Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Dublin
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Dublin with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Dublin area
This Dublin map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Dublin - guide chapters
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Ireland
Irish are descendants of the Celts. Therefore, despite religiousness and adherence to Christianity, some pagan holidays have preserved. One of them is Beltane celebrated on May 1. This holiday symbolizes the beginning of summer. The Celts worshiped the fertility god on this day. The tradition of breeding large fires in the hills, planting a bush of rowan in the garden near the house and decorating it in the manner of the New Year tree has survived to this day. Another amazing neo-pagan festival is celebrated on the day of the autumn equinox. Mabon is associated with harvesting. It was originally dedicated to mother earth. Over time, the holiday became a symbol of everything, which no longer exists. On this day, it is customary to remember the deceased women. Families on the Mabon go out for walks in the forest or for picnics. They collect leaves, branches, which are later used to decorate the house.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Dublin and surroundings