Category: Dublin travel guide

Coastal, beach, boat trip

| September 3, 2013

Cliff-top wilderness, sandy beaches, yacht trips and island tours, Dublin’s sparkling coastal towns are all accessible by rail and waiting to be explored.

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Walking in Dublin: Temple Bar and Docklands

| August 21, 2013

Dublin Tourism Centre. The tour commences from outside the Dublin Tourism Office on Suffolk Street. The decline of the local population in the second half of the 20th century forced the closure of St Andrew’s Church and in 1996 it was beautifully refurbished and re-opened as a tourism centre by its new owners, Dublin Tourism. The church has a direct connection to the Vikings as it stands on the site of the former Thingmote, a large mound of earth raised by the Norsemen in the 10th century as their assembly place for settling disputes and passing laws.

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Cheap holidays in Dublin

| July 24, 2013

If you’re visiting on a shoestring, Dublin has an abundance of free attractions and events for you to enjoy year round.

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Walking in Dublin: Castles and Cathedrals

| June 25, 2013

Dublin Tourism Centre. The tour commences from outside the Dublin Tourism Centre on Suffolk Street. If you are wondering why the offices of Dublin Tourism are situated in a former church it is because the decline of the local population in the second half of the 20th century forced the closure of St Andrew’s Church. In 1996 it was beautifully refurbished and re-opened as a tourism centre by its new owners, Dublin Tourism. The church has a direct connection to the Vikings as it stands on the site of the former Thingmote, a large mound of earth raised by the Norsemen in the 10th century as their assembly place for settling disputes and passing laws.

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Walking in Dublin: Viking & Medieval Dublin

| March 18, 2013

Dublin Tourism Centre. The tour commences from outside the Dublin Tourism Centre on Suffolk Street. If you are wondering why the offices of Dublin Tourism are situated in a former church it is because the decline of the local population in the second half of the 20th century forced the closure of St Andrew’s Church. In 1996 it was beautifully refurbished and re-opened as a tourism centre by its new owners, Dublin Tourism. The church has a direct connection to the Vikings as it stands on the site of the former Thingmote, a large mound of earth raised by the Norsemen in the 10th century as their assembly place for settling disputes and passing laws.

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Green Dublin

| March 7, 2013

Ireland may be world renowned for its forty shades of green but we’re pretty good on the environmental front too. The fact that wild Atlantic salmon reproduce in three of Dublin’s rivers, the Liffey, the Dodder and the Tolka, is a good start. It’s the only capital city to hold such an accolade.

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Walking in Dublin: Croke park

| January 5, 2013

Dublin Tourism Centre: The tour commences from outside the Dublin Tourism Centre on Suffolk Street. If you are wondering why the offices of Dublin Tourism are situated in a former church it is because the decline of the local population in the second half of the 20th century forced the closure of St Andrew’s Church. In 1996 it was beautifully refurbished and re-opened as a tourism centre by its new owners, Dublin Tourism.

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Walking in Dublin: Portmarnock to Malahide

| December 20, 2012

Portmarnock Bridge. It will be assumed that you will choose the DART suburban rail system to travel to Portmarnock. You may also travel there by car or public bus no. 32A or 32B, in which case, the tour commences from Stop Number 2. If you travel by bus, ask the driver to let you off at the stop nearest to the Portmarnock Country Club Hotel. On arrival by car you can park in the public car park just beyond the hotel. When you exit the station turn right and walk down Station Road. Up to about the year 2004 this was a quiet country road but is now lined by a growing cluster of apartment blocks which indicate the current rapid growth in Dublin’s population. When you reach the roundabout, turn left and when safe to do so, cross over to the far side of the bridge and look over at the expanse of marsh. Walk straight for about 5 minutes until you reach the Portmarnock Country Club Hotel.

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Walking in Dublin: Dalkey to Sandycove

| December 5, 2012

Dalkey DART Station. The best way to arrive at the start of this walk is by the DART, the local suburban rail network. It is, of course, also possible to arrive by public bus number 8 or by car and if you do the latter, join the walk from outside the railway station.

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Walking in Dublin:Howth

| November 20, 2012

Sutton DART Station: The tour commences at the DART station at Sutton or, if you have arrived by bus, from Sutton Cross (in which case move now to stop 2). When you exit the DART Station turn left and walk towards Sutton Cross.

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