You can fly to Dublin, Ireland, for as little as $427 round-trip on several Star Alliance airlines.
Winter travel, from a variety of U.S. cities, on Air Canada, Lufthansa or United.
While you may not want to spend a lot of winter days in Dublin, remember that it is the hub city for ultra-low-cost Ryanair. Ryanair flies to numerous European destinations, sometimes for just a few dollars per ticket plus miscellaneous add-on fees.
Some of the least-expensive flights from the United States to Europe land in Dublin, Ireland. A smart idea is to spend a couple of days in Dublin, then continue on ultra-low-cost Ryanair to your final destination somewhere else in Europe.
This blog post lists 8 fun (plus one not-so-fun) activities to do while you are in Dublin.
The not-so-fun activity is the expensive cab ride into downtown. I’ve personally experienced a couple of the others (think Guinness brewery), and will be taking the list along on my next visit.
A ninth fun activity, not on the list, is a poetry pub crawl. This starts in the early evening and has a group following a poetry-reciter from pub to pub…great fun!