Grattan bridge over the river Liffey in Dublin

You’ve seen all of the usual tourist activities and attractions in Dublin by now and although you should visit the big ones (Guinness Storehouse, Temple Bar etc) there is so much more to Dublin. If you want to experience Dublin like a local check our alternative guide. Shop For some retail therapy with a difference, head to Dublin’s South City and visit the unique and magical Georges Arcade. You won’t find any high-street fav...

Group of teenagers at Aspect Hotel Park West Dublin

We all know how hard it can be to entertain children during the summer holidays but we sometimes underestimate just how hard it is to entertain teenagers! With many teens, it’s difficult to drag them kicking and screaming outdoors and away from their phones and video games. Even the most restless and demanding teens will enjoy these activities:For The Curious Teen Whether you like science or not, the

A deer sitting in the Phoenix Park

Dublin is well known for its fabulous Georgian buildings and its fascinating array of museums and castles to visit but Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle for its greenery and natural beauty. Nature does not stop on Dublin’s doorstep,however, here are some highlights of Dublin’s great outdoor activities.Phoenix ParkThe Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed park in the whole of Europe and it is located just outside of Dublin...

Outdoor music festival Dublin group staying at Aspect Hotel Parkwest

Dublin, the capital, has the biggest selection of concert venues in Ireland. Chances are, if you are going to a concert this year, you will be travelling to and from one of Dublin’s largest venues. Why not make a night of it and stay here, in one of Dublin’s most accessible and best value hotels. Here’s why we are your best option:Location and TransportOur location is ideal for travel to and from the city cen...

Couple looking out across the Phoenix Park from the Papal Cross on a sunny day

Ireland is hosting a very important event this year, one which aims to bring people from all over Ireland and the world together to meet, pray and reflect on what family means to us as individuals and as a society. Here’s what you need to know. What Is The World Meeting Of Families? Our current Pope, Francis, has chosen Ireland as the host of the next World Meeting of Families. This international event tak...