Dublin City Breaks 2014

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Dublin Weekend Breaks

City breaks to Dublin are perfect for a getaway close to home in a beautiful city oozing with history and culture. With a varied nightlife on offer from traditional Irish pubs to lively bars and nightclubs, you can certainly let your hair down! Dive right in, and discover a sense of fun that knows no bounds with cheap breaks to Dublin.

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Diverse Dublin

Dublin city centre is the hub of the capital’s modern character. Complete with swanky restaurants, trendy bars, vast shopping malls and a great deal of renowned historical sights, there is a lot here to get your teeth into. Hotels in this area are contemporary and perfect for setting up camp right in the heart of the action on Dublin city breaks.

To experience Dublin’s quirky side, Temple Bar is the perfect place. Known as the city’s ‘cultural quarter’, this area boasts some of the lesser known cafes, restaurants and bars, as well as beautiful cobbled streets and charmingly rustic architecture. There are a number of smaller independent hotels nestled in and around Temple Bar, and the area comes alive on market days with colourful fruit and veg stalls offering deliciously fresh produce.

History-seekers delight in the effortless elegance and ornate aesthetic of Georgian Dublin. Located in the southeast section of the centre, this small area boasts some of the city’s most stunning period buildings, and is perfect base for those looking to enjoy a holiday in style.

Things to do in Dublin

Dublin's tour buses provide an excellent way to explore this area of Ireland and are ideal for those who wish to learn more about this fascinating city. For a historic walk of north Dublin on your city break, you can start at O’Connell Street where you can admire some of the fine architecture before moving on to the James Joyce statue, browse the shops of Earl Street North and take a look around the Dublin Writers Museum on Parnell Square and end your tour in one of the traditonal Irish pubs for lunch.

If you are keen to discover some of the history around during your Dublin city break, it is also well worth visiting the church of St. Michael and John found close to the River Liffey. For more old areas of the city, visit the High Street and Fishamble Street which are situated near the Christ Church Cathedral and Merchants’ Quay.

Other Recommended Destinations

  • How about visiting London to see the Queen at Buckingham Palace, take a trip up the Shard and dine in the finest selection of restaurants?

  • If not London, what about the romantic capital of France, Paris? Here you can take a tour of the city, visit the Eiffel Tower and stroll along the bustling streets at night.

  • Barcelona, a fantastic and diverse city makes for a great weekend break. Enjoy the seafood restaurants, Gaudi buildings and sunshine.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Irish, English
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST
Local airport: Dublin
Flight time: 1 hour

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Culture

Dublin is a vibrant and interesting city that would be ideal for a romantic break. There are plenty of museums, galleries and other cultural places of interest to visit, as well as a wide variety of nightlife and good places to eat. Walking tours are a great way to get to see the city – as are walking pub tours!

Shopping

The best place for shopping in the city is the famous Grafton Street, a charming and historic pedestrianised shopping street between St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College. Just off Grafton Street you’ll find The Powerscourt Centre, a restored 18th century townhouse that is now a shopping centre, packed with galleries and places to eat as well as shops.

Nightlife

Always a popular choice with groups, Dublin is a favourite destination for a great night out. As well as endless places to drink and plenty of planned pub crawls, there are plenty of activities geared towards parties, including days out at the dog races, brewery tours, spa and pampering days, burlesque or salsa dancing lessons and outdoor activities like paintballing.

Hotels

The Alexander is a beautiful Georgian hotel in central Dublin, just minutes from the famous shopping district of Grafton Street, as well as many of the city’s top attractions The hotel provides over 100 classic and elegant rooms and suites, well equipped with all mod cons. There is also a contemporary Italian restaurant, lounge bar and gym.