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

  • 100%


    Feeling at home

    Dublin made me feel at home again. People are so warm and open, they really know how to have fun. The Irish music "sounds like music to my ears" lol. There is always someone playing some instrument on the streets. The bars are super cool and the waiters/waitresses are normally extremely friendly. It`s easy to walk around but if you get lost, no worries, people will be very polite and helpful. Dublin is an old city but have some modern regions, which makes interesting to discover the city.

    Insider Tip:I`d recommend to visit the Guinness Storehouse. I don`t like interactive museums but this one is surprisingly good and you get a free guinness draught at the end of the visit. To relax I`d recommend to visit the St Stephen`s Park, which is a charming park with two ponds and lots of ducks and birds (perfect to sit and read or have a picnic). It`s very close to William St (very busy st with lots of bars). If you are not too religious, I`d recommend to visit The Church, a bar built inside a church.

  • 70%


    A capital - like any other

    I did not spend too much time in Dublin, but a day or two was enough to discover the centre. The landmarks are beautiful, and I loved how there was music on every corner in the Temple Bar area. But if you'd like to get to know Ireland and the Irish people, you have to leave Dublin after a couple of days because there's a chance that you will meet more Germans or French than Irish.

    Insider Tip:I would recommend going out to Howth so you can really look into Ireland's Eye. Just get on the DART train that leaves from Connolly Station, and if you had enough of the noise and such, you will definitely love the nearness of the sea.

  • 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.

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