With oodles to explore at your fingertips in Dublin’s city centre, and so much more just a short tram or train ride away, here’s a look at some of the top picks that should be on your itinerary for an unforgettable experience.
With a convenient central location, Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious university is worth seeing for yourself. In addition to beautiful architecture and cobblestone squares, Trinity College is also home to the world famous Book of Kells, an ancient ninth-century calfskin manuscript.
Little Museum of Dublin
Overlooking St Stephen’s Green, this Georgian townhouse serves as the Little Museum of Dublin, full of Irish history and intriguing exhibitions.
Immerse yourself in nature at Phoenix park, where over a million Irish people congregated for Pope John Paul II’s sermon in 1979. It’s one of the largest city parks in Europe, housing the city zoo and herds of deer.
George’s Street Arcade
Now to the burning question: what gifts can you get someone for St Patricks Day? If you’re looking for St Patricks Day Gifts, you’ll be spoilt for choice around the George’s Street Arcade. This 19th-century Victorian market features various food outlets and shops, while Designist, a store with quirky and novel homeware, stationery and gifts, can be found right across the road.
If you want some fresh air, Iveagh Gardens is an idyllic spot for a sit-down. It’s near St Stephen’s Green and the National Concert Hall, and the Green Bench Café isn’t far if you fancy sampling their delicious daily changing menu.
The Guinness Storehouse
Get a taste for Ireland’s most famous beer with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse as you learn about its history and grab a pint in the Gravity Bar. There’s also a new official brewery tour available providing a behind the scenes look at the brewery process and the brand’s legacy. This three-hour adventure will take you into the Roast House, underground passenger tunnel, Brewhouse 4 and more, plus beer and food tasting along with special sampling of limited edition tipples.
Quench your thirst for culture along Temple Bar, an area that’s host to everything from art-house cinema to the Irish Film Institute and Project Arts Centre. Physical thirst can be quenched at the tantalising Vintage Cocktail Club.