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Dublin makes the perfect place to tell stories with a local over drinks. The modern diversity meets quaint cobbled streets of Temple Bar and the historical charm of Georgian Houses in a line illustrate the old scenes of Dublin. Trinity College’s Library and Great Hall holds books and busts with many Dubliner’s names who built this city to its status of literary fame. Yet the afternoons are best spent with a quiet walk through Phoenix Park.
What to See: Those who visit Dublin often flock to Temple Bar for entertainment in the evenings. Live music and late nights at the pub are easy to find in this neighborhood. A few humble castles call this place home with Dublin, Malahide, and Ashton Castle within city limits.
What to Eat: Fresh fish and chips remains a cheap and easy favorite of port cities like Dublin. Try a free Guinness straight from barrel with a factory tour around the Guinness Storehouse. Sip Irish Coffees to warm up on cold mornings, and fill up on a hearty breakfast and stews for lunch or dinner.
Don’t Miss: Dublin is an ideal city for writers and vigilant readers. Stop around sights of literary giants like writer and dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Jonathan Swift, poet and student of Trinity College Oscar Wilde, and author James Joyce who immortalized scenes of the River Liffey and St. Stephen’s Green.