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Ireland in pictures - Dublin
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A land of enchanting wilderness, wild lake lands and captivating history, it is no exaggeration to say that Ireland has something to offer everyone. Discover its myths and legends, coastal delights and chat with the ever friendly locals, never far from the pub and certainly never adverse to lending a helping hand.
Over time, the Atlantic Ocean has defined this country's shores, creating a fascinating shoreline of caves, cliffs and stunning scenery. Its history, always a point of pride - and most certainly discussion - amongst the locals, will have you chasing all over to follow the trails left by its famous figures, from St. Patrick to Oscar Wilde.
Travel from picturesque coastlines to buzzing and vibrant cities, Belfast, Dublin, Limerick and Cork all have great treasures to unearth and nightlife to experience. Embrace the Irish lifestyle and head to the nearest pub where you will be sure to find poetry, music, dancing and culture, as well as the customary pint of Guinness.
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