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Things To Do in Dublin - Why Ireland

Dublin SpireThere is no shortage of things to do in Dublin with great sights to see and places to visit.

Dublin has a sensational shoreline simply minutes from the city centre. Get on the DART and delight in a brief, unwinding trip north or south of the city to discover lots of things to do in Dublin’s  beautiful seaside fishing towns.

Take the Dart North to Howth, a beautiful fishing village in North Dublin, where there’s a walk for every single physical fitness level. Get your heart pumping on the Bog of Frogs Loop for panoramas of the cliffs, Lambay Island and the Baily Lighthouse, or roam down the pier and take in the views of Ireland’s Eye, a stunning island simply a 15-minute boat trip away.

Have a look around Howth Market for Irish crafts and delicious street food, and immerse yourself in history at the close-by Howth Castle and Gardens.

South of the city is Dun Laoghaire– a town providing remarkable views of Dublin Bay and a wealth of things to do in Dublin. It is also the docking port of the Dun Laoghaire – Hollyhead Ferry and as such is the starting point for a lot of peoples holiday in Dublin.

Some of the best attractions in Dublin include:

Leinster House

This is the house of the Irish parliament and it’s a really spectacular structure, loaded with history. Admission is complimentary, however trips need to be organized beforehand.

Guinness Store House

Visiting the Guiness Storehouse can be pricey adult tickets are currently €18, approximately  $19.60, you can save some money by booking online

You get a complimentary pint of Guinness and the most amazing view of Dublin, which is worth the admission cost alone.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Ireland’s biggest church, and, provided its close distance to the city center, a check out right here is an important part of any schedule, no matter how brief the stay. Unsurprisingly for a church that was started in the 12th century, there is plenty of history right here– Jonathan Swift, the author of “Gulliver’s Travels”, who was the dean of the Cathedral from 1713-45, is buried right here.

Phoenix Park

Europes Largest Urban Park. Enjoy a picnic and visit Dublin Zoo which is located in the Park. The park also home for the President of Ireland, Aras an Uachtaran. Add this to your list of things to do in Dublin and you will not be disappointed.

National Gallery of Ireland

Entrance to The National Gallery of Ireland is complimentary. The art collection consists of some 2,500 paintings and about 10,000 other works in different kinds. Significant Irish work consists of that of Jack B. Yeats (the sibling of William Butler) and of Louis le Brocquy, Ireland’s biggest living artist

Croke Park

This is the head office of the major sporting body in Ireland, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), who are in charge of hurling and Gaelic football. It is at the time of writing  the fourth-largest sports arena in Europe. Try and add watching a Hurling match to your list of things to do in Dublin, it is a fast exciting sport that you will love.

Dublin Castle

Construction of Dublin Castle began in 1204 on the site of an ancient Viking village, Dublin Castle served for hundreds of years as the headquaters of English, and later on British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was turned over to the new Irish government.

St Stephen’s Green

One of my favourite things to do in Dublin is visit St Stephen’s Green Park, a historic park and garden, situated in the centre of Dublin city.

Taken care of by the Office of Public Works, the park is a crucial public resource in the location, and supplies a sanctuary of calm in the middle of busy Dublin City. Its 4 centuries of history are intricate and eventful, including such famous Irish people as Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, and Countess Constance Markievicz. Numerous types of plants and birds can be found at St. Stephens Green.

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Step off Dublin’s hectic streets and into a classic location of prayer and appreciation to God. Visitors from all over Ireland and the world are welcome to experience Dublin’s middle ages cathedral, to explore its history and to delight in peaceful minutes of reflection in this stunning location.

Temple Bar

Add Temple Bar to your list of things to do in Dublin. Temple Bar is Dublin’s main tourist area and is loacted on just south of the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland.  Unlike other parts of Dublin’s city centre, it is promoted to tourists as Dublin’s cultural quarter and has a vibrant night life that is extremely popular with travelers. It is the destination of choice for stag and hen parties visiting Dublin. Popular places to visit include The Temple Bar Pub, Oliver St. John Gogarty’s (Home of the most expensive pint of Heniekenin Ireland, just visit this place if you like being ripped off) and Bad Bobs which is one of my favourite places to visit in Dublin.

Kilmainham Gaol ( Jail ) and Museum

The Kilmainham Museum can be accessed prior to or after the guided tour of the prison. There are some genuinely fantastic exhibitions and some exceptionally poignant ones.

You will find letters composed by a few of the detainees to their households prior to they were carried out. There are some souvenirs about Michael Collins who was among just two of the 1916 Rebellion leaders not to be imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol.

Shopping and Entertainment  in Dublin

After you have taken in the cultural sights and tourist attractions, there is no end to the nightlife and shopping you can do. Check out our Dublin Entertainment page and our Shopping in Dublin page for more informationon how to have the best holiday in Dublin ever.

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