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Gettin' Jiggy with it - TempleBar TradFest

Irish Traditional Music, or ‘trad’ as it is affectionately abbreviated to, is commonplace as an almost essential feature of the quintessential ‘authentic Irish’ pub in Dublin. Trad is a commodity here. Indeed, those of you who have stepped foot in the Temple Bar district of Dublin will no doubt recall a cacophony of musical sounds, diddle-ayes and upbeat rhythms as jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas are thrashed out of pubs on tin whistles, fiddles, banjos & guitars and meander their way around the hustle and bustle of the cobblestoned streets while amplified voices belt out tourist-fare ballads, the likes of the Irish Rover and Molly Malone.

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BudaF*ckingPest: The Ultimate Budapest Party Check List

How many folks have you met on your travels with insane stories of the Budapest party life? I'm betting the majority! With heaps of funky ruin bars, a young, hip international community and a lot of cheap beer, Budapest is one of the most popular cities for backpackers travelling around Europe. They come for the same reason I did, to see what all the fuss was about!

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Gettin' Crafty: A Delicious Guide To Dublin's Craft Beer Revolution

What do you think of when you think of Ireland? Rolling green hills? Diddley-aye music and dance? Guinness? A picture perfect pint, emblematic of the nation and considered in many ways as much of a valuable cultural export as a beer commodity and that is due in no small part to the Guinness dominance of the brewing industry here for a remarkably long, long time. For the majority of people, Guinness features in their top three answers to that question and it's no surprise.

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21 Reasons You Need To Visit Dublin In 2015

There are so many reasons why every backpacker should check out Dublin. As Ireland’s capital, it’s cobbled streets and narrow roads are lined with some of the liveliest bars in the world. As small a city as Dublin is, it sure has a lot to offer.

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