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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

    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.

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    Anonymous

    a great place to learn history and have fun

    The city offers many history and cultural related tours. The historical center is not too large, so it can be explored almost entirely on foot. Young people seem to love the city. I believe that anyone who goes to Ireland should spend at least a few days in Dublin, as a good and important introduction to the country's history.

    Insider Tip:For those who are into history, a visit to the Book of Kells exhibition at Trinity College - Dublin is a must.

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    Anonymous

    Must do on a trip to England or Europe.

    The Irish are a welcoming and rowdy group, happy to share a beer and the pub. There are thousands of pubs around Dublin serving local beer, Irish stew, and fish and chips. At night, join a pub crawl or make your way to the famous temple bar area for live music.

    Insider Tip:Jameson Tour Guiness Tour Trinity College Get out of Dublin to the Cliffs of Mohr Bobo's Burgers

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    mariadisou4740

    Dublin, baby

    Dublin is an amazing city. The people are very friendly and helpful. Be sure to get out of Dublin and visit some of Ireland's other beauties. If you don't have time for travelling outside of Dublin, Howth is the perfect place. It's 15 minutes from Dublin by train and it's a whole different experience, but be prepared to walk a lot if you want to see the cliffs

    Insider Tip:You might want to be prepared for any kind of weather. Wear layers in clothes, as the weather can get from cold to hot or vice versa in a matter of minutes. As far as the money is concerned, the alcohol is quite cheap, but the food is pricey. If you are not willing to spend some money, prepare to starve.

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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