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Preparation

Travel

 

By Air

Dublin Airport is the largest airport in the country and is approximately 10 km from the city centre. Dublin Airport flies to 40 different countries, and 180 cities, the most popular destinations being London, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris, Edinburgh and Amsterdam. 34 airlines fly into the airport’s two terminals, including Aer Lingus, Ryanair and British Airways.


For details on flights to Dublin Airport please consult their website

There are several bus routes direct to the city centre run by both Aircoach and Airlink (Dublin Bus). The city centre can also be reached through several local routes

 

For more information see on such bus routes, see their websites -

Dublin Bus: http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/Airport-Services/

Aircoach: http://www.aircoach.ie/
 

By Train

Dublin is served by daily train services from most towns and cities in Ireland.

For more details see http://www.irishrail.ie/

 

By Bus

Dublin is also served by bus routes from most towns in Ireland by both public and private operators

 

For more details please consult the providers websites -

 

Bus Eireann: http://www.buseireann.ie/

Aircoach: http://www.aircoach.ie/

Dublin Coach: http://www.dublincoach.ie/

 


Dublin City

 

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is home to 1.2 million people. Dublin is the vibrant capital city bursting with a variety of surprising experiences where city living thrives side by side with the natural outdoors. Today, the city is a multi-cultural, creative hub and in 2010 Dublin was even designated as a UNESCO City of Literature in recognition of its cultural profile and international standing as a city of literary excellence.

 

Things to do in Dublin

 

Here is just a small selection of some of Dublin’s main sights

 

Trinity College Dublin: Dublin’s Trinity College Library has 5 million printed volumes with extensive collections of journals, manuscripts, maps and music reflecting more than 400 years of academic development.

 

The most famous of its manuscripts, the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow, were presented by Henry Jones, Bishop of Meath and former vice-chancellor of the university, in the 1660s.

 

It is a major research library, providing services to a wide range of external users and institutions. It contributes to the development of creative initiatives in information provision and its exhibitions of manuscripts and other treasures attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Old Library each year.

 

The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology: Located on Kildare Street in Dublin, it  first opened its doors in 1890 and since then it has been filling in the blanks for us through its extensive archaeological collections.

 

Take time at The Treasury which features outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Gaze in wonder at the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe, which is to be found in Or, Ireland's Gold. Ramble through prehistoric Ireland and experience life at the same time of the Vikings in Viking Age Ireland. Medieval Ireland 1150-1550, documents life in Ireland in the age of cathedrals, monasteries and castles.

 

The new and fascinating Kingship and Sacrifice exhibition centres on a number of bog bodies dating back to the Iron Age. Displayed along with other bog finds from the museum's collections, it offers you an opportunity to come face to face with your ancient ancestors.

 

Dublins Georgian Squares: Dublin is famous for its squares, most notably the five Georgian squares (St Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Mountjoy Square, Fitzwilliam Square and Parnell Square)  – built between 1750 and 1830, they show off Dublin's amazing historical architecture. Not only are the capital's squares great places to escape city life, they have also become go-to alternative venues to host pop culture, historical and artsy events. As well as featuring some of Dublin’s finest architecture these squares are also the location of some of Dublin’s most important buildings such as Leinster House ( the home of the Irish parliament) in Merrion Square and the Hugh lane Gallery in Parnell Square.

 

The above are only the tip of the iceberg of the many things to do in Dublin.

 

For more information things to do and see in Dublin see:

Discover Ireland http://www.discoverireland.ie/visit-dublin

Visit Dublin http://www.visitdublin.com/home