Dublin Travel Guide, Ireland
Dublin, Travel Guide – Etymology
The name of this amazing Irish capital comes from the ancient word Dubh Linn, which means “black pool”. However, many historians don’t agree with this etymology, as they believe that the modern variant of this language is Baile Átha Cliath. The first reference that has been made about this town dates back to the year 140, when Ptolemy speaks about the city of Eblana, a name which is closely related to the derivation Dubh Linn. A similar name to the variant Dubh Linn can be found in the Icelandic language - "djúp lind", which means “deep pool”.
Dublin, Travel Guide – Main Attractions
Dublin Travel Guide will help you discover the beauty of the green hills so specific to Ireland together with its maritime position that gives not only to this country but also to its capital a charm that only few cities posses. With attractions like: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Bar District and Dublin Castle, it is impossible for you leave this amazing city in just a few days.
In addition, if you had made all your way until there, then you cannot possibly miss the Guinness Storehouse, the place where you will hear the story of Ireland's favorite brew: the world’s most famous beer. Each floor of this exciting “museum” will take you to the past, present and even future of this flourishing business. You can be sure that you won’t leave this unique place without tasting the beer the Irish brag about each and every time they are given the chance.
If you prefer to spend one of your visiting days outdoors, then you should definitely see the Dublin Zoo, situated at just a few kilometers away from the city. Your visit will most certainly turn into a discovery of the Earth, from the Arctic to the Plains of Africa.
Dublin, Travel Guide – Tours
Just like any other modern capital, Dublin has many exciting tours to offer its visitors, in order to make their stay a comfortable and pleasant one. The best deal is for certain the Dublin Tour Hop On - Hop Off. It is a very convenient way of seeing this amazing capital, as it gives you the freedom to choose whenever you want to get on the bus and explore the city from up there and when to get off and discover its culture by yourself.
Dublin Travel Guide, along with Waterford Travel Guide and Sligo Travel Guide will most certainly help you make the best choices in order to turn your holiday into a perfect one. So, don’t forget to gather some minimal information, before beginning the great adventure!
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- Dublin is a must see
review by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
Dublin is a really vibrating place. There you can have almost everything you want to. You can make just shopping tours, there're shops for everyone and every budget, as well as a huge number of pubs and bars, it's really amazing. Also a lot of clubs are located in the city center, most of them in...
- Roundtrip thorugh Ireland
review by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
It was a great trip to ireland with two of my best friends. We met at Dublin, rented a car and just drove through the country and visited the main spots there. We couldnt see all, because we haven't had so much time, but it was great. Greyhound racing at Dublin and the nightlife at temple bar are...
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- Dublin Writers Museum
travel tip by zangazanga posted more then 30 days ago
If you like literature, Writers Museum is something you should definitely see. Here you can have a taste of the immense literary past the city has. No matter how well you think you know one writer or another, you may always ind here...
- General opening times
travel tip by erato posted more then 30 days ago
The same opening hours apply in the whole country. Stores and supermarkets are opened mostly between 9am and 6pm. Thursday evenings are special, most shops stay opened until 8pm or 9pm on this day. Pubs are opened from 10:30am to 11...
- Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium
travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
If you like betting on horses, you should also try the dog race stadium at Dublin, the Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium. There you can already bet with only some Euros and it´s really funny to watch the fast dogs.
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