling around within the city.

There's an extensive public bus network covering the city and suburbs, as well as the Luas tram system and bicycle hire throughout the city

If you are in Dublin for a few days then the best value across bus and rail options is the Leap Visitor Card.

The coastal train, the DART, will take you to beautiful towns and villages dotted along the coast.

Transport for Ireland's Journey Planner app will enable you toview all Dublin's transport options. It's completely free and covers bus, Luas, taxis, ferries and even walking!

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