Dublin is best for...

Traditional Irish cuisine: Get lamb shanks, Irish seafood chowder and beef stew from Little Kitchen and O'Neill's Pub

Great beer: Delve into Dublin's craft beer scene and make sure that you try a selection of the beers produced in the country

International restaurants: From French dishes to North African cuisine, Dublin has plenty of delicious food for you to feast on

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Dublin is English

Currency: The currency used in Dublin is the Euro

Local time: Dublin's local time is the same as throughout the UK

Fly to: Dublin's main airport is Dublin Airport

Hearty and filling, there’s nothing quite like traditional Irish food. From boxty to bread and cheesecake made with Guinness, its comforting qualities are sure to please.

When you’re in town, make sure you pay a visit to the flagship Guinness brewery, St. James’ Gate. You’ll learn plenty of facts about the iconic beer during your tour, which will end with a taste of the finest pint of the ‘Black Stuff’ you’ll have anywhere in the world. It takes precisely 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint, so get your stopwatch out.

Although many people think corned beef is an Irish speciality, its roots actually go back to ancient Europe and the Middle East. There are plenty of other dishes to discover though that hail from the Emerald Isle.