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How surprised James Joyce would be to see his "dear, dirty Dublin" today. Lively pubs in Temple Bar (with Guinness on tap) and the beauty of Trinity College, among other enticements, have lured young people to both sides of the Ha’penny Bridge in recent years, confirming what old-time Dubliners have always known: that this city of castles and cathedrals has a deep, enduring soul.... Read More How surprised James Joyce would be to see his "dear, dirty Dublin" today. Lively pubs in Temple Bar (with Guinness on tap) and the beauty of Trinity College, among other enticements, have lured young people to both sides of the Ha’penny Bridge in recent years, confirming what old-time Dubliners have always known: that this city of castles and cathedrals has a deep, enduring soul.    Close

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Grand Dublin

Written by Cair on 24 Apr, 2005

‘Tis just that an artistic and modern city with a fairytale background, complete with lush green countryside, flowing streams of Guinness, and magical spirits. One website I found extremely helpful before embarking on my trip was www.hosteldublin.com. This website rates area hotels on several…Read More


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Irish Photo Adventure

Written by skeptic on 19 Sep, 2004

There's a lot to see in Ireland. The country is only about the size of West Virginia, but its stunning land and seascapes and its rich human history are a powerful draw to visitors. The best way to see Ireland is by car. Granted that Ireland's…Read More


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ST PATRICK'S DAY 2002

Written by Euroazz on 21 Jun, 2004

Seven of us Aussies traveled overnight from London to enjoy the festivities of St Patrick’s Day 2002. This event is considered one of the "Grand Slam" events to backpackers coming from the southern hemisphere – together with Hogmany in Scotland, Oktoberfest in Munich and the…Read More


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Temple Bar

Written by Mr. Wonka on 04 Oct, 2005

It’s one of those trendy parts of town that’s supposed to be the mother brain of the city’s party zone. Temple Bar... Temple Bar... its very name suggests something worthy of worship, a place where all of life’s answers are poured into a murky pint…Read More


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Dublin at its best - another pint of stout, please mister

Written by Ozzy-Dave on 03 Jan, 2002

Another Pint of Stout, Please Misterby Dave Underwood "Can you tell us how to get to Windmill Lane," I said. "Well, that will depend on where you’ve come from," replied the bartender. "You see, life is a journey, and it’s the journey that’s important, not the destination." Scary.…Read More


Wagamama, the ultimate noodle joint

Written by modernist on 09 Jul, 2001

First place I went to was a place called Wagamama. It is a chain noodle place. Now before you roll your eyes about chain restaurants, hear me out. I am usually the first one to run away from any chain restaurants.…Read More


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Bru na Boinne and Newgrange

Written by Sierra on 20 Apr, 2005

Some six hundred years before Pharaoh Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara in Egypt (2611 BC), in fact before even the Egyptian state was founded, and a thousand years before Stonehenge, the New Stone Age people who lived in what is now County Meath in Ireland…Read More


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A Visit to Howth

Written by cls223 on 07 Jan, 2002

Howth lies to the north of Dublin, on a peninsula. To get there, catch a DART train in Dublin; the journey takes about 40 minutes and will cost about $3 USD roundtrip. Howth and its Cliff Walk had been recommended to me; I…Read More


Bustling Dublin: Day 16 Going Home

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

Sunday, July 9th: Travel heaven and hellUp before light? Not in Ireland in the summer! 4am and it was already false dawn out. It was light by the time we were in the car and on our way to the airport. We got there at…Read More


Bunratty Folk Park, Craggaunowen, The Burren

Written by sccrn123 on 30 Aug, 2006

From Tralee we went North to Ennis stopping along the way at Bunratty Folk Park and Craggaunowen. Bunratty was slightly disappointing due to the huge crowds! We were constantly stuck behind someone trying to look around their head to see into the houses…Read More


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