Dublin is the capital of the Republic of
Ireland, half way down the east coast. Its
mix of traditional and contemporary
ways of having fun give it a truly
distinctive character. Adults will love its
pubs, literary associations, and
fascinating shopping centres. Children
may not get excited by mention of James
Joyce whose work has Dublin and Dublin-
ers as its main characters, but their eyes
will widen at the thought of running wild
in the vast acres of St Stephen’s Green, and
knowing that they could encounter
Dracula; Bram Stoker, creator of the
blood-sucking Count lived on a street just
off the city’s vast and beautiful green lung.
Dublin has over 50 visitor attractions not
counting the vibrant city itself.
Families can have a craic of a time
with outdoor activities,
festivals, arts and entertain-
ment. What makes it all
the more enticing is that
most places and events
have special family tickets
and child-friendly exhibi-
tions where they can learn
while they play. Even muse-
ums have workshops
specially tailored for children.
And of course, there are lots of
sporting activities such as go-karting,
bowling, sea thrills and horse-riding!