If you are looking for a place to enjoy a spring time break, Dublin could be the best choice you’ve ever made. If you want to do a spot of exploring on a budget, and want to think slightly outside the box, you should investigate further; something we started to do with Top 10 Spring/Summer Getaways.
The Emerald Isle or Ireland as it is more commonly known has its driest weather in spring, making it the perfect place to go if you want to evade the rain. If you want go for more sun however, you are going to want to head there in May – the sunniest month of the year. You are going to want to make sure that you pack an umbrella and some warm sweaters however; Dublin has a habit of having somewhat unpredictable weather and it is best to pack for any occasion – an exciting event all by itself!
St. Patrick’s Day is going to be the most expensive time in spring – everyone wants to go for the drinking and the celebrations of their Patron Saint. The rest of the season will find that spending very little though – you can expect to spend around thirty Euros per night, and airfare is very cheap from most airports in Europe.
If you manage to time your stay right, you can see the beautiful parades that accompany the Chinese New Year which falls between February 12 to February 21, and the Chinese food that you can get in the area at the time is simply to die for.
If you are a literary fan, you are not going to want to miss the amazing Dublin Book Festival which falls around March 6th to March 8th, and you can learn about Irish writers and pick up boos with a bit of history attached to them.
If you come to Dublin, you must check out the many walking trails that are littered around the city, and alongside Historical tours, you can find many beautiful spots to take plenty of photographs. You should also check out the churches, even if you don’t class yourself as religious. The architecture is nothing short of beautiful!
You could go see a theatre show while you are in Dublin and for the real deal, you are going to want to head to the Gaiety Theatre, built in 1871, and shows out of this world productions in such an ornate setting, you could almost believe you were really royalty!
Of course, you can’t come to Ireland and not have a taste of the local stuff.
Guinness is well known to come from this country, and you definitely must enjoy this when you come to stay! Also, if you come during the St. Patrick’s festival week, you are guaranteed to walk away with a hangover or two, despite your efforts to avoid it! This is a well-cheered time of the year and is basically an excuse to drink more than you should of the local drinks and party the night away with some of the friendliest people on earth!