Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Situated on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, it lies within the province of Leinster. It is bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range.
Dublin Castle is a major Irish government complex, conference centre, and tourist attraction. It is located off Dame Street in Dublin. Until 1922 it was the seat of the British government's administration in Ireland.Learn more Book this experience
Christ Church Cathedral, more formally The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is the cathedral of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the cathedral of the ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel in the Church of Ireland.Learn more Book this experience
Come see a different side of Dublin with Extreme Time Off, a canoe and kayaking company specializing in tours and quality equipment. Their team of professional instructors cater to groups of all shapes and sizes, beginners or total pros. You will hav...Book this experience
Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin, Ireland. The area is bounded by the Liffey to the north, Dame Street to the south, Westmoreland Street to the east and Fishamble Street to the west.Learn more Book this experience
The Library of Trinity College Dublin serves Trinity College and the University of Dublin. It is a legal deposit or "copyright library", under which, publishers in Ireland must deposit a copy of all their publications there, without charge.View on Google Maps Book this experience
There's way more to Dublin than fiddles and Guinness. The hop-on hop-off bus gives you access to an abundance of Irish gold over 24, 48 or 72 hours, with 25 stops, multilingual commentary, and special offers. See the best of Dublin in three days – including the National Museum and National Art Gallery, the Book of Kells in Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse and more. The hop-on hop-off bus tour is the best way to get to grips with Ireland's atmospheric capital. There's audio commentary in eight languages – hop on and off as much as you like over 24, 48 or 72 hours. **Red Route** Departing every 30 minutes, this classic route swings by many Dublin highlights, including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And don't forget about the special offers you get with the pass!Book this experience
Phoenix Park is an urban park in Dublin, Ireland, lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares; it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city.Learn more Book this experience
Trinity College, officially the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university located in Dublin, Ireland.Learn more Book this experience
See the real beauty of Ireland during this amazing country and mountain adventure in Wicklow National Park. This award-winning guided tour includes a stop at Glendalough valley, with its picturesque slopes and lakes. Hike and trek through these magni...Book this experience
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, located in Dublin's Docklands, covers the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries.Learn more Book this experience
The National Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden in Glasnevin, 5 km north-west of Dublin city centre, Ireland. The 19.5 hectares are situated between Glasnevin Cemetery and the River Tolka where it forms part of the river's floodplain.Learn more Book this experience
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Grab a paddle and join Extreme Time Off on a sea kayaking excursion from Killiney Beach to Dalkey Island. From Killiney's coastline you will head to the Sorrento Terrace, crossing Dalkey Sound. Along the way you will see plenty of cormorants, s...Book this experience
Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, founded in 1191, is the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Christ Church Cathedral, also a Church of Ireland cathedral in Dublin, is designated as the local cathedral of the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough.Learn more Book this experience
St Stephen's Green is a city centre public park in Dublin, Ireland. The current landscape of the park was designed by William Sheppard. It was officially re-opened to the public on Tuesday, 27 July 1880 by Lord Ardilaun.Learn more Book this experience
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Stand Up Paddling is a traditional Hawaiian surf sport promoting balance and paddling strength. Take a paddle around Bray Harbour on this 2 hour SUP lesson. Bray Adventure instructors will get you up on your feet in no time teaching you the skills ne...Book this experience
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Bullock Harbour or Bulloch Harbour is a small working harbour located near the heritage town of Dalkey on the southeast coast of Dublin Bay in Ireland.Learn more Book this experience
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The Forty Foot is a promontory on the southern tip of Dublin Bay at Sandycove, County Dublin, Ireland, from which people have been swimming in the Irish Sea all year round for some 250 years.Learn more Book this experience
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Cabinteely is a suburb of Dublin's southside. It is located in the jurisdiction of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, County Dublin, Ireland.Learn more
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Malahide is an affluent coastal settlement in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland, situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city. It has a village centre surrounded by suburban housing estates, with a population over 16,000.Learn more
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Glenageary is an area in the suburbs of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. While there is no officially defined boundary, it is surrounded by the areas of Dalkey, Dún Laoghaire, Glasthule, Johnstown, Killiney and Sallynoggin.Learn more
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Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. The district as a whole occupies the greater part of the peninsula of Howth Head, which forms the northern boundary of Dublin Bay.Learn more
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The Harbour lighthouse in Howth is an historic aid to navigation situated on the East pier of the harbour. It was built in the early 19th century to help guide shipping into the newly constructed harbour, which acted as the terminus for the packet service between Ireland and England.Learn more
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The Baily Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the southeastern part of Howth Head in County Dublin, Ireland. It is maintained by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.Learn more Book this experience
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Killiney is an affluent seaside resort and suburb in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. It lies south of neighbouring Dalkey, and north of Shankill.Learn more
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Why travel to Dublin, Ireland?
Dublin, the capital and largest city of Ireland, offers a blend of historical charm and modern vibrancy. The city is known for its rich literary history, friendly locals, and lively pub culture. Dublin is a must-visit destination for travelers interested in history, literature, and experiencing the famous Irish hospitality.
How to get there?
Dublin is easily accessible via its international airport, Dublin Airport (DUB), which is well-connected to major cities across Europe and North America. From the airport, you can take the Airlink Express bus or a taxi into the city center. Alternatively, the city is also accessible through ferry services from the UK and France or by train from other parts of Ireland.
What to book in advance?
It's a good idea to book tickets in advance for popular attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, and the Book of Kells at Trinity College. Additionally, if you plan to attend any theater performances or concerts, it's wise to secure your tickets ahead of time.
What are the costs?
Dublin can be relatively expensive compared to other European cities. However, there are ways to save money, such as purchasing a Dublin Pass which provides entry to over 30 attractions and discounts on dining and shopping. Expect to pay around €100-€150 per night for a mid-range hotel and €20-€30 for a meal in a mid-range restaurant.
What are the best things to do?
Some highlights of a visit to Dublin include exploring historic sites such as Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral, visiting the Guinness Storehouse for a brewery tour, and walking along the River Liffey. Literature enthusiasts can enjoy the Dublin Writers Museum and the James Joyce Centre. Don't forget to spend an evening in the famous Temple Bar area, where you can enjoy live music and a pint of Guinness.
Where to eat?
1. Gallagher's Boxty House - Known for its traditional Irish boxty dishes (a type of potato pancake), this cozy restaurant in the Temple Bar area is a must-try.
2. The Winding Stair - Located near the Ha'penny Bridge, this charming restaurant offers modern Irish cuisine with stunning views of the River Liffey.
3. Brother Hubbard - A popular spot for brunch, Brother Hubbard serves delicious and unique dishes inspired by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors.
Where to stay?
1. The Dean Dublin - A stylish boutique hotel located in the city center, with a rooftop restaurant and bar offering amazing views.
2. The Merrion Hotel - A luxurious, 5-star hotel set in a Georgian terrace, featuring a spa, pool, and Michelin-starred restaurant.
3. Jacobs Inn - A budget-friendly option, this modern hostel provides both private and shared rooms, and is within walking distance of many attractions.
Off the beaten path:
For an unusual experience, take a day trip to the nearby village of Howth. This picturesque fishing village offers stunning coastal walks and an opportunity to explore Balscadden Bay, a secluded beach. While in Howth, visit the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, which showcases a unique collection of antique radios and a fascinating glimpse into the history of communication technology.
The best way to discover Irish food in the capital is to participate in the "Story of Irish Food Tour"
The local specialty is the Irish stew, a kind of pot au feu. As in England, fish, and chips, fried fish with French fries, is a classic.
The traditional Irish breakfast consists of sausages, bacon, slices of blood sausage, flageolet in tomato sauce, fried eggs, fried tomatoes, and toast.
If you're not a foodie, Dublin is full of restaurants serving cuisines from around the world.
However, don't miss the afternoon tea, which is often served in the most beautiful hotels in the city!
The first souvenirs to bring back from the capital are the objects and clothes stamped with the logo and colors of Guinness, an amber beer with an inimitable taste.
You can also choose a bottle of whiskey (not whisky!).
Shamrocks, Celtic crosses, harps, sheep, gadgets of more or less good taste can be found in numerous souvenir stores or in museum stores.
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