Dublin Pocket Guide

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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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  • Cheap Eats How to save money by getting 'early-bird' specials and more.
  • Don't Miss Find out where you can learn all about Dublin's most famous export and more.
  • Budget Tips Discover ways to save money and what's to do for free.
  • Neighbourhood Watch A breakdown of some of the city's best neighbourhoods, such as seaside villages Howth and Dun Laoighaire.

Dublin City Reviews

  • 60%


    Lively City

    It was a great city to explore and get lost in. A lot to do in the surrounding areas as well! Would recommend only staying 1-2 days however and then seeing more of the countryside, as it is rather expensive.

    Insider Tip:Cobblestone pub has live music sessions that are fun to go and watch. Brazen head is also a great place for live music.

  • 40%


    Good city, plenty of culture

    Stayed for one full day, and could easily have done 3. We took a great walking tour (Sandemans) to explore the city because of our limited time. We managed to see a bunch of cool buildings and learn a lot about Dublin history in the 3 hour tour. Highly recommended. We also did the Guinness Storehouse tour. The tour itself was interesting (though you have to walk it yourself and there are loads of people) but it is worth it for the free pint of the best Guinness you'll ever have.

    Insider Tip:Do the walking tours. They are free (excluding a tip at the end) and incredibly helpful. Pub crawls are a great way to experience the bar scene. Loads of fun.

  • 80%


    Have Fun!

    Dublin is a great city to visit if you enjoy meeting new people and doing a bit of partying. There's plenty of history, too! Try to venture outside of the touristy places (i.e. Temple Bar) in order to really experience true Irish culture.

    Insider Tip:Go on one of the free 3-hour walking tours! They meet every day around 11am at the Mercantile Restaurant.

  • 100%


    Love it!

    Didn't feel too big-city-ish, I loved it! felt super safe and tons of local shops and restaurants, but also great tourist attractions that are fun!

    Insider Tip:I loved the wax museum, and the mall at the far end of Graffton street. Graffton street is a great shopping area (explore the surrounding streets too!) and follow it up to see trinity college, keep going over the bridge to hit O'Connell street lower, I adore that street! Tons of hostels in this area and so much stuff in walking distance!

  • 70%


    Pretty good...

    Dublin is okay as long as you stay near the main streets and by the tourist stuff. It gets a little sketchy off the main roads even during the day. It has lots of things to see most of them you can see in a day or two. Temple Bar area is overrated and reminds me of a college town in the USA. Lots to see so worth the stop, but not for too long.

    Insider Tip:Use the Hop on/off tour. You get two days for the price of one and they'll keep you from walking through the sketchy parts. Guinness is overrated unless you live for Guinness. We liked the Jameson tour much better.

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