Ireland’s fair city holds its own against its more spruced up European counterparts, thanks to its 1000-year history, a thriving contemporary arts and cultural scene and the great craic of local inhabitants. A down-to-earth population lends an infectious personality to this city that’s seldom found elsewhere, while Dublin’s thousand years of history artfully reveals itself on every corner. Medieval castles and cathedrals, remnants of the Viking era and splendid Georgian streets give a glimpse into this city’s roots, with old-time pubs and the famous Guinness factory revealing the city’s undying love of a good party. The sentimental Irish spirit is most rife throughout Dublin’s epic pub scene. Legendary live music and convivial Dubliners make for a laidback evening out, and there’s nowhere quite like Dublin for good, old-fashioned fun.