Top 5 Historical Sites in Dublin

Dublin is a treasure trove of historical landmarks. You just have to walk down any of our streets, from the city centre to the suburbs and you’re surrounded by a rich history with landmarks on every corner. There is so much to learn, that it’s hard to know where to start! The city centre is […]

2022 Centenary

On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and staged a rebellion against the British government in Ireland. The rebels seized prominent buildings in Dublin. While 1916 was a pivotal year in Irish history, it wasn’t until 1922 that Ireland was declared a Republic. This […]

Valentine’s Day in Dublin

With the most romantic day of the year fast approaching, there is one question on every couple’s lips is – how do I make this Valentine’s extra special? Dublin has so many fantastic traditional and alternative date ideas to suit couples with all sorts of interests. Shopping in the city is second to none so […]

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo has become a new tradition for families, couples and groups visiting Dublin over the Christmas season. The event was sorely missed in 2020 and we are delighted to welcome it back to Phoenix Park in 2021. This year’s theme ‘Around the World’ is in keeping with the return of international […]

Christmas Traditions in Dublin

Dublin is a special city, especially around Christmas time. From illuminated streets lit with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights to listening to some familiar faces sing our favourite carols on Christmas eve, Dubliners have some lovely traditions which are open to everyone. Book a Christmas stay in Ashling Hotel today to beat the usual rush […]