Dublin Vacations

Dublin looks at first glance like a fairly modern city. Founded by Vikings over 1,000 years ago (you can see the archaeological evidence, at the Dublinia Museum), the Irish capital feels like a mythic place. While you won't see the historic buildings of many other European cities, the charm of the Irish capital lies in it culture and people. Duck ... Read more
into one of Dublin's 600+ pubs to hear an Irish music jam session. A literary city like no other, experience Dublin literature on a literary pub crawl or visit museums dedicated to the written word. Interested in medieval illustrated manuscripts? Check out the Book of Kells at Trinity College. Want something a little more recent? The Bram Stoker Museum showcases the life of the Dracula author. Of course, Ireland wouldn’t be the same without its beer or whiskey, so a sojourn to the Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jamestown Distillery is a highlight. Keep up the partying in the restaurants and bars of Dublin's vibrant Temple Bar district, where you can sleep in a hotel owned by members of U2.

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Dublin things to do and experiences

  • Guinness Storehouse
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  • Temple Bar
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  • St. Stephen's Green
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  • Grafton Street
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Dublin’s reputation for being rainy is true, though not for the amount of precipitation it gets (which is actually less than London), but rather for the number of days that see at least some drizzle. So no ... Read more
matter when you travel, bring a sturdy umbrella, as strong winds often piggyback on the rain. There are three main periods of the year when tourism sees a rise: Christmas, when the city comes alive with a festive spirit; St. Patrick’s Day, with plenty of parades and all-night parties; and the summer, when temperatures get up into the 60s (15-20C) and residents and tourists alike swarm the outdoor cafes and revel in the numerous festivals that fill the cultural calendar. Bring layers, as even the summer can see dips into the 40s (7-9C) at night.

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Kilmainham Gaol, whiskey tasting at the Irish whiskey museum and of course, Guinness storehouse! All the people we met were super friendly and welcoming. The tour guides at each place I mentioned above were awesome, you could tell they were really passionate about their subject! Definitely will be visiting Dublin again!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Having a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub in Dublin is basically a backpacker's bucket list item at this point. But the city has a ton of beautiful history and culture beyond its music and nightlife. Great for a long weekend!

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Houston, Texas, USA

A beautiful city filled with history! The Irish people are welcoming and the music is great!

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I always had a thing for Irish people. I love their music, their accent, how kind and good they are...so I loved Dublin, too!
The most fun thing and that one thing I wanted to visited for a long time is the famous Grafton Street ( yeah, the one that Ed Sheeren sings about )which I thought it's super fun.
It's full of people, bars, restaurants... The whole experience in Ireland was amazing and I would like to visit again, hopefully...very soon.

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Nice city. I like this city. The food is gooood here. Transport is very organized.

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San Diego, California

Dublin is a lot of fun! There is so much to do here and it is really easy to get around by walking or just grabbing a taxi. Do not miss going to Trinity College Library to see the Book of Kells, and then there is Guiness, Jameson, and lots of pubs to check out. The people of Dublin are very friendly and will help you out if you get lost.

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Tokyo, Japan

I've been traveling world a lot and have to say that Dublin is ugliest,most boring and even disgusting capital city in Europe! Ugly mix of colonial English architecture with modern nonsense of what is called architecture.
As for native inhabitants-double faced [hypocritical],self-centered-materialistic racists who value only personal comfort and do not accept anything what is not related to Irish 'culture'. The bright example of what does happen when cave men makes illogical jump straight to the 21st century.
One can make short visit to this place,but living here could turn in never ending suffer.

Local from Dublin

Living in Dublin for three years was an absolute delight. A beautiful cosmopolitan city full of people with warm hearts, exciting events and cozy places.

San Jose, California, USA

A fun city that is full of joy. The Dublin folks are nice and have a witty sense of humor . It is not London but it has its beauty and character

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