Time out at the Brazen Head - the oldest pub in Ireland

Time out at the Brazen Head – the oldest pub in Ireland

In a country where pubs have a special places in people's hearts and have risen to the rank of cultural institutions, it is unsurprising to say the least that the oldest known pub is spoken about with a tone very near reverence. The Brazen Head is a Dublin institution, that much is certain, and has been so for centuries on end. The Brazen Head has been a tavern since 1198, and considering that it has been in business for over 800 years, we can easily assume that it is one of the best pubs in... [ read more ]

The best parks in Dublin

The best parks in Dublin

Dublin is a city where much of the attractions are indoors, starting with museums, galleries or churches to the famous Irish pubs. But when you need to take a breath of fresh air in Dublin you won't find yourself without a place to go. Although it is a thoroughly modern capital, Dublin has more than enough green spaces for outdoorsy people. Some of the best parks in Dublin are the perfect place for a stroll any time of the day, to kick back and relax at a picnic, or just walk off last night'... [ read more ]

24 hours in Dublin: what to do and where to go

24 hours in Dublin: what to do and where to go

Dublin is a beautiful city that deserves a lengthy and thorough visit, but what can you do if you only have 24 hours to spare for the Irish capital? A day in Dublin can be perfection itself: great craic at night and loads of historical and cultural sights to visit during the day - all you have to do is to keep awake long enough to make the most of your visit. You won't have much time to spend gawking at the attractions, but a short look is better than no look at all! So here are some suggest... [ read more ]

The best literary attractions in Dublin

The best literary attractions in Dublin

Writers are often pictured as living from hand to mouth and struggling to get published, and while it might be true that writers have it hard in some parts of the world, Ireland can be said to be a bit of a writer's paradise. In a country where writers and artists get tax exemption, it only makes sense that literature thrives in every possible way. Those who know how to spin a good tale are not a rarity in Ireland, and neither are the places that can be qualified as 'literary' - places for w... [ read more ]

Dublin on a budget

Dublin on a budget

Ireland is often regarded as a rather expensive country, and while there might be some noticeable price differences between Ireland and other countries in Europe, that does by no means mean that you cannot visit Ireland on a budget. Dublin, the Irish capital, is particularly infamous for being tough on the wallet, but as with other destinations, if you choose wisely where you stay and where you shop, you can save quite a lot of money. Having great craic in the Irish capital for little money is n... [ read more ]

10 things you didn't know about Dublin

10 things you didn’t know about Dublin

Dublin is certainly not the biggest capital city in Europe, but it is not devoid of mysterious charm, and it likes to keep its secrets well hidden. Even after you’ve combed through the city several times, you might still find that there are things about Dublin that you didn’t know. The beauty of Dublin lies in the fact that it has many sides and it doesn’t reveal all of them at once, but if you’re patient, you might feel like you know it like the palm of your hand – that is, until you ... [ read more ]

Top 5 cheap eats in Dublin

Top 5 cheap eats in Dublin

Dublin, as any capital city, can be a bit on the expensive side. However, its vibrant nightlife and striking attractions are too interesting to pass up, even if you find yourself worried bout your budget. But there are ways to save money while you're in Dublin, especially when it comes to food. You won't have to live on fast-food, quite the opposite: there are many places where you can get cheap food which is still delicious and filling. So if you get hungry in the Irish capital, here are th... [ read more ]

Top 5 secret spots in Dublin

Top 5 secret spots in Dublin

Dublin is full of attractions, some very well known, some not as well known as they deserve, and some purposefully hidden and known only to a few initiates. If you're the kind of tourist who fancies her/himself as a bit of an explorer, and you like discovering things that few other travelers before you have seen, then you're probably curious about the secret spots of Dublin. Share them with your friends or keep them only to yourself: here are the top 5 secret spots in Dublin. John Fallon's, Coo... [ read more ]

The hottest nightclubs in Dublin

The hottest nightclubs in Dublin

The Irish as famous for their craic, that is, the fun, the entertainment, and enjoyable conversation that you can find almost anywhere in Ireland, but especially in a good nightclub or lounge. The craic is so widespread in Ireland that no weekend, or even day should pass without having some craic. So if you want to have fun the Irish way, here's what you have to do: dress up, and visit one of the hottest nightclubs in Dublin, the bustling Irish capital. Alchemy, Fleet Street Many Dubliners wi... [ read more ]

Amazing river walks in Ireland

Amazing river walks in Ireland

Take a look at a satellite image of Ireland, and you'll see a patch of green crisscrossed by tendrils of blue, surrounded by seas and oceans. The blue lines, the rivers of Ireland, are quite a few, and where there's a river, there's a walk to be made on its banks. River walks are popular in Ireland, especially along rivers that cut through a town or city, and they offer a welcome respite from the traffic and crowds (not that these are especially bad in Ireland). Several of the major cities i... [ read more ]