Shortcut: Tommy from Dublin

Hi Ida
Good to hear from you! Are you looking forward to your trip? Dublin is a big city. It has more than 1 million people and it is the capital city. There are about 4.7 million people in Ireland altogether. 

Did you know that the Vikings founded Dublin? The Vikings killed and stole from Irish people. But we are over it now. No-one is angry with Norwegian tourists these days!

Grafton Street, Dublin Grafton Street, Dublin You said you were interested in the nightlife. The night life in the Temple Bar area of Dublin is great. Many people come to party in Dublin before they get married. You can see lots of people dressed in strange costumes wandering around Temple Bar at the weekends! 

Ireland is a great place for music. Irish folk music is famous all over the world. We also have famous bands from Ireland. I think the most famous one is U2. They have been playing for over 30 years now!

We get a lot of rain in Ireland. The weather can change ten times in one day. You always need to have a coat and umbrella with you, even if it’s sunny when you leave the house. On the other hand, we don’t have to worry about it getting too hot or too cold.

Well, that’s a bit about Ireland. I am sure there is lots of other stuff I could tell you. Tell me what else you would like to know. I hope we can meet up when you are here too. Hear from you soon,