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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    Dublin Craic

    Dublin is a lovely city if you don't mind the cold! I recommend seeing all the touristy stuff but make sure you check out some local pubs (not Temple Bar) to really see the culture. This is my favorite part about Ireland. Also, if it's sunny out, spend some time in Stephen's Park. I say this because that's where most of the locals will be if they have good weather.

    Insider Tip:Ask the locals about where to get the best fish and chips in Dublin.

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    Dublin City Summer 2015

    Touristy city. Very expensive. Average 10 euro for a meal, 4.50 for a pint of Guinness. Spend no more than 2 days in the city. Ireland is gorgeous and the West Coast is, in my opinion, far superior. I spent 4 days and over 200 euro. Not regretting the trip, just the duration.

    Insider Tip:Fly into the West side of the country if you can get a flight from Europe. Shannon, Galway, etc. are cheap flights through RyanAir and especially Aer Lingus. Aran Islands and Galway are much more cultural locations. Dublin is fun for a night or two, but it is easy to see the top sites there in a day.

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    It's a city. The Guinness tour is really great and definitely a must-do. The bars are all pretty fun. But the city itself was just okay. Trinity college is worth a visit as well.

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    Really Fun

    I went to Dublin to visit some friends but I had the first two days to myself to wander around town and it was great. I went to the National Museums and they were really cool, I highly recommend the Archaeolgy and National Art museums.

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    Abundance of History, Culture and Guinness

    * Kilmainham Gaol prison * O'Donaghues pub * Trinity College Dublin * Phoenix Park * Glendalough & Wicklow Dublin is a great city. A lot of history and culture and beautiful natural scenery close to the city. It's a little expensive if you're, like me, used to travelling in Eastern Europe and East Asia. However, the friendliness of the Irish people and the atmosphere of Dublin make up for that!

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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