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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

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Very Fun City, Avoid Temple Bar

    Me and my buddy (in our mid-20s) spent 4 nights in Dublin during St Patricks Day and we had a blast! The city isn't the biggest culture shock city, but if you're looking to go out and get blitzed every night, I think you found the right place. BUT AVOID the heart of temple bar. Beers are double the price, and you get the same experience as if you'd go to an irish pub in NYC. Venture a bit out, and walk further south from the river and you should be golden.

    Insider Tip:Guiness factory A+ obviously and if you want something different to add to your trip, rent a bike at phoenix park. A great way to take a break from all the beer and partying and take a breath of fresh air. As I said in my review, if you want a great time for drinking walk more south of temple bar and you'll be on your way. Fitzsimmons is the best overall bar in my opinion. Club in the basement, irish covers on the main floor, and rooftop bar. Good mix.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Dublin

    I have been here last year and came back as a student, to stay for the hole year. Excellent for parties, studying and meeting people

    Insider Tip:Avoid temple bar, nothing special there, its a trap for turists, irish people hate that;

  • 80%

    chrissiju1834

    big love

    wunderbare Stadt! Wer eine saubere, makellose Stadt sucht ist hier falsch aber Dublin ist eine Stadt mit Unmengen an Charakter und irgendwie authentisch. Nur leider unfassbar teuer....

  • 80%

    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.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Dublin

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

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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