The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland's biggest annual sporting and social events which attracts 100,000 visitors to the RDS in Dublin. Since it was first held in 1864 the Horse Show has become a Dublin institution. A celebration of Ireland's affinity with the horse, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers.
It is one of Ireland's largest events, a highlight of the summer, each year welcoming tens of thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world.
Dublin Marathon 2015, one of the great European city marathons, takes place in Dublin City on the October Bank Holiday. This will be the 35th year of this great event which is run through the capital's historic Georgian streets and its magnificent Phoenix Park. Thousands of boisterous spectators will line the route and in fact, such is the buzz from the crowd, that overseas participants in the Dublin Marathon have dubbed it the 'friendly marathon'.The only problem is that once you have experienced it, you'll want to come back again!
Great location, close to loads of bars/restaurants. Staff were lovely, really helpful and attentive. Rooms were clean with comfy beds. Great base to explore Dublin.
Only stayed two nights but we really enjoyed ourselves. We will certainly stay again.
We had a wonderful stay! Staff was so friendly and accommodating. Can't wait to return. Many thanks! Maura from Boston, MA
At the heart of Dublin city's artistic and cultural centre, Temple Bar, lies Blooms 3 star Hotel Dublin city. And at the heart of Blooms Temple Bar Hotel in Dublin lies a commitment to providing you with a distinctive, memorable visit.
Like the colourful atmospheric quarter that has grown up around this Hotel in Temple Bar, Blooms Temple Bar Hotel Dublin offers visitors an easygoing charm and friendly welcome which few other 3-star Dublin city centre hotels could even hope to muster. Dublin is a great place to shop, and Blooms Dublin Hotel is right-slap-bang in the middle of Dublin's two major shopping areas; Grafton Street and Henry Street.
Blooms Hotel Dublin is close to all major theatre and concert venues such as Olympia Theatre, Vicar Street, Gaiety Theatre and The O2, and major sporting venues such as Croke Park (walking distance) and the Aviva Stadium (10 minutes by car). This is why Blooms hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting Dublin!
"Club M Nightclub is one of Dublin's longest established night spots. Club M is safe, fun and friendly and has been attracting the crowds for over a decade. Why ? Well, as the saying goes, "you can never get enough of a good thing".
The VAT house Bar of Temple Bar is a traditional Irish Pub, which gets its name from the vat house in the Guinness Brewery, St. James Gate Dublin. During the final stage of the brewing process Guinness is stored in large copper vats and left to mature, thereby allowing the flavour to develop.
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During the day there's loads to do in Temple Bar. Diversions Temple Bar is a free, outdoor cultural festival which celebrates all forms of contemporary culture, and takes place from June to August in the outdoor performance space of Meeting House Square, in Temple Bar.
James Joyce's Ulysses was published in 1922 and is considered to be one of the most important books of the 20th century. The narrative follows the journey of two characters, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, as they criss-cross Dublin on 16 June 1904. Dublin takes centre stage in the book and the soul of the city is captured in all its gritty glory.