Visit Ireland’s Capital City Dublin
Shannon Airport is a little over two hours by motorway from Ireland’s capital city, Dublin and you can easily get there by bus, train or rental car. When you land in Shannon, you’ll love the relaxed atmosphere here and it will get you ready for the next step of your journey.
And Dublin could be that next step. Steeped in history, it offers a vibrant night life, has a thriving arts and culture scene and is developing a fast-growing reputation as a foodie hotspot.
The city itself is studded with Georgian buildings, old libraries and famous landmarks. The General Post Office on O’Connell street is a focal point of Ireland’s independence. As the home of the Easter rising in April 1916, this building has now been restored and offers the award-winning “Witness History” exhibition exploring the most important time in modern Irish history.
You’ll find the cobbled streets of Temple Bar, the iconic Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Millennium Bridge, and many more famous landmarks all within walking distance of each other.
You can also shop until you drop in Dublin on Grafton Street, the city’s most famous shopping area. Lined with historic buildings, the street runs from Stephen’s Green to College Green. A well as high street stores, the city has lots of markets. Colourful fruits, veggies, and flowers greet visitors of Moore Street Market while Dublin’s famous Temple Bar offers book and food markets throughout the weekend.
Things to do
Dublin is a hive of activity all year round, but the summer months bring festivals and good weather making it a perfect time to visit Dublin’s Bloom Fest, Pride or Longitude! If you’re there in March, immerse yourself in true Irish spirits and witness one of the largest St Patrick’s Day parades in the country. Or for the horror fans, celebrate Halloween in style at the Bram Stoker Festival and learn all about the legendary Dubliner who brought you “Dracula”.
Find nature in the heart of the capital on 22 acres of Stephen’s Green, a Victorian era green space. If you are there at lunchtime, you might catch a free lunchtime concert.
For a family day out, take a trip to Dublin Zoo in the heart of Phoenix Park. One of world’s most popular and oldest zoos, it is home to over 600 animals on 70 acres of park land.
Like any other capital, Dublin has a great selection and variety of hotels, guest houses, and hostels to suit any budget. For the best deals, make sure to plan your journey during the off-peak season.
Whether Dublin is your final destination or the first step on your Irish tour, we’ll be here ready to welcome you back and see you home safely from Shannon Airport.
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