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Family-Friendly Dublin - Kid-Friendly Days Out and Children's Entertainment

Ireland has one of the youngest populations in Europe, and its capital city is especially family friendly. Parents with toddlers or teens can expect a warm welcome wherever they go, and enjoy a range of citywide attractions from historic sites to sandy beaches and the vast green space of Phoenix Park.

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Dublin Nightlife - World-Class Pubs, Clubs, and Traditional Irish Music

Dubliners are famously sociable people, and a night out in the city is often the highlight of a visit to Ireland. From stylish clubs on Leeson Street to older pubs off Grafton Street, there's a great place to drink and chat on almost every corner. The home town of U2 is proud of its music, so you can dance to live rock or sing along to traditional Irish folk tunes.

Exploring the Vibrant Arts and Culture Scene in Dublin

Dublin has always been a cultural powerhouse, producing world-class artistic talents from Jonathan Swift to U2. And despite its reputation as a major hub for heavyweight literature and drama, the city never takes itself too seriously - the local creative scene is laid-back and fun-loving.

Getting the Best Out of Dublin

Dublin is a thriving modern European capital, but also the beating heart of historic Ireland. You'll receive a warm Irish welcome in any of the city's venerable pubs. Pull up a stool at the bar and you'll soon find yourself deep in conversation with friendly, curious locals. You can also stay in 5-star hotels, dine in some of Europe's finest restaurants, and enjoy rich culture and raucous entertainment.

Dublin shopping guide - where to shop and what to buy

Shopping in Dublin is a very enjoyable experience, nearly the whole city’s shopping is pedestrianized and easy to stroll around. Irish glassware, jewelry and culinary delights are found scattered around the shops, while street performers and quieter back street pubs will invite you to retreat inside their cozy interiors.

Where to eat in County Clare - a food and dining guide

County Clare’s dining scene is quite traditional and varies between fine dining seafood restaurants or traditional pubs serving home cooked meals, as well as bars and cafes throughout the towns. The location of County Clare, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, means that the seafood is spectacular but in recent years Asian and fusion foods are also becoming more available.

What to see and do in County Clare – a guide to notable attractions and landmarks

From fishing to traditional dancing, County Clare offers a large variety of activities for all ages and at most times of the year. Whilst the summer sees people flock to the seaside towns to sunbathe and indulge in the watersports, the cooler month’s offer horse riding, coastal walks and medieval tours. With Ireland’s traditional music and dancing being popular in every town, entertainment is plentiful and friendly locals welcome everyone to join in.

A County Clare guide – natural beauty, traditional music and cosy pubs

Set on the stunning West Coast of Ireland, along The Wild Atlantic Way, County Clare is one of the most perfect places for a romantic weekend away or a fun-filled week with the family. County Clare has music events, food festivals and plenty of adventure activities for everyone. From the tiny streets and bustling nightlife in the main city of Ennis, to the charismatic village of Doolin, the people of County Clare will welcome you with open arms.

Top 10 free things to do in Dublin

From Iron Age bog bodies to spiritual singing, Dublin’s free attractions are inspirational. Book a hotel in Dublin and read this insider’s guide to make your euros stretch further.

A St Patrick’s Day Dublin travel guide – a fancy dress parade, and Irish music and dance

Enjoy a family day out, traditional music and the festival parade on St Patrick’s Day holidays in Dublin. St Patrick’s Day hotels in Dublin get snapped up quickly, so plan ahead and get into the spirit in the Irish capital.

Top 10 literary destinations in the world

Discover where to book a hotel near the homes and haunts of legendary authors with this guide to the top 10 literary destinations in the world.

Summer holidays in Dublin

The sun shines for a Dublin summer break, a city made for sightseeing on foot. Neat Georgian terraces and busy market squares come alive in summer, and locals enjoy basking in the warmth. Book a summer hotel in Dublin for an easy-going taste of heritage and warmth.

A Cork travel guide – bell towers, black beers and the Blarney Stone

A Cork city break reveals a place steeped in history. Explore its monastic beginnings through to English colonisation and the beginnings of ‘rebel Cork’. Or maybe book a Cork hotel and follow its trails of emigration, art and artisans, and then test your taste buds comparing the creamy local stouts.

An Ireland travel guide – emerald hills, Celtic culture and modern cuisine

Discover lakes, glens and green hills on a holiday in Ireland, the aptly named Emerald Isle. Immerse yourself in Celtic myths and medieval monasteries, and complete each day before you return to your Ireland hotel with a pint of stout and traditional music in a vibrant village pub.

A Connacht travel guide – Gaelic-speaking islanders, colourful towns, traditional music, mountains and megalithic sites

Holidays in Connacht take visitors to the Gaelic-speaking west of Ireland. Misty mountain roads wind down to the sea and a coast dotted with remote islands. Find your Connacht hotel in one of the brightly coloured towns brimming with live Irish music.

A Trinity College in Dublin travel guide – learn all about the Land of Saints and Scholars

A Trinity College holiday puts you right in the centre of old Dublin, but the bright sparks who flock here give the place a youthful buzz. Book a hotel near Trinity College and explore the hidden nooks and crannies of Ireland’s oldest university.

Top 10 hotels in Dublin

From chic boutiques and historic castles to a restored Georgian townhouse, use this insider’s guide to the top 10 hotels in Dublin to get the most out of your stay.

Short breaks in Dublin – 48 hours of literary greats, graceful Georgian architecture and relaxing pints

On a relaxing short break, Dublin is a city just made for walking. Step out of your Dublin hotel and fill a couple of days with this eclectic itinerary.

A Dublin travel guide – relaxing pints, turbulent history and bags of personality

A Dublin city break takes you to a compact capital with centuries of history and streets of graceful Georgian architecture. Book a Dublin hotel to sample the laid-back nightlife and endless good humour of this walkable city.

Where to stay in Dublin – a travel guide to Dublin's neighbourhoods

Choosing the right place to stay in Dublin will make all the difference to your trip. Use this insider’s guide to the city’s main neighbourhoods to book the best Dublin hotel for you.

Top 10 places to visit famous Dubliners

From those who fought and died for Irish independence to writers and musicians known the world over, Dublin has always honoured its famous sons. Book a Dublin hotel and meet the people who made it great with this guide to top 10 places to visit famous Dubliners.

Autumn holidays in Dublin

An autumn break in Dublin is when sporting events reach their climax, opera starts to warm up and nature bursts into glorious autumnal hues. Book a hotel in Dublin in autumn and see the city at its best.

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