Dublin is magnet for tourists in Ireland due to its size, location and public access. Dublin has been the major hub for Irish activities for hundreds of years. It was the seat of the British government during occupation and in more recent times has been infamous with tourists with spots such as Trinity College and Temple Bar.
Dublin airport is the largest in Ireland and welcomes millions of Dublin tourists each year. Cheap holidays in Ireland are always on offer for the savvy shopper willing to look around.
The best way to see the city and get a feel for your surroundings is buying a ticket for the open top bus tour. As cheesy as it sounds, it shows you all the major tourist sites allowing you to choose which one’s you want to explore in more detail.
Alternatively you can rent a car. Dublin city centre features both CARHIRE.ie and Europcar, both a 5 minute walk from O’Connell Street, just opposite Trinity College. If arriving by a ferry, the Dublin port is 3km away from the city and you can collect Dublin port car rental at Lombard street.
There are a couple of must see tourist options in the city centre which are Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the Temple Bar region. Temple bar is the centre for culture of both ends of the spectrum depending on the time of day you pass through. The cobbled streets and numerous bars are sin-ominous with Dublin.
Dublin is an adventurous city and you really need to jump right in and be willing to go with the flow. If you do you will want to come back again and again as you never know what you will get up to in Ireland’s capital city.