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Dublin: small capital with a huge reputation


Take a walk through Dublin

Dublin is a living museum of its history with medieval castles and cathedrals alongside 18th century Georgian architecture from the times Dublin was the most handsome city of the British Empire.

A walk over the city’s cobbled streets should start at City Hall and Dublin Castle, both located on bustling Dame Street. These buildings are positively steeped in history; City Hall was once the Royal Exchange for the city’s merchant class, while the gorgeous gardens at Dublin Castle cover the original ‘black pool’ from which the city gets its name: Dubhlinn, or Dublin. Dublin Castle was also the seat of British rule in Ireland for over 800 years until independence in 1922.

There are some iconic churches along the walk too. Majestic Christ Church Cathedral pretty much spans the city’s entire timeline, having been founded around 1062 by the Viking King Sitric. Nearby St. Werburgh’s Church meanwhile dates back to the 12th century. It’s the place where Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift was baptised in 1667. Pass through the cobbled streets of Temple Bar. Today, it’s home to a vibrant selection of trendy boutiques, vintage stores, cafés, restaurants and markets. 

For more information about what to see and do in Dublin, visit https://www.visitdublin.com

Travelling

With hundreds of daily flights providing a huge range of options Dublin can easily be reached. Direct flights are available from most major cities in Europe and several hubs in North America. 

Dublin Airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is the arrival and departure point for airlines including Ryanair, Air France/KLM, Iberia, Lufthansa, British Airways and SAS. Terminal 2 is the hub for transatlantic flights from North America and Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus.

Dublin Airport is 10km from the city. A range of transport options connect directly with the city centre. Aircoach, Airlink and Dublin Bus provide bus services from both terminals, and metered taxis are also readily available. There is currently no direct rail link between airport and city.

For more information about airlines and airport connections: https://www.ireland.com/flights-ferries/