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  • Contrasting atmospheres: a hallmark of downtown Dublin restaurants
    Contrasting atmospheres: a hallmark of downtown Dublin restaurants
    Dublin is awash in fine-dining choices and the cosmopolitan nature of the city is reflected in the ranging ethnicity of hosts and servers, as well as the variety of international dishes. Here are six of the best –Friendly and centralAlex...
  • Refurbishments enhance panache of The Shelbourne in Dublin
    Refurbishments enhance panache of The Shelbourne in Dublin
    Impressively clad doormen, gilded mirrors, shimmering Tiffany glass chandeliers and ornate marble balustrades – initial impressions upon arrival at The Shelbourne in central Dublin indicate it’s somewhat special.Even more so as a...
  • Conrad Dublin: a heady mix of friendly service, central location and craft beers
    Conrad Dublin: a heady mix of friendly service, central location and craft beers
    Imagine my surprise upon entering the brightly lit, bistro bar of the seven-floor, 191-room hotel Conrad Dublin to find a colorful row of 27 craft beers and ales on tap and Cillian, a knowledgeable and articulate bartender, to guide me through the...
  • Dublin offers diverse seasonal attractions
    Dublin offers diverse seasonal attractions
    With Dublin hosting its first-ever traditional downtown Christmas market as well as two-day-long New Year’s celebrations, there seems no better time than now to enjoy Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city.Here’s a low-down on the...
  • Dublin Book Festival offers insights into the world of books
    Dublin Book Festival offers insights into the world of books
    Literary walks, public readings and open discussions with publishers and agents were all part of the annual Dublin Book Festival that ended today.The four-day program celebrated the rich writing tradition of Ireland, with many of the activities...
  • Mary Black: Down the Crooked Road
    Irish singer Mary Black regales Cleveland on 'Last Call' tour
    Clevelanders hoping for another uplifting Mary Black concert may have to jump a plane for the Emerald Isle.The celebrated Irish chanteuse plans to retire from marathon global touring after her current jaunt through the States, which wraps today in...
  • ‘Dracula’ author celebrated in Dublin ahead of Halloween
    ‘Dracula’ author celebrated in Dublin ahead of Halloween
    Hundreds of people attended a special celebration, which ended today, honoring Ireland’s best-selling novelist, Bram Stoker, some dressing up as Goths, zombies and vampires and many attending a wide range of lectures and author interviews...
  • Navigating Dublin, Ireland
    Navigating through Dublin Ireland
    Arriving to Dublin Airport, the welcoming mist and fog welcomed me to Ireland. Once the car was hired, I was off to Dublin while enjoying the challenge always encountered when faced with driving on the left side of the road. Avis is always a great...
  • Stained Glass
    Another perfect day in Dublin
    Another Perfect Day in DublinThis is a follow-up to my previous article, “The Perfect Day in Dublin.” As I was actually in Dublin for five days, the following are recommendations which you might consider for your next couple of days in...
  • Guiness Shamrock
    The Perfect Day in Dublin
    Recently I had the chance to add my 51st country to my list of countries visited. The beautifully green and incredibly hospitable country of Ireland was my destination and it did not let me down. I visited Limerick, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher,...
  • The Marker: a trendy hotel in Dublin’s traditional docklands area
    The Marker: a trendy hotel in Dublin’s traditional docklands area
    The Marker Hotel, situated in Dublin's rejuvenated docklands area, provides a bridge not only between old and new and traditional and trendy in Ireland’s capital city but also between nations.The five-star hotel’s name relates to...
  • Garth Brooks cancels shows in Dublin
    Dublin residents cause Garth Brooks to cancel shows
    Last week the Dublin City Council granted permission for three Garth Brooks concerts, which Brooks traveled to Ireland earlier this year to promote.Due to unprecedented demand, the original plan to hold three shows quickly turned into five shows...
  • Fairytales can come true at Ireland's K Club
    Fairytales can come true in the land of Leprechauns when you stay at the K Club
    If a romantic escape in a fairytale-like setting sounds like your thing, consider a trip to the land of Leprechauns this year. There, just a half-hour drive from Dublin, you’ll find the enchanted K Club, an award-winning luxury hotel housed...
  • Aer Lingus returns to SFO.
    Aer Lingus returns to SFO
    Aer Lingus resumed its Dublin to San Francisco service Wednesday after a five-year absence.The non-stop flight from Ireland's capital arrived three minutes early and was greeted with an honor salute from the San Francisco Fire Department. A...
  • O'Connell Street is one of the most famous places in Dublin.
    Famous places in Dublin
    Dublin is the biggest city in Ireland and it is also the most well-known part of the nation. Dublin is a hotspot for tourism for its rich history and variety of things to do and see. Those who love zoos and museums will find things to do in Dublin...