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.
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.
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.
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.