Where to Surf in Ireland

Photo by Thomas Ashlock on Unsplash   I couldn’t believe it when I heard it for the first time that you can surf in Ireland, but, why not? Ireland get big waves year round.   Summers like anywhere in Europe will be more difficult but there are swells at any time of the year.   Spring is the best time to surf in Ireland, days are getting longer, better waves and it less crowded.   With the prevalent airflow from the SW and mainly north facing aspect, open to most Atlantic swells, Counties like Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo makes surfing a paradise.     Best Spots to Surf:   Donegal: Check it out some information about schools and spots to visit Sligo: Beaches at Strandhill and Enniscrone are great for seasoned surfers but also perfect for learners, with loads of surf schools in the area devoted to getting you up on your feet in no time. Mayo: The main locations for surfing in Mayo include Belmullet, Achill Island and the beaches around in the Westport/Louisburgh area. More and more people are discovering the joys of surfing, doesn’t matter what age you are surfing should always be tried at least once! Clare: Do you want to find the perfect wave, we just it called the Aileen’s Wave. That’s something you will find in County clare. Kerry: Probably one of the nicest places in Ireland, if you are thinking where to Surf, Kerry with no doubt. Cork: In West Cork you will find amazing spots to grab your board and take advantage of the rebel county's rebellus seas at scenic highlights. Waterford: Bunmahon, Annestown and Tramore are the favorite spots of our surfers. If you are beginner, Tramore beach is the most recommendable. Wicklow: Wicklow's most famous beach, Brittas Bay, now has its own surf school, Brittas Bay Surf School. It runs right through the autumn and, depending on demand, beyond.   If you are thinking to visit Dublin, don’t forget to book your hotel at DURBAN RESIDENCE

10 One-Day Excursions from Dublin

Dublin has many places to visit and activities to do, going to explore the Emerald Island is one of the recommendations for anyone.   You have the opportunity to see what’s the best side of the Island. Maybe you can find a little bit of sunshine at the sunniest part of Ireland which is Wexford which is famous for its fresh strawberries.   That’s why we recommend you these 10 one day excursions that you can’t miss out on:   Cliffs of Moher - Come to visit these spectacular cliffs on Ireland’s west coast. An experience you will not forget at the Natural Wonder of the World. Newgrange - Older than the Pyramids at Giza. Newgrange is more than 5000 years old and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Glendalough - at the Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin. Very nice hike through the forest trails. Howth - You can take the Dart train from Dublin. This is a small fishing village with very nice seafood restaurants. Explore the shops and the farmer’s market or walk through the village and you will find the start of the hiking trail. Japanese Gardens - It’s a wonderful place to explore at the Irish National Stud and largest Japanese gardens in Ireland. Nice to walk around with horses and beautiful flowers. Giant’s Causeway - This for me is one of the most spectacular places in Ireland, located in Northern Ireland. It was declared Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and a Natural Wonder. Connemara - Beautiful place, plenty of colours on the west coast of Ireland. Each town or village has its own distinct character and local culture. Kylemore Abbey - Being in Connemara region, don’t forget to visit this Victorian Castle and its amazing Garden. Built in 1867 as a romantic gift, don’t miss out the opportunity to connect with nature and this amazing castle. Ring of Kerry - Visit majestic landscapes along the Lakes of Killarney and the Dingle Peninsula. Blarney Castle, Cork and Tipperary - You won’t see the Island until you visit Cork, Blarney Castle and the Rock of Cashel.   Enjoy the Irish countryside!   If you want to stay in Dublin, don’t forget to book the room with us at Dublin Durban Residence.

Festivals in Ireland from July to August

If you are planning to come to visit Ireland, you will need some major festivals are going on from July to August.   I love to travel around and discover new places, new festivities, meet new people and this summer it will be the best moment to do it.   FESTIVALS IN IRELAND July 12: Orangemen's Day/Battle of the Boyne anniversary, Northern Ireland (Protestant marches, protests; closures) July 17–30: Galway Arts Festival July 31–August 6: Galway Races (horse races) August 4–6: Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival, County Wexford August 7: August Bank Holiday, Republic of Ireland Early August: Féile an Phobail, West Belfast (Irish cultural festival) August 10–12: Puck Fair, Killorglin, County Kerry ("Ireland's Oldest Fair" and drink-fest) August 11–13: Dingle Races (horse races) August 14–22: Fleadh Cheoil, Ennis (traditional music festival) August 15: Kenmare Fair August 16–22: Rose of Tralee International Festival August 19–20: Dingle Regatta (boat races) August 28: Summer Bank Holiday, Northern Ireland only (closures) September 18–19: Galway Races (horse races) September 25–27: Galway Oyster Festival September 29–30): Dingle Food Festival     Do you know why is so important August Bank Holiday in Ireland? 'Known in Gaelic as 'Lá Saoire i mí Lúnasa'. This bank holiday on the first Monday in August dates back to the United Kingdom Bank Holidays Act of 1871 which established the first Bank holidays in Ireland.   The August Holiday falls in the middle of the summer season and school holidays so many people take a short or longer vacation in Ireland or abroad at this time of year.   Banks, post offices, and many other businesses and organizations are closed on the first Monday of August. However, stores and pubs are generally open, although they may open later and close earlier than usual. Public transport service schedules vary depending on where one lives and intends to travel.     If you decide to stay in Dublin, don’t forget to book your accommodation with Durban Residence Amazing prices in Town, Hotel located in city center.

12 Pubs of Christmas

I know, I know, 200 days until Christmas, it seems a long way, but sometimes I get a bit Christmassy during the Summer. I am not saying that I miss cold, but I love the festivity and everything that’s involved with it.   The 12 Pubs of Christmas said to have started in Ireland about 10 years ago. The idea is simple: wear the most glittery Christmas jumper you can find.   In order to survive to that liver-shocking, here there are 4 big recommendations:   1- Just one drink for pub, you are going to be drinking at 12 different places, don’t overload your liver.   2- Eat! Don’t forget eating it will help you to keep going   3- Take it easy, don’t need to go fast… you will assimilate better the alcohol.   4- Drink water too!! It will help you to get through.     Popular rules:   Everyone must wear a Christmas themed jumper or dress as Santa or one of his elves. Silent Pub – A pub will be assigned the silent pub, the group are not allowed to talk when inside. No Swearing – Bad language is not allowed, either in a single pub or all 12 pubs. No toilet – None of the group are allowed to visit the toilet in designated pubs. Guinness only – Only a pint of the black stuff is allowed to be ordered. Left-handed – Drink using your left hand only, left-hand people must use their right. Left person – Feed the pint to the person on your left. No names – Nobody is allowed to be called by their name. Pub crawl – A round of pints must be bought by crawling on hands & knees. Father Jack – Quote Father Jack for every sip of drink. Quotes already said are not allowed. No phones – Phones must be switched off until the 12 nights of Christmas is finished. Carol singing – Each person sing a Christmas carol or a snippet in at least one pub.   Advice! Don’t take the rules very serious….. The goal is to have fun, make new friends and don’t get wasted or do something that you will regret the next day!

Best Tours in IRELAND

If you are planning to visit Ireland or if you have already visited the emerald isle but you missed some of its hidden gems I would like to propose you some new tours that will show you amazing places to explore in Ireland.   First of all I would like to recommend you FREE TOURS, you don’t need to pay, after the tour you can give the tour guide a tip.   I’ve done one in Dublin and although I was living there for 2 years at that time I got to know hidden parts of this amazing city and funny stories about its past.   Dublin Free Walking Tour http://www.dublinfreewalkingtour.ie/ Free Tour https://www.freetour.com/dublin Sandemans New Europe http://www.neweuropetours.eu/dublin/en/home   Once you’ve checked out this incredible city you have a few options go to the north of the island, the south or go to the west :) all of them you can book a tour.   I personally recommend you go to Belfast and visit the giant’s causeway by tour.   Giants Causeways Tours https://www.giants-causeway-tours.com/ Viator https://goo.gl/GKY4zN PaddyWagon https://goo.gl/YGg4Ic   Other places I recommend you to visit are:   Cork Kerry Clare Galway Dingle   Of course don’t forget to visit the Cliffs of Moher located in the parish of Liscannor at the south-western edge of The Burren area near Doolin, which is located in County Clare, Ireland.   Also if you can have an extraordinary experience in Dingle with Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour.   Tour Radar offers 84 trips through Ireland where they can organise you what to see during your holidays in Ireland, tours are between 7- 10 days tour.   Also, don’t forget to book your accommodation for your stay in Dublin with us at DURBANRESIDENCE Affordable Accommodation in Dublin City Centre

Vikings in Dublin

Once upon a time the mighty vikings founded what is now the great city of Dublin. These powerful warriors arrived in Ireland in the 9th Century AD. They have long gone but have left behind a lot of heritage. If you are fan of historic stories and vikings you should take one of the following Viking tours around Dublin. Here is some of the most interesting tours when you are here.   Viking Splash Tour One of the most popular tours in Dublin, Viking Splash will give you an inside look on how life was in the time Vikings were here. By land and by water you can see the many sights where the vikings left their mark. Let the tour guide show you the sites and scenes of Ireland’s capital city from a World War II amphibious vehicle – all whilst the entertaining guides deliver a wildly engaging commentary.   Prices for this tour are €22 for an adult, €12 per child and €70 for the whole family ( €80 in July and August)   Visiting Dublinia Dublinia is located in the grounds of Christchurch which is in the heart of Dublin. This is the place where modern Dublin meets the past. Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction.   Viking locations in Dublin Remains of the Vikings in Dublin have been found in several locations.   Temple Bar, the city’s thriving hub of bars and restaurants. Many of the streets layouts and names date back to the Viking Age. Temple Bar was once a major marketplace for Viking traders. Beneath these streets lay the remains of houses, roads, animal enclosures and graves.   Fishamble street One of the oldest streets in Dublin, this street is witness of many historical events over the years. The Vikings were using this street to produce products and trade them. If you walk around you will feel the spirit and the look from the time when they were here.   Dublin Castle Build in the 11th century, Dublin castle was part of the Viking heritage. This fantastic castle show many historical items from the Viking time.   Clondalkin Round Tower This amazing tower was built on the side of an old monastery and is one of the most beautiful structures that was built by the Vikings in Dublin.   If you want to know more about the Viking’s History in Ireland, you can check this post.   Don’t forget to book your accommodation with Durban Residence in Dublin. Also, we can inform you about all the differents tours once you arrive.

Getting around Dublin

You have different ways to move around Dublin, first of all, and the most important is when you land.   Airport transportation from and to Dublin Airport For most of us first touch with Dublin is by the air. Many cheap flights from Ireland based RyanAir bring many tourist to the city. One of the options is to rent-a-car, but if you are not used to drive on the other side, I recommend you Public transport.   From Public Transport - BUS The Airlink is an express bus that will take you from the airport to the city center, the number 747 is the most frequent and is departing on every 15 min from 5 am to 11-30 pm , in Sunday is till 11-20 pm. Ticket for this bus is €6 for one way and €10 return. For children is €3 single and €5 return. Also exists the AIRCOACH, it operates 24h and it’s a bit more expensive than the 747.   From Airport to the city by TAXI Cost can vary €20-25 from the airport to the city center. If you go further than the center is, it will cost you from €30-40. If you decide to use UBER, be in mind that TAXIs are UBERs… (don’t ask me why) You can also use normal bus to get into Dublin city center, but it will take you a little while, number 16.   Public Transport around the city of Dublin Buses If you decide to go around the city by public bus, you have many options and they are pretty frequent and on time. Prices according to official site are: Stages 1- 3 €1.50 €2.00 Stages 4 – 13 €2.05 €2.70 Over 13 Stages €2.60 €3.30 Xpresso €2.85 €3.60 Route 90 €1.50 City Centre Fare €0.60 €0.75   You will need to tell to the driver where you are going and he will charge you the correct amount, buses in Dublin take only exact cash.   For more info about the timetable and everything else check the official site DUBLIN BUS   Trains While the rail service is not extensive, a nice way to see Dublin Bay is to take a trip on the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) suburban train and to travel from the city centre as far as Bray. It's not particularly expensive and you get to see some spectacular views of Dublin Bay. Heading south on the DART, you can stop off at some beautiful villages along the way. For example, Dun Laoire has a beautiful harbour and pier, Killiney has a nice stoney beach and is home to many of Dublin's rich and famous celebrities, Dalkey has a wonderful castle and a gentle village atmosphere, and Bray is a seaside holiday haunt for many generations of Irish families. To the north of the city, the DART terminates at Howth, a quiet fishing village, with some nice cliff walks, and if you're feeling energetic, you can go all the way to the Summit of Howth Head for a spectacular view. Trains run roughly every 15 minutes - for exact times, check the Iarnrod Eireann(Irish Rail) website.   Trams The modern, sleek, almost silent LUAS trams commenced service in Dublin in 2004. There are two lines (unfortunately, there's a 15 minute walk from the Green Line city terminus to the Red Line, but they are building the line connection… hopefully will be finished this year). The route of most interest to the tourist is the Red Line which connects the two main railway stations of Heuston and Connolly. On the way it passes the Four Courts, the rejuvenated Smithfield area, and the National Museum at Collins Barracks; the Green Line runs from St Stephen's Green to the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.   LEAP CARD If you are going to spend some days in Ireland, I recommend you the Leap card, it costs €5 and you can top it up any time you need money, you can use the mobile app to do it, and it allows you to save money in many trips, if you are planning to travel very often 100% recommended.   Also, exists different travel cards for families, etc. Consult the website for more information: Dublin Pass.     Don't forget to visit our website and check out our rooms. Book today and have a perfect stay with Durban Residence

10 Top Attractions in Dublin

Dublin is one of the most popular city breaks in Europe, plenty of tourist attractions to see. In this article, we will write about the most popular 10 tourist attractions in Dublin Ireland.   1. Guinness Storehouse One of the symbols of Ireland and Dublin. Guinness is the most famous beer in Ireland. This seven-floor building was built originally in 1902 and it has different things to experience; exhibition starts on the ground floor with the main 4 ingredients and a small introduction of the process is made the Guinness. The second floor is dedicated to the history of Guinness and promo about the brand and responsible drinking. The rest of the floors are for regular exhibitions. The last floor is reserved to the Gravity bar where you can enjoy the taste of Guinness with a fantastic view of Dublin.   2. National Museum of Ireland Established in 1877, the Museum of Ireland offers all kind of exhibitions but the accent is put on National history and on the art. This free of charge attraction have around 800.000 people per year.   3. Temple Bar The name of the Temple Bar street come from the Temple family that in early 1600 made a house and a garden there. Unlike other parts of Dublin's city center, it is promoted as Dublin's cultural quarter and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists.   4. Chester Beatty Library  The library was founded in 1950 on the Ship street great in Dublin. Library displays all kind of manuscript, paintings, and other items connected with Sacred Tradition or Artistic Tradition. The library is also a prime source for both Old and New testaments.The museum contains a number of priceless objects.   5. Phoenix Park 707 hectares of the park is one of the largest parks in Europe. Opens 24 hours a day 7 days a week. About 30% of the park is covered by trees. Includes the residence of the President of Ireland and many other historic buildings. Also, the Zoo is very near to the Park.   6. Dublin Castle One of our favorite places, a center of the historical part of Dublin and one of the iconic symbol of the Irish history. Dublin castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. Built in 1204, Dublin castle offers a unique experience and wonderful time spends inside or outside in the botanical garden that was complete and open in 16 century.   7. Malahide Castle Another castle in Dublin surroundings, worth visiting. The whole complex is 1,1 km2 including a fantastic castle and really nice gardens. The Castle tour is free and offers a quick view of the history of the Castle.   8. Leinster House Leinster House was a ducal palace. Since 1922 served as parliament. The building has two main entrances. The original building comprises three storeys over a basement. The greatest part of the building is of Limestone from Ardbraccan.   9. Spire of Dublin The Spire of Dublin, alternatively titled the Monument of Light, is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument 120 meters in height, located on the site of the former Nelson's Pillar on O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland. Although it was constructed in near past in 2002 Spire of Dublin is one of the places that you should visit because of the interesting look.   10. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral This amazing Cathedral is worth to visit in Dublin. Reminds me of the TV Show of Game of Thrones. You can buy your tickets here

Easter 2017 in Dublin

Do you have your Easter Egg ready? But do you know where is coming from? According to Wikipedia : The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs wrapped in colorful foil, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate. Although eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth, in Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus resurrected.   In Ireland, tomorrow is Good Friday, regardless is not a public Bank Holiday many schools and organizations are closed, also, the public transport might be altered. As a Christian tradition you are not allowed to drink alcohol, also, you won’t able to buy alcohol in any shop or restaurant.   Today is a great day, people will enjoy the beginning of Easter and during the whole weekend. From free outdoor music performance to cultural festivals.   Keep in mind that many shops will remain closed on Sunday.   If you want to walk around visit from St Stephen’s Green to Custom House Quay and you will find events everywhere and some of them are free.   Another option is traveling to another region of Ireland, Have you been in The Cliffs of Moher? Have you been in Glendalough? The King of Kerry? Dingle?   Places worth it to see!   But if you decide to stay in Dublin, don’t forget to book your accommodation with Durban Residence Amazing prices in Town, Hotel located in city center.

Things to Visit in Dublin

Sometimes when we travel to another country for holidays or work, we want to know what are the most recommendable touristy attractions to get to know the city and don't miss anything.   If you are planning to visit Dublin you will find hundreds and hundreds of lists telling you what is the most important thing to visit. I pick up for you few attractions in Dublin that you can't miss it   1- GUINNESS STOREHOUSE Every time that friends are coming over from other countries we take them to Guinness Brewery. Why not? You will have an incredible experience that includes how they make one of the most famous beers in the World, includes a taste of this dark drink and a final try at the most scenic view from Dublin, the top floor of the building.   2- Stephen's Green The park is adjacent to one of Dublin's main shopping streets, Grafton Street, and to a shopping center named for it, while on its surrounding streets are the offices of a number of public bodies and the city terminus of one of Dublin's Luas tram lines. When is sunny everyone enjoys catching up, sunbathing, having some drinks, etc. One of my favorite parks in Dublin.   3- Spire We call it "The Monument of Dublin" it's a big thing to see, it looks like a needle and it's pretty impressive. Alternatively titled the Monument of Light, is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument 120 metres in height. It's the best meeting point in Dublin. The monument was commissioned as part of a street layout redesign in 1999.   4- Temple Bar This is not a Bar is an area of Dublin city center where you can find pubs, restaurants and it's one of the most famous streets worldwide. Enjoy one of your favorite pints, live music and good crowd at TEMPLE BAR. Also, you can visit the Irish and international craft beer in the legendary venue called The Temple Bar. Don't forget to take a picture!   5- Top Spots Instead of explaining you each one of these amazing spots, I rather prefer you to see the picture, you will understand why you must visit them   6- St Patricks Cathedral Thanks @stpatrickscathedraldublin for the picture   7- Molly Malone Statue Thanks @bibingkalove for the picture   8- Christ Church Cathedral Thanks @goodalicia for the picture   9- National Museum Thanks @imvivid1 for the Picture     Do you know where to sleep in your visit to Dublin? that's easy, with us!! Don't forget to book with our website, we are located in Dublin City Centre.

The Seasons in Ireland

The Spring has come in Ireland, but a bit early that you think. In Ireland, the seasons are a bit different. Ireland has Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Every each of this season has its own beauty. Winters are not so cold but on the other side, summers are not hot. If you don’t know when to come to Ireland, you will find rain probably every month, but maybe May, June are the best months. Also, September is usually a very mild month.   Wintertime in Ireland From November to January, the green vegetation and the ocean around the island, Ireland usually don’t have harsh winters. The average temperature in winter is around 5ºC. From time to time we have some seasons where is very cold. 2009/10 some parts arrived -18ºC. Ireland doesn’t have high mountains, therefore, we don’t really see much snow. Although you’ll have the same 40 shades of green (with brilliant winter reds and golds tossed in for contrast) and the same warm welcome.   Springtime in Ireland In spring (February to April) Ireland is getting more beautiful when the snow and cold are gone. Emerald Island is in full beauty when spring has come. The average temperature in Ireland for spring is around 11ºC.     Summertime in Ireland From May to July, the averages for highest temperatures are between 17ºC and 20ºC. Many people visit Ireland in Summer. Most of the festivals are in May and June. You can enjoy with film festivals, concerts, cultural exhibitions, etc. The Irish countryside you can truly enjoy with wonderful picnics and fantastic hikes.   Autumn time in Ireland From August to October, long days start to get shorter, kids are back to school on the first of September. Usually, we have a very warm week in September called Indian but after that, we know that the rainy days are about to start.   For those who love to go outside, we recommend visiting Deer Park in Sligo, Raven Point Nature Reserve and several other national parks and place where you can enjoy the wonderful nature.   Choose whenever you want to come, Ireland will offer you some beauty, no matter when you decide to visit this wonderful country.   We are happy to see you at Durban Residence Hotel in Dublin City Center any time that you decide to come.   Our hotel is located in Dublin City Center, recently refurbished. With private rooms at affordable prices.

St Patrick's Festival 2017

Saint Patrick's Day March is the month when the most famous Irish holidays takes place. Saint Patrick’s weekend this year is from 16th-19th of March. Weekend when everything will be Green. The holiday and spirit of Saint Patrick is worldwide but of course it’s the most special and wonderful celebration is in Ireland. Dublin is full with tourists during the celebration. Everyone are dressing green, singing songs and cheering the great Saint Patrick.   HISTORY OF ST PATRICK St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.   We know that St Patrick was born in Wales at the age of 16 he was captured by Irish raiders who attacked his family's estate. He was then transported to Ireland where he was held captive for six years, living a solitary lonely life as a shepherd. It was then that he became a devout Christian, embracing his religion for solace. From his writing, we know that a voice, which he believed to be that of God, spoke to him in a dream, urging him to leave Ireland. He did. Walking nearly 200 miles, Patrick escaped to Britain and undertook seriously religious training.   After 15 years of study, Patrick was ordained as a priest and sent to Ireland. His mission was to minister to Christians and to convert the Irish, then predominantly pagans, to Christianity. Because Patrick was familiar with the Irish language and culture from his years of captivity, he chose to incorporate Irish ritual and symbols into his teachings rather than to eradicate Irish beliefs. Thus, was born the Celtic cross. Patrick superimposed the sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the traditional Christian cross so that the result would seem more natural to the Irish.   EVENTS FOR SAINT PATRICK Enjoy very special walks in celebration of Ireland’s national patron saint, in the company of professional and enthusiastic guides, led by the renowned Dublin historian and author Pat Lidde. See the places that most tourists and many Dubliners miss! Discover the fascinating truth behind the legend of St. Patrick and the Dublin of his time. The tour takes in ancient sites around the city’s two great medieval cathedrals and includes admission to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.   During the celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, see buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green for the Festival. After the sun goes down, take a stroll through Dublin’s fair city to check out these iconic buildings - they look Even more impressive in green!   Everyone's a wee bit Irish in Dublin during the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Get those Irish eyes smiling as hundreds of floats take to Jackson Street and Believe Avenue for the ultimate celebration of Irish pride. Be sure to wear your green and get ready to frolic! Watch the kids go crazy as handfuls of candy are thrown their way during this festive parade. Wave at all the frilly green floats as “Lucky” the leprechaun makes his way into town surrounded by floats full of creativity as they make their way through Downtown Dublin.   Parade day is also Super Saturday in Dublin where your family can run like an Irishman in the Leprechaun Road Race, make merry during the Arts & Crafts Festival, or eat corned beef and cabbage at the Irish Supper!     NEED TO KNOW Saint Patrick is national holiday in Ireland and is non-working day. So everyone are on the street and dress in Green to celebrate this saint.   Enjoy the Green madness and have fun, see you in Dublin!   Don’t forget to check out our rooms at DURBANRESIDENCE

International Women's Day Dublin

We rapidly approach the 8th of March which is International Women's Day. The Day when women remember their fight for equality of the genders. First women`s strike was in New York 1908, later on, 1914 in Russia and last was in Iceland in 1975. The last protest brought the first female president to power in Iceland. Dublin was also part of this since the beginning.   TRADITION AND EVENTS Usually every year there is plenty of events all around Dublin. For the Women's International Day lot of exhibitions are held. Events in Ireland range from a women’s rugby club open day at Middleton RFC, Co Cork, to the “International Mott’s Day Party” at Dublin’s Sugar Club. There’s plenty going on in the business sphere too, most notably Accenture’s IWD event in the Convention Centre Dublin on 8th of March.   Up to 1,000 delegates (both women and men) are expected to attend this year, what is slated to be the biggest IWD get-together in the country. Also, there are many debates and shows. Many successful women from Dublin will talk about how was a woman's life in Dublin before and how they developed nowadays.   To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017, we’re calling on workplaces across the city to hold a gathering exploring the theme of #WomenAtWork. This could be a coffee morning with your colleagues, a social outing or a team lunch.   Some of the talks and debates start even a day or two earlier. This year Odeon Cinema point will be placed where Embrace documentary will be projected the day before the main celebration on 7th of March. Embrace is a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image. Embrace is told from the point of view of a film-maker Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types.   If you are in Dublin for the International Women's Day you should attend some of this events. Also if you want to celebrate with a more relaxing atmosphere you should visit some of the local pubs where usually women are gathering together to celebrate this important day for them.   International Women's Day in Dublin and whole Ireland is the celebration and remembering about equality and respect between the genders. Dublin is the place where you should be this year, not just because there is plenty of events but just because is a warm and friendly place to be.     Book your budget accommodation with Durban Residence Dublin. Rooms located in Dublin City Center are totally refurbished. Enjoy a fantastic day with us!



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