An Insiders’ Guides to Delightful Dublin
Dublin, Ireland’s capital and most famous city, is packed with charm, culture, history and an enviable nightlife. Tourists flock from all over the world to experience the many attractions and beautiful architecture of the city. UK-based London City Airport has been working with travel and lifestyle bloggers to find top tips and advice for a trip to Dublin. We’re sharing some of their thoughts here to help inspire our readers for their own Irish city break.
If you would like to experience a traditional St. Patrick’s Festival, head to Dublin between the 14th and 17th of March 2014 for 3 days of entertainment. (http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events). One typical event is a Céilí, a celebration of traditional Irish music and folk dancing. This highly sociable gathering is a great opportunity for you to learn some steps and soak up the Irish culture. Another must-see is the St. Patrick’s Day parade. A colourful spectacular that makes the streets literally come alive. Leading pageant companies and marching bands will parade the streets of Dublin from 12:00 pm on March 17th.
The Best Traditional Dishes in Dublin
Sometimes, when you’re exploring an unfamiliar location on a getaway or vacation, one of the most intriguing parts comes with sampling the culinary delights of the area. Most people think of Dublin and anticipate the pub food, but Dublin is also a place of fantastic culinary delights and enjoyment. Let’s take a look at some of the places you can go to for amazing dishes that are traditional to Dublin.
The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!
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Festival Season in Dublin for 2012 The irreverent city of Dublin is fast becoming a stage for talented musicians, artists, street performers and film makers and as such can now boast a flamboyant line-up of world-class events for Dublin’s Festival Season. Whether you’re an avid festival goer or looking for something new and unusual, Dublin […]
Some concert aficionados appreciate more than just whatever band or artist is on stage at the moment. Sometimes it is about the venue itself. It’s not strictly about acoustics either. An argument can be made that a true concert experience is the atmosphere of the venue and the surroundings. No matter how far technology has […]
Make the most of your end-of-year holidays and spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve abroad. As well as the big city celebrations around the world, some hostels have also arranged parties on-site to create a friendly and festive atmosphere. Party where you’re sleeping and there will be no expensive taxis home or late night waits for the bus.
If you’re the type of thrifty traveler who seeks out good nosh then you’ll be delighted to discover there are some great low-cost vegetarian with vegan option restaurants that range from fast food to deli-style to sit down brunches. Some cafes grow their own organic produce and feature vegetarian cuisine from all over the world. […]
Many couples are looking forward to their honeymoon in a distant location. One of the best experiences for celebrating a honeymoon is by getting close to the sea. The beauty of the beach along with the serene location is the best place for the couples to be together and bond. Here are some great beach honeymoon destinations in Europe.
Most golf enthusiasts have one common day-dream, to play golf once in their lifetime on legendary courses in Ireland and Scotland. Perhaps nowhere else on earth is the love of golf more prevalent than in the British Isles where the game of golf was invented. Long-time provider of affordable travel to Ireland and Scotland, Sceptre […]
Sceptre Tours has introduced a number of luxury tours of Ireland at really fabulous prices. Over the past few years Sceptre Tours has made a glowing name for themselves by offering budget travel to Ireland, Britain and Italy. In fact the folks at TravelZoo recently named them the “Best Overall Provider of Outstanding Travel Deals” […]
Would you believe $399 per person air + rental car? The Aer Lingus Vacation Store has announced a fabulous promotion that invites everyone to travel ‘home’ for a holiday in Ireland. Whether you have family in the Emerald Isle, or you just want to be treated like family, Ireland never fails to make visitors feel […]
Long considered the premier bike touring company based in the USA, Vermont Bike Tours has recently announced the addition of top quality walking tours. VBT has been named one of the top three adventure tour companies on Earth for the past three years by the National Geographic Society, and has been offering quality tours for […]
If you’re heading over to the Emerald Isle, don’t go unless you’ve spent some time exploring VisitDublin.com. The site is loaded with tons of ways to save money and guarantee a fabulous visit. The site is a prime example of a tourist bureau doing things right. Let’s get our priorities straight right away and begin […]
Times Online has compiled a must-print list for anyone motoring through Britain and Ireland of the best pub gardens. Just picture yourself pulling up to a black and white timbered pub, taking a seat under the shade of an ancient oak, and ordering up a refreshing pint. Ahhhh, life is good. I can’t think of […]
Sandeman’s New Europe offers a new concept in sightseeing – free walking tours in Europe’s major tourism cities – London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Madrid, etc. Their philosophy is that great tours should be offered to everyone and you should pay what you can afford – voila, tip based touring. You can bet the guides are […]
Time to start planning a family trip to Ireland! How does 6 nights in a 5-Star 19th Century Manor Resort, roundtrip airfare, plus a full-size rental car with unlimited mileage for $499 sound? – Incredible, am I right? The folks at Sceptre Tours have put together this family friendly package for travelers to Ireland from […]
It appears the global recession has claimed another industry giant – the Waterford Crystal factory in Ireland has closed it’s doors. Despite the ability to attract 300,000 visitors a year to take the factory tour, the Waterford/Wedgewood company has been unable to find a ‘bail out’ partner to take over the faltering company. It’s doubtless […]
You’re planning a wedding and dressing like a princess, so why not honeymoon like royalty as well! The folks at Sceptre Tours are offering customizable honeymoon itineraries throughout Ireland that include stays in one or more glorious countryside castles. Dubbed the “Emerald Castle Package”, the 7 day vacations can be tailored to a variety of […]
Are you planning a trip to “the old country”? Well everything is new and spiffed up for your visit. You’ll want to visit these tourist bureau sites to help with your trip planning. Get started by taking a look at Discover Ireland’s Vacation Planner