The Best Things To Do In Dublin

Embrace the charm and character of Dublin while immersing yourself in the friendly atmosphere. This is a city that has everything from castles to bars and great restaurants. A short flight puts you right at the heart of this cultural city that offers a city break you will always remember.

Guinness Storehouse 

No trip to Dublin is complete without a trip to the famous Guinness Storehouse. This is the most visited attraction in the whole of the country. Here you will learn about the history of the famous drink as well as be able to take in many exhibits. Once you have finished, head to the gravity bar on the roof. Enjoy a free pint of Guinness while taking in the spectacular views of Dublin.

Guinness factory in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol 

Built in 1796, this historic prison was home to a vast number of Irish revolutionaries who ultimately met their end. This was due to their resistance to British rule in Ireland after the failed rebellion in 1916. It became famous for its bad treatment on inmates. Of which sadly include women and children who were arrested for carrying out even the smallest of crimes. However, this is now an interesting and intriguing museum that offers moving tours that take you through the cells and courtyards where inmates would have been harshly treated.

The Little Museum of Dublin 

You will find this little gem positioned inside an 18th-century Georgian townhouse. The museum aims to tell the story of the city and the people who live and have lived there in a way that certainly grips you. It delves into the social, political and cultural history of Dublin where you can look at historical records and memorabilia. The guides are full of knowledge and will help you to learn all about the city and what it has to offer you. For music fans and fans of U2 in particular, there is one room dedicated to them. 

Chester Beatty Library 

This is an understated and underrated attraction in Dublin where you can find a vast array of cultural relics. The museum gives access to manuscripts and rare books relating to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. There are artefacts from Japan and China as well as intricate scrolls and snuff bottles. This random yet interesting museum is free to access with an alluring and charming coffee shop where you can stop to breathe in the atmosphere. 

Kilmainham Gaol prison
Chester Beatty Library

Temple Bar 

You will find this on the bank of the river Liffey. It is the place where the magic happens because when it comes to bars – and Dublin has a lot of them, you will not get a better night. Filled with laughter, singing and fun, there are many pubs and restaurants for you to sample. The cobbled streets add to the character and the experience but this is the place to go if you want to let your hair down. 

St Patrick’s Cathedral 

This is the biggest church in Ireland and is named after the patron Saint. It was founded in 1191 and ever since has been seen as the heart of the city from an iconic point of view. Many events take place here such as the annual Remembrance Day celebration. Each year, 500,000 visitors take in this magical building and its features, where they find a moving and intense experience waiting for them.

Temple Bar in Dublin
St patricks cathedral

Dublin Tours & Attractions

Map of Dublin

History and Culture of Dublin

Dublin is steeped in history and culture that dates back to the 6th century. It is a city that thrives on a vibrant atmosphere but it has had its fair share of turbulent times. It has experienced Anglo-Norman invasions, a break up of the religious institutions by Henry VIII and in the 1800's it declined to the point where it became a middle-class city. However, uprisings, wars and invasions have only added to the charm and feel of this magnificent city.

Pictures of Dublin

Hotels In Dublin

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