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Places To Visit In Dublin

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
family hotels in Dublin

Dublin Castle

One of the most popular capital cities to visit in Europe, Dublin has many attractions for a mixture of tastes. There are many bars and clubs and is a regular favourite destination for stag weekends and hen nights. There is much more to do and see however in Dublin and this article gives a number of must see places to visit before you leave.

I am from England and I love to visit different castles. I think my favourite is Warwick castle, however Dublin castle is also impressive and certainly worth a visit.

The castle formerly under British rule for around seven hundred years, was handed over to the Irish free state in 1922. There are many features of the castle including:

The throne room

The figure of justice

The chester beatty library and gallery

Garda siochana museum

Bermingham tower room

If you like museums, The National Museum Of Ireland would be worth a visit. This museum is in three different parts and in three different locations. The three areas covered are:

Archaeology and history at Kildare Street

The museum of natural history at Merrion Street

In Benburb Street, there is a wider collection including the countries military and political history

Some of the exhibits at the National Museum Of Ireland:

Fonthill vase

Irish Silver

Viking collection

The road to independence

Prehistoric Ireland

The National Gallery is my next recommended place to visit in Dublin. There are four wings to the gallery on four levels:

The Dargan Wing

The Milltown Wing

The Beit Wing

The Millenium Wing

This gallery has a collection of historic and present day art and is situated on Clare Street.

Pheonix park is apparently the largest city park in Europe and includes the famous Dublin Zoo. Other features include:

The pheonix monument

Ashtown Castle

People’s garden

Papal cross

A little note of warning, it can be unsafe to visit this park when it becomes dark.

St Patrick’s Cathedral is the Protestant Church of Ireland’s national cathedral and is situated on St Patrick’s Close. There are many features to the cathedral including:

Lady Chapel

The Boyle Monument

Minot Tower

South Aisle

The Guinness Stonehouse is my next recommendation. People always say to me, when in Ireland drink a pint or two of Guinness. This brewery has an interesting exhibition which includes the brewing process, the history of Guinness advertising and ends with a little tasting, a free pint!

There are many other places and buildings to visit and I hope you enjoy your stay in Dublin.

Taking your big family of 5 or more to Ireland? It can be done!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Cliffs Of Moher

Known as the “Emerald Isle” due to its 40 shades of green, Ireland is an island of lush green hills, crumbling castles, rugged granite mountains, caves, cliffs, crystal clear waterways and lunar landscapes caused by volcanic eruptions all surrounded by the brooding waters of the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean. From the Giants Causeway in County Antrim to the Cliffs of Moher to Connemara and the Lakes of Killarney there is so much to see and do in Ireland.

Full of mystery, myths and legends, it evokes images of everything from leprechauns and Blarney stones to music festivals and perfect pints of Guinness.  Don’t forget to visit the following must see locations:

  • The Cliffs of Moher – one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions and  a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
  • The Blarney Stone – is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 5 miles from Cork.   According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of eloquence.  To kiss it, one has to lean backwards (holding on to an iron railing) from the parapet walk.  The prize is a real one as once kissed the stone bestows the gift of eloquence.  The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446.
  • The Giants Causeway – For centuries countless visitors have marvelled at the majesty and mystery of the Giants Causeway. At the heart of one of Europe’s most magnificent coastlines its unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. The rugged symmetry of the columns never fails to intrigue and inspire visitors. To stroll on the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time.
  • Belfast Castle – set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park,  Belfast, Northern Ireland in a prominent position 400 feet above sea level. Its location provides unobstructed views of the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough.
  • Grafton Street – a popular attraction in Ireland. This unique destination is located in Dublin. However, the street itself is a famous Irish landmark. Some consider it an institution. This historic area is home to a major upscale shopping center.

Room for 5 has managed to find 150 hotels, guest houses and serviced apartments on The Emerald Isle that can sleep big families of 5 or more.  Whether you are wanting to visit Killarney, Cork, Dublin, Galway or more you can find your large family rooms in Ireland now, quickly and easily at http://www.roomfor5.co.uk/list/2

Hotels with family rooms and connecting rooms to sleep 4, 5, 6 or more in Dublin!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Are you visiting Dublin Zoo or are you taking in the sights like the Dublin Castle, The Guiness Storehouse, The Abbey Theatre or Dublinia & Medieval Viking World? Do you need a hotel or guest house with a family room or connecting rooms in Dublin to accommodate your family of 5, 6 or more?  It can be hard enough trying to find a family room that sleeps 3 or 4 in Dublin but 5, 6 or more and your really struggling!!!

For whatever reason you need the family room, whether it’s for 1 night or more, Room for 5 can help in your quest.  We have done all the searching to find these elusive rooms so you and your family can stay together without the need to pay for 2 separate rooms.

To date we have  17 hotels & guest houses in Dublin that have family or connecting rooms that can sleep 3, 4, 5, 6 or more from the budget Bewleys Hotel to the Isaacs Hostel that can accommodate up to 16 guests! If your after a serviced apartment, why not try the St.Augustine Apartments that can sleep up to 7?

Click here to see the full list of accommodation in Dublin http://www.roomfor5.co.uk/list/72

Please note that Room for 5 is not a booking site, it is purely an information site providing you with the information on family rooms or connecting rooms  in Dublin and other areas that can accommodate a family of 5, 6 or more. Guests deal directly with the hotels/guest houses.

Dublin Christmas Market 3rd December – 22nd December 2010

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

The Docklands Christmas Market 2010 is a unique celebration of yuletide cheer with a magical German twist 

The Christmas markets of Germany are famous for evoking an unparalleled magical festive feeling. This year that authentic Germanic magic is coming to the IFSC in Dublin’s Docklands at the Docklands Christmas Market, running from December 3rd to December 22nd. Now in its fifth year, the Docklands Christmas Market is being brought to Dublin by German events company, Go GmbH and will now extend to 20 days, featuring some of Germany’s most experienced Christmas marketers.

The Docklands Christmas Market will be filled with brightly decorated wooden huts and chalets selling an array of unique Christmas gifts, including beautiful Christmas decorations, hand made arts and crafts, and other unusual stocking fillers. The Docklands will play host to almost one hundred German traders as well as plenty of home grown Irish stalls and an exciting mix of African traders.

For more info visit http://www.visitdublin.com

Do you fancy visiting Dublin Christmas Market with your family but need a hotel room for the night? Find lots of hotels and guest houses in and around Dublin on www.roomfor5.co.uk that have family rooms that can accommodate a family of 5, 6, 7 or more!!

Hotels / Guesthouses that sleep a family of 5 or more in Dublin, Ireland

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Do you need a hotel room that sleeps 5 or in Dublin, Ireland? Find lots of great hotels at Room for 5 Here are just some of the hotels available, click on Room for 5 to see more information and lots more hotels/guesthouses in Dublin!!!

Regency Hotel, Dublin The Regency Hotel is located 3km north of Dublin City centre on the main route to Dublin’s International Airport (6km), close to all major attractions-including Croke Park the home of GAA a mere 10-15 minute walk, O’Connell Street, The Helix Theatre, Clontarf Golf Club, Beaumont Hospital and Dublin City University. The O2 Concert venue is roughly 15 minutes in a taxi from the hotel.

We have 2 Family Suites which can accommodate 2 Adults and 3 Children. They consists of 2 rooms in 1 suite containing a double bed and 3 singles. Price includes breakfast.

River House Hotel, Temple bar, Dublin A city centre hotel located in Dublin’s colourful and exciting Temple Bar area. With its cobbled streets, shops, art galleries, bars, restaurants and lively night life, Temple Bar has become a tourist attraction itself.

We have 5 apartments that can accommodate a family of 5.

Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin Next to the RDS Arena in the heart of Dublins exclusive business district and embassy belt, this Ballsbridge hotel in Dublin City is a beautifully restored 19th century Masonic School.

At Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge we can accommodate a maximum of five people in a family room (double bed, single bed and sofa bed), for two adults and three children under the age of 12.

Bewleys Hotel Dublin Airport Free Shuttle Bus every 20 minutes 24/7 to Dublin Airport to/from this hotel making it the perfect place to stay when flying in and ot of the City. Airport parking on site and excellent Park, Stay Fly rates available on their website www.bewleyshotels.com. Choice of family and inter-connecting rooms for families with pay and save rates from €69 room only. Family rooms include 1 double, 1 single and 1 double sofa bed and can accommodates up to 2 adults and 3 children (with 2 children under 12yrs sharing the sofa bed). Cots also available if required. This hotel also has excellent menu options for children and children are made feel very welcome in the restaurant. Baby bowls are available.