Apartments in Dublin
The capital of Ireland boasts major draws for many travelers. While Dublin is a major metropolis, the downtown city center, which is divided by the River Liffey, is actually relatively small and walkable, perfect for visitors planning to spend just a few days or a week-end in the city. If you’re willing to seek out vacation homes in Dublin that are a bit outside the city center, you may be able to find some cheap apartments.
Art, History, and Culture in Dublin
A large portion of Dublin’s history remains visible in the modern city. Although parts of Dublin were destroyed in the mid-20th century, you’ll still find elements of its formerly prevalent Georgian architecture throughout the city. Be sure to visit the Christ Church Cathedral, the oldest building in Dublin, dating back to the 11th century, and its famed crypt, reputedly even older. Also visit the Dublin Castle, the former seat of British rule in Ireland. If you’re interested in Dublin’s literary history, you might like to visit the Dublin Writers Museum, which is located within an 18th century house, or the Old Library at Trinity College, where you can see the Book of Kells. And be sure to visit the General Post Office. Not only is it a working post office where you can mail postcards home to your loved ones, but it’s also a beautiful Neo-Classical building with a rich history; in 1916, it was taken over by Irish Rebels.
Drinking in Dublin
Dublin is definitely famous for its beer as well as for its ambiance-filled nightlife: boasting over 600 pubs, Dublin definitely knows what it’s doing when it comes to a night on the town. Start things off by sampling one of Dublin’s iconic brews with a tour of the Guinness Storehouse; the self-guided exhibit leads you to the Gravity Bar, where you can sample the beer and get great views over Dublin. If whiskey is more your scene, you can also visit the Old Jameson Distillery, which, while no longer used to produce whiskey, does show you how the all-important beverage is made. While locals steer clear of touristy Temple Bar, this area has a unique vibe with its many pubs and bars. Definitely pay it a visit at least once, but you might want to choose a guesthouse or vacation rentals in Dublin in a different neighborhood if you plan on getting any sleep.
Music in Dublin
Dublin’s nightlife scene was once synonymous with live music, but now you need to travel a bit out of your way to find anywhere with live shows on offer. The Celt is a good option that plays live music every night starting at 9 – choose apartment rentals in Dublin that are nearby if you plan to become a regular during your holiday. There are also several pub crawls during which the musicians “crawl” with you to make sure that your evening is filled with fun and craic at every stop. After your night out, stumble back to your house rental and get some sleep before your next day of adventure.
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