Dublin is a breath of fresh air, a truly unique city founded by the Vikings and now embracing a global following, who call it home. Dublin is steeped in tradition yet young at heart. In the historic, compact city centre there is lots to do and see, and visitors will love the rich selection of galleries, museums, restaurants, pubs and shops, not to mention the traditionally warm welcome.
A visit to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the iconic St. James’s Gate Brewery, the home of Guinness. The storehouse is now home to a unique visitor experience spread across seven storeys, each one exploring a different aspect of the brand and beer.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
Founded in 1911, the National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Patrick, Dublin has been a staple of the history and religious affiliations of the country since Saint Patrick baptized the first Christian convert in the makeshift outdoor baptismal. This historical landmark played a significant role in the history of Ireland and is still the largest cathedral in the country. Daily tours permit visitors to walk through hallowed hallways and discover the history of a building that withstood storms, fires, neglect, and even persecution over an 800 year period. Visitors are also welcome to stay for one of the daily worship services and experience an authentic period of devout worship in the traditional stained glass chapel.
Trinity College Dublin
Take a walk through the beautiful Trinity College campus before seeing the famous Book of Kells and exploring the old library. Once you’ve visited, it’s easy to see why Trinity College Dublin is one of the top attractions in the city.
Kilmainham is the biggest unoccupied jail in Europe, and a must-see on your trip to Dublin. On your visit you’ll discover the chilling history of life at the gaol, from the 1780s right through to the 1920s. Visits are by tour only. Afterwards you can visit the Irish Museum of Modern Art, a 15 minute walk away.
National Museum of Ireland
Located on Dublin’s Kildare Street, the National Museum of Ireland is dedicated to archaeology through the ages, including prehistoric artefacts, medieval history and the Viking age. If you want to find out more about local history, the National Museum is a must-visit.
Temple Bar District is often described as Dublin's "bohemian quarter." It is certainly is full of entertainment, art, and culinary action and often leads the list of top attractions of Dublin and is one of the best places to hear live Irish folk music. While the artistic district still has some creative flair, almost every visitor to Ireland swings by the area for the ceol agus craic – a lot of fun and quite a few pints.