We have great choices of music venues, theatre, clubs, libraries, museums and shopping
Although we complain about the weather, we don't get extremes, and that's ok with me.
Dubliners are friendly, fun-loving and always ready for a laugh or a joke
We can easily get to the beach and the mountains
It is a vibrant multi-cultural city that attracts lots of visitors all year round
We have one of the largest enclosed parks in Europe - the Phoenix Park...
The Dublin Horse Show has been the major event of Summer in Dublin since it began in 1864. This is where you will see some of the best show horses and best international show jumpers, but also it is a fashion and style event particularly on Ladies Day.
This year the Dublin Horse Show runs from 9-13 August, 2017.
Up until 1919 women were not allowed to ride in jump competitions. This changed in 1919 when a novelty class for women was introduced and in 1920 women were allowed to compete fully. The Ladies...
The painting has an interesting recent history. It was stolen, with other masterpieces in 1974, from Russburough House, the home of Sir Alfred Beit, by armed members of the IRA. Eight days later it was recovered from a cottage in Co. Wicklow.
In 1986, it was stolen again by a gang led by Dublin gangster, Martin Cahill and held for a ransom of £20 million. The money was not paid and...
The month of August is the first month of Autumn according to the ancient Celtic calendar. Lúnasa is the Irish name for the month of August. Lá Lúnasa the first day of August was a day when people celebrated Lugh the Celtic God who would bring a good harvest or who, if not satisfied, could bring his wrath in storms that could destroy the harvest. (Lughnasa was the more ancient spelling).
The celebrations and rituals for the Lúnasa festival included games, storytelling, singing, dancing and feasting. Many of the events...
"As I went down to Galway Town
To seek for recreation
On the seventeenth of August
Me mind being elevated
There were passengers assembled
With their tickets at the station
And me eyes began to dazzle
And they off to see the races"
The Galway Races at Ballybrit Racecourse dates back to 17 August 1869. The Festival is now one of the social and sporting highlights of the year. The seven-day