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City Guide Dublin, Ireland

Visiting Dublin

Birthplace to many of the world’s most popular musicians, writers and singers, Dublin is the perfect city for a break at any time of the year and has something for everybody. If you are looking for culture there are a host of museums to visit; if the great outdoors are your thing then you can take pleasure in a stroll in one of the world’s largest city centre parks, and if you enjoy letting your hair down you will love its legendary nightlife.

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Dublin Podcasts

Dublin - Ask the locals

In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of Dublin to ask the locals where they like to go out at night, where they like to eat and what are their favourite parts of the city. Listen to find out the best traditional pubs in the city, the nicest suburbs close to the centre and more.

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Dublin Videos

St Patrick's Festival in Dublin

Held every year in Dublin around St Patrick's Day (March 17th - Ireland's national holiday), the St Patrick's Festival is a festival not to be missed. Highlights include a traditional 'céilí' (Irish dance), the famous parade, and of course the 'craic' in the many pubs.

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Dublin Pocket Guide

Dublin Pocket Guide

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Dublin City Reviews

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    Anonymous

    Many things to see in Dublin, even if the city itself is not much to look at

    There are wonderful things to see, Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Kilmainham Jail, Glasnevin Cemetary, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral are all worth visiting. The Guinness tour is a bit "Disney World" and overpriced (18 Euro) but not awful. The pubs are fun and ones outside of Temple Bar are highly recommended (Temple Bar is centrally located but very touristy). Dublin itself is not super pretty, but it has the surging energy and utilitarianism of any big city.

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    Anonymous

    Dublin

    Nice city with some beautiful parts and there is a piece for everyone (nightlife, nature, culture, etc...)

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    Anonymous

    Dublin, 1st time visit!

    Dublin was an amazing town to discover for the first time, the architecture and the people were really kind and I had a lot of fun walking around discovering every details .I highly recommend the museums as the national ones are FREE and the Natural History Museum is a must see if like me you enjoy museums! The only downside being that the life there can be very expensive and you have to be careful when it comes to eating,even going to the theater to see a movie was really expensive !

    Insider Tip:Don't be afraid to walk if the weather is good,the city is gorgeous and you appreciate it much more when you walk around.

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    Anonymous

    Diverse Dublin!!!

    What a city! We did the free walking tour which lasted for 3 hours. This tour was fantastic, so interesting and funny! Dublin nightlife is great, temple bar is a must! Everyone was so friendly, can't wait to go back. Also do the guinness brewery tour!

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    Anonymous

    Great people and nightlife

    Absolutely loved my stay in Dublin. People there are super nice and open to talking and helping anyone. There's always a pub open playing good live music and providing good food and drinks for a reasonable price. I've stayed near the city center I guess, so there were some tourist traps there. There's a fair amount of sightseeing to do, the best of them being Howth - great place near the coast with amazing views to the Irish sea and the city.

    Insider Tip:Stay away from the Temple Bar area. Many pubs there are overpriced and even raise prices as the night goes on.

Ireland: Itinerary

Ireland is a very easy country to get around thanks to an extensive bus service which connects all major towns and cities. It also has a country wide rail service but for most journeys the bus is more flexible, frequent and most importantly, at least 50% cheaper than taking the train. It’s not a big country so you can easily make your way to the major cities but it certainly makes for an action packed seven days. Where better to begin your speedy tour than in ‘Dublin’s Fair City’ - the fun filled capital of the Emerald Isle. As well as the host of attractions on offer, the city can really only be appreciated by those who truly immerse themselves in the culture and there’s no better way to do this than by frequenting the host of the pubs and restaurants on offer. Sip on a pint of Guinness in its native home while listening to some Irish music or sampling traditional cuisine and you’ll know what we mean.

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