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Welcome to The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin blog page; Scéal.

Scéal is the Irish word for story pronounced as 'shkale'. This is the place to come to explore what's going on in Dublin plus special offers and announcements from the hotel.

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12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Dublin At Least Once

You’ll never run out of things to do and see in Dublin City – there’s just so much happening all year round. If you’re thinking of coming here but you’re not sure what do, here are 12 suggestions from our team:

1. Always Something Happening

Every month there seems to be a completely new list of events, concerts, matches, exhibitions, shows and other things happening in Dublin, many of which you won’t find in any other city. Have a look at Visit Dublin’s list of what’s on in Dublin.

Dublin at Christmas

2. Park It

We’re right in the centre of the city and so too are some fantastic parks, including St. Stephen’s Green across the road from us, The Iveagh Gardens just up the road and of course Phoenix Park, the largest city centre park in Europe.

St. Stephen's Green in Autumn

3. Get Out A Bit

Just outside the city, along the coast and easily reached by the DART railway, are some truly beautiful seaside towns. Head north to visit Howth and Malahide or go south to Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey or Killiney.

Howth Cliff Walk

4. Take a Walk

Also, just outside the city, you’ll find some extraordinary Dublin walking routes. Some long, some short, some easy, some challenging but all stunning and all unique to the Dublin and Wicklow mountains and coastline.

Glendalough Day Trip

5. Look Around

Dublin is incredibly picturesque. It’s a medieval city that has some fascinating living history along its streets – ancient buildings, historical sites, street art, memorials and a different story at every turn. Check out the Visit Dublin Instagram page and get a true flavor of Dublin for yourself.

6. Have The Craic

Craic (fun) is something that comes naturally to Dubliners and those visiting our famous pubs. Walk in to practically any one of the hundreds of great bars in the city and you’ll have a great night out.

Temple Bar Pub Dublin

7. St. Patrick’s Day

Something everyone should do at least once in their lives is to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. It’s the biggest day of the year and the whole city stops, goes on a march, makes a speech and has a whale of a time. Join us.

St. Patrick's Day Events 2017

8. Things You’ll Only Find In Dublin

From the Guinness Brewery to Temple Bar, there are a lot of attractions that are completely unique to Dublin. We’ve picked the best for you in our what to do in Dublin guide.

Guinness Storehouse Dublin

9. Famous Figures

There’s been a lot of famous Dubliners, such as James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Samuel Beckett and U2. With a little looking around and asking the occasional question you can see where they lived, wrote, played and socialised.

James Joyce

10. Have a Laugh

Dublin is a city that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is always ready to make you smile. From the ready wit in the pubs and the charm of the street traders to the humour of the Leprechaun Museum and the fascination of the Little Museum Of Dublin, you’ll love it all.

Little Museum of Dublin

11. Bars You’ve Never Seen

Even if you’re a regular visitor to Dublin there are new bars and clubs opening all of the time and they’re waiting for you to discover. Don’t worry – we’ve got a list of the best new bars, restaurants and attractions for you to put on your to-do list.

Zozimus Bar Dublin

12. Go On Tour

Dublin has dozens of general and specialist tours for you to take. From the Viking Splash Tour to Literary Pub Crawl to our very own walking tour podcasts, you’ll be in great hands in Dublin.

Trinity College Dublin

There they are: 12 great reasons to visit Dublin. If you’re looking for more ideas, just call the hotel or have a word with our ever-resourceful concierges when you get here.