Dublin has nurtured many a great character: Swift, Goldsmith, Sheridan, Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Beckett. Of all the great cities of Europe, it is one of the smallest, its urban grandeur co-existing with a village-like intimacy. It is a city of fascinating cultures woven from its colourful past, its fun-loving people and its favoured position, unusual amongst European capitals, by the sea, Dublin is a city that is very easy for tourism and lose your heart to. Dublin becomes one of the favourite tourist destinations in Europe. There are many attractions in Dublin and if you planning to go to Dublin, don't forget to visit the following places: Dublinia, Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Dublin vacations are one of the most favourite and popular among tourists. Around and about Dublin are villages and towns as charming as the city is exciting. Within a short drive are picturesque harbours, beaches, formal gardens, a variety of monuments, historic houses, castles, stately homes and much more that makes Dublin one of the best destinations for tourist in Europe.
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and is one of the most vibrant and thriving cities in Europe at this present time. There are many interesting things to do in Dublin and if you planning to go on Dublin vacations, here some of the popular places of interest which tourists may find interesting.
Dublinia : Dublinia was developed by the Medieval Trust to recreate the formative period in Dublin's growth from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in 1170 to the closure of the monasteries in 1540. It is situated next to Christchurch Cathedral in the heart of old Dublin City.
Trinity College: Trinity College was founded by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1592 and it is the oldest college in Ireland. The famous Book of Kells is housed in Trinity College and there are over 200,000 rare books on display in the College.
Kilmainham Gaol: Kilmainham Gaol is the biggest unoccupied jail in Ireland. It is steeped in Irish history, having held some of Ireland's most famous rebels such as Robert Emmet and Charles Stuart Parnell.
St. Stephens Green: Is a fashionable Georgian square which was laid out as a public park. St. Patrick's Cathedral: One of the two cathedrals in Dublin city, the other Christ Church. Ireland tourist can visit a lot of other places or even other cities in Ireland.
There is a vibrant night life in Dublin - the most internationally notorious area for these activities is the Temple Bar area south of the Liffey. This area has become synonymous with stag and hen parties and tourists, causing many locals to steer clear of the area. On Dublin vacations don't loose a chance to visit Irish bars.
There are several theatres within the city centre, the largest of which include the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, the Olympia Theatre, and the Gaiety Theatre, which opens its doors after the evening theatre production to host a variety of live music, dancing, and films. The Gaiety's bars are open later than any others in the city. The largest theatre in the city is the Mahony Hall in The Helix at Dublin City University in Glasnevin.
On Dublin vacations you can go to two large cinemas in the city centre; The Savoy Cinema and the Cineworld Cinema.