Dublin the City of Living Culture

January 16, 2009

To visit Ireland’s capital city Dublin, is to visit a place rich in history and culture and one which boasts of proud traditions in music, theater and literature. The best way to experience Dublin is by exploring the city and immersing yourself in its colourful and interesting culture.

The Temple Bar district which is located in the Dublin city centre is a good starting point. Considered the main cultural center, Temple Bar is home to many restaurants and pubs where you can soak up the Dublin atmosphere. However, most Dubliners seem to steer clear of this area, so if you really want to mingle with the locals, head to Grafton Street.

After having done your rounds at Temple Bar or Grafton Street, you should consider taking in some of Dublin’s historical attractions. Places worth visiting include Trinity College which is Ireland’s oldest university and home to the ancient book of Kells, Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral.

If you want to delve deeper into Dublin’s fascinating culture then definitely consider taking in a show at the Abbey Theater which also happens to be Ireland’s national theatre. Keeping the city’s rich theater tradition alive, Abbey Theater is a great place to take in an authentic Irish stage performance. Also close by is Peacock Theater which is home to more innovative forms of theater productions.

For art lovers a visit to the National Gallery and the Irish Museum of Modern Art is a great way to take in the country’s artistic heritage. Also in Dublin one will find the James Joyce Center where you can learn about the author who penned “Dubliners”.

For the ultimate Irish experience however, visit Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day (17th of March) when the city is transformed into one big celebration of Ireland’s proud cultural heritage.



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  2. Good information..I really agree, Dublin is one of the most beautiful city with rich history..

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