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County Dublin: Where Viking History Meets Modern Marvels
County Dublin boasts a fascinating history that goes back over a thousand years. Much of this destination’s past is characterised by Viking invasions that began as early as 837 A.D. Remnants of Viking settlements were unearthed beginning in 1961, but until then, historians thought this destination sat on a peat bog. Because so many people come to this part of Ireland, the region offers numerous hotels, restaurants and attractions that prove how this place combines historical significance with up-to-date perks.
Go on a Pub Crawl
You'll never have to look too far to spot a welcoming local watering hole. The cobblestoned streets of the Temple Bar district are an exciting place to begin an unforgettable pub crawl. Many visitors come to Temple Bar directly from their hotels, eager to experience Irish hospitality. Pubs regularly schedule live music and strategically keep doors and windows open when weather allows, so passers-by hear musicians and get enticed to stop in and hear tunes while sipping pints. Complement your beers with hearty hot food from one of Temple Bar's popular dining spots. Many establishments post menus outside so you can see what's on offer before going inside. Outside of Temple Bar, don't miss The Brazen Head. Established in 1198, it's officially the oldest pub in County Dublin and has become known as an excellent place to hear live music. If you're in the mood to have a full evening of entertainment, beers and good company, this is a lovely place to pass the time.
Spend Time On or Along the Water
You'll soon realise the River Liffey serves as a fine landmark if you're trying to get your bearings. Plus, County Dublin offers many ways to enjoy the water, whether you're up for a boat excursion or want to stroll along the shore while enjoying an Irish beach. Think about taking a 75-minute cruise along Dublin Bay. During the trip, you'll see landmarks such as the James Joyce Tower, where the famous author once spent six nights. Dalkey Island is another must-see attraction along the bay. Look carefully and you may even spot grey seals. Many visitors choose to venture away from their city centre hotels for a while and spend time in Howth, a quiet coastal village that's easy to reach and offers a refreshing break from the busy streets you'll find in nearby areas. When you’re ready to stretch your legs, embark on the Howth Head Walk, a looped trail that has been mentioned within Irish literature.
Trace Your Irish Roots
Understand more about your family tree by visiting some of the genealogy-related points of interest. Begin at the appropriately named Irish Family History Centre, located in Dublin's North Dock area. This facility offers access to the most complete collection of Irish personal documents, ranging from birth and death certificates to parish records. During your time at this County Dublin point of interest, have a 15-minute consultation with a genealogy expert, and learn about Irish heritage by interacting with themed exhibits. If someone you know is fascinated with their Irish roots too, buy them something from the shop, which features DNA kits, books and more. Perhaps you've already done preliminary research and discovered your ancestors came from the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area. In that case, make your way to the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Heritage Society. It offers a comprehensive database of over 145,000 records. Besides helping guests learn about their heritage, this society provides attraction tips for people who want to explore before going back to their hotels.
Feel Grafton Street’s Energy
Although the Grafton Street area isn't huge, there's plenty to do. Located near Trinity College, it’s a pedestrian district filled with shops and restaurants, so Grafton Street is almost always a hub of activity. Listen to the sounds of street musicians, watch as sidewalk artists draw chalk creations and give a coin to one of the “human statues” to make it suddenly come to life. Grafton Street also usually features fresh flower vendors, so people who want to bring some fragrant blooms back to their hotels have beautiful bouquets to buy. This is also a place that has well-known chain restaurants, in case you're experiencing culture shock and want familiar food. Both Burger King and McDonald's have locations along Grafton Street, and there's a T.G.I. Friday's at the far end, near St. Stephen's Green Park. Looking for a Grafton Street treat to mark your County Dublin trip? Go to R & C McCormack, a jewellery store that has operated since the 1960s and specialises in Celtic pieces, like claddagh rings.
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Hotel Kinlay House Dublin
Ideally situated in the lively Temple Bar District, adjacent to many of Dublin's favourite bars, cafes and shops, Kinlay House offers casual comforts within the bustle of the city. An easy stroll to Dublin Castle and Guinness Storehouse, this locale is perfect for the adventurous traveller. Rooms vary in size at Kinlay House from single, double, twin, triple, four and six-bed rooms. There are also hostel dorms for up to twenty-four people. Some have private en-suite facilities and linen service. All have central heat and closet space. Hotel features comprise free Wi-Fi and laundry service. Dine on-site for the free daily breakfast. Nearby restaurants include Oscar's Bar, Queen of Tarts and Rosie's Cafe, all within a ten-minute stroll of the hotel. Don't miss nearby attractions of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Old Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, The National Museum of Ireland and Iveagh Gardens, all within a fifteen-minute drive from the hotel. more
Hotel Ashling Hotel Dublin Dublin
Ashling Hotel is a four star hotel situated a few minutes walk from the center of Dublin. Nearby are located the National Museum of Ireland, a zoo, numerous shops and restaurants. Hotel offers to its guests 225 rooms, some have panoramic city views. Standard equipment in all rooms is safe, air conditioning, flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, high speed Internet access. The bathroom offers a tub or shower, hair dryer and toiletries. Several rooms are adapted to the needs of people with disabilities. The restaurant with capacity of 180 people offers to the guests typical Irish and international cuisine, complemented with a glass of wine. The hotel has a bar serving alcoholic drinks and cocktails. For meetings, conferences or training are available several conference rooms with maximum capacity to 220 seats. The halls are equipped with modern facilities and internet access. The hotel's reception works nonstop as well as the room service. Hotel offers laundry and dry cleaning service. more
Hotel Hotel The Gibson Dublin
Hotel The Gibson Hotel in Dublin is an urban and modern property in a superb location that allows easy access to many of the city’s attractions. The hotel is home to an on-site restaurant and offers unique spa experiences. Guest rooms at this hotel are large with floor-to-ceiling windows and feature an en-suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, coffee facilities, safe, organic toiletries and comfortable Respa Beds. Hotel The Gibson Hotel offers 24-hour front desk, fitness centre, barbecuing facilities, garden and private relaxation area. There are also spa services including a sauna, a steam room and Japanese Copper baths. Coda Eatery specializes in steaks and various meats. Hemi Bar is a relaxing place with a great view and an outdoor terrace specializing in a variety of international favourites. The hotel is located minutes away from major public transportation hubs and the very centre of Dublin City is only a 15-minute walk away if you walk along the quays. more
Hotel City Studios & Apartments Dublin
City Studios & Apartments offers spacious and comfortable holiday accommodations near the Dublin city centre. Options range from double rooms, to studios, to three bedroom apartments. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. All double rooms feature coffee/tea making facilities, and a microwave, along with a flat screen TV. Other units have a complete kitchen or kitchenette. Most units also have a separate seating and dining area, and laundry facilities. The property has a 24-hour reception, and offers tour and ticket assistance. Nearby dining options include Masala Twist, Sopot Restaurant, and Savoy Take Away. Guests can also enjoy drinks at The Hogan Stand. City Studios & Apartments is only a short stroll from shopping at O'Connell Street, Henry Street, and Jervis Street. The Garden of Remembrance and Parnell Square are also within walking distance. Temple Bar and the Convention Centre are less than a mile away. more
Hotel Leeson Bridge Guest House Dublin
Centrally located in Georgian Dublin overlooking the Grand Canal, Leeson Bridge Guest House is a stylish affordable B&B providing clean and comfortable rooms. Often offering scenic views of the city, the non-smoking guest rooms feature carpeted floors, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea-making kit, cable TV, telephone, and a desk. The private bathrooms have hairdryers and free toiletries. Select units add a steam room and a spa bath. In addition to complimentary secure parking, Leeson Bridge Guest House boasts lift access, multilingual services, luggage storage, shared lounge/TV area, and a small patio area. Guests will enjoy a full Irish breakfast buffet each morning in the dining room. Dining options within a three-minute stroll include Suesey Street, Forest Avenue, and The Sussex Restaurant for local cuisine. Major points of interest within a ten-minute walk include The National Concert Hall and St Stephen’s Green. The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum is a pleasant 15-minute walk from the B&B. more
Hotel Dublin Skylon Dublin
Best Western Dublin Skylon is located in Drumcondra, just a 15-minute drive from Dublin International Airport. It has 126 rooms with contemporary furnishings and on-site dining options. Rooms at Best Western Dublin Skylon offer private bathrooms, flat screen TVs, laptop safes, free Wi-Fi, and coffee and tea making facilities. The hotel features meeting and conference facilities, as well as live music entertainment several evenings during the week. Guests can dine at The Dublin Skylon Restaurant or at The Skylon Bar and Grill. The hotel offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of menu options. Room service is also available. The hotel is located in the heart of Drumcondra, known for its famous Irish bars and restaurants. Guests can take advantage of easy access to the M1 and M50 motorways. This accommodation is also known as Best Western Dublin Skylon, Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel, Best Western Skylon, and Best Western Skylon Dublin. more
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