Many of the same words used to describe the people of Dublin can also be used to describe the city itself. Laid-back, charming, a bit quirky, and always fun, this location draws tourists in with its many enchantments, and keeps them coming with its vast array of excitements.
Those seeking culture will be delighted by the shows at Abbey Theatre, while those interested in sport will be thrilled by the rugby games at RDS arena, while those aching for some nature will enjoy the National Botanic Gardens, and the social types will love O'Shea's.
No matter what you want to do during your trip, this fantastic city is sure to have it. Experienced tourists are well aware of this, so cheap flights to Dublin are usually easy to find.
Best time to go to Dublin
If you plan on travelling between June and August, it is important to book ahead, as these months see an influx of tourists. If you can manage to get a good deal on flights, this is an excellent time to visit, as the warm weather invites tourists to take historical walking tours through Dublin Castle, Trinity College and Four Courts, enjoy the festivities at the Liffey Swim, and explore the Dublin Zoo.
Dublin's shoulder season falls from March through May, and September through October. Aside from Saint Patrick's Day, which is always a busy time, the city sees a decline in tourism. Flights to Dublin are often inexpensive, and the weather is temperate, making this a good time to see such popular attractions as the Kilmainham Gaol, or take a Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl through Temple Bar.
As the weather can be brisk from November through February, the off season is the best time to indulge in such indoor activities such as touring the Guinness Storehouse, seeing a show at the Gaiety Theatre, or doing some culture-seeking at the James Joyce Centre.
Dublin Airport and transfer information
Dublin Airport (DUB)
Distance: 11km north from Dublin
The best method of ground transport is dependent upon the size of your party. If you are travelling by yourself, the local bus is the most inexpensive option. If, however, you are with a large group, taxis are the best way to go. Alternatively, you can rent a car at the airport for a higher fee.
Online resources for your travel to Dublin
The Safetravel website provides details on health and safety issues, as well as important contact information.
The Dublin Airport website gives information on flights, in-airport services, and ground transport.