Planning and enjoying Dublin vacations will help you to understand one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, if not in the world.
As a center of Irish culture, the city has had a major influence on the customs, music, food, art, folklore and many other Irish expressions.
We are always on the lookout for great pictures and descriptions of Dublin's many fascinating attractions. This video captures them well ... have a look!
Like Ireland itself, Dublin has an inviting personality. And the city’s friendly, gracious and often witty inhabitants always exhibit an infectious joy for life.
Dublin’s pubs are filled with people cozying up to the hearth, lifting a pint while enjoying the rich sounds of the live Celtic folk music that’s performed there almost every day. This is a place where life is lived to its fullest.
Some of the city’s great charm also stems from its appearance in Irish legends.
them involve St. Patrick and his conversion of pagan Celts to Christianity.
“Ghost stories” abound in Dublin Ireland, including the story of poor Molly Malone – a fishmonger whose ghost is said to walk the city streets. She was the inspiration for the ballad “Molly Malone” (also called “Cockles and Mussels”).
Want to know more about Dublin in Irish legends? One of our favorite things to do in Dublin is hop onto one of the wonderful city bus tours - prepare to laugh, sing and enjoy!
With Jonathan Swift
(Gulliver’s Travels), Oscar Wilde (Salomé, The Picture of Dorian Gray)
W.B. Yeats (The Wanderings of Oisin, The Vision) and many other poets
and writers being born and schooled there, Dublin has an impressive literary tradition.
The tradition extends much further back into history than those relatively modern literary figures, however. For example, the ancient Book of Kells is proudly on display at Dublin’s Trinity College. The city even has a poem named after it, but then that’s not too surprising.
Dublin Ireland once was the British Empire’s second-largest city. That’s quite remarkable, because the British controlled such a large part of the world it was once called “the Empire on which the sun never sets.”
Today, as an independent republic, Ireland prizes its history, heritage and traditions, and Dubliners are justifiably proud of the way they’re reflected in the city’s superb museums.
The National Museum of Archeology & History, for example, is the country’s primary repository for its numerous archeological treasures.
Telling travel stories and sharing pictures of incredible landmarks is a great way to express your Irish side.
One fun way to explore Irish attractions - without the cost of travel - is to take our free quiz called "How Well do You Know Your Irish Landmarks?"
Every answer is in the form of a picture, so you will have a visual experience of the Emerald Isle as you test your knowledge of Irish landmarks.
You can take it up to three times, so if at first you do not get the score you want, try, try again! (The answers are all here at Irish Expressions.com)
Want to give it a try?
We hope you enjoyed the quiz! So ... how did you do?
If you scored 8 or higher out of 10, congratulations! You have a strong understanding of many of the major landmarks of the Emerald Isle.
Did you score 6 or 7 out of 10? Good for you! You are well on your way to the kind of knowledge that will enable you to share your Irish side with others, wherever you are in the world!
Did you score 5 or below? Then you have definitely come to the right place! :-)
You will find every answer to the quiz, and much, much more, in the the pages to come.
Telling travel stories and sharing pictures is a great way to express your Irish side. One of our favorite pastimes is to share stories of our own Dublin vacations.
We hope we have given you some great ideas of things to do in Dublin. But there is absolutely no way to do justice to this wonderful city in one webpage!
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