What makes a great city? A great city is a city that knows where to find and how to make fun. Many people may not agree, but a great city also makes a virtue out of a vice. We welcome you to Dublin, Ireland, one of the greatest cities in Europe. We are happy to be your Dublin travel guide.
Dublin is one of the most famous cities in the world, the setting to some of the defining moments in Ireland, such as the 1916 Easter Rising. This fathered cultural icons like James Joyce, Brendan Behan, Samuel Beckett, and U2. We at Simply Dublin will be very happy to be your Dublin travel guide.
At first look, it is somewhat difficult to see why Dublin is a great city. For one, the city is not as sultry or as sexy as other megacities in Europe like Paris, Barcelona, and London. The architecture is also a bit chaotic, but nonetheless magnificent and it appears every Dubliner has something to nitpick about.
Explore Dublin by joining a specialist guided walking or bus tours. Dublin sightseeing tours allow you to have a better insight into the city’s sites of cultural and historical interest. They usually operate every day and you can join at the starting point. When planning your trip, make sure to include more unusual tours in your Dublin itinerary.
If you’re planning to visit Europe, make sure to include Dublin in your itinerary. This city is one of the craziest places in Europe since people know how to have some real fun. But before you pack your bag and head to this wonderful and charming city, you might want to know some interesting Dublin facts.
Dublin got its name from the Irish Dubh Linn, which literally means “black pool”. Dubh in Irish is pronounced as Dhuf or Dhruv. The name refers to the ancient treacle lake in Dublin.
In Modern Irish, the common name for Dublin is Bail Átha Cliath, which means “town of the hurdled ford”.
Thank geography or Saint Patrick, but it is believed that there are no snakes in Dublin. Well, try to see it for yourself when you get there.
This is one interesting fact about Dublin. The O’Connell Bridge is a bridge that is as wide as it is long, the only one of its kind in Europe.
You can find the oldest traffic light in the city next to the Renault garage in Clontarf. Still, in full working condition, the traffic light was built in 1893 just outside the house of Fergus Mitchell, the owner of Ireland’s first car.