I’ve been to Dublin a couple of times for weekend breaks and it’s such cool place to visit. I love the music scene and checking the street musicians on Grafton Street and Temple Bar. You can’t miss the pub scene with traditional pubs such as The Brazen Head, O’Donoghue’s, The Long Hall, McDaid’s and Farrington’s being some of my favourites. I read somewhere that Dublin and surrounding area has around 1,000 pubs!
I’m not a massive Guinness fan myself but you have to try the real thing when you are here in Dublin, either at a pub or you can visit the Guinness Storehouse which is well worth a visit – and number one thing to do in Dublin according to Trip Advisor. This massive 7 storey building is located in the heart of the City and is the home of Guinness®. You’ll find out everything you ever wanted to know about this world famous beer. The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar® where you’ll receive a complimentary pint of Guinness® and chill out and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views across Dublin City.
The second time I was in Dublin was with my two young boys, they loved Dublin Zoo. We wandered through the African Savannah checking out giraffes, zebras and the Kaziranga Forest to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants. There are tigers, hippos, bats, rare monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees, red pandas and reptiles. A must for those of you in Dublin, especially with children in tow.
National Aquatic Centre
If you crave extreme thrills, raging water adventures, flying through the air, or just an enjoyable family day out in Dublin, AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre has Europe’s biggest and best water rides and attractions waiting for you!
The National Gallery of Ireland
The National Gallery of Ireland’s collection includes over 2,500 paintings and some 10,000 other works in different media including watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture. Every major European School of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings. The gallery’s highlights include works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.
Finally here is a sponsored video by Tourism Ireland showcasing the vibrant city centre to the spectacular mountains and sea which are just around the corner. You’ll see why Dublin was runner-up for Europe’s Leading City Break Award 2015.