Most visitors to Dublin inevitably find their way to Temple Bar – the most popular area of the city, and filled with a wide array of bars and restaurants. Great places to soak up some local atmosphere and culture, don’t miss some live music, which is performed most evenings. Here’s a roundup of 10 of the best spots to try.
Officially the oldest pub in Ireland, The Brazen Head dates all the way back to 1198, and it has left a lasting impression on Irish popular culture. James Joyce made reference to it in Ulysses, as did the satirist Jonathan Swift. When you enter this pub you are truly stepping back in time, as you become engulfed in the smells and sounds that have echoed through the imposing walls for over eight centuries – an experience unmatched by any other pub in the land.