Ireland


There is no shortage of history in Dublin, a city that dates back over 1,000 years. The first known settlers in Dublin were Vikings, but they have faced many wars and turbulence since then that led to the beautiful and friendly city that exists today. Eventually, Dublin developed into the largest and most important town in Ireland. Discover what made Dublin into the thriving city...

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The luck of the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day are some things that may come to mind when thinking about Dublin, or Ireland in general. However, there is a lot more to Dublin than these popular notions. Visiting a city that makes it simple to navigate, easy to find affordable accommodation, and has lots of fun activities and festivals makes Dublin an ideal destination for all...

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Ireland is commonly associated with drinking and its prominent pub culture. While the country does have the second highest alcohol consumption per capita in the world, pubs are also a common meeting place in the same way that cafes are in many other countries. Finding a pub won’t be hard in Dublin, Ireland’s capital, but aside from the many things to do in the city,...

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Discover the literary history, friendly people, and welcoming pubs in Dublin, Ireland’s largest city and its capital. Dublin’s rich heritage and cheerful atmosphere make for the perfect destination for all travelers, especially for those on a budget. Dublin budget travel is absolutely attainable. To begin with, getting into town from the airport is easy and affordable. I booked my Aircoach ticket online for just €6,...

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Our last day in Ireland was May 19th. Time seemed to be flying by and I didn’t want to leave Dublin, but at the same time I couldn’t wait to see what else was out there. But before leaving will still had a few final stops to make. First we went to Christ’s Church Cathedral, which was founded in 1030 and is still in use...

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Spent the entirety of May 18th in the countryside of Ireland. We left at 8am and got back at 6pm, although a lot of it was travel time. We went to Glendalough first where we got to see an old monastery that was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. We also got to see the largest church in Glendalough, which is also one of the...

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May 17th was a long day full of drinking lots of Irish beer and whiskey. Before I get to that though, I need to mention my epiphiany of the day. The one thing I thought I could not live without broke… my hair straightener :/ I blew it out because it was way too powerful for the plugs overseas, even with the converters. I was...

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On May 15th I sat in O’Hare airport with the rest of the group awaiting the departure of our flight. I bought sleeping pills ahead of time because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t jet lagged so I could make the most of my first day in Dublin. I was worried the first day would be a repeat of the terrible jet lag I...

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