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The vibrant city of Dublin is renowned for its beautiful Georgian architecture, for its literary connections and for its sheer liveliness and sense of fun!

The choice of accommodation is vast and many hotels are within a short stroll from the city centre. Grafton Street and Temple Bar are filled with excellent shopping and top class restaurants. There is music, art and theatre everywhere.

Dublin has become a popular city destinations in Europe and as one of Europe's oldest capitals and a lot of good atmosphere. The Irish Capital appeals to a very vide cross section of visitors because it is at the very heart of Irish Culture, every night of the week is buzzing in Dublin.This is a lively city in many ways and offers endless choices to any visitors

As well as retaining its historical and culture charms, Dublin offers trendy bars, elegant restaurants, and stylish accommodation.

Trinity College in Dublin

FOOD / RESTAURANTS
Dublin offers food for the gourmet and panders to those who search for the simple pleasures of a genuine cafe society. Restaurants, like so many other aspects of the city of Dublin, are given their particular character by the people who run them. Dublin restauranteurs will make a celebration of your arrival, yet seem so relaxed carrying out their work, you won’t be aware of their professionalism and efficiency. It is this that gives Dublin restaurants their charm. And what a wealth there is to choose from!

The days when the potato dominated the Irish diet are gone. Nowadays you can get everything from burgers to boxty, pizzas to pakoras, gumbo to guacolmole. There is food from France, America, China, India, Thailand, Russia, Japan, Lebanon, Indonesia, Italy, there is food from everywhere. Or try a different setting - a banquet in Malahide Castle! When it comes to eating, Dublin is a truly cosmopolitan city with informality and friendliness always on the menu.

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Dublin Pubs
'A Good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub' mused Leopold Bloom in James Joyce's famous novel Ulysses, and the task proves just as difficult today as it was in Joyce's time. The pubs of Dublin are not simply places to have a drink. They are theatres for storytelling, backdrop for romance, homes away from home, keepers of the spirit of the city, and places to be revered and admired.
Dubliners want the person behind the bar to know their name, and they want their friends to join them for the "craic". They call it the "craic" in Dublin and what they mean is having a good time.

After a day's work, or at the weekends, these temples throng with people. Go along and catch the heart of the city. Sometimes they will let someone onto a stage to sing a song or play in a band, but the famous Dublin pubs have nothing more than a counter, some seats, a lot of drink and loads of people. Maybe you want to pay your respects to James Joyce by going to one of the places mentioned in Ulysses, or dream of Brendan Behan while 'lowering one' in one of the places frequented by himself or any of the other famous Dublin characters. A great way to find some of these character pubs, is by joining up with one of Dublin's popular pub-crawls. As Dublin is a city of 1000 pubs, the choice is overwhelming, and if one isn't to your liking why not try the next one down the road?

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EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
Taylor's Three Rock is restored to its former glory - a building with a history stretching back over 300 years to when the Taylor's first arrived in the area in 1690. Taylor's has the largest thatched roof in Ireland and is beautifully set in the vicinity of Marlay Park.
The evening consists of having a meal while enjoying traditional Irish music and dance. Top ballad groups such as the Merry Ploughboys host a night of authentically Irish entertainment while the dancing troupe perform a specially choreographed show. The musicians and dancers involve the entire audience in the performance. The menu range from Traditional Irish Stew to an Irish sea food platter.


Johnnie Fox’s (est. 1798) is one of Dublin’s oldest and most famous pub’s and undoubtedly, the highest licensed premises in Ireland. It is located in the small rural hamlet of Glencullen. The winding roads to Glencullen, take you on a number of breathtaking scenic routes. This pub, has featured prominently, in the historic and social evolution of Ireland and its success today is due to the fact that this unique establishment has refused to bow to the whims of modernization and steadfastly maintains its nostalgic originality. Always a popular haven for those who love Irish music and culture!

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Temble Bar, Dublin

MUSICAL PUB CRAWL IN DUBLIN
The musical pub-crawl is a fun filled evening of music, song and drink. The Crawl, which commences at Oliver St John Gogarty’s Pub in Temple Bar, is led by two professional musicians. In between numerous tunes and songs performed on fiddle, bodhran, guitar and whistle your guides tell the story of the music and explain the different rhythms and meanings behind the tradition.
The tour lasts two and a half-hours and drinks are consumed in Mc Daid’s, Gogarty’s, The Clarendon and O’Donoghues. It is perfect way to experience Dublin’s famous pubs and musical tradition. (Closed in December and January)

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TOURS
A half day tour out of Dublin can take you along the south coast past the yachting town of Dun Laoghaire, Sandycove and the picturesque village of Dalkey. A stop at the Home of Baileys (Irish Cream Liqueur) will be included.
A half day tour along the north coast will be influenced by Dracula as we will pass the area of the Stoker family ( Bram Stoker wrote Dracula ) but as well by the beautiful coastline and a visit to the 14th century Malahide Castle is included.

UNUSAUAL- BE IRISH FOR A DAY
Be Irish for a Day takes place on a farm in County Meath, which is easily accessible from Dublin. This is a unique experience when you can get to see what it’s like to be Irish for a day! You will be shown how to make bread, cut turf, speak Irish, play hurling, work a sheepdog, dance a jig, milk a cow or a bodrah!

INDOOR KARTING
Experience the thrill of real racing on Ireland’s first and largest indoor circuit. Professional staff can arrange group races ( 10-60 drivers) complete with instruction and computerized printouts of lap time. Practice sessions also available.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
We can offer a wide range of adventure sports within close proximity of Dublin city such as: Hill walking: All hill walks take place in Dublin and Wicklow mountains. Different grades of walk are available.

Canoeing/Kayaking:
Takes place in Sandycove Bay, 12km from Dublin City. All equipment supplied incl. wet suite, buoyancy aids, helmets etc. Rock Climbing: Takes place in Dalkey Quarry, 15km from Dublin city. All instructors are fully qualified and beginners are welcome.

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SPORT

HORSE RACING
Wherever racing is held throughout the world, the name of Ireland and the reputation of its horses, jockeys, trainers and breeders is held in high esteem. Not surprisingly then, Ireland can guarantee the horse-racing enthusiast exciting and colourful racing and an opportunity to watch great horses and top class riders in action. An interesting feature in recent years has been the successful introduction of Sunday racing and evening meetings are held from May - August. Whether you are an occasional racegoer, or racing is your passion you will enjoy your day to the full.

A pint of Guinness, please!

THIRST - GUINNESS STOREHOUSE
Guinness Storehouse is a remarkable new development based in St. James Gate Brewery, Dublin. Guinness Storehouse is forecast to be Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction, providing facilities for up to one million Irish and overseas visitors annually. This unique Guinness experience has been developed in a 1904 building and encompasses 170,000 sq. ft or nearly four acres of space over six floors built around a huge pint glass atrium. On top is located Gravity, the bar in the sky with the highest view of Dublin City which offers unrivalled views of the cityscape.
This extraordinary building houses a world class visitor experience, retail store, gallery and exhibition spaces, events, venues, restaurant and bar areas, the company archive and conference facilities.

Visitors to the Guinness Experience at Guinness Storehouse will discover what goes into making a pint of Guinness – the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft and the passion. They will also see how Guinness has travelled to 150 countries and how the famous brew has been advertised over the years. Their journey will end on the roof in Gravity bar with a perfect pint and best view of Dublin

THE IRISH WHISKEY CORNER / THE OLD JAMESON DISTILLERY,
Once part of the old Irish Warehouse of the Jameson Distillery. On arrival you will be escorted into a theatre like auditorium where there is an audiovisual presentation on the story of Irish Whiskey. This presentation lasts 20 minutes approximate. After the audiovisual they will be escorted into the Ball O' Malt pub which is next door to the audiovisual room and in the same building. Each person will be given a sample of their favourite Irish whiskey.
There is also a 'little' whisky tasting game where 4-6 people are picked out of the group and they are given the opportunity of tasting Scotch, American & Irish Whiskey. The aim of the exercise is to point out the difference between Irish whiskey and others. From start to finish allow approximate. one hour.

DID YOU KNOW:
The oldest bottle of whisky is to be sold at auction by the family in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. They have had it in their possession for generations and it is thought to be more than 150 years old. It is excepted to fetch up to £10,000 at Bonhams Sale of Fine Wine, Ports and Spirits. Its label reads: Glenavon*** Special Liqueur Whisky Bottled by the Distillers. Glenavon closed in 1850s.

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CULTURE
ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
The cathedral is the national cathedral of Ireland and it is also the largest cathedral in the country. Traditionally the place where the cathedral lies today was the place where St. Patrick baptised the pagans to Christianity in the 5th century and it has been a church there since. The cathedral was badly damaged during the Cromwellian invasion of Ireland and it was eventually completely re-furbished by the Guinness family in the 19th century. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels was Dean of the cathedral for 32 years and his remains are buried within the cathedral.

MALAHIDE CASTLE
Founded in the 12th century, Malahide Castle is the oldest castle to be continually inhabited by the same family, which lived there until 1976. During tours of the halls and rooms it is possible to see one of the best collections of Irish period furniture, and a unique collection of Irish historical oil portraits from the collection of the late Lord Talbot de Malahide.

The 20 acres garden situated in the 270 acres Malahide Demesne was largely created by Lord Milo Talbot de Malahide between 1948 and 1973. There are in excess of five thousand species and varieties represented in the collection. In the grounds of the castle there is an extensive model railway exhibition.
The Great Hall, where dinner is served is reputed to be one of the most important mediaeval rooms in Ireland, dating from 1475. Now, as in past centuries, it is used as a Banqueting Hall for private functions. Imagine yourself feasting in this mediaeval Great Hall with musicians playing in the Minstrel's Gallery. The banquet commences with a tour of the castle, followed by a sumptuous Banquet, during which our Musicians will entertain you and your guests for the evening.

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