Dublin is the cultural, administrative and business center of Ireland. The city hass the largest port in the country, opening the gates to the Adriatic Sea. And although the name of the city originated from: Doubh-linn - "black pond" or "overgrown with a reed town", now this name does not reflect the real view of the city at all. It is a city shining with hundreds of different shades, the homeland of one of the most famous rock bands in the world - U2, a city of writers and lovers of literature, students and bars. This time we give advice on what is best not to do in Dublin.
What it is better not to do in Dublin
1. Do not go to have fun at Temple Bar street
Block Temple Bar is a symbol of the culture of Dublin bars. Yet this is the place where you cannot see anything in the evenings, except for drunk tourists. In addition, prices in this place are much higher. Therefore, visit the famous street during the day: inspect the Center of Photography, the Music Center of Temple Bar and the Film Institute, and for fun - go where the Irish go. Such places will not be hard to find, especially since Dublin's musical and cultural life is truly rich.
2. Do not rely on the fun until the morning
Many tourists come to Dublin with the conviction that nightlife in the capital of Ireland always lasts until the morning. This is just a myth. Many bars on weekdays close around midnight, and on weekends they work only for an hour or two longer.
However, many parties on weekends are transferred to private spaces. And to get there, first of all, you have to communicate a lot with the locals in Irish bars.
3. Do not try to get into Oscar Wilde's house
The house of the famous writer, which is located at 21 Westland Row, is not a museum. This is the center of writers for students of Trinity College. Know that when trying to break into O. Wilde's former house, you can go straight to the lecture.
But in the square 1 Merrion you can see the house where the writer grew up, here stands the sculpture of Oscar Wilde. On the other hand, do not become attached to one writer. Dublin is a city of writers and literature, so it certainly has something to look at.
4. Do not be interested only in the Irish and the British...there are Vikings!
Dublin was officially founded in 988. The first inhabitants were the Vikings. The Irish constantly had to fight for their city - in the IX century, the city was captured by the Danes, and in 1171 they were driven away by the English, who settled in the city. Therefore, in Dublin now, though a bit, but still there are interesting things related to the Vikings. Do not concentrate only on studying the civil war of the Irish and British colonial times.
5. Do not look for traditional Irish dances and music in the city
Traditional dances of the Celts are quite popular all over the world. Rhythmic, synchronous performances of dancers, playing the violin, flute sounds and colorful signs on the streets of Dublin attract many tourists. But if you want real authenticity, go to the Irish province, where ancient traditions, music and dances are preserved.
And in Dublin itself, it is better to find the Irish comedy stand up club and have fun while spending the evening listening to Dublin jokes. You will see a culture of humor of the Irish and the British, and you will definitely have interesting time. No regrets for sure.
6. Do not neglect Irish food
Irish cuisine, unlike French or Italian, is known for its poor reputation. Ireland has experienced many painful periods. Therefore, tourists think that in the Irish cuisine dominate potatoes, that more than once saved the people from hunger and not the most attractive meat dishes, such as pork legs.
Yet those who think so, are very mistaken. Modern Dublin cuisine is very rich, it has adopted old traditions and created new ones. Also in Dublin, restaurants from different countries of the world were opened there. Add traditional Guinness beer as well and traditions of Irish whiskey... Here is a gourmet paradise.