Dublin is Ireland's most popular port with cruise liners. In 2010 85 cruise vessels visited Dublin. Smaller liners can come up the river Liffey close to the city centre while the larger vessels berth in Alexandra Quay, located 2kms from the city centre.
Dublin has a lot to offer any visitor. Where else in the world will you find culture,history, architecture, scenic beauty, beaches and mountains all within a 40Km radius of the city centre. If sport is your passion you will find more than 50 golf courses all within easy reach and Dublin is host to many major sporting events in Gaelic Football, Hurling, Soccer, Rugby and many more.
Breathtaking Wicklow with its mountains, lakes, valleys and long sandy beaches is a short drive to the south. To the north, the historic Boyne Valley boasts a different type of grandeur, which includes the Hill of Tara, Slane, Newgrange and the site of the Battle of the Boyne.
No visit to Dublin would be complete without discovering the birthplaces of its most famous beverages at Guinness Brewery and the Irish Whiskey Distillery. Both welcome visitors while the pubs of Dublin are famous the world over.
One does not need to have Dublin or Irish ancestery to enjoy a visit to Dublin's Fair City, the home of Sweet Molly Malone.