Situated among ivy covered residences and embassy buildings, the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin offers travelers a setting within the Royal Dublin Society's show grounds. Four Seasons Hotel Dublin offers 197 spacious guest rooms and suites located within easy walking and driving distance of the capital city's historical landmarks. Downtown theaters, shopping and galleries are within easy reach.
The hotel's location allows travelers to enjoy walks to nearby Herbert Park. When guests return from their day sightseeing they can visit the hotel's Seasons restaurant, known for its continental cuisine. The Cafe offers homestyle menu choices and Irish dishes. Drinks can be enjoyed at Ice or Bar; which offers Irish whiskeys and beers.
Noted for its bustling pubs, theaters and restaurants Dublin also offers the traveler opportunities to enjoy the arts in its many museums and galleries. From its beginnings as a Celtic and Viking trading port, Dublin enjoyed prosperity for many years, then in the 1930s declined, resurfacing with an economic resurgence in the 1990s. Dublin's Georgian architecture, and rich musical, literary and arts traditions make it one of the favored destinations of travelers.
Nearby Activities and Attractions Edit
St. Patrick's Festival - Traditional annual festival features marching band competitions, pageants, treasure hunts and children's activities. Events are located at various points in the city, including City Hall.
Wicklow Walking Holidays - Various guided walking tours are available in this noted walker's paradise. Tours run from 1/2 day to a week or longer and can be arranged through various local tour operators.
The Dublin Horse Show - 5 day annual event featuring a variety of equestrian events, live entertainment and children's activities. The public is invited to enter a judging contest where the daily winner receives 1,000 Euros.
Irish Museum of Modern Art - Modern and contemporary art museum features award-winning Education and Community Department, exhibitions include work from established and up and coming artists; collection includes Sean Scully paintings, works by James Coleman, Maria Simonds-Gooding and more.
Dublin Toy & Train Fair - Located in The Clontarf Castle Hotel, Castle Avenue on Dublin's north side, the fair offers 4 toy shows a year, and in 2008 is celebrating its 15th year. The fair features dozens of dealer tables where visitors can purchase old trains, dolls, teddy bears and much more.
Christ Church Cathedral - Located at Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is commonly called Christ Church, Dublin. The Cathedral offers a number of activities the public can attend including church services, bell ringing sessions, and a variety of choral services. The Cathedral charges adults a 6 Euro entrance charge (it does offer some group rates for more than 10 people in a party) to help defray the cost of keeping the cathedral open to the public.
Dublin City Hall - Visitors can see the Story of the Capital Exhibition, a one-hour exhibition where medieval and period pieces are mingled with modern multimedia displays to tell the story of the city's evolution. The City Hall Exhibition can be seen on Monday-Saturday: 10am-5:15pm, and Sunday & Bank Holidays: 2pm-5pm. There are varying admission fees for adults, children and groups.