Inside the pub that, in its way, changed fiction forever
The pubs in Dublin are special. The interiors are great, the light is often fantastic, and some of the customers fit in so well it feels like they are straight from a casting agency.
It's all about knowing what you're getting
A short walk from Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest pub in Dublin, dating back to 1198 and still one of its most popular for traditional music.
Irish pubs offer more than beer
Three of Ireland’s most famous symbols owe a great debt to America: St Patrick’s Day, Irish dancing and the Irish pub. Many Dublin pubs are being refurbished into the “Oirish” style by companies who specialize in it.
Even O’Bama has an Irish ancestor
There is something in the character of Irish people that makes them eager to chat to anyone, especially in a pub. Maybe it stems from the feeling of being part of one worldwide family.
If you think the shamrock is the official symbol of Ireland, think again
Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other festival, being marked by both the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox church, as well as the Irish diaspora.
There’s only one way to understand Dublin
It may also be impossible to understand Dublin without setting foot in the Guinness Storehouse. Here, at its source near the famed St James’s Gate, legend has it you find the best pint of Guinness in the world.
Why do 500,000 people come to see an old book in Dublin?
The cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin bring you into a seat of learning, and one of the world's greatest Medieval treasures, The Book of Kells.