Dublin, Baile Átha Cliath in Irish, is a capital city whose median population is under the age of 30; so it is brimming with students and young adults. You'll never be at a loss for things to do in Dublin. You can catch a play at the world-renowned Abbey Theatre, sample the wide variety of cafes and entertainment venues in Temple Bar, or simply kick back and relax in Phoenix Park, one of the largest city parks in Europe or the famous St Stephen’s Green.
Expressions of Irish culture are not confined to the National Concert Hall, but are accessible to everyone; traditional music is played by local street buskers and in area pubs for all to enjoy. On a simple stroll through Dublin’s streets you’re bound to recognize places illuminated in Irish literature and folklore - from James Joyce to U2 and beyond.
Dublin is not only a cultural hub, but a transportation hub as well with a light rail system (the Dart) a tram (the Luas) and numerous bus routes. You can catch a ferry to England or Wales or fly to the destination of your choice from Dublin’s modern international airport.
When you’re seeking respite from city life, you'll find many charming villages and small towns outside of Dublin. Within 30 minutes of the city center you can enjoy scenic mountains and sandy beaches, as well as beautiful public parks and gardens.