Not many cities can boast of an affinity to magic the way Dublin can. This even goes beyond the lore of leprechauns and four-leave clovers. Dublin's magic, first and foremost, lies in its people and their love of all things craic - that is to say, fun and exciting. You'll certainly enjoy the free-flowing Guinness as you make the rounds of the exciting Dublin nightlife and its internationally-known pubs like the Temple Bar, if you're so inclined. You also can't miss the fantastic shopping that Dublin offers on Grafton Street. Indeed, Dublin's magic never fizzles, and you'll have so much fun that it sizzles!
Characterized by rocky beaches, rugged cliffs, and misty moors, the Emerald Isle attracts millions of visitors each year, and its capital city of Dublin is one of its most popular destinations. Dublin lies on the east coast of the Republic of Ireland and has a population of less than two million. Although it is a bustling, world-class city, much of it retains a “village” atmosphere. With a rich history, strong literary traditions, and an active pub culture, Dublin has something to offer everyone.
An active pub culture defines the city of Dublin. There are a number of traditional pubs, bars, and nightclubs to choose from in the trendy Temple Bar area, but the best place to sample Ireland's signature drink - Guinness - is at the Guinness Storehouse. The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's number one tourist attraction, ranking above its fairy-tale castles, ornate cathedrals, and seaside villages. The Guinness Storehouse contains seven floors dedicated to the brewing process and features tours, tastings, interactive exhibits, Guinness-themed merchandise, and a restaurant. Dublin's city center is easy to navigate on foot, but the city also has a network of public buses, trains, and trams.
Plans have been set forth to construct a metro system, but work has not yet commenced. Dublin's proximity to the sea also means that several ferries operate out of its ports, mainly ferrying passengers back and forth to England, Scotland, and Wales.