Top Things to do in Dublin

Take a few days to discover Ireland’s capital, famous for its Georgian architectural elements, its famous black lager available in its numerous pubs and bars, and explore its most-visited monuments.

If it's the first time you're in Dublin and are only in the city for a few days, why not book an English-speaking guided tour of the city? 

Dublin's main avenues

O'Connell Street

Situated in the heart of Dublin, O’Connell Street is the city’s main avenue, packed with pubs, stores, hotels and restaurants. This thoroughfare is well worth discovering.

Grafton Street

Grafton Street is one of the most important and crowded pedestrian walkways in Dublin. It used to be home to the world-renowned Molly Malone statue.

Three essential sights

Temple Bar

Temple Bar is one of Dublin’s oldest and most charismatic areas. It is packed with pubs, restaurants and offers locals and tourists a great nightlife.

Trinity College

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s oldest and internationally recognized university. Its historic campus is well worth visiting.

Guinness Storehouse

Discover one of Dublin’s most-popular attractions, the Guinness Storehouse, an old fermentation plant for the Guinness Brewery.

Other places to visit in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol

Established in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol is an old prison in Dublin. It has housed many nationalist prisoners that fought for Ireland’s independence.

Jameson Distillery

Today an Irish whiskey museum, Jameson Distillery Bow St was where the company distilled its whiskey for nearly 200 years, until 1971.

Dublin Castle

Severely damaged by a fire in 1684, Dublin Castle, an Irish government complex, was rebuilt completely and currently doesn’t look like a traditional castle.

City Hall

Dublin’s City Hall is a marvelous example of Georgian architecture. Designed by Thomas Cooley, it was built between 1769 and 1779.

Custom House

The imposing neoclassical Custom House was designed during the eighteenth century as headquarters of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise.

Dublinia

Dublinia is an interactive museum that invites visitors to go back in time to discover Ireland’s capital when it was a Viking settlement and during the Middle Ages.

Number Twenty Nine

Number Twenty-Nine is a Georgian house museum built in 1794. By exploring this museum, you’ll discover how the bourgeoisie lived between 1790 – 1820.

Casino Marino

The Casino at Marino is an eighteenth century neo-classical pleasure house designed by Sir William Chambers for the first Earl of Charlemont.

Dublin’s surroundings

Once you’ve seen Dublin’s main tourist attractions, we recommend visiting the city's surroundings. Some of the most beloved towns and places include Wicklow, the Cliffs of Moher, Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway, Howth and Malahide.

How to save up?

If you want to do a cultural tour of the capital, we recommend you check out Dublin’s official city sightseeing pass: