The capital city of Ireland is Dublin and it is located on the East coast. Not only is it renowned for its Irish tradition, but for the friendly atmosphere that is created by the locals as well. It may be the biggest city in Ireland but despite that fact it can be seen on foot because it is relatively compact.
History of Dublin A hundred years ago, a trading point for slaves and silver was Dublin. At the time it was controlled by the Viking military. In the year 1169, the city was then taken over by the Romans. After a short period of power, the city was given up by the Normans to the English colonial administration. The Easter Rising of 1916 was the turning point of the city and the end of the UK’s influence on. From this point onwards the city was run by the Anglo Irish Treaty that eventually formed the Republic.
How to Get to Dublin Dublin has an International Airport making it easily accessible by air. National Bus services are also available to and from the city. The rail options are expensive and often limited.
Accommodation Choices For accommodation options, the most common are hostels, bed and breakfasts, and lodgings. These are scattered around the city in abundance and cater for all budgets and requirements. For those who prefer fancy hotels, there are few of them located on the North side of the city.
Sights and Attractions There are plenty of historic features to check out in Dublin because of its vast history. A medieval focal point in the center of the city is the Christchurch Cathedral. If you are interested in a city’s character, feel and history then go to Grafton Street, Dublin Castle and the Irish Parliament. Also traditional to the city of Dublin are the Joyce, Dublin Writers, and National museums and these are the places you can also check out.
Going Shopping If you love to shop, then you should definitely go to Grafton Street, Henry Street, and St Stephens. In these streets, they sell all the fashion brands as well as electronics and jewelry. You can also find unique souvenirs in the petit gift shops down some of the small streets.
Choices for Dining All over Dublin, you will find pubs and restaurants. You can find all kinds of international cuisine within the city but the majority of dining establishments mainly offer traditional pub food.