Kilmainham Jail, best political history lesson in Dublin

The history of Ireland has been a turbulent one. 700 years of English occupation effectively ended in 1922 when the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed. This paved the way for Irish Independence following a 2 and 1/2 year resistance movement against British rule. The treaty was divisive among Irish people because it left 6 northern counties…

Kilmainham Jail, where 'In the Name of the Father' was filmed

What to expect from St Patrick’s Day in Dublin in 2013?

The famed holiday to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland is celebrated the world over. Cities such as Boston, New York and Chicago throw huge bashes, even dying rivers green. So if you’re making the trek across the Atlantic or Europe to Ireland on March 17th, what to expect from St Patrick’s Day in Dublin?…

Is Oktoberfest in Dublin worth it?

It’s October and the weather is turning cold, but it’s not all bad news as giant German beers and authentic food have arrived in many places all over the world! Here in Dublin, a great German run Oktoberfest is under way, presented by Erdinger. And since the Germans run Irish finances, it’s only fitting they…