Dublin is truly a magical place filled with kind people and bustling streets. There are tons of pubs to relax in, foods to enjoy, sights to see, and people to talk to. There is never a dull moment in Dublin!
When I went to Dublin in October, I walked everywhere except to the coast. But even that was easy to find with a short train ride. I loved Dublin so much that I was sad when I had to leave, so take a ton of pictures and visit everything you can. Those tired feet will be worth it, I promise!
If you are limited on time when traveling (I typically only had 48 hours in a city) it is essential that you plan out what you want to see. I made you a list of my favorite places in Dublin to make your travel planning easier, no more wandering with a confusing map! These are some suggestions to get you started on your Irish adventure.
Things to do in Dublin:
Night, or day, you can walk through Temple Bar and hear loud music, singing, and beer mugs clanking together. The historic, colorful buildings are covered in plants and lights and filled with people having a great time. Whether you drink or not, Temple bar is a must see and will be fun for any age.
Irish coast of Howth
If you are looking to get a different perspective on Dublin, you must go see the coast! Right on the Irish Sea there is a wonderful fishing town named Howth. There are a ton of great fish and chips restaurants to try out. Bring a coat though, it gets very cold!
I only spent a few hours there because I had a ton of other things to see that day. But it only took 30 minutes to get to, on a train with a beautiful view. You can even buy your train tickets at the station, so there is less paperwork to worry about.
There are a ton of other coastal towns you can visit as well. All by a short train ride!
Ha’Penny Bridge and River Liffey
This bridge was built in 1816 (scary, I know) and is a pedestrian-only bridge. The view of River Liffey is the best part, because you can stand on the arch of the bridge and look down the river. Beautiful night or day!
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the National Cathedral of the church of Ireland (So a really big deal!) While I was not able to make it inside, walking around the outside of the cathedral is amazing in itself. Tickets to get inside are about $7, and make sure to check their times before you go.
Believe me, I am not a beer drinker, but this is one of those things you just have to do in Dublin. When you buy a ticket for the self-guided tour, which is around $14-18, you get a free pint of Guinness that you can drink in their Gravity bar. The bar has a 360-degree view over Dublin, so if you don’t like the beer, give it to a friend, and enjoy the view! The Guinness café is also a great place to eat. You absolutely have to get stew and mash while you are in Ireland, so why not here?
The view from the Gravity Bar
This campus will have you wanting to transfer schools (or go back to school.) The grounds of the campus are absolutely beautiful and the library is one of the best! I wasn’t able to go inside, because the lines were HUGE. But if you have time, you should definitely go inside and see the Book of Kells and explore the famous library.
I always look for amazing places to eat before I get to a city. This was one of those places that I saw online and knew I had to make a point to see. Such a huge variety of burgers and some delicious fries, too!
This burger has cranberry sauce, cranberry cheese and bacon! Can you say, YUM!
Other places to visit in walking distance:
Unfortunately I couldn’t see everything, but here are some other places that you can visit.
Where are you oping to visit?
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