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Top Dublin Tips - Your Insider Tips for Dublin

    Dublin has a great selection of attractions on offer from historic sites to entertaining pubs. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Dublin tips. Here's what you told us...



    Chester Beatty Library

    Megan Kelly says:

    The Chester Beatty library and Marches are NOT TO BE MISSED! Even if you aren't a library/book fan, incredible places/collections not seen anywhere else.

    MB Labbe says:

    Beatty Library! It's free and amazing to walk through.



    Check out the many pubs

    Ian Whitlock says:

    Porterhouse pub.

    Coty Reznik says:

    Fish and Chips + Guinness at O'Neills Bar & Restaurant!

    Killian Ryan says:

    Avoid Temple Bar, head into the Stags Head for a few pints, across Dame Street from Temple Bar, on your way up to Whelans on Wexford Street to dance the night away!

    Lydia Hillebrand says:

    Go to a gig @ Whelan's pub and meet some Irish people!

    Psico Rafael Rodrigues says:

    Sweeneys!

    Fernan Arnal says:

    Dicey's on Tuesday! 2 euro every pint.

    Damien Flynn says:

    Copper Face Jacks!

    Claudia Kayser says:

    The Brazen Head on a Sunday afternoon, and right afterwards head across the street to O'Sheas for two excellent trad sessions!

    Cameron Hawke says:

    Have a pint at the oldest pub in Dublin - The Brazen Head!



    A pub crawl with a difference

    Kayla Ward says:

    The musical pub crawl was very entertaining!

    Gold Boat Journeys: Live. Write. Travel. Explore. says:

    Literary pub crawl - amazing!



    Explore outside of the city

    Erik Davidsson says:

    Take the train to Howth, Malahide and Bray!

    Ewa Majchrzak says:

    Howth.

    Betty Heck says:

    Take the Wicklow Mountains Tour, it's awesome to see the mountains and countryside.



    Watch the national sport - GAA

    Gerard Caden says:

    Go and see a gaelic football or hurling match in Croke Park!



    Guinness Storehouse

    Angélique Candy says:

    Guinness Storehouse is Good!

    Daniel Denew says:

    Go to the Guinness Storehouse / museum! Best attraction of Ireland!

    Marcel Sprangers says:

    The Guinness Storehouse!



    Eat out

    Megan Kelly says:

    Pies at the Pieman Shop in Temple Bar and then pints at Against the Grain - fantastic food and beer, outstanding staff/owners, and a great walk between!

    Dora Mišurac says:

    Rustic Stone restaurant!

    Manoli Elías Celaya says:

    Johnnie Fox, a place full of local colour where have dinner and enjoy the ceili (typical Irish dance)



    Explore the city by bike

    Cameron Hawke says:

    Rent a Dublin bike and ride around the town.



    National Leprechaun Museum

    Sarah Kohlmeier says:

    The National Leprechaun Museum, Ireland! You can travel through the world of Irish fairytales and myths...You´ll feel like a small Leprechaun and be bewitched by the magic of this place. So everyone (who understands enough English) MUST go there!



    Jameson Distillery

    Gare Bear says:

    If you are Canadian and feeling homesick while in Dublin check out the zoo. There is a Tim Hortons there! But honestly a tour of the Jameson Distillery is pretty amazing. And a shot at the end of the tour is a great treat too!





    Dublin Castle

    Teng-Hui Yang says:

    Dublin Castle is a must see.

    Jai Rigoni says:

    The Whisky Experience - all I drink is scotch and this is your one stop shop to sample some of the best. It will really open your eyes to some amazing scotch.



    Kilmainham Gaol

    Amalia Suarez Barbuyani says:

    I really miss this city! There are so many places to go to, but I think "a must" is Kilmainham Gaol.



    War Memorial Gardens

    Leandro Guimarães says:

    WAR Memorial Gardens - in Islandbridge D8



  • Try out some of the following suggestions...

    Mariana Roso says:

    Drink Guinness and walk through Temple Bar.

    Francesco Santilli says:

    Ha'penny Bridge.

    Dara Curran says:

    Have correct change for the bus.

    Lennard Ramone says:

    You can look up all the touristy stuff yourself, so take this from a local: Porterhouse for quality home brew (3 locations in the city), Against the Grain or the Black Sheep for craft beer, Woolshed Baa & Grill to watch any sport event and because it's the best bar in the world. Go to the Irish Film Institute to watch a movie with other people who actually want to see the movie. Boojum Dublin for amazing burritos, watch a match in Croke Park if you're there during the season (tickets available from Ticketmaster or the ticket office on Dorset Street), pub crawl on Camden Street/Wexford street.

    Georgette Taylor says:

    Tip bartenders and they will serve you ASAP when they see you over the other patrons!

    Charlotte Dixon says:

    Oysters and Guinness!

    Mi Na says:

    Queen of Tarts (restaurant)!

    Wendy Lander says:

    Wear good flat comfortable shoes.

    Aileen Roantree says:

    The Cobblestone Pub for great trad sessions. Eat at Pig's Ear, Nassau St.

    Evelyn Williams says:

    Trinity College and Croke Park!

    Noelia García Pagano says:

    Temple Bar, St Patrick`s Church, Guinness Storehouse!

    Philip Dunlop says:

    There are no locals in Temple Bar. They're mostly wash-ins looking for a stag night. If you want proper traditional Irish music, go to the Cobblestone in Smithfield. It's right next to the Jameson distillery, too, which is much better than Guinness, in my opinion. And then you can hop on the 83 bus and do a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, find out about the REAL history of the place rather than get screwed by a bunch of people talking about Leprechauns, then go next door to the Botanic Gardens and finish off with the best pint of Guinness in the city in the Gravediggers and a few oysters. Simples.

    Column Fleming says:

    Stay away from Grafton Street and Stephens Green. Instead for shopping go to the small shops around Dury Street, and for a park go to the Iveagh Gardens. Temple Bar is touristy but there are some okay places there. Cobblestones is a good place if you get it on the right night.

    Kylie Wood says:

    Gravediggers Ghost Bus Tour and cemetery at Glasnavin, Guinness Storehouse, Jameson in Smithfields, Kilmainham jail is my favourite spot, Trinity College (Book of Kells), to see a GAA match at Croke Park - go mad on Hill 16, Mulligans pub has very good Guinness and also Keoghs pub off Grafton Street, Temple Bar area is over rated, Coppers Face Jacks to meet Irish people.

    And many more...

  • Hopefully these top Dublin tips will help you make to most of your visit to Dublin.


    Book hostels in Dublin | Dublin videos, podcasts, free pocket guide and more

    Dublin has a great selection of attractions on offer from historic sites to entertaining pubs. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Dublin tips. Here's what you told us...



    Chester Beatty Library

    Megan Kelly says:

    The Chester Beatty library and Marches are NOT TO BE MISSED! Even if you aren't a library/book fan, incredible places/collections not seen anywhere else.

    MB Labbe says:

    Beatty Library! It's free and amazing to walk through.



    Check out the many pubs

    Ian Whitlock says:

    Porterhouse pub.

    Coty Reznik says:

    Fish and Chips + Guinness at O'Neills Bar & Restaurant!

    Killian Ryan says:

    Avoid Temple Bar, head into the Stags Head for a few pints, across Dame Street from Temple Bar, on your way up to Whelans on Wexford Street to dance the night away!

    Lydia Hillebrand says:

    Go to a gig @ Whelan's pub and meet some Irish people!

    Psico Rafael Rodrigues says:

    Sweeneys!

    Fernan Arnal says:

    Dicey's on Tuesday! 2 euro every pint.

    Damien Flynn says:

    Copper Face Jacks!

    Claudia Kayser says:

    The Brazen Head on a Sunday afternoon, and right afterwards head across the street to O'Sheas for two excellent trad sessions!

    Cameron Hawke says:

    Have a pint at the oldest pub in Dublin - The Brazen Head!



    A pub crawl with a difference

    Kayla Ward says:

    The musical pub crawl was very entertaining!

    Gold Boat Journeys: Live. Write. Travel. Explore. says:

    Literary pub crawl - amazing!



    Explore outside of the city

    Erik Davidsson says:

    Take the train to Howth, Malahide and Bray!

    Ewa Majchrzak says:

    Howth.

    Betty Heck says:

    Take the Wicklow Mountains Tour, it's awesome to see the mountains and countryside.



    Watch the national sport - GAA

    Gerard Caden says:

    Go and see a gaelic football or hurling match in Croke Park!



    Guinness Storehouse

    Angélique Candy says:

    Guinness Storehouse is Good!

    Daniel Denew says:

    Go to the Guinness Storehouse / museum! Best attraction of Ireland!

    Marcel Sprangers says:

    The Guinness Storehouse!



    Eat out

    Megan Kelly says:

    Pies at the Pieman Shop in Temple Bar and then pints at Against the Grain - fantastic food and beer, outstanding staff/owners, and a great walk between!

    Dora Mišurac says:

    Rustic Stone restaurant!

    Manoli Elías Celaya says:

    Johnnie Fox, a place full of local colour where have dinner and enjoy the ceili (typical Irish dance)



    Explore the city by bike

    Cameron Hawke says:

    Rent a Dublin bike and ride around the town.



    National Leprechaun Museum

    Sarah Kohlmeier says:

    The National Leprechaun Museum, Ireland! You can travel through the world of Irish fairytales and myths...You´ll feel like a small Leprechaun and be bewitched by the magic of this place. So everyone (who understands enough English) MUST go there!



    Jameson Distillery

    Gare Bear says:

    If you are Canadian and feeling homesick while in Dublin check out the zoo. There is a Tim Hortons there! But honestly a tour of the Jameson Distillery is pretty amazing. And a shot at the end of the tour is a great treat too!





    Dublin Castle

    Teng-Hui Yang says:

    Dublin Castle is a must see.

    Jai Rigoni says:

    The Whisky Experience - all I drink is scotch and this is your one stop shop to sample some of the best. It will really open your eyes to some amazing scotch.



    Kilmainham Gaol

    Amalia Suarez Barbuyani says:

    I really miss this city! There are so many places to go to, but I think "a must" is Kilmainham Gaol.



    War Memorial Gardens

    Leandro Guimarães says:

    WAR Memorial Gardens - in Islandbridge D8



  • Try out some of the following suggestions...

    Mariana Roso says:

    Drink Guinness and walk through Temple Bar.

    Francesco Santilli says:

    Ha'penny Bridge.

    Dara Curran says:

    Have correct change for the bus.

    Lennard Ramone says:

    You can look up all the touristy stuff yourself, so take this from a local: Porterhouse for quality home brew (3 locations in the city), Against the Grain or the Black Sheep for craft beer, Woolshed Baa & Grill to watch any sport event and because it's the best bar in the world. Go to the Irish Film Institute to watch a movie with other people who actually want to see the movie. Boojum Dublin for amazing burritos, watch a match in Croke Park if you're there during the season (tickets available from Ticketmaster or the ticket office on Dorset Street), pub crawl on Camden Street/Wexford street.

    Georgette Taylor says:

    Tip bartenders and they will serve you ASAP when they see you over the other patrons!

    Charlotte Dixon says:

    Oysters and Guinness!

    Mi Na says:

    Queen of Tarts (restaurant)!

    Wendy Lander says:

    Wear good flat comfortable shoes.

    Aileen Roantree says:

    The Cobblestone Pub for great trad sessions. Eat at Pig's Ear, Nassau St.

    Evelyn Williams says:

    Trinity College and Croke Park!

    Noelia García Pagano says:

    Temple Bar, St Patrick`s Church, Guinness Storehouse!

    Philip Dunlop says:

    There are no locals in Temple Bar. They're mostly wash-ins looking for a stag night. If you want proper traditional Irish music, go to the Cobblestone in Smithfield. It's right next to the Jameson distillery, too, which is much better than Guinness, in my opinion. And then you can hop on the 83 bus and do a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, find out about the REAL history of the place rather than get screwed by a bunch of people talking about Leprechauns, then go next door to the Botanic Gardens and finish off with the best pint of Guinness in the city in the Gravediggers and a few oysters. Simples.

    Column Fleming says:

    Stay away from Grafton Street and Stephens Green. Instead for shopping go to the small shops around Dury Street, and for a park go to the Iveagh Gardens. Temple Bar is touristy but there are some okay places there. Cobblestones is a good place if you get it on the right night.

    Kylie Wood says:

    Gravediggers Ghost Bus Tour and cemetery at Glasnavin, Guinness Storehouse, Jameson in Smithfields, Kilmainham jail is my favourite spot, Trinity College (Book of Kells), to see a GAA match at Croke Park - go mad on Hill 16, Mulligans pub has very good Guinness and also Keoghs pub off Grafton Street, Temple Bar area is over rated, Coppers Face Jacks to meet Irish people.

    And many more...

  • Hopefully these top Dublin tips will help you make to most of your visit to Dublin.


    Book hostels in Dublin | Dublin videos, podcasts, free pocket guide and more


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