Ranked as one of the most cultural cities in Europe there is so much to pack into a weekend in Ireland’s capital of Dublin.
This year, Scottish, Welsh and Italian rugby fans will get the chance to visit Dublin where they will be able to sample its architectural heritage, rich literary history and world-famous stout.
The Guinness Storehouse is a must-see with the highlight being a perfect pint of the black stuff in the 360-degree panoramic café at the end of the tour with jaw-dropping views over the whole city.
The River Liffey runs through Dublin and a walk along its banks will take you into the heart of the city where there are a number of things to see.
St Stephen’s Green – one of the largest enclosed city squares in Europe – is a hidden delight with fountains, foliage and fun wherever you look while Trinity College is also a popular tourist attraction.
And one last tip from the locals is to always order your Guinness first at the bar in a hefty round. They take a while to pour and need to be left to settle so let your barman get those sorted first before ordering the rest of your drinks.
Built on the site of the former Lansdowne Road ground, the Aviva Stadium was officially opened in May 2010 with an increased capacity of more than 51,000.
Ireland lost their opening match at their new home, going down 23-21 to South Africa in the autumn internationals that year before France came to Dublin and won 25-22 in the 2011 Championship.
But since then the men in green have only been defeated at the Aviva Stadium on three further occasions in the Six Nations, winning 16 and drawing two.
Their 32-20 loss to England in last year’s Championship ended a 12-match winning run at home.
Scotland will be the visitors on Saturday before Wales arrive seven days later aiming to secure their first win in Dublin since 2012.
Ireland’s final home match of this year’s Guinness Six Nations will take place on Saturday, March 7 when they host Italy.