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Make friends and be merry in Ireland's capital on city breaks to Dublin, famous for its graceful squares and love of a good night out. But it's not all parties and the famous craic - there are museums, good shopping and, of course, sport to keep you busy on a city break to the Irish capital.
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The narrow River Liffey divides the city into north and south, stretching from the shiny Docklands to the malty-whiffing brewery, next to the huge Guinness Storehouse museum.
The city centres on Trinity College and its huge grassy grounds, the birth place of Oscar Wilde. Don't miss the famous Book of Kells displayed in the College library.
On the south side, arty Temple Bar transforms at weekends when fun-loving party animals trip down its cobbled lanes. Close by, Dublin Castle towers over the city's historic centre.
Most of Dublin's best museums are clustered around elegant Merrion Square, such as the National Museum of Ireland. The main shopping area is on Grafton Street, but you'll find shops around the whole of the city centre, including Jervis Street with its shopping centre, and nearby Henry Street. Expect to find all the big names and department stores as well as lots of smaller quirky and specialist shops. It's far quieter shopping here than back in the mean streets of London and you are sure to find a bargain or two and some unique designs in clothing and home decoration. Look out for Temple Bar market and the Loft market for small stalls selling goods.
Dublin is packed with places to visit, things to do, and ways to spend your time on a city break.