Dublin is one city that scarcely lets you catch your breath; what with everything this vibrant city has to offer. With its wealth of attractions, you won't want to rest even for a minute. Parks, gardens, museums, libraries, churches, historical buildings, castles, galleries-- the list goes on.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's foremost state institution for the compilation and presentation of contemporary art. The Museum offers an extensive selection and variety of art in a vigorous program of exhibitions, which regularly includes work from its own Collection and its esteemed Education and Community Department. The Irish Museum of Modern Art’s temporary exhibition program frequently contrasts the work of leading, well-established icons with that of younger up-and-coming artists; to provoke a debate about the nature and significance of art.
Hidden Dublin Walks
The focus of Hidden Dublin Walks is not about history and the historical survey of architecture. Dublin has produced some quite surprising characters and stories across the centuries. Tales of the more mischievous and colorful individuals from times past are the ones that seem to stick in the mind and spirit. Hidden Dublin Walks goal is to invoke “a day in the life” by transporting the characters and their dealings back to their original moment in time, thus allowing the visitor to gain an insight into the thought process and culture of the day. Tours are interactive. The guides are equipped with “visuals,” in order to assist in evoking life, as it was, back in the day. The stories are unique to the Hidden Dublin tours, and you’ll not experience their legends and accounts anywhere else!
Night life, Restaurants, Cathedrals and Galleries
The Temple Bar Co Dublin. Some of Dublin's best night clubs, restaurants and boutiques line these narrow, cobbled streets which connect the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral. During the 18th century, this neighborhood was home to many unsavory characters, while Fownes Street was famous for its brothels. Accomplished artisans, such as clock-makers and printers, inhabited the community of Temple Bar until post-war industrialization brought about the deterioration of the area's wealth. But now, new investment and planning may have breathed new life into the area: it's still an exciting, distinctive and in essence, a decidedly young place. The Irish Film Centre (IFC) and the innovative Projects Arts Centre are among the groups based in Dublin. As well, there are nearly a dozen galleries.
Dublin is enchanting all year round. It hosts numerous extraordinary cultural events and festivals throughout the year
Summertime is warm and dry with average temperatures staying around 18-20°C. July is the warmest month (around 20°C). Winters are mild and usually do not see freezing temperatures.
Dos and Don'ts
Do not inquire as to where leprechauns can be found, make jokes about potatoes, attempt Irish dancing while shouting and inebriated, or talk about shillelaghs.