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Dublin in General
Member Name: Hot Doggy
Dublin in General
Date: 23/07/01, updated on 26/07/01 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Friendly, Easy to navigate, Night-life
Disadvantages: Weather, Traffic, Expensive
I live in Dublin. It's a great place to be! Having lived most of my life in the daunting massiveness of London's hectic city, my family decided to move to Dublin. Dublin is a pleasant oasis of charm and peacefulness. A walk down any Dublin city street is enough to give you cultural indigestion! From Buskers to painters, poets to pantominists, Dublin's street life is a whole world excitement and tradition. It is an extremley popular destination for travellers all over the world of all ages. Dublin has something to offer everyone.
Dublin's historical buildings and parks are breath-taking. Trinity College, of which I am a student, is one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. The General Post Office of O'Connell street hides a whole world of history; struggles, triumphs and revolution. O'Connell Street itself is something to marvel at with shops occupying the streets restored beauty of the street with the statue of Daniel O'Connell, a famous Irish Revolutionary watching over as life drifts by. The River Liffey runs through the centre of Dublin City dividing the 'North Side' from the 'South Side' joined by our prized 'Ha'penny Bridge'.
For those of us who enjoy shopping and social excitement, Grafton Street and the newly redisigned Temple Bar area offers shops, designer outlets, bars, cafés and restaurants galore in this trendy location. Nightlife in Temple Bar is undescribable, streets come alive with performances from musical and circus acts and bars open their custom to Temple Bar square allowing spectators to soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a pint of "The Black Stuff" (this is the name we give to our most famous alcoholic drink; Guinness)
For the hard-core clubber, the night life in Dublin is quite simply incredable. Bars are open all night and clubs which live up to even the biggest clubs in London pump out various selections of every genre of music under the
Dublin is not all about city life obviously. There are frequent buses and trains visiting Dublins mountains and lakes and other areas of natural beauty. One such area which I recommend is Glendalough. It is a nature centre where one can partake in walks through the Dublin/Wicklow mountains and learn about the history of St. Kevin in an historical monastry. Afterwards there is a selection of bars and restaurants in Glendaloughs quaint village. If you get bored there, The Powerscourt gardens and waterfalls are just minutes down the road.
If you want somewhere where you can relax, shop, party, sight-see and just have a good time, Dublin is the place to be.
See you soon!
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