Food, Glorious Food

Are you a foodie? If so, Dublin is a brilliant place to indulge, to your heart’s content, in fine food and drink. From freshly-caught seafood, to grass-fed diary, from prime beef to locally-brewed Guinness, this part of the world can supply plenty of food with provenance. Hearty, delicious and delectable are all words which can… Read more »

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Walk Your Way Round Dublin

What is the best way to find out more about a city? We think guided walk tours are up there with the top ways to get yourself a brilliant lesson about a city’s history and culture, which is why we always recommend visitors take advantage of the guided walking tours available in Dublin. image via… Read more »

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Dublin’s Most Expensive Homes

| posted in Dublin History, News

As Ireland’s most prominent city and one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, Dublin sees more than its fair share of wealthy people looking for somewhere beautiful to live. In this article we’ll look at some of the most spectacular and expensive properties in Dublin, ensuring you know where to start if you’re ever lucky… Read more »

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The History of Lansdowne Road and The Aviva Stadium

To celebrate the upcoming rugby internationals against Australia and New Zealand as well as the appointment of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as the new Irish soccer management team, we at the Sandymount Hotel have put together an infographic that covers some of the more interesting facts about the sporting home of Irish rugby and… Read more »

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Get Down With Dracula in Dublin

Just in time for Halloween, Dublin’s second Bram Stoker Festival kicks off on the long Bank Holiday Weekend in October from Saturday 26 to Monday 28, with Dracula stealing the show.   image via BramStokerFestival Lovers of the night, scary storytelling and all things gothic and macabre will be dying to attend the assorted spooky… Read more »

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World’s Top 10 Major Rugby Sculptures

In celebration of the start of this year’s Heineken Cup, here at the rubgy-loving Sandymount Hotel we’ve decided to give you all a quick run-down – or maybe it’s just a reminder – of the 10 famous sculptures dotted around the world to commemorate the wonderful game – one of which just happens to be… Read more »

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Things To See and Do In Dublin [Infographic]

| posted in Dublin History

Dublin is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit on any trip to Ireland. Founded originally as a Viking settlement, it became the Kingdom of Dyflin around the 9th century after the Norman invasion, with the name ‘Dyflin’ eventually being corrupted into the ‘Dublin’ we know today. The name Dyflin means ‘black pool’, presumably… Read more »

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Dublin’s History – Take a Taxi Tour

| posted in Dublin History

How would you like your very own 90 minute private history tour of Dublin city? Not only would it be specially tailored to what you’re particularly interested in, but it would also be in the upmost comfort. That’s because Dublin Taxis are doing a special deal at the moment with their 1000 Years of History… Read more »

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Dublin: A City with a Definite Georgian Leaning

| posted in Dublin History

Anyone who’s a lover of Jane Austen and Bath will love Dublin’s Merrion Square with its splendid Georgian architecture on three sides. These tall, stately homes housed some of the city’s finest and most creative minds over the past 200 or odd years. Poet and playwright W B Yeats for instance once lived at number 82… Read more »

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