Many people book flights to Dublin just to experience the city’s world-famous nightlife. There is a huge bevy of bars and clubs in the Temple Bar area, where street musicians and performers entertain crowds during the day. The home of Guinness is in Dublin too, so take a tour of the Guinness Brewery and its exclusive modern bar with views over the city.
Dublin has a peerless literary history and is a UNESCO City of Literature. On 16 June every year, the whole city celebrates Bloomsday to commemorate Ulysses, James Joyce’s epic novel. Students at Ireland’s oldest university always join in too. Trinity College has a stunning campus that mixes ancient buildings and new extensions to create a sense of history as well as contemporary learning. An Irish national treasure is also on display at Trinity - The Book of Kells, an ornate manuscript created by monks over 1,200 years ago.
Dublin has many shopping options, but the main highlight is O’Connell Street. This shopping boulevard has historic shops, the latest brands and the Spire of Dublin, a needle-like structure nearly 400ft tall towering over it all.
Sports fans should book cheap flights to Dublin and visit Croke Park, the home of Gaelic games. The finals for both the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and Senior Hurling Championship are always played here. If rugby and football are more your thing, Dublin also has the Aviva Stadium, home of Ireland’s national football and rugby union teams.