Dublin, the vibrant capital of Ireland, derives its name from the Gaelic “Dubh Linn,” which means “black pool.” This name harks back to the city’s Viking roots and the Norse settlers who founded it. They established a settlement at the confluence of the River Liffey and River Poddle. Today, Dublin is celebrated for its rich history, literary heritage, and warm hospitality.


The city is renowned for its lively pub culture and iconic landmarks like Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse. World famous authors such as James Joyce and Samuel Beckett made the city famous as an influential literary hub.

While in Dublin, you should explore the bustling Temple Bar district or see the Book of Kells at the historic Trinity College Library. Make sure to savour a perfect pint of Guinness at a music session at a traditional Irish pub.

Dublin card from Exploring Ireland game

Take a stroll along the scenic banks of the River Liffey, explore the centuries-old Dublin Castle, or immerse yourself in the city’s cultural and artistic offerings. The numerous museums and galleries are among the many fun and enriching activities that Dublin has to offer.