Smart Materials Congress 2019 Meeting & Hospitality
Ireland's capital needs no introduction and for many visitors to Ireland, Dublin is the number one destination. Dublin has history, charm, sights, museums, galleries, theatres, shops, pubs, restaurants and an abundance of character.
All about Dublin
Dublin was voted Europe's fourth most popular city break destination, behind London, Paris and Rome and is one of the friendliest capital cities in the world. Dublin's elegant Georgian architecture makes it one of Europe's most attractive capitals. Dublin is a relatively small and accessible city, small enough and safe enough to get around on foot, while the Luas tram system and the suburban rail system, the DART, provide excellent transport links throughout the city
Things to see in Dublin
Dublin is where you'll find many of the nations treasures, housed in the city's galleries and museums and is where some of the most important events of Ireland were played out, most notably the Easter Uprising of 1916. Though the battle between the IRA and British Forces caused extensive damage to the O'Connell Street area of Dublin, (the bullet holes can still be seen on the General Post Office) this was one of the formative events of the Irish Republic.
Dublin in a day
Ireland's vibrant capital city of Dublin tops the list of places to visit for many people who travel to Ireland. Dublin is one of the friendliest cities in the world and one of the most popular destinations for a city break in Europe. If you only have a day to spend in the Fair City here is how you can do Dublin in a day...
Dublin is a relatively small and accessible city, small enough and safe enough to get around on foot, while the Luas tram system provides excellent transport links throughout the city.
Start the day with a guided tour of Trinity College, Ireland's most prestigious academic establishment and home to one of the country's oldest and most prominent cultural artefacts; the Book of Kells. Once you've had the chance to gaze at the pages of this medieval manuscript, you can marvel at the stunning collection of oriental art at the Chester Beatty Library before heading to Grafton Street and George's Street Arcade, Dublin's exclusive shopping districts to peruse the latest fashions.
After recharging your batteries at one of the many tea shops and cafes around Grafton Street, hop on the Luas to the Guinness Storehouse. Here you'll discover all there is to know about the black stuff, you can tour the brewery, before sampling a pint in the Gravity Bar with amazing panoramic views of the city, perfect for watching the sun set over Dublin. Now you've whetted your appetite head down to Temple Bar and soak in the atmosphere of traditional Irish music and a few more pints or cross the River Liffey and head to Parnell Square to dine in style at the Chapter One Restaurant beneath the Dublin Writer's Museum.
Dublin is a must see city as part of your Ireland Vacation or holiday.