Dublin Airport

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Dublin is the capital of Ireland and located at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city’s name in Irish means ‘town of the hurdled ford’ and in English is derived from ‘Dubh Linn’ meaning ‘black pool’. It is a young vibrant city, with a population of over 1 million of which half are under 25 years of age.

Dublin Airport Mini Guide

About Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport is located 10 km from the city in Swords. There are 2 terminals – Terminal 1 is used for short haul flights (apart from Aer Lingus) and Terminal 2 is for long haul flights and has special facilities for boarding clearance in the USA. More than 30 airlines operate out of the airport to destinations all over Europe and the USA as well as Canada and the UAE.

The airport has recently been renovated and has many modern facilities, including The Loop retail centre. There are plenty of shops to keep you busy and you can stock up on locally made souvenirs and duty free. If you need a snack, there are over 40 food outlets to choose from. Executive lounges are also available. You can change money at the ICE counters and there are ATMs around the terminals. A pharmacy is on hand for any last minute emergencies.

About Dublin City
The city is very easy to explore on foot and there is much to see. Probably the most famous landmarks are the General Post Office, headquarters for the 1916 uprising and the iconic Ha’penny Bridge, across the River Liffey. Many visitors head for Trinity College to see the famous Book of Kells, a manuscript written by Celtic monks in 800 AD. Look out for the many statues around the city, including the modern Spire of Dublin and the statues of Molly Malone and Oscar Wilde. Take a stroll around St Stephen’s Green, a Georgian park in the centre of the city. Also worth a visit are the grand 18th century Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral with its old crypt and the oldest building in Dublin. To discover more about the city’s literary history and the works of some of its famous residents, visit the Dublin Writers Museum.

Of course no visit to Dublin is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, to taste the ‘black stuff’ and find out how it is made. For something a little different, you can take a guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol or visit the Jeanie Johnston, a ship and museum documenting life during the famine years. After dark, the cobbled streets and colourful pubs of Temple Bar are the place to be, for the ‘craic’. Out and about, you can visit the nearby village of Howth, from the harbour you can see the island of Ireland’s Eye. You can also take a cliff walk and see some of the oldest occupied buildings in Ireland.

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Dublin Airport

The city has a famous literary history dating back to the Book of Kells and has been home to writers such as James Joyce and George Bernard Shaw. In 2010, Dublin was named as a UNESCO city of literature.

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