Dublin’s best attractions
Take a photo at The Spire
The Spire is the tallest monument in the capital city. Standing at 120m tall, the Spire of Dublin is easy to spot and is a well known meeting point on O’Connell Street. A selfie at the Spire is a common way to let people know you’ve landed in the big smoke!
Go Back in Time to Dublin Castle
Roam around the castle grounds and discover the key moments in Irish history. In this one area on Dame Street, you witness over 800 years of an illustrious history. With ties to the Normans, Dublin Castle was then a major place for the Irish resistance in 1916! Learn all about the rich history in the Castle!
Take a Walk over Ha’penny Bridge
When you checked out Dublin on Instagram, you probably saw the Love Lock bridge, but since 2013 all the locks have been cut off. The bridge links the two sides of Dublin city centre, and mainly used from people coming from the shopping districts of Temple Bar, Grafton Street & Henry Street.
Visit Christ Church Cathedral
Located over the bridge from Smithfield is one of the most architecturally beautiful buildings in Dubin. Christ Church Cathedral is over 1000 years old, and still attracts tourists from all over the country. This is the largest cathedral that can be seen from the River Liffey!
Read a Book at Trinity College Library
Romanticised by Sally Rooney’s Normal People novel, Trinity College is in the City Centre and is the place of education of many influential Irish people as well as internationalist. Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde all studied in the libraries of Trinity College.
Explore the recent years of Irish History
Take a tour of the abandoned prison of Kilmainham Gaol, where Irish leaders were executed in 1916. Explore the old rooms of the tenements in 14 Henrietta Street, visit the graves of many notable figures at Glasnevin cemetery.
Relax at St. Stephen’s Green
Given to the people of Dublin by the Guinness Family, this park just off Grafton Street is one of the most fabulous urban parks in the world. The public park has a number of monuments, as well as lots green space and benches to have a coffee, a bite to eat or a simple sit down and read a book.
Learn about Irish history at the National Museum of Ireland
There is an extensive collection of free museums in Dublin, from the History museum across the road in Collins barracks with a huge amount of military history including artefacts from the big man Michael Collins himself a figure of Irish independence.
The Dead Zoo on Merrion street is a favourite of kids and adults alike. It’s packed with natural history artefacts. The indoor exhibits are a brilliant stop for adventurous visitors
A busy riverside neighbourhood, spread over cobbled pedestrian lanes. Crowded pubs host live folk music and DJ sets, and diners pack restaurants serving Asian, American, and Irish cuisine. Quirky boutiques stock clothes and crafts by local designers. This is your first stop to experience craic agus ceol, first hand
Discover Rocks ‘n’ Roll’s Wall of Fame
Dublin has a huge history of music, if it isn’t busking on Grafton Street, It’s trad music in the Cobblestone. Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll has a long history in Dublin. Along the Wall of Fame in Temple Bar, you wil see U2, Phil Lynott, Rory Gallagher, Shane McGowan, Sinead O’Connor, Luke Kelly Christy Moore to name but a few.
Visit to experience the history, heart, and soul of Ireland’s most iconic beer. Explore the story of Guinness across the seven floors of this iconic and historic building, before taking in the 360 views of Dublin city from Gravity Bar. Find out the magic and mystery behind the legendary St James Gate