Dublin, the capital of Ireland, was founded as a Viking settlement. Dublin is the largest of Ireland’s cities and is very well known for its Irish beer, Guinness. With thousands of years of history and rich heritage, there is always something for you to do and see. Situated at the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin is surrounded by around 115 km² of land.
Galleries and Museums
Dublin is a city full of history and has many museums and galleries that are a must-see. The An Post Museum gives you an insight to Post Offices and the people that worked there. This museum shows stamps, stories of the staff and short documentaries about the local history of Dublin’s post offices.
In the city centre of Dublin you will find the Chester Beatty Library which shows you the artistic treasures, cultures and religions of the world. With a huge collection of paintings, books, manuscripts and prints, you will not get bored. The museum goes all the way back to 2700 BC up until now.
If you have a sweet tooth and want something a bit different to do, you should visit Butlers Chocolate Experience. This will show you how chocolate is made and they offer a guided tour of the factory. The experience includes: watching the chocolate movie, learning about the history and origin of chocolate, learning how to decorate chocolate and much more. It is a fun day out and great for families with children.
Looking for fun day out with the kids? Visit Xtreme.ie adventure centre in Dublin. Here you will find paintballing, off road buggies, obstacle courses, 4×4 off road driving, zip lines and much more. Xtreme.ie is great for people who love the outdoors and adrenaline junkies but there are also hiking and walking tours.
Airfield Farm and Gardens is located in Dundrum, Dublin and is another great way to spend the day as a family. Airfield is stocked with cows, pigs, donkeys, hens and sheep and daily milking takes place along with cheese and butter making demonstrations. It is also home to The Overend Family Home which boasts an excellent interactive Heritage Experience. Airfield also has stunning gardens and a café with fresh vegetables and dairy produce.
If you want to experience an evening of Irish tradition including folklore, storytelling, music and food, the Brazen Head pub is perfect. Between courses the storytellers will make your minds wonder with mystical Irish tales. This experience has been voted the number 1 nightlife entertainment in Dublin by Trip Advisor.
For any motorhome fanatics, Dublin has a wide range of campsites to park your motorhome and is a great place to travel by motorhome but make sure you have your motorhome insurance in case of any loss or damage.
There are many events going on in Dublin all year round, one being the famous Oktoberfest in which you can indulge in the local foods and most importantly beers. Oktoberfest originated in Germany and Dublin is now trying to represent the same event. Featuring around thirty food stalls and traders with meats, pastries, sausages, cheeses and much more, you will be spoilt for choice!
In May 1994 the Riverdance was first performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. The show has boomed and in 2014 the Liffey dance Company is touring Europe and doing a return tour in Dublin. This will be a must-see and a very enjoyable night for everyone.