I will never forget my trip to Georgia a few years ago. I remember the kindness of strangers, the beautiful changing leaves and the love of all things southern. …and there’s a reason I want to go back. After researching several cities in Georgia, I stumbled on Dublin, a small town conveniently located between Atlanta and Savannah with a deep understanding of the past and a keen eye on the future. …and I had to know more.
Dublin, Georgia brings it’s Southern charm to a community full of life. With each website I pull up, I find more fun and interesting highlights of the city, just waiting to be explored. Here, I’ve listed the top 5 reasons I want to take my family there soon.
The Guiness Storehouse is located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery. This massive seven-storey building, a former Guinness® fermentation plant, has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness – which tells you right there, it’s a must-see! A visit will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about this world famous beer, and visitors should also visit the Gravity Bar® where they receive a complimentary pint of Guinness® and a chance to relax and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views across Dublin City.
Many rare and exotic animals live and roam in a wide variety of natural habitats at the Dublin Zoo. Visitors can wander through the African Savannah and gaze at the giraffes, zebras, scimitar oryx and ostrich, then head to the Kaziranga Forest to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants that call this beautiful place home. Dublin Zoo, located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin City, allows you to discover amazing animals that include tigers, hippos, bats, rare monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees, red pandas and reptiles, to name but a few!
National Aquatic Centre
AquaZone, at the National Aquatic Centre, is one of the most innovative water parks in Europe. A whole host of exciting features ensures that there is lots of family fun, thrills and something for everyone. If you crave extreme thrills, raging water adventures, flying through the air, or just an enjoyable family day out in Dublin, AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre has Europe’s biggest and best water rides and attractions waiting for you!
Book of Kells
The Book of Kells was written around the year 800 AD and is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world. Its 680 pages of vellum contain the Latin texts of the Four Gospels. It was written around 800 AD by Irish monks and later buried in the ground for fear of the Vikings. After being eventually rediscovered, it was deposited for safe keeping in Trinity College Dublin in 1653.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Built between 1220 and 1260, St Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. Today, St Patrick’s is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and still the largest cathedral in Ireland. Visitors can learn about the building’s fascinating history, including its most famous Dean (head) Jonathan Swift, who is one of around 700 burials on site.