The Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau last week launched a retooled Web site that will allow residents to share their favorite places to visit or discover deals at local businesses.

The Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau last week launched a retooled Web site that will allow residents to share their favorite places to visit or discover deals at local businesses.

The site, irishisanattitude.com, will benefit both visitors and residents, Dublin CVB executive director Scott Dring said.

"It's been about three years since we redesigned (the Web site) and we thought we wanted a fresh look and needed to incorporate more of a social media component that we feel is very important in our industry right now," he said. "People are using Twitter, blogs, Facebook and such. Our old site didn't incorporate those communication tools as much as we liked."

The new site includes interactive features such as Dublin Live, which "contains 'live' news feeds and recent updates on things that are happening in and around Dublin," according to a CVB news release. "These include recent Dublin blog posts and 'tweets,' video and photo uploads, as well as getaway packages and restaurant deals."

"The Dublin Live section is unique in that not only is it a great resource for visitors on what's happening to date, but a great resource for residents to keep up with hotel and restaurant specials as well as what's happening in the community," Dring said. "I think it gives the community a great tool to use through blogging and tweets. It's a really interactive component of the Web site. It's not just us putting things up."

Dring said Dublin Live could also be a potential revenue source through advertising in the future.

The Web site also will be useful to people planning visits. New features include Irish-inspired ideas for your travel itinerary, tips on hidden treasures in Dublin and a planning section that gives visitors maps, guides and more.