Dublin, Ireland – Vacation Packages

By Miss Julie | December 24th, 2006

Dublin, capital of Ireland. Epicenter of the Celtic Tiger economy and Ireland’s growing economy, the old city still has all the hospitality of the Irish heart. Nestled on the north and south sides of the River Liffey as it winds its way to the Irish Sea, Dublin is an amazing vacation destination all its own, as well as the gateway to the Emerald Isle.

Dublin is an extremely “walkable” city, and the impressive architecture and the river make for a pleasant walk. You can reach virtually any tourist destination on-foot, from the shops of Grafton Street on the south to the famous O’Connell Street on the north. Stepping off the cobbled streets, a network of bridges, such as the Ha’penny Bridge, ferry you back and forth between the north and south sides of town. Explore the pubs of Temple Bar, walk the campus of Trinity College, and see the ancient Book of Kells. Should you prefer the emerald of green trees, grass and grounds, a venture farther west takes you to Phoenix Park or, if you prefer to stay closer to the city centre, there is St. Stephen’s Green on the southside.

Of course, no visit to Dublin would be complete without a tour of the Guinness Brewery, but wherever you go in Dublin, take the words of the old Irish blessing with you:

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm on your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Why go to Dublin, Ireland?

  • Guinness – black gold, Irish tea
  • It doesn’t rain as much as you think
  • Walk along the River Liffey – it’s beautiful at night
  • Explore the rest of Ireland easily
  • Get unholily sloppy in the pubs of Temple Bar
  • Small and compact, makes for easy walking and sight-seeing
  • Chill out in Phoenix Park and St. Stephen’s Green
  • Walk across the famous ol’ Ha’penny Bridge
  • Free pints at the Guinness Brewery!

For more on Dublin, check out the Dublin Travel Guide on BootsnAll.

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