Dublin is the third smallest county in Ireland

yet it is home to a third of the country’s population. Popular attractions include the Ardgillan Victorian Garden, at Ardgillan Demesne, and the ‘Dublin Bay Sea Thrill’ at Dun Laoghaire – an exhilarating ride on life rafts.Malahide Castle, with its lovely parkland and collection of paintings, is well worth a visit. Dublin is also a great location for horse riding and golf, with one of the world’s best links courses at Portmarnock. Picturesque coastal villages like Howth and Killiney offer a refreshing break from Dublin city.