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Ireland is poised to remain Europe’s fastest growing economy for a fifth consecutive year—and there’s no better place to embrace the Celtic Tiger 2.0 than in Dublin. The Vikings were the first to establish a settlement here in the 9th century along the River Liffey, naming it Dubh Linn (Black Pool). One thousand years later it became home to famed authors James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, and Samuel Beckett, known worldwide for their cultural contributions. Today, the city is a major hub for tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Airbnb. Blessed with gorgeous Georgian architecture, world-class museums, libraries, and public parks, and an astonishing five Michelin-starred restaurants, the city is fueled by the ever-endearing Gaelic trait of craic (crack)—a hodgepodge of innate humor and all-around appreciation of fun.

Plan Your Dublin Trip

How to Plan a Family Trip to Ireland
Put the kids to work!
Dublin's New Literary Museum Reframes the Power of Irish Literature
A bold museum in the heart of the city shows once-hidden literary artifacts in a hub that’s as contemporary as it is historic.
15 Best Hotels in Dublin
Our editors' picks for where to stay in this beloved Irish city.
A Road Trip Through Ireland
From Dublin to Dingle, two friends take a four-wheeled trek across southern Ireland, enjoying all the natural splendor, warm hospitality, and deep-rooted culture the Emerald Isle has to offer along the way.
10 Foods You Must Try in Ireland
Irish food has a reputation for being stodgy and traditional, because of the sludge some Americans cook up on St. Patrick’s Day and pass off as the real deal. But travel to Ireland, and you’ll find quality foods with fresh ingredients that you’ll enjoy the entire time you're there—not a single potato in sight.

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Beyond the Basics: Dublin
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Dublin's iconic storehouse has a secret hidden in plain sight.
Dublin's Statues Will Now Call Your Cell Phone
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Food & Drink
Guinness Brewery Opening in Baltimore County
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Where Dubliners Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Enjoy Ireland's holiday in true Dublin style.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Dublin's Best Cocktail
Each week, we'll scour the world for a different cocktail and tell you how to get in on the spirits-filled fun at home. Today, it’s off to the narrow streets of Dublin for an unconventional whiskey cocktail in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick's Day: How to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness
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The Perfect Weekend in Dublin
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