Destination Spotlight August: Discovering Dublin

One of Elaine’s favourite cities is Dublin.  With regular short flights at a great value from many UK airports, it is an ideal destination for a long weekend or mid week break to soak up entertainment, culture, history and more – and all with an Irish twist to it.  From 5 star hotels to bed and breakfast accommodation – there is something for everyone.

Dublin is easy to get around and has plenty to offer visitors – the Guinness Storehouse and learn the history of the “black stuff”!  Shop till you drop along Grafton Street, enjoy the fresh local produce and typical Irish dishes offered in the many bars and cafes.  There are a wide variety of restaurants to choose from European to Asian and much more.

Take a trip on the Dart railway and have an afternoon at one of the pretty seaside towns which are just a short distance away.  Wander around the beautiful Phoenix Park with its woodland walks, ornamental lakes, Victorian People’s Flower Gardens, Dublin Zoo, have lunch in the café or take a picnic.  Visit the museums and art galleries or stroll around the city admiring the beautiful architecture.

In the evening take in a show or play at one of the many theatres or wander around the cobbled narrow streets of Temple Bar where you can enjoy traditional live music, singing and dancing.

It is also a great place to start if you wanted to do a longer holiday in Ireland, you can take your own car on the ferry from Liverpool or Holyhead – drive west to the wild Atlantic coast – visit Connemara National Park and down to the Cliffs of Moher.  Further south takes you to the Ring of Kerry with its stunning scenery, on to Cork and Blarney Castle to kiss the stone!  A little further east visit Waterford where you will find the amazing crystal glass.

If you would like any further information about a visit to Dublin or Ireland then please contact the Destina team:

T: 01562 883795