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WOW Air: Dublin, Our Kind of City

WOW Air is a happy Icelandic low-cost airline that flies to Iceland from a number of European cities the whole year round and started flying to North America this year and will now be flying into Dublin. The airline was founded in November 2011 and its inaugural flight was to Paris on May 31st 2012. WOW Air is committed to providing the cheapest flights to and from Iceland, but doing so with a smile and providing a memorable service all the way.

Cheap Flights to Dublin

Over the past two decades Dublin has gone from being called “dirty Dublin” to becoming a modern European city without losing the grip on its Irish roots. From June 2015, WOW Air will offer cheap flights to Dublin all year round. And now WOW Air is offering The Wild Geese members a special offer to Dublin, less than $520 RT if booked by June 11. And please 'friend' us here on TheWildGeese.Irish for more WOW news in the weeks ahead.

Viking City 

Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland and the country's biggest city, is the center of everything Irish. Whether you're looking for fun nights out, a great place to shop or a city filled with Irish history and culture, Dublin is the place to go. Here you'll find all the major chains and compartment stores, they have a special district full of Irish pubs and Dublin also has a long and interesting history as it was founded by Vikings in the 9th century.

Dubliners use the Euro when they buy stuff and you should too when you're in Ireland. Dublin has a very stable climate. During the coldest month the temperature rarely goes below 0°C but ranges between 5-8°C. In the summer months the average temperature is around 19°C, perfect for shopping, and it's good to know that the Irish summer lasts well into September. Flights between Iceland and Dublin only take ca. 2 hours and from Dublin Airport there's a 10-15 minute bus ride to downtown Dublin. 

Here is why a vacation in Ireland is an awesome idea

There are plenty of reasons to visit Ireland. This island of leprechauns, four leaf clovers, river dancing, gingers, whiskey, Irish coffee and absolutely fantastic Eurovision music is a paradise for travelers; beautiful, unspoiled landscapes, dramatic coastlines, dynamic cities and over thousand years’ worth of history and culture. From five star castles to quaint cottages and everything in between, the Irish are great hosts and they sure know how to party. This is why everyone loves Ireland and the Irish

Dreaming of Dublin

Dublin was founded as a Viking settlement in the 9th century but today it is the largest city of Ireland and the capital of the Republic of Ireland. In modern Irish, Dublin is called Baile Átha Cliath which means “Town of the hurdled ford,” referring to the fording point of the River Liffey. Furthermore the real meaning of the name Dublin is “black pool.” Who knew?

Over the past two decades, the city has gone through a total reinvention and can no longer be called “dirty Dublin.” Although it has held onto its roots it’s now a modern city with a groovy atmosphere. For a long time Dublin mimicked London in everything it did but after joining the EU in the mid-1990’s it embraced a more Eurocentric way, paving the road to the rise of café culture with cozy bars in the downtown area and restaurants with alfresco dining.

Here are some awesome things to check out in Dublin

  • The Long Room at the Old Library in Trinity College – Inspect the ninth century manuscript of the Book of Kells. Explore this most stunning library and stroll on the picturesque grounds of Trinity College.
  • Ha’penny Bridge – A symbol of Dublin’s ancient style named after its original toll.
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral – The largest medieval church of Ireland is a must see.
  • The Spire – Also known as “The erection at the intersection,” this 120 m high giant needle towers over O’Connell Street and is a popular meeting place.
  • Dublin Zoo – Bigger than all of London’s parks put together, this zoo houses a great display of animals from all over the world as well as a petting zoo for kids.
  • Kilmainham Gaol – With a dark history, this most hated prison in Ireland is an unmissable symbol of repression through the centuries.
  • Grafton Street – The city’s top shopping street is a favorite among street performers making your shopping spree all the more entertaining.

Let us not forget the traditional Irish pubs, a trip to Dublin is incomplete without a visit to at least one such establishment. The Dublin barmen are truly a special breed and take good care to give loving attention to the Guinness they serve. In many of the older Dublin pubs you also find “snugs,” little private chambers that are really a relic from older days when gangs and secret societies needed a place to meet away from common drinkers.

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