All you need to know about travelling to Dublin and its 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.
Food and drink
Traditional Irish fare
Irish cuisine is all warming stews and hearty dumplings, and Dublin has plenty of traditional pubs in which to sample some of the country’s most popular dishes. O’Neill’s on Suffolk Street is a firm favourite, but wander around the Temple Bar area and you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Try a traditional family dinner of boiled bacon and cabbage, or gorge on the pancake-like potato boxty. Ireland is also the home of soda bread and some of the finest black pudding anywhere in the world.
Shellfish also features heavily in Irish cuisine, and the country has excellent salmon stocks. Try shucking oysters or cracking into fresh crab at Klaw on Capel Street for a taste of Irish ocean offerings.
Guinness and whiskey
You can’t come to Ireland without having a pint of Guinness, so don’t miss the Guinness Brewery and Storehouse. Or try a pint of it at any one of the hundreds of pubs throughout the city.
Beyond beer, there’s plenty more to drink, including whiskey. Treat yourself to a tour and tasting session at the Jameson Distillery on Bow Street or sample a variety at the Celtic Whiskey Shop on Dawson Street.