Dubbed “The Fair City,” Ireland’s capital is a cosmopolitan metropolis rich in cultural heritage. Explore the city to find beautifully preserved mansions and castles, meticulously curated museums, magnificent churches and cathedrals, splendid Georgian architecture and streets, and parks and docksides steeped in the events of yester-year. Dublin Castle is the heart of this historic city. Dublin gets its name from the Black Pool – ‘Dubh Linn’ which was on the site of the present Castle garden. Other major attractions and locales, to name a few, include Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery, St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, the Temple Bar district, Phoenix Park and the Guiness Storehouse. Dublin’s bustling city centre offers great shopping on Grafton Street, plenty of dining and nightlife, and a thriving theatre scene. Enter any of Dublin’s authentic Irish pubs and you’ll be enamored with dance, music, and old Irishmen singing traditional Irish tunes.