Travel Blog: Exploring Dublin

Hipster guide to Dublin

Dublin, with its vibrant art and music scene, quality coffee and food offerings, variety of vintage shops and markets, cool and unique bars, clubs and breweries and, of course, growing density of septum piercings, fixie bikes, and well-groomed mustaches, has become something of a hipster’s paradise!

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Irish Pub Culture: The Definitive Guide to Drinking In Ireland

The Pub in Ireland is a very special place. More than a mere watering hole, the pub is part of our culture – the headquarters of many the group of friends, a place that bares witness to the celebrations and milestones in one's life: everything from birthday's, the new job, first dates, weddings, parenthood, even funerals and celebrating the memories of loved ones lost. A place where we learn many of life's lessons and a place to unwind and unite in conversation, banter & craic. The pub is integral to our society here, an institution. It's not an exaggeration to say the Irish pub is a place unlike any other the world over and as such it is surrounded by an almost unspoken reverence & respect.

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Ten places for Instagram worthy pics in Dublin

Dublin, the compact capital city of the little island of Ireland, is mighty big when it comes to character, creativity, and culture. Literally, every corner you turn in Dublin can reveal another sight, attraction, or unexpected moment worthy of recording, remembering, and sharing  - and that makes it the perfect place for snapping Instagram pics by the bucket-load! Here are just ten places to snap Instagram worthy pics in Dublin, some of which you'll encounter on our free walking tours and others you can easily find on your adventures.

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10 Reasons to Discover Dublin

Every city has unique draws, things to do and places to see, and the Irish capital is certainly not short on lures - there's plenty of great reasons to get your ass to dear ol' Dublin; here's just ten of the best!

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Generation Tour's Guide to the Best Pubs in Dublin

There have been as many lists of Dublin pubs made as there are pubs in Dublin... feckin' loads, and there'll be millions more no doubt. But that's okay because no two lists will likely ever be exactly the same; there are so many pubs available to us in this city, of various types, different styles and attracting different crowds, that lists of 'The Best Pubs' or someone's 'favourite' pubs serve to be, if nothing else, at least reminders to us locals to go back to a pub we may have overlooked for too long.

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Only in Dublin would this happen!

We're a nation of singers & storytellers here, and the capital's streets are no stranger to a good singsong with many the street-musician busking for passers-by and our general public are not adverse to belting out a few versus either - usually though, it's out-of-key, out-of-tune, gargle-fulled choruses of The Fields of Athenry or Maniac 2000 at 4AM outside eateries, so it was a nice surprise during our free tour of Dublin last Sunday afternoon to witness what seems to be a random lunchtime rendition of a traditional Irish ditty by two fellas who don't even seem know each other. I think it's fair to say, only in Dublin...

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Wonderful Places to visit close to Dublin city-centre

Dublin is the perfect city for a walking tour, thanks to being a compact and lively capital boasting fascinating history & culture with a plethora of remarkable sights & sites within an easy walking distance of each other.

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Your Best Summer in Dublin

Dublin is one of the friendliest cities in the world and it will charm you with its small town vibes, vivid history, smooth beers and unique culture. Beat the summer heat with an average temperature of 18-19C and don't miss your chance to visit this summer! Ireland conveniently uses Euro as its currency and the locals don't only speak English, but compete for gold as the friendliest and most welcoming people on this planet. Oh, and did we mention they like to party? There is plenty to do in- and out- the city, so what are you waiting for?

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Reasons to Visit Dublin in 2016 & Why You Should Start Planning it Now!

The capital's most valuable cultural export is tourism and it has enjoyed a notable surge in 2015. Indeed indications are that this year was the best so far for overseas visitor numbers to Ireland (a marked improvement to numbers during the global recession) while Dublin city centre has been accused of a shortfall in the number of visitor beds relative to demand - a trend which will no doubt see some kind of price increase by accommodation providers in 2016. Here are 6 reasons you need to visit Dublin 2016:

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Hello darkness my old friend – Delightful Dublin in Autumn

I very often find myself accompanying my movements through Dublin city with a theme tune playing in my mind, even singing along at times. This morning was no different and the song in my head was an oldie I recently picked up from a Dublin gentleman at a local ballad session. It’s called the Dublin Saunter and declares in its soothing tempo that “Dublin can be heaven with coffee at eleven and a stroll in Stephen’s green”.

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