Spending Time in Dublin

dublin-viewThe capital city of Dublin is one of Europe’s most unique cities. What sets it apart from other cities is the distinctive friendly and cultural atmosphere. There are many attractions and things to do here. Top of the list is a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Here you will discover how this world famous drink is made and even get a complimentary pint of the black stuff at the picturesque Sky bar which overlooks the entire city. Nearby, there is the Jameson Distillery, which is another world famous drink and should suit the needs of any whiskey tasting fan.

For people who like to shop, there is a main walking street blocked off to traffic called Grafton Street. Here you will find all high-end retail shops and designer clothes shops. Another main street is O’Connell Street. Here you can find more shops, cinemas, and restaurants. O’Connell Street is easily recognized by the giant Spire piercing into the sky.

Dublin’s nightlife is where it all kicks off. There are many bars, venues, restaurants, and clubs to choose from. Live music is everywhere as many pubs have the stage space. Whelan’s on Wexford Street is famous for its variety of live performers. This three-stage venue can cater to any type of music. There is generally traditional music downstairs to lighten your mood and then live rock or pop bands upstairs to get you in the dancing mood, and for the late night party people, you will find another live band performing on the top floor from 12pm to 3am.

For the more laid back type, there are many theaters to choose from. Some are newly built and others like the Abbey Theater have been around for more than 100 years. Ireland is well known for its playwrights such as; Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, and W.B Yeats.