Dublin Hotels

Dublin Hotels

Discover the best Dublin has to offer with our great tips for choosing the best hotels in Dublin.

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Welcome to Dublin 2 Hotels. We are here to help you find the hotels that best suit your needs when in Dublin and give you a rough up to date guide on the things you should be doing when visiting. Consider us your number one companion for your trip to Dublin giving you all the information you need for any sort of trip.

Dublin History

Dublin, the Capital city of Ireland, is built at the mouth of the River Liffey on the east coast of Ireland. The modern English name ‘Dublin’ came from the Viking settlement of Dyflin, which derived its name from the Irish Dubh Linn. Centuries ago Dublin was a trading point for servants and silver. After three centuries of Viking rule, in 1169, the city was captured by the Normans. After a short period of power the Normans eventually gave way to English colonial rule. Fast-forward to the Easter Rising of 1916 – this armed insurrection was the turning point in the city’s (and the country’s) struggle against the British Empire. This was the catalyst for the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921), and the Irish Civil War (1922-1923) that soon followed. The southern 26 counties of Ireland became the Irish Free State in 1922, and 15 years later the Free State effectively became the Republic of Ireland that we know today.

Getting Around Dublin

Dublin has an international airport making the city and the country very accessible by air. Citywide and nationwide bus services are also available in the city. The rail options are slightly more expensive. The city itself is relatively small in comparison to other European capital cities, with a population of just over 1 million, but it is served by bus and tram that are both easy to use with friendly drivers always willing to offer a helping hand to those not so sure what to do.

For an extra bit of luxury, why not hire a limousine to collect you from the airport and take your hotel. It is cheaper than you think and takes the hassle out of travelling. You can get prices online here for a professional chauffeur service.

Sights and Tourist attractions

Dublin has a vast history so there are plenty of places of  great historic relevance to have a look at. The Christchurch Cathedral is a medieval focal point in the centre of the city. If you want a city’s character, feel and history then go to Grafton Street, Dublin Castle and Leinster House. Also take a look at the Joyce, Dublin Writers and National museums as these are conventional to the city of Dublin. A must is Kilmainham Jail which is steeped in history and eerily beautiful.

Going Out

Dublin does not lack pubs and restaurants, with many visitors preferring to sample some of the older more traditional pubs full of character and charm. Dublin in recent years has become a fantastic food city with the food culture growing there are plenty of restaurants whatever your budget and tastes.

Attractions

Dublin boasts a rich and varied history much like many other European capital cities. It has survived many invasions over thousands of years and each corner of Dublin has its […]

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Getting Around

Transport Dublin has two main types of public transport they are bus and tram or Luas as it is called. Dublin Bus serves the entire city and surrounding areas and […]

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Going Out

Dublin is best known for its hospitality and night life. In the past decade Dublin has become very cosmopolitan and the recent recession has given Dublin’s food scene the push […]

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Shopping

As with any other major city there’s plenty of shopping to do when in Dublin. The 2 main shopping streets are Henry Street on the north side of the river […]

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