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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.

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1 - Dublin Castle

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.

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2 - Christ Church Cathedral

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.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Giant's Causeway & Northern Ireland Day Trips from Dublin

Explore Northern Ireland's biggest draws – Belfast, Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle – on a day trip from Dublin. In a traditional black cab in Belfast, you’ll explore sites of the capital’s conflicted history. See the mural-decorated streets of the Falls and Shankill neighbourhoods, the Belfast Docks, or explore the Belfast Titanic Experience. Then, course along the Antrim Coast to experience one of Ireland's great geological marvels, the UNESCO–listed Giant’s Causeway, followed by a stop at the incredible Dunluce Castle. Marvel at the surrounding headlands that were also used as filming locations for many Game of Thrones scenes. Dunluce Castle itself is the real-life House of Greyjoy from the blockbuster HBO show.

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4 - Temple Bar

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.

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5 - Phoenix Park

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.

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6 - Kayaking in Dublin

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...

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7 - Library of Trinity College Dublin

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.

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8 - Trinity College Dublin

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.

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9 - Hiking / Trekking in County Wicklow

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...

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10 - EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, located in Dublin's Docklands, covers the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries.

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11 - St Patrick's Cathedral

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.

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12 - Sea Kayaking in County Wicklow

   20 km away

Hop in a kayak and escape the city for this fun trip along the Irish coastline from Bray towards Greystones. The Bray Head cliff walk is well known for its stunning path following a train line. The train line enters a mile long tunnel through the hil...

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13 - St Stephen's Green

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.

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14 - National Botanic Gardens

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.

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15 - Coasteering in County Wicklow

   19 km away

Try the newest activity at Bray Adventures, coasteering! This is by far the most adrenaline-inducing adventure offered. Fifteen minutes away from the streets of Dublin you will find the beautiful, rugged coast of Bray. This coastline is the perfect c...

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16 - Bullock Harbour

   12 km away

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.

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17 - The Forty Foot

   12 km away

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.

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18 - Cabinteely

   12 km away

Cabinteely is a suburb of Dublin's southside. It is located in the jurisdiction of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, County Dublin, Ireland.

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19 - James Joyce Tower & Museum

   12 km away
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20 - Malahide

   13 km away

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.

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21 - Glenageary

   13 km away

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.

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22 - Howth

   14 km away

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.

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23 - Howth Lighthouse

   14 km away

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.

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24 - Baily Lighthouse

   14 km away

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.

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25 - Killiney

   14 km away

Killiney is an affluent seaside resort and suburb in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. It lies south of neighbouring Dalkey, and north of Shankill.

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Why should you visit Dublin ?

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How to visit Dublin ?

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.

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Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Bernard Shaw, Jonathan Swift

And many other famous writers were inspired by the special atmosphere of Ireland's cosmopolitan and youthful capital.
Divided in two by the Liffey River, pleasantly punctuated by its bridges, the most famous of which is undoubtedly the Halfpenny Bridge.
Dublin presents the face of a relaxed and dynamic capital with a provincial air.

As in the whole country, getting together and playing traditional or non-traditional music is a matter of course.
Stroll the cobblestone streets of the famous Temple Bar area, enter one of the many pubs with long histories (some centuries old); order a pint of Guinness or another beer; watch a game and enjoy the inimitable and warm atmosphere!

Dublin is a lively city and can be visited at any time of the day or night, as life is in full swing.

Dublin: what to do?

First of all, a quick visit to the very dynamic Dublin City Tourist Office located in the heart of the city in an old church (Suffolk street, Dublin 2).
Also go to the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre (12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2)!

From here, take a Hop on Hop off City tour bus for a 1.5-hour tour of the city and its many interesting sites.

If the sky is low, your heart will inevitably warm up in its welcoming pubs

Go see a piece of Irish music and dance show for the pleasure of immersing yourself in this country that knows how to keep its culture and its good mood.
The city has a program that would make many capitals swoon as international artists rush to appear in front of the Irish public, very fond of concerts.

Besides the sea and the mountains, you can get away from Dublin to enjoy its attractive surroundings such as the green hills of Wicklow, the Glendalough complex, the gardens of Avondale House, Malahide Castle, etc.!

Dublin and its festivities during St. Patrick's Day weekend, the country's national day! If not, don't worry: there is always plenty of entertainment and music in the Irish capital!

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Dublin : what to eat?

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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