The word “craic” sums up the spirit of Dublin. Just like the city, they represent a bubbling, sparky mix of fun and banter, fellow-feeling, warmth and conviviality. This is quite possibly the most sociable city in the world.
Dublin is a place that loves to party, as any evening spent on the cobblestones of the hyperactive Temple Bar district will prove. But Ireland’s capital has much more to offer than just its famous pubs. It boasts gorgeous Georgian architecture and a number of world-class museums and galleries, many of them free to visit, and some of them gathered around the picturesque quadrangles of ancient Trinity College. The city has had a fairly turbulent history, beginning with Celts and Vikings, and tied together by threads of mass migration and a titanic struggle for independence. Exciting interactive attractions such as EPIC Ireland and GPO Witness History will immerse you in all these stories. Dublin also has a major literary tradition, spanning Joyce and Yeats, Swift and Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Roddy Doyle – as well as a vibrant live music scene that will have you reeling and jigging all through your stay.