Dublin is the charming capital of Ireland. The haunt of literary giants, such as Yeats, Wilde and Beckett, Dublin is a unique tapestry of Georgian townhouses, Victorian pubs, and modern steel and glass towers. The city boasts a thriving arts and entertainment scene with historic venues like the National Museum and the storied Abbey Theatre. The city is also home to Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and the iconic General Post Office, as well as the shops of Temple Bar and Francis Street. There are many hotel options to choose from within the center of the city.
Located approximately five miles north of the city, Dublin Airport (DUB) is the country’s main aviation hub. Regularly scheduled bus services connect the airport to the city’s main public transportation network. This makes it easier to explore attractions like Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol and the Guinness Storehouse, which boasts a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city.
Founded as a Viking settlement at the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin's coastal location creates a maritime climate of cool winters and mild summers, similar to other parts of northwest Europe. January lows average 48 degrees Fahrenheit while July highs reach 68 degrees. Moderate rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year. The result is ideal weather for outdoor events, such as the Irish Derby and the three-week long Dublin Fringe Festival.