A trip with ferries to Ireland requires a fully packed itinerary to fit in all the highlights Dublin city has to offer. One of the major tourist attractions in Dublin is the Guinness Storehouse. Founded in 1759, Guinness is the world’s largest single beer-exporting company; the Storehouse is well worth a visit and a pint in the Gravity bar overlooking Dublin is a must. The Old Jameson Distillery Tour based in the distillery which was built in 1780, has for years been recognised as one of the best distilleries in the world and the whiskey it produces justifies this.
After taking in the tours a stroll around the city will be needed to experience the real Dublin. Temple Bar is a part of Dublin very popular with tourists, full of bars and restaurants, it gets particularly busy at night. Around Georges Street and Wicklow Street is an array of trendy shops, while just up Dame Street is Dublin Castle which is well worth a visit. Crossing the River Liffey to Dublin’s northside, look for a small, humpback footbridge called the Halfpenny Bridge, a well photographed landmark in the city.
There are lots of events taking place in the city over the summer and you might want to plan your itinerary after booking with ferries to Ireland to make sure you take these in. The Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championship will take place on July 19th – 22nd with lots of free entertainment around Merrion Square.
The Dublin horse show will be on from August 15th -19th. Experience the excitement of this five-day show, from the thrills and tension of international show jumping, including the Aga Khan Nations Cup and Grand Prix competitions, to the daredevil Ukrainian Cossacks, one of this year’s visiting attractions.
If you are thinking about taking one of the many ferries to Ireland The Tall ships race comes to Dublin on August 23rd- 26th, as Final Host Port, is expecting to see up to 100 Tall Ships visit for this four-day festival.
The annual celebration of all things Guinness will take place on Thursday 27th September across Dublin. Some of the acts that played last year include – the Scissor Sisters, the Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, Ash, Royseven and Keywest. It will once again feature some of the best international and Irish acts performing in small venues across the country.
Your holiday itinerary for a trip and ferries to Ireland will be easily filled with all of these events, on top of the regular tourist attractions Dublin has to offer.