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Dublin Overview

Dublin is nestled around the river Liffey and Dublin Bay on Ireland´s east coast. It´s the capital and the largest city of Ireland with more then 1,5 million inhabitants. The city was founded by Vikings in the 10th century nearby „dark pool,“ in Irish Dubh Linn. The national language is Irish, or Gaelic, but almost everyone speaks English as their main language. In 1922 Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later the Republic of Ireland. The city is a mixture of the busy city center and huge suburban estates. In 60s Dublin was mostly rebuilt, old houses and buildings were torn down and new office blocks were built.

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Brazen Head pub

Brazen Head pub

Restaurants

Dating back to 1198, the Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub. It is located near Guiness brewery and Christchurch...

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Sights & culture

Built in 1028, Christ Church Cathedral boasts by beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt, one of the largest in Britain...

Guiness Storehouse

Guiness Storehouse

Sights & culture

Opened in 2000, the Guiness Storehouse became quickly the attraction No. 1 in Dublin. There are 7 floors and glass atrium shaped...

St. Patrick’s Festival

St. Patrick’s Festival

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Established by the Government of Ireland in 1995, St. Patrick’s Festival has become Ireland’s biggest annual celebration which...

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Alfonso 65 points

Dublin is exceptionally ugly city!

24.10.2015

architecture 2.5 of 5
gastronomy 1 of 5
nightlife 1.5 of 5
culture 1 of 5
prices 0.5 of 5
safety 3 of 5
I used to live in Dublin a couple of years and I have to say that it is exceptionally ugly city. Downtown consists only from one street a few hundred metres long. Bridges via the narrow river and panorama don´t dazzle someone who knows other European capitals (e.g. Prague). Everywhere are dilapidated, low buildings with dirty windows and just flat land, no hills.
Weather even in summer is cold and humid so you need warm jacket.

Top of everything is absolutely crazy system of blind streets. There are only 8 non-blind roads. Others are either blind or unfinished so the city suffers from a permanent constipation, simply because you can´t drive through the streets.

Perhaps no other capital of the EU has such a poor public transport and lousy transport infrastructure. A subway doesn´t exist, just two lines of trams (!) and double-deckers. Tickets you have to buy just at the driver, nowhere else (price of a ticket is about 2,50 Euro and you must have coins!). Many of Irishmen ride bicycles, this is only solution how to be somewhere on time.

Really terrible experience is looking for renting an apartment. Owners are not ashamed to require 1,400 Euro per month for a small, dirty flat!
Interesting thing is that Irishmen believe that their island is the best :-). Maybe they live in too isolated place or probably don´t travel too much...

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Tamal 35 points

The great atmosphere at "the Temple bar" quarter!

21.02.2015

architecture 3 of 5
gastronomy 4 of 5
nightlife 3 of 5
culture 2.5 of 5
prices 2.5 of 5
safety 4 of 5
Dublin is a small, somewhat boring city. Weather is usually bad, cold and very often is raining (you need warm clothes even in summer). Positive thing is that there are quite a lot of green parks.
If you like sightseeing I can recommend the Christ Cathedral from 11th century, it is amazing building and also I liked bridges which are constructed by a special way (I don´t know if other tourists can appreciate but me yes, I am an engineer :-)).

The great atmosphere is in the quarter "Temple bar". There are lot of coffee shops and typical Irish pubs where offer the famous black beer Guinness.

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Steve 50 points

A poor medical care in Ireland

23.11.2015

architecture 3.5 of 5
gastronomy 1.5 of 5
nightlife 2 of 5
culture 2 of 5
prices 1.5 of 5
safety 3 of 5
I have to agree with Alfonso. And I just want to add also that there is a very poor medical care in Ireland. Unfortunately I had to go to a dentist when I was in Dublin and they still use amalgam filling! The dentist told me that they don´t use white filling to molars!
Generally Ireland is a very unusual country, Irishmen aren´t pleasant and a bureaucracy is incredible.
When I spoke with locals they complained about paying for water at home :-). For them water is going from rain so should be for free. They don´t understand that water is necessary to clean, heat it up, pipe it etc. They are receiving grants for water fees but anyway they protest.

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