IRELAND & DUBLIN
Ireland – on the edge of Europe.
Ireland is an island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. Alhough we are on the edge of Europe looking out to the Atlantic, when you arrive in Dublin, you will not only meet the welcoming Irish people but experience the great dynamic, multi-cultural cities and towns of Ireland.
With one of Europe’s youngest populations, Ireland has a lot to offer.
From the north with the breathtaking Giants causeway, to the west with Galway, the city of Tribes, then the wild mountains of Kerry in the south and of course Dublin the heart and capital of the country.
For tips and hints when travelling to Ireland – Visit the Travel & General Information Section
DUBLIN – A CITY TO VISIT THAT FEELS LIKE HOME
The venue is located a 35 minute luas ride (suburban rail journey) to the heart of Dublin City centre (return ticket costs €4.70).
Dublin is proud to host the 30th IALP, welcoming delegates from around the globe to enjoy its “Céad míle fáilte” “One hundred thousand welcomes”.
The city originally founded as a Viking settlement has gone through many transitions and is presently one of the major cities for industry, IT and and sciences with a rich historical past. The youth and vibrancy of Ireland’s capital offers so much to its visiting delegates.
Within Dublin, there are many sights to see while exploring the city by foot. From the museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars, Dublin offers each visitor options to suit their needs.
Just 10 of Dublin’s many sites and experiences to see and do;
- See Dublin Spire on O’Connell Street and enjoy the architecture or the GPO and Dublin’s many historical buildings and Georgian squares.
- Visit Trinity College Dublin and see the Book of Kells.
- Shop on Grafton Street (or window shop!)
- Visit Historical St Patrick’s Cathedral
- Visit Dublinia to learn of Dublin’s Viking past.
- Sample a pint of Guinness in one of Dublin’s many pubs or Visit Guinness Storehouse – the home of Guinness
- Visit the National Gallery of Ireland
- Walk through Temple bar to see the craftworks, restaurants, cafes..
- Visit Dublin Castle and experience the Chester Beatty Library (winner of European Museum of the Year)
- Take a walk through St Stephen’s Green and the many Georgian squares to observe the architecture of Dublin.
With so much to experience when in Ireland, be sure to make the most of your time during your visit!
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