It never fails that as each year draws to an end, you are already planning for next year’s holiday. Actually, that’s just the way it should be done! Not only can you get the best deals by booking early, but you’ve plenty of time to research things to see and do once you’ve arrived at your destination. Since you’ve always wanted to visit Dublin, why not make it your holiday destination for the upcoming year? Here are five really cool reasons to make this the year.
1. 21st Century Technology of the Docklands
If you are interested in keeping up with technology, Dublin has much to offer. Often referred to as the Silicon Docks, the Docklands in Dublin is a hub for such technology giants as Twitter, Google, and Facebook. You might expect this kind of technology in cities like London or Birmingham, but few people actually know that the Republic of Ireland has its very own technology hub, and with the likes of Daniel Libeskind’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre, you’ll soon see how this tiny nation is keeping up with the times. In fact, the Docklands is considered to be one of the up-and-coming hi-tech centres in all of Europe.
2. Easy Access from UK Airports
One of the really surprising things about travelling to Dublin is that it’s so very near, yet so very far. Most people look for European holidays on the continent, but there is one neighbouring country closer than most that often goes unnoticed. You can easily find parking at Birmingham Airport, for example, enjoy a short flight to Dublin, and then have even more time to spend getting out and about.
Who wants to waste a good bit of their holiday travelling? Wouldn’t you rather spend your time touring, dining and enjoying the local nightlife? You can also get good rates for Birmingham Airport parking, which leaves you more to spend on holiday. Check out Birminghamparking to see just how little it costs when parking for a shorter holiday so near home.
3. An Amazing Number of Pubs – Old and New
Much of Dublin has been restored to preserve the history of the city. This will not be more noticeable than with the pubs, which have been around for countless generations. No one knows how to enjoy a mug of ale or a shot of whiskey quite like the Irish, and in Dublin, you’ll find a fun-filled nightlife like few places on earth. If it’s innovative cocktails you’re into, try Mulligan and Haines, which just opened for business in 2017.
Not only are the cocktails inventive, but they have a lovely assortment of dinner entrees and sandwiches to enjoy. But, lest you forget the pubs with history, don’t forget to pay a visit (or two or three) to the Brazen Head which, believe it or not, has had its doors open since 1198. Then there are the ‘new’ pubs founded in the 1800s, like the Stag’s Head, but don’t forget, there’s always the Docklands if you’re after a pub scaled up to 21st-century tastes.
AngelMstyle – Indian Travel Blogger