Ireland's capital, Dublin, is an intriguing blend of culture and history, elegant architecture and a creative vibe. Dublin's busy international airport operates regular flights from Dublin to Birmingham, which can leave from one of its two busy terminals - with Terminal 1 dealing mainly with short haul and Terminal 2 long haul. The two terminals are linked by a footbridge.
The airport's original terminal, which opened in 1940, was designed by the architect Desmond Fitzgerald. Its curved building and tiered floors represent the contours of a great ocean liner and has won numerous architectural awards. Although the airport has since increased in size, the principal terminal and listed building is still in operational use.