Dublin's city centre is famous for its party atmosphere and boasts over 600 pubs. But Dublin is also a historical town with an excellent cultural and artistic side. From visiting Christ Church Cathedral, the oldest building in the country to the modern art museum there are plenty of things to keep you diverted if revelry's not your thing.
Dublin's old bohemian quarter lies towards the east of the city centre, on the south bank of the river. The medieval feel of the city is preserved here with narrow winding streets. Temple Bar is also the centre of much of the nightlife as well as having many excellent restaurants and quirky shops. There are many art galleries around this area which is reflected in the young, arty feel.
Dublin gets a new modern twist as you head out to the docklands. With sleek and trendy restaurants and high-end shops, this area also boasts festivals throughout the year which bring in crowds big crowds to revel in the exciting atmosphere. Those looking for a quieter pace of life will also enjoy this area with plenty of cosy gastropubs and cafes along the waterfront allowing you to eat, drink and take in the relaxing view.