"Ultra Trendy Capital City" Top 5 Page for this destination Dublin by IrishFem

Dublin Travel Guide: 5,145 reviews and 9,472 photos

Where the craic is 90,

An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!


Dublin is the Capital of Ireland. It was founded by the Danes and know as "Dubh-Linn which means "Blackpool". The offical Irish name is Baile Atha Cliath.The correct pronunciation is "Boll-yah aw-hah clee-ah. Which means The Town on the Ford of the Hurdles. Irealnd has its own language (Irish) although everyone speaks English as a first language. Further afield in the West or South you will find areas that speak Irish only. You will come across signs in both Irish and English. For example our Prime Minister is called An Taoiseach pronounced "Tea-shock". The Police are called "Garda Siachana pronounced "Garda Shickhana" . There are many sites to see in this small city with lots of free things to do and see. Dublin is very Cosmopolitan, it was voted European City of Culture in 1999. Now we have many cultures living here and an increasing migrant population from Eastern, Western, African and Asia counties, a chance to taste different food instead of potatoes, bacon and cabbage. Since March 2005 smoking is now forbidden in all work places. Many pubs have beer gardens and patios to cope with the demands of smokers and it is now a place where you can flirt outside with the opposite sex or same sex whatever takes your fancy. Its called Smirting. Ireland also went metric this year. I hope my pages are helpful and if you have any questions please let me know. I would be delighted to help you plan your trip to my beautiful country.. and don't forget.. Guinness is good for you...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very Friendly people.
  • Cons:The Weather is terrible..and its expensive
  • In a nutshell:Plenty to keep you busy
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Great page

  • Pedro_Laia's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    Hi there! Nice tips about your city, i'll be there next week. i hope i won't forget all of your avices! Cheers

  • oriettaIT's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    wow great page here! I am coming to Dublin during easter weekend, I will come back soon to read your tips all!

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2010 at 2:26 AM

    Sounds like this would be a great reason to arrive at a pub in a group of people - so that one can either get used to the round system and/or foist off the buying responsibility to another member of the group!

  • Oct 2, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    That is very cool. It looks like such a small castle! It is the size of small 2-3 story house?

  • ombre's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    hows it going ?????

  • Mar 17, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    I've heard that in Iceland, people walk around talking on their cellphones until they've used their time up. Then, they ask if they can use YOUR cellphone.

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2010 at 6:57 AM

    Love the weather comment.. triumph of optimism over experience!!! :) D

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Nice to see the list of places that you can visit for free! and what a nice building the tourist office is in!

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2009 at 12:02 AM

    Love the pram. Your Dublin page is fantastic.

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