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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    I recommend everyone to come and visit Dublin. Amazing weather, tons to do, great architecture, love the night life in Temple Bar district, good tours and a great place to set up day tours of the Irish countryside from. I used Viator for my day trips. They were inexpensive and full of activities and fun.

    Insider Tip:Use Viator.com for your day trips. I recommend Blarney Castle tour and Cliffs of Moher. They were so much fun..

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    I absolutely LOVED Dublin. The people are the friendliest I've ever met, and the culture is so welcoming. Food and beer was incredible wherever my friends and I went, and it was so nice to walk around. There is live music everywhere and it's hard to get bored in Dublin. The only thing I didn't anticipate was the weather! It's chiller/windier/rainier than I thought!

    Insider Tip:Take a day trip to Galway and see the Cliffs of Moher!

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    Easy to love

    I loved Dublin! So much to do and see. Definitely do the Guinness tour and the Kilmainham Gaol. Trinity College and the book of Kells was also amazing. So much to do and see in Dublin.

    Insider Tip:Do one of the Hop on Hop off bus tours. It is worth the money to get the overview of the city and be able to get on and off at specific sites.

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    Dublin is fun

    If you're into drinking then Dublin is definitely for you. The pubs and live music are great craic(what the locals say for 'a lot of fun'). Most things are within walking distance. The weather is shit, but it's Ireland, what did you expect?

    Insider Tip:Always bring rain gear. It may look sunny when you're leaving the accommodation but that can change very quickly.

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    Dublin's Fair City

    Love this city. The irish are amongst the most friendly people you will every meet. Best place in the world for live music and a good night out...

    Insider Tip:Temple bar food market on Saturdays.

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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