Dublin is best for...

Live music: Temple Bar, Merchant's Arch Bar and O'Donoghue's are lively spots with local acts playing every night

Whiskey: Sample Ireland's finish whiskeys at the Palace Bar and head to Old Jameson Distillery to learn about their famous drink

The Temple Bar A must-visit for anyone in Dublin, The Temple Bar will get you in the mood for a great night out

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

Dublin is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a good time. Home to a nightlife culture defined by pubs and traditional Irish music, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun after dark in this energetic city.

Drop in at the Brazen Head, which was founded in 1198 and is Dublin’s oldest pub, or watch some traditional music at the Temple Bar. It was here that Dave Browne set the record for the longest live guitar session in 2011. He was on for 114 hours and 20 minutes, and played 1,372 songs, with 200 renditions of ‘Galway Girl’.

Dublin is home to the flagship Guinness brewery, creators of one of the world’s most popular beers. Sign up for a tour as soon as you arrive, as it’s one of the best brewery tours you can go on.