One of the great joys of Dublin is that the city centre is incredibly accessible by foot. You can begin your morning strolling around the leafy paths of St. Stephen's Green and have taken in Dublin Castle before reflecting in the Garden of Remembrance by lunch. The city is steeped in interesting history and extraordinary architecture but that's not to say that Dubliners are consumed by serious pursuits. From Camden Street to Temple Bar to Middle Abbey Street there are a host of pubs and clubs that showcase Dublin's vibrant music and culture scene and you can catch everything from a comedy gig in Anseo to a DJ set in The Workman's Club without having to set foot in a taxi. The weather might not always be conducive to long days outdoors but the wide variety of Dublin's pubs offer a welcome respite from the sometimes inevitable downpour. If you find the busy urban lifestyle is too much you can escape it in minutes on our coastline train service that serves Dublin's seaside suburbs. Take the DART to Howth or Sandycove and within half an hour you have been transported to the great expanse of Dublin Bay without a long commute. This duality to Dublin's identity means that its inhabitants enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life without sacrificing the tranquility of life by the sea. Dublin's best attractions represent the things that characterize the city in cultural, historic and scenic terms and are unlike anything you will find elsewhere.
Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe and Southeast Asia.
She returned to Dublin after her studies to find it growing culturally (in spite of the economic downturn). While Dublin was once criticized for its... Read More