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  • 6 Christmas Markets to visit in Ireland

    Christmas is knocking the door and with this, and after two up-and-down years, one of the most lovely Irish Xmas Traditions is back: the Christmas Markets. Check out the brief guide below and you will discover a few of the best markets in Dublin and around Ireland to enjoy the season. Enjoy the craic!

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  • Agenda | November 2022

    There's nothing like autumn in Ireland when the emerald island becomes all sorts of orange and red, with falling leaves taking over the views. November is an excellent month to visit Dublin and check out the fall atmosphere and some of the year's best events. Here’s a complete guide to things happening in the city during the next month that you can participate in, including festivals, concerts, and much more:

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  • Spooky places to visit in Ireland

    Did you know Ireland is the homeland of Halloween? And here is a list of 7 spooky places for spooky adventures all over the country. Best of luck... you'll need it!

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  • Where to watch the sunrise in Dublin

    Dublin has the most beautiful sunrises during any time of the year, and thankfully, the city has many spots where you can enjoy this magic moment while appreciating stunning views. If you don’t like waking up too early, winter is the best time of the year to go sunrise chasing, since the sun only shows up around 8 am during December and January - just make sure you bring some hot drinks and wear enough layers of clothes. During summer it happens a lot earlier, but it’s totally worth the effort and temperatures are more bearable. If you fancy this type of adventure while exploring Dublin, here is a list of 5 places to go watch the sunrise in the city:

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  • Get into the Halloween vibes in Dublin and what to do

    Known as a big celebration in a lot of countries, Halloween originated with the Celts, in Ireland, the tradition was passed to further generations and taken to other parts of the world. If this is your first Halloween in the country, there are a lot of traditions and celebrations to enjoy during spooky month. We prepared a wee Dublin Halloween guide, with some fun activities you can do to get into the national holiday vibes and celebrate like a local.

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  • Irish sayings and expressions

    When visiting Ireland you will quickly notice how locals here have a unique way of communicating, and specific expressions they use often. Irish people have included many slangs in their vocabulary. With time these sayings have become symbols of their culture, sometimes even mixing the English language with the Gaelic Irish idiom. Here is a list of 10 common expressions used by people living in Ireland, and what they mean:

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  • Agenda | October 2022

    It’s official, spooky season is here and there is no better time to be in Dublin! Ireland is where Halloween started as a way to celebrate the end of the harvest, and the tradition was spread around the world by Irish immigrants. Here is a complete guide on what to do in Dublin in October 2022 from shows to parties cultural events, and newly open bars. Check it out!

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  • Top 5 coffee shops in Dublin

    If you love coffee Dublin is the best place to be! Ireland’s capital has a big coffee scene and fantastic cafes around the city for you to explore. To avoid the chances of ruining your day with a lousy cup of coffee, here’s a complete guide to our favorite specialty coffee shops in Dublin, and inside tips on what you should try in each one:

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  • A guide to eating vegetarian and vegan in Dublin

    One of the best things about Dublin is the big variety of places to choose from when eating out, and it also includes many vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Even if you don’t follow a plant-based diet, but love trying good food, there are options for every taste. all meat-free. Here is a list of 8 vegetarian restaurants in Dublin to try - and with fair prices too:

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  • The Best Secret Pubs in Dublin (That Aren't on a Tourist Map)

    Only an insider would know that Dublin is full of fantastic pubs and bars that are not on the tourist map. They’re so discrete you might walk right past them without taking a second look, but once you do step inside, you’ll realize what makes them so special. These hidden gems offer something authentic, local, and unpretentious to visitors and locals alike. Here are some of the best secret pubs in Dublin to visit while you are in the city and want a break from the buzz of the crowds:

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  • Agenda | September 2022

    Are you planning a visit to Dublin soon and looking for fun and different things to do during your time in the city? Don’t worry, you will be arriving at one of the greatest cities in Europe, and there is a lot to see and do while you're here. Keep out of the usual touristic routes and make the most out of your trip by enjoying some of the unique events happening in Dublin during September 2022. Here's a guide to things happening in Ireland’s capital for the next month:

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  • Where to have brunch in Dublin: 7 places that a worth your money

    Who doesn't love a good brunch? Luckily Dublin has some amazing spots where you can find delicious food for all tastes. Here’s a list of our favorite places to go if you are looking for a good brunch in Dublin:

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  • The Backpacker checklist: everything that needs to be in your backpack

    We are big fans of checklists since it is always harder to forget the important things you need to bring once they are listed together somewhere. To help you in this challenging task, we prepared a guide with all the absolutely indispensable items you should pack when preparing for your next trip:

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  • Agenda | August 2022

    August is a great month to visit Dublin since summer is still here and the chances of being blessed with good Irish weather are much higher. Because of the longer and sunnier days, there is a lot happening in the city, and the streets are filled with an amazing buzz. There are many events taking place in the Irish Capital and we are sure there’s something for the tastes and personalities. To help you find the best things happening in Dublin in August 2022, here’s a list of fun activities you can enjoy in the city this month:

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  • Exploring Dublin: where to go and what to see in Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire

    Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock are two charming neighborhoods on the south coast of Dublin City, located beside each other and easily accessible by public transport. There’s plenty to see and do around those areas, especially if you enjoy good food and amazing views of the ocean. Taking a walk around the harbor while savoring one of Dublin’s most traditional treasures, Teddy’s Icecream, or checking out some local arts and crafts at one of the best markets in the city are just some of the fantastic things you can check out when visiting these regions. To help you make the most of your time in Dublin, here’s a complete guide to what to do in Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock:

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  • The best parks to visit in Dublin

    In Dublin, you can enjoy a day in the park immersed in woodland, have a picnic with an amazing coastal view, or just run from the buzz of the City Center to the peace of a Victorian Style garden. Ireland’s capital is well served with green areas to explore and varied options to please all tastes - all very easily accessible by public transport. To help you make the most of your time here and be sure you’ve seen the best that the city has to offer, here is a guide to the best parks to visit in Dublin and how to get there:

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  • Museums in Dublin

    Whether you are into contemporary art, classic artworks, archeology, or historical exhibitions Dublin has much to offer when we talk about museums and cultural attractions. In total, the Irish capital has more than 40 museums spread around its territory, with options for all tastes. If you have just a limited time in the city, it can be hard to choose which of the many options are worthy but don't worry, we get your back! Here’s a list of 6 museums to visit in Dublin and a summary of what you will find in each of them:

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  • Dublin neighborhoods you must explore, and what do to in each one

    Dublin has so many nice corners to explore while you are here, with different restaurants, cinemas, pubs, and museums that can’t be missed! I have this annoying interest in sharing the places I like to go, so I made a list of my favorite Dublin neighborhoods and what you can do when visiting each one:

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  • How to enjoy a sunny day in Dublin on a budget

    Summer is finally here and there’s nothing like enjoying a day out in Dublin when temperatures are higher and the sky is blue.

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  • Where to drink with the locals in Dublin

    Where to drink with the locals in Dublin

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  • Pride Movement in Ireland

    June is the LGBTQA+ month, celebrated in Ireland since the early 80s as a way to bring awareness and honor the LGBTQA+ community in the country. Read more ♥

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  • Where to eat cheap in Dublin

    You can stay on a budget in Dublin, you just need to know where to go! So find it out here!

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  • Intercâmbio Irlanda 2022: tudo que você precisa saber

    Dicas sobre acomodação, visto, trabalho, PPS, conta no banco e tudo mais que você precisa saber para facilitar a sua vinda para a Ilha da Esmeralda!

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  • Language exchange in Ireland: everything you need to know!

    Accommodation, visa, job, PPS, bank account & everything else you need to know to before moving to Ireland!

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  • 7 hikes to do in Dublin and surroundings

    Hiking lover? We have 7 stunning spots for you to add to your Irish hiking list!

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  • How to be a more sustainable traveler

    Here is a list of 6 actions you can start taking today for an eco-friendly travel style

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  • How to enjoy a 4-day trip to Ireland to the fullest

    A guide including the famous must-see and some other hidden gems for you!

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  • Things to do and see in Dublin during Spring

    How to explore the Irish capital during its most colourful season!

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  • St Patrick's Day in Dublin: what you need to know!

    St Patrick's Festival is back after two years and Juliana has a few tips for you to make the most out of it!

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  • 7 ways to meet people when travelling

    Because your travel experience is also about the friends you make along the way!

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  • 8 things to do for free in Dublin

    The traveler's dream: enjoy the Irish capital like a local & on a budget!

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  • Booking my tours at the Tourdesk

    Hassle-free check-in and a TourDesk that offers all the tours I want to book! Gardiner House already got my heart! ♥

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  • What a superb kitchen and a cool terrace! :O

    Gardiner House facilities and common areas just BLEW. MY. MIND!

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  • Visiting the Spire and the Temple Bar

    We are visiting two must-see-when-in-Dublin places today! What are you waiting for to join us? Our next pint is just around the corner!

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  • Starting my holiday from Gardiner House

    I have started our adventure in Dublin in the best way: it's super easy to go from the airport to the hostel on a budget! Follow me :D

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  • My first experiences in Dublin

    Come with me to discover amazing places for some great food and creamy pint on my way to Temple Bar! :D

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  • How to support your community

    Small actions can change your community and we brought some tips about how to do it in your city and when in Dublin :)

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  • Think Before You Flush & avoid the Dirty Dozen

    Find out about this thoughtful campaign and help to keep our coasts clean ♥

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  • 7 things to do when in Dublin

    Find out the ultimate guide to several incredible places in the city that you may never heard about!

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  • Emma and her first solo trip experience

    Pizza evening, pool table tournament, a visit to the oldest pub in Ireland and loads of good vibes!

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  • How will Covid-19 change the world?

    Lessons learned from Coronavirus pandemic are likely to shape the world's future.

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  • 7 small actions for a more sustainable life

    We've put together some basic steps for you to start going green!

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  • Street Art in Dublin: find the best spots

    From love phrases to climate change wake up call, find the best graffiti around the city!

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  • Dublin from our guests perspective

    Our lovely guests shared their experience in the city and we put together curiosities about three of the main attractions they've been to

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