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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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 City Reviews

  • 70%


    Great Night out. But bring plenty of cash

    Great night out. The atmosphere in town is brilliant everywhere is busy and the music is awesome. It is expensive so be prepared for that. Double spirits are expensive. Dont let it put you off though perfect for a weekend trip.

    Insider Tip:GO to the Guinness Factory.

  • 80%


    Dublin Your Fun!

    Dublin was fun. It is a very walkable city. My friends and I had a lot of fun at the pubs. The locals are very friendly. I took two days tours from Dublin through "Irish Day Tours" which I would recommend. You can't go to Ireland and NOT visit the countryside. I went to Blarney & Cork one day and Cliffs of Moher another. I have never seen something more beautiful than the Cliffs of Moher.

    Insider Tip:Dublin is great. Lots of beautiful churches to go see. St. Patrick's Cathedral is the only church in Dublin which charges an entry fee which still isn't too steep compared to other European cities. Make sure you venture out of the city to see the countryside.

  • 90%


    Dublin is a great place to visit

    A great city and easy to navigate. The buses and trains aren't the best so I just walked everywhere and it was great. Pubs are lively (most have live music nightly) an the food was great! A fun time and a great place to visit.

    Insider Tip:Visit the Jameson Distillery and the Guinness Storehouse to get a great taste of Dublin.

  • 90%


    just go check Dublin out! something for everyone

    Dublin really is a world class city with lots of offer. St Patrick's cathedral is fantastic. St. Stephen's green is their green lung. Visit Trinity college, the most prestigious in Ireland. Walk across the River Liffey on the O'Connell St. Bridge on route to the spire. go for historic buildings, monuments and pub culture. don't go for scenic landscape you'll want a car for that. nothing about Dublin will really blow you away but the sum of its parts will make you wanna go back!

    Insider Tip:-rent a car and head for the Dingle peninsula for "quintessential Irish postcard" scenery. -the airlink bus is your best bet from the airport. choose the option for a return trip when you purchase your ticket as it'll save you money

  • 60%


    Dublin was alright

    Dublin was my starting place of my ireland and scotland trip. In the end I decided it's not as beautiful or cool as Edinburgh and Belfast. There are some cool things there though - the book of kells and chester beatty library. It's a pretty pricey city though. Faced with a choice I would definitely pick Edinburgh, Belfast, Galway over Dublin.

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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