Temple Bar, Dublin's cultural quarter

Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter

Dublin is fairly small as far as European capitals are concerned, which doesn't make it any less interesting, obviously. But the small size ensures that there are a few places in the city that you simply can't avoid unless you are prepared to make some very inconvenient detours. Temple Bar is one such place that everyone eventually ends up seeing, but the again, Temple Bar is definitely the kind of part of Dublin that all tourists want to see. Temple Bar is one of the most iconic areas of th... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Cork city

Top 5 attractions in Cork city

Cork is Southwestern Ireland's answer to Dublin, and depending on who you ask, the one is most decidedly better than the other. Long-standing rivalries between Dubliners and Corkonians aside, Cork is the kind of Irish city that you just cannot afford not to visit if you want to take a really good look to the country. Nightlife, shopping and the number of sights in Cork are second only to the capital. As a city with a long history that dates back to the times of St Finbarr (the city actually ... [ read more ]

5 destinations to see Irish art

5 destinations to see Irish art

Irish art has always had a place of its own in the international art world, and although it might not be as famous as French or Italian art, it is valuable and well appreciated by art lovers. Irish art as as varied as Irish culture itself, and traditional art has a well established place in Irish cultural life. From the ancient carvings discovered at Newgrange to gorgeous illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages and painting in the 19th and 20th centuries, Irish art has many sides to be di... [ read more ]