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Dublin is Irelandís urban oasis. Itís a great cultural crossroads thatís inspired an extraordinary literary and intellectual legacy. In a country known for its laid back pace, Dublin is fast and modern. But rest assured, traditional Ireland still thrives - in the grand historic buildings,Ö the welcoming pubs,Ö and the ready Irish smiles.

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For more information on Dublin, visit www.visitdublin.com.

 

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl top

If you prefer your literary history with a pint, head to the Literary Pub Crawl that starts most evenings at The Duke. Actors take on the characters of Irelandís literati and escort you on a tour of their favorite hangouts.

The walk is lots of fun (even if the emphasis is just as much on great drinking as great writing!)

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For more information, visit the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl.

 

The Guinness Brewery Tour top

Ever wonder where all that beer comes from? We did. So we headed for the Guinness Brewery Tour. More than half of the beer consumed in Ireland is brewed here. Guinness is responsible for the distinctive dark stout, famous for its thick creamy head, thatís popular the world around. Arthur Guinness had big plans. He founded the original brewery in 1759 and signed a 9000-year lease!

After the tour, you can head to the rooftop bar, for the best view in Dublin, and complimentary pint of your own.

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For more information, visit the Guinness Storehouse.

 

Ulster American Folk Park top

The Ulster American Folk Park is an intriguing look at Irelandís past. If you had ancestors who emigrated from Ireland, itís especially interesting to see how typical Irish men and women lived just a century ago.

The economy of the north relied heavily on the work of weavers and spinners. This was a true cottage industry.

The women worked at spinning wheels in their homes and spun continuous strands of yarn from lambís wool. Then the local weaver used a loom to transform the yarn into cloth.

And every cottage needed heat - from a real peat fire, of course.

Peat is compressed and partially decomposed organic matter that can be burned. The farmers cut small blocks of it from the ground, and then carefully stacked them in piles to dry.

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More information is available at Ulster American Folk Park.

 



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For more information, visit the
Dublin Literary Pub Crawl.

For more information, visit the Guinness Storehouse.

More information is available at Ulster American Folk Park.