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Plan a Visit to Dublin & East Ireland

Hidden Gems of Ireland's East

Things to do on family and group days out in Dublin and the East

Discover Dublin

Dublin is such a vibrant and exciting city and there is so much to see and do. In this sense, Discover Dublin is quite right to dub the city "The Culture Hub" - Dublin is a capital bursting with culture to suit all tastes and every group.

For a foot-stomping knees-up, go to a traditional Irish céilí or go on a musical pub crawl around the city. If you're feeling creative, try the Irish Drumming Experience a fun-filled night of music where you are the musicians.

If you're ready for something a bit quieter, then drift into the mystical world of ancient Irish Mythology and Folklore, realised before you by traditional Irish storytellers painting pictures with the past, featuring leprechauns, Banshees and even the big black dog. Discover Dublin cautions that "this event will have you wrapped in its grasp. With stories to make you laugh, cry and jump for joy the Irish storyteller is forever the roguish cheeky chap or the devilish cailín bán (pretty Irish girl)."

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Dublin in a Day?

There's so much going on in Dublin it can be hard to know where to start and, if you are not in town for long, you'll need to think carefully about which attractions are most important to you. One of our colleagues has tried to make the whole process a lot easier in a short travelogue about how to visit Dublin in just one day.

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Activities, Attractions & Pursuits

Small and centralized enough to be explored on foot, big enough to offer all the distraction you and all your family will need, Dublin can be a family vacation in itself. For those looking to go further afield, Ireland's east coast offers a huge diversity of things to do for groups and families of all ages and interests.

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Festivals and Events

If you want to experience the real Ireland and get to know the locals, there can be no better way than to attend some of Ireland's legendary festivals. There is always something going on in Dublin, so come along and get stuck in.

Places to Stay

Ireland is known throughout the world for its friendliness and hospitality and you will find this wherever you choose to stay. In Dublin and along Ireland's East Coast, you will find accommodation to suit every group, no matter what the size or budget of your party.

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Hotels in Dublin

Hotels in the East of Ireland


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