Cultural Center of Ireland
Dublin is located on the East Coast of Ireland and is not only its largest city but is also the capital of the country and the center of much of the culture there. Because of that, it’s no wonder Dublin attracts so many visitors each year.
From local brews, to known scholars, to shopping, the city has something to offer visitors of all ages.
To get to Dublin, many visitors will arrive from other countries via either air or ferry. Dublin Airport services most arrivals as the busiest airport in Ireland and one of the busiest in Europe. Inside the city, Dublin has an extensive trams called DART and a Luas light rail system.
Arts and Culture
Dublin has a long history of being a place that is well known in the worlds of arts and culture. Many well-known and famous literary figures either were from or spent time in Dublin while writing, leading to a rich history in arts such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats and Samuel Beckett.
Many pieces of their work are displayed in some of Dublin's many museums and galleries. Some of the more famous would include the National Museum of Ireland, the National Library of Dublin, the National Gallery and the Little Museum of Dublin.
One of the more famous works of art that visitors make the effort to see when in Dublin would be the Book of Kells, a manuscript that was made by Celtic monks over 1,000 years ago, on display at Trinity College.
Nightlife and Entertainment
Some of the biggest draws for many visitors to Dublin include the nightlife and entertainment options. The area has a number of well-known breweries and distilleries, including the Guinness Factory as well as the Jameson Factory.
The biggest hotspot for taking in a bit of local Irish nightlife is the Temple Bar region. Though mostly visited by tourists, there are a number of different bars in the area that showcase some traditional Irish music, drinks and fare. For a fun experience try the Brazen Head, Gravediggers and the Black Door.