Dublin's best pubs James Toner's by James Toner'sAttribution Like getting bumped on the streets of New York or being the victim of haughtiness in Paris, you cannot fully experience Dublin without spending at least some of your time here in a pub. The city may have gone through some pretty dramatic changes over the last few years, but the pub remains the heart of its social existence, the broadest window through which you can examine and experience the very essence of the city’s culture, in all its myriad forms. It’s the great leveller where status and rank hold no sway, where generation gaps are bridged, inhibitions lowered, tongues loosened, schemes hatched, songs sung, stories told and gossip embroidered. It’s a unique institution: a theatre and a cosy room, a centre stage and a hideaway, a debating chamber and a place for silent contemplation.
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Insider Guide: Best of Dublin That's what you likely know about Dublin, and Dublin's got 'em. There are over 2,000 liquor licenses in the Irish capital, or one for every 600 Dubliners. James Joyce once said it would make a great puzzle trying to cross the city without passing a pub. A walk on the dark side with Bram Stoker in Dublin One would think that an event designed to celebrate an Irish author who created one of the greatest horror characters of all time, a blood-sucking count from Transylvania named Dracula in a novel of the same name, would be steeped in blood, gore and doom. Yet even with Halloween clearly looming over Dublin, there wasn’t a fang in sight last weekend during the Bram Stoker Festival. Instead, the four-day event paid homage to the spirit of bizarre Gothic imagination behind the celebrated 1897 novel by offering “four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures”, all while promoting the festivities with the light-hearted hash tag #bitemeDublin. At Marsh’s Library, the Enlightenment-era facility in St Patrick’s Close, by St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Hushed event involved a series of candlelit walks, set to the sounds of Dublin’s Tonnta vocal ensemble.
The Chester Beatty Library Collections, Chester Beatty Library Collections Introduction Chester Beatty’s library has been described as the finest collection of manuscripts and books made by a private collector in the 20th century. It includes representative samples of the world’s heritage (artistic, religious and secular) from about 2700 BC to the present century. The Western treasures of the Library include some of the earliest sources on papyrus for the bible and a great library of Manichean texts. The Biblical Papyri, dating from the second to the fourth century AD, consist of the earliest known copies of the four gospels and Acts of the Apostles, the Letters of St Paul, the Book of Revelation and various very early Old Testament fragments.
Lonely Planet Ireland's Best Trips Travel Guide Discover the freedom of the open road with Ireland’s Best Trips. We’ve selected 34 amazing road trips through Ireland, from two-day escapes to week-long adventures, and packed them full of expert advice and inspirational suggestions. Whether you want to drive through the wildest terrain or sample great food while hopping between spa treatments, we’ve got the trip for you. Get inspired with highlights, expert recommendations and gorgeous imagesDiscover even more with detours, walking routes and ways to link your road tripsGet around easily with colour maps, detailed directions and practical tipsPLUS planning advice to help you pick the right route Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Dublin & Eastern Ireland, Cork & Southwest Ireland, Galway & the West of Ireland, Belfast & the North of Ireland, Road Trip Essentials
21 Photos That Prove Dublin Is The Most Beautiful Place In The World In Autumn Some people think that as soon as the sun disappears and the nights get longer that a city loses its magic – but we beg to differ. Here are 21 photos that show Dublin is an incredible spot no matter what the season – so let's all get in the Christmas mood and hunker down for the next five months! The sunsets look like this And the parks look like this
Travel - Discover Ireland’s most ancient secrets Ireland is not very big. In fact, you can drive from the east to west coast in less than four hours. But the country’s newest tourism initiative – Ireland’s Ancient East – is aiming to cover almost half of it, from Cork 310km north to County Cavan and from the coast 150km west to the river Shannon. There’s no one route, itinerary or even a finite list of sites.
Lonely Planet names Dublin one of world's Top 10 cities to visit in 2016 Dublin has been named one of the top cities in the world to visit in 2016 by travel bible, Lonely Planet. The accolade comes in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016, an annual collection of the hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. The bestselling yearbook, which last year named Ireland as a Top 10 country to visit in 2015, highlights the top countries, cities and regions to visit next year. Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities for 2016: Kotor, MontenegroQuito, EcuadorDublin, IrelandGeorge Town, MalaysiaRotterdam, the NetherlandsMumbai, IndiaFremantle, AustraliaManchester, UKNashville, USARome, Italy “The diaspora has turned inside out and Dublin is now a truly cosmopolitan capital, with an influx of people, energy and ideas infusing the ever-beguiling, multi-layered city with fresh flavours and kaleidoscopic colours,” Lonely Planet says.
Three of Ireland's Most Haunted Houses to Visit This Halloween – Image Interiors & Living For the month that’s in it, we take a ghoulish look at some of Ireland’s creepiest houses, and learn the stories of the ghosts said to haunt them … Halloween is fast approaching, and though we usually like our interiors ghost-free, even we can’t help getting a little bit carried away on the tide of seasonal hysteria. Here we list the three haunted houses we’d recommend visiting this Halloween, if you dare … 1.
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