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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 named because of the dark, peaty water - but the city is famous for a different kind of 'black stuff' today, the mighty Guinness! As well as the accolade of the capital of this wonderful green land, it boasts some of the biggest and best tourist attractions in the entire country. From the ancient Dublin Castle to the beautiful modern Aviva Stadium (just down the road from us), the iconic St. James' Gate brewery to the lesser known Cobblestone bar, attracting some of the best local musicians. Have a look at our infographic below and discover some of the gems that this great city has to offer, and fáilte go Baile Átha Cliath, or welcome to Dublin!
Susan is super passionate about hotels and in a past life was a travel writer and hotel critic. As a Dublin native she also loves everything about the city and wants to share her knowledge on all the best bits.