Independent, rebellious and freedom-loving Dublin often welcomes guests with drizzling rains, winds and gloomy skies. But this does not lose the attractive power of this city, where the traditions of the ancient Celts and Gaels are still alive, where the pugnacious spirit of the Irish Republican Army still walks through the streets and the dashing battle cry “Erin Go Bragh” is not forgotten.
Dublin was once an eternal thorn in the envious eye of the British Empire. For centuries, the city fought for independence and gave the prim English lords a lot of trouble. Now Dublin is a picturesque European capital, a symbol of a free Ireland and a place of attraction for tourists from all over the world. Here they celebrate the merry St. Patrick’s Day on a grand scale, proudly show the Beer Museum to foreigners and continue to hope to take away the rest of the country from greedy Englishmen.