Dublin is the capital of Ireland and the largest city in the country with more than 1.6 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area.
Connolly and Heuston are the two main train stations in Dublin and offer services to Limerick, Belfast, Cork, and Sligo as well as the various local and nearby stations. Travellers can reach a Dublin via a ferry from Wales or England to a port near Dublin and then take a train to the city. Discount package fares are available.
There are many great museums in Dublin that showcase everything from the city’s history to art to archaeology. These include the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The Dublin Castle, the Christ Church Cathedral, and the Dublin Zoo are popular as well.
Dublin has a very popular nightlife scene, but most visitors tend to set their minds on traditional Irish pubs and bars to drink Irish beer. Try testing the clubs to get a taste of all that Dublin nightlife has to offer.
Dublin Airport (airport code DUB) is the most travelled airport in the Republic of Ireland. Aer Lingus, City Jet, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair and Thomson Airways all use Dublin Airport as a main hub. Fifty six airlines in total fly through Dublin including multiple American carriers and most of the major European carriers. Low cost carriers such as Flybe, Germanwings and Jet2 fly into Dublin in addition to Ryanair and Monarch.
The government run airport is exactly 10 kilometres outside of the city. In 2009, more than 177,000 flights left Dublin Airport carrying greater than 20.5 million travellers.
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