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Only in Dublin would this happen

We're a nation of singers & storytellers here and the capital's streets are no stranger to a good singsong with many the street-musician busking for passers-by and our general public are not adverse to belting out a few versus either - usually though, it's out-of-key, out-of-tune, gargle-fulled chorus' of The Fields of Athenry or Maniac 2000 we're treated to at 4AM outside eateries, so it was a nice surprise during our free tour of Dublin last Sunday afternoon to witness what seems to be a random lunchtime rendition of a traditional Irish ditty by two fellas who don't even seem know each other. I think it's fair to say, only in Dublin...

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Wonderful places to visit close to Dublin City-centre

Dublin is the perfect city for a walking tour, thanks to being a compact and lively capital boasting fascinating history & culture with a plethora of remarkable sights & sites within easy walking distance of each other.

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Your Best Summer in Dublin

Dublin is one of the friendliest cities in the world and it will charm you with its small town vibes, vivid history, smooth beers and unique culture. Beat the summer heat with an average temperature of 18-19C and don't miss your chance to visit this summer! Ireland conveniently uses Euro as its currency and the locals don't only speak English, but compete for gold as the friendliest and most welcoming people on this planet. Oh, and did we mention they like to party? There is plenty to do in- and out- the city, so what are you waiting for?

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Reasons to Visit Dublin in 2016 & Why You Should Start Planning it Now!

The capital's most valuable cultural export is tourism and it has enjoyed a notable surge in 2015. Indeed indications are that this year was the best so far for overseas visitor numbers to Ireland (a marked improvement to numbers during the global recession) while Dublin city centre has been accused of a shortfall in the number of visitor beds relative to demand - a trend which will no doubt see some kind of price increase by accommodation providers in 2016. Here are 6 reasons you need to visit Dublin 2016:

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Hello darkness my old friend – Delightful Dublin in Autumn

I very often find myself accompanying my movements through Dublin city with a theme tune playing in my mind, even singing along at times. This morning was no different and the song in my head was an oldie I recently picked up from a Dublin gentleman at a local ballad session. It’s called the Dublin Saunter and declares in its soothing tempo that “Dublin can be heaven with coffee at eleven and a stroll in Stephen’s green”.

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17 Things You Need to Know About Dublin

Ah Dublin, a world of its own. People flock here for the heritage, the history and the Guinness. But there's a lot more to the capital of the Emerald Isle. With a few surprises and some inside information, here's 17 things you need to know about Dublin.

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The Ultimate Irish Slang Guide

There are almost countless sayings, witticisms and slang words in the Irish vernacular. Some are regional while most are used country-wide. We've compiled the ones you'll most likely encounter and indeed can use yourself to fit in with the locals and avoid brain melting. This is the ultimate Irish slang guide!

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15 Things You Can Do For Under €5 In Dublin

Dublin is a little gem of a city. With thousands of pubs, dozens of parks and a million friendly locals it has a great reputation with backpackers! Although like most European capitals it is on the expensive side of things, but there is so much you can do Dublin on the cheap. For example, these 15 things you can do for under €5 in Dublin...

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Irish Pub Culture: The Definitive Guide to Drinking In Ireland

The Pub in Ireland is a very special place. More than a mere watering hole, the pub is part of our culture – the headquarters of many the group of friends, a place that bares witness to the celebrations and milestones in one's life: everything from birthday's, the new job, first dates, weddings, parenthood, even funerals and celebrating the memories of loved ones lost. A place where we learn many of life's lessons and a place to unwind and unite in conversation, banter & craic. The pub is integral to our society here, an institution. It's not an exaggeration to say the Irish pub is a place unlike any other the world over and as such it is surrounded by an almost unspoken reverence & respect.

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NEXT's Guide To The Best Craft Beer Bars In Dublin

You may have read our recent recommendations for pubs in NEXT's Guide to the Best Pubs in Dublin in which we promised a dedicated recommendation list of our favourite craft beer pubs in Dublin to come soon... well here it is! We brought you our choice of Irish craft beers back which also included a little bit more about the brewing scene here, you can read it here, and below is our personal pick of the pubs to taste them in. Some are craft beers only (no Guinness – Really, in Dublin?? I hear you ask – Yep!) and some offer both craft beers and their 'waterier' cousins. Of course, with a note of subjectivity and in no particular order.

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