Dublin

All you need to know about traveling to and glorious Georgian architecture.

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But this city also embraces the diversity of its current population. This combination of history and modern multiculturalism, sprinkled with some Irish craic, makes for an irresistible city break destination.

Arriving at Dublin Airport 

Located around 8 miles (13km) from the city centre, Dublin Airport is conveniently placed and has excellent onsite facilities. The two terminals are connected, and you can walk between them. Terminal 1 serves short-haul and domestic flights, while Terminal 2 serves mostly long-haul routes.

There’s Wi-Fi, ample car parking, airport lounges from €25 and a broad selection of shops and restaurants both in departures and before security. The airport also offers a fast-track service from €6 if you want to skip the queues at security.

Dublin Airport is within easy reach of the Irish capital. Several bus operators run services between the airport and the city, stopping at hotspots such as Temple Bar, St Stephen’s Green, the International Financial Services Centre and Lower Abbey Street.

Taxis from the airport are always on a meter and usually cost around €16-26, and several care hire companies can be found in the arrivals hall. Driving into the city, the fastest route is on the M50 (southbound) and then the N1.

For onward travel, there are national coach services connecting Dublin Airport with Cork, Belfast in Northern Ireland, Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick.

Nightlife

Traditional pubs & live music

Craic (the Irish word for ‘a good time’) is what nights out in Dublin are all about, and you’ll find it in abundance in any of the traditional pubs throughout the city. Undoubtedly one of the best Irish traditions, live music features heavily after dark in Dublin’s pubs. Locals can be found dancing until the early hours at weekends.

The Norseman is the oldest pub in Temple Bar and has a great atmosphere at weekends, and the 800-year-old Brazen Head is one of the best live music venues in the city.

Nightclubs

For all its tradition, there’s plenty of modern hedonism to go around in Dublin too. The bulk of the city’s nightclubs and bars can be found in the centre, west of O’Connell Bridge on the south side of the river.

Late bars

When many of the traditional pubs have closed for the night but you don’t fancy a full-on clubbing experience, late bars offer the perfect middle ground. See in the early hours on the dancefloor in Whelan’s Pub or at Sweeney’s, which is split across three floors but retains its small-pub feel.