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Dublin Port welcomes thousands of ferry and cruise passengers every day. The ferries from Dublin Port travel to Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas daily. Cruise liners come from all over the world and dock at the port.
Just outside Dublin Port are plenty of hotels catering to all types of budget. This includes anything from budget to high end hotels.
The port is a convenient location for accessing most of Dublin’s sights and attractions. The best way to see and enjoy Dublin is by foot and Dublin Port provides a great base for this.
Along from the River Liffey, which runs from Dublin Port right into Dublin’s City Centre, are a series of intriguing sights and attractions that could easily take up a few days’ worth of sightseeing.
The area of emigration in Ireland is greatly explored at different locations along the north side of the river. This includes EPIC Museum, a modern museum dedicated to the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from bygone days to today. A few minutes’ walk along the river will take you to Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship, a replica of a ship that made 16 journeys over to America in the mid-1800s. Both attractions provide valuable insight into a sad yet significant era in Irish history.
Across the bridge is South Dublin and its endless tourist attractions. Take a wander round Trinity College and its spectacular Long Room in the Old Library, or to Grafton Street for a spot of shopping. There is also the Little Museum of Dublin at the top of Grafton Street, a great museum running through many decades of Irish history.
In South Dublin, are also many architectural highlights, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral and the beautiful Georgian houses that surround St. Stephen’s Square.
Not forgetting the great distilleries of the city (if you are that way inclined). South of the river lies the Guinness Storehouse, where tastings and tours are provided at least twice a day. The same goes for the Jameson Distillery which is located on the north side of Dublin.
For sporting fans, a trip to either Croke Park for a Gaelic match or to the Aviva Stadium to watch Ireland play rugby is a must.
Along the river can be found several pubs where good pub grub and a pint of Guinness are served. In some, you might even have the option of a traditional Irish Stew or hearty soup. Further into the city are plenty of options if you are looking for somewhere to eat. Dublin has a vast variety of traditional, international and unique cuisine.