Nestled in the gently lapping waters of Dublin Bay, and flanked by the haunting mountains of Wicklow, this one-time Viking settlement radiates over one thousand years of history and presents a gateway to one of the most beautiful nations on earth.
It is also a slick and sassy capital city which began the 21st century as a major node point in global economics. In the midnineties, Dubliners hit the jackpot as the Celtic Tiger saw the Irish economy balloon beyond recognition. Almost overnight, Dublin became a business haven and a playground for the world’s glitterati, with swish new bars, hotels and restaurants embracing both the European currency and European culture.
Today, you’ll find a happy medium between misty-eyed nostalgia and modern glamour, and this guide will provide the Elite Traveler with a little bit of both. Whether you’re drinking a Guinness to the tune of a fiddle, or nibbling tapas in Dublin’s sparkling commercial hub, you’ll realize the wit and warmth of the Irish transcend boom and bust.