Ireland's largest and most important city Dublin has the potential to charm any visitor. Visitors can wander down the cobbled streets of Temble Bar, listen to authentic Irish folk musicians play live or explore the greenery of Phoenix Park. After growing from a Viking settlement and becoming Ireland's main city of the Norman invasion, Dublin is bursting with culture and intrigue. You can explore the grand surroundings of Dublin Castle or check out the modern Spire of Dublin on O'Connell Street before heading out for a night of entertainment. Dublin's nightlife is as vibrant as the people are friendly, with no shortage of pubs and fantastic music venues to demonstrate Ireland's famous warmth and humour. Music fans should look out for shows at Whelan's, Vicar Street or the enormous 3Arena. If theatre is more what you’re after, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre offers up a whole host of plays and musicals throughout the year.