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What to do in Dublin, Ireland

November 24, 2016

Dublin is an amazing city to explore! With plenty of things to do and see from walking by the river, enjoying a Guinness in a cosy pub with live music or exploring Dublin’s historic buildings. Its super easy to get to the city centre from the airport just get the Airlink bus 747 to the city centre it takes about 30 minutes. You can buy the ticket at the airport and there is free wifi on the bus. Below is a list of things to do in Dublin.

Temple bar area

Very touristy and expensive but you should visit here at least once. Around the city there are plenty of pub crawls or beer or whisky tasting tours that you can join.

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Trinity College

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Kilmainham Gaol

Book a time slot in advance as it can sell out, it is €7.00 for adults or €3.00 for students with a booking fee of €1.00. The guided tour lasts 90 minutes and will explain the history of the jail and talk about the prisoners. I found this really interesting its definitely worth a visit!

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Guinness Storehouse

This is very touristy but a lot of fun and you can easily spend a few hours here. There are lots of different floors featuring Guinness advertisements a tasting room and a rooftop bar. You are shown how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness and then get to take home a certificate. You can enjoy your drink at the rooftop bar with a view over Dublin. Prices are around  €14- €20 and you can get a small discount by booking online.

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The Brazen Head Pub (oldest in Ireland)

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Christ church cathedral

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Dublin Castle

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St Patrick’s Cathedral

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The Little Museum of Dublin

Here you can learn about the history of Dublin in 30 minutes a tour guide will show you around the rooms. It costs €8 or €6 for students.

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Free things to do

Free walking tour

The walking tour I did meets at the Generator hostel and takes you around Temple bar area, Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral.

St Stephens Green

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River Liffey

Free music gig

Ireland is famous for its live music and you are likely to wander past some pubs with live singers or bands. Generator hostel also has live music nights check out what’s on here.

Accommodation

Generator Hostel

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  • Daily events such as comedy evenings and live music
  • Bar downstairs – even if you don’t stay here you can come here for drinks and live music
  • Luggage storage
  • Lockers
  • 24hr reception

Places to eat

Jo’Burger

This place is right around the corner from the Generator hostel and offers a wide range of burgers and toppings.

Fade St Social

One of the best places I’ve had tapas! It is fairly expensive but worth it. I would recommend the truffle pasta with charred asparagus and parmesan & a tuna and tomato dish. You should try getting a few tapas to share. They also have

Queen of Tarts

This little cafe has a selection of cakes and also has breakfast and lunch dishes. I had a hot chocolate and raspberry scone. The scones are lovely and they have a variety of flavours!

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Make sure you have a Guinness it tastes so much better in Ireland. Also Guinness chocolate tastes really good too!

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