The sea crossing time from Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Throughout the city of Dublin and the surrounding county you'll find a great deal of engaging visitor attractions. There are galleries, museums and modern centres of entertainment. There really is something for everyone, including families in Dublin. Should your interest be art, sport, culture, literature, history or maybe you like to go to a zoo or visit a castle or eat in a nice restaurant or let your children play with some great toys, Dublin is an exciting city full of daytime and night-time attractions. Dublin attracts many people every year from all of the world, and many of those people arrive at the port of Dublin in a ferry having travelled in comfort and style.
But in reality, Dublin is famous mostly for its culture. People who love art, literature, history, photography , architecture, music and all other types of culture will enjoy the 200 art groups, 37 libraries, 6 festivals, 14 theatres and 29 museums in the European capital of culture.
Looking back in history, Dublin has been home to literary giants like Beckett, Swift, Wilde and Joyce. They have also produced some great musicians such as the Chieftains and of course U2, but also have some up and coming talent coming through that could be a force to reckon with in the music world. Look out for Gemma Hayes, Damien Rice, The Thrills and The Frames in the near future. The reputation of Dublin is built upon the foundations of cultural talent.
We can of course also talk about the pubs and the cafes and the nightclubs buzzing with action. Dublin has always been a famous destination for Stag nights. There are over 1 ½ million people in Dublin and half of them are under 25 which keeps it youthful and fun. But at some point you may want to look at the sights surrounding the city.
You can choose from sandy beaches, fishing villages, mountain walks and historic gardens and homes. There are countless interesting places to explore. One of the best for the family is Phoenix Park. There is a nature reserve, grazing deer, a zoo with 700 animals and well tended formal gardens. Children can design and produce their own pottery pieces in the hands on centre. You can also go horseback riding and sailing and enjoy the Viking adventure recreating the sounds, sights and smells of Dublin from 1000 years ago. Don't forget your Euros!