Dublin is a place of creativity and conviviality.
As the home of Joyce, Shaw, Wilde, Yeats and Beckett, it has a claim
to being called the literary capital of the world.
It also has a lighter reputation - as one of the most
sociable and lively cities in Europe. And recently it has developed an exciting new
cultural and commercial district.
Ferrrport recommend the following Dublin attractions:-
Trinity College - a huge walled complex
containing beautiful buildings and tranquil lawns. The Old Library has among its treasures
the Book of Kells, a 9th century illuminated manuscript of the Gospels.
Dublin is so full of interesting sights that it hardly
matters which direction you wander. But be sure to see the famous Georgian squares,
with their magnificent townhouses, gardens and sculptures. You will pass through some of
the citys best architecture if you head for the National Gallery
with its new Millennium Wing. There are plenty of smaller art galleries to explore.
The nightlife is sensational - every type of restaurant and
bar is here. Dublin has become amazingly cosmopolitan in recent years. Those of more
traditional tastes need not worry - it still offers countless mellow pubs with Guinness
and live music.
If you fancy a break from the city, the Wicklow
Mountains are just short drive away, with their huge gorges and waterfalls and
views of the sea.