Visiting Dublin

Visiting Dublin

Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and has a lot to offer to the hungry tourist that is searching for new things to see and experience. Dublin is Ireland’s most populated city with 1.388 million people. The city is full of history, old buildings, castles, churches, and old Irish pubs. The city also has wonderful parks, Phoenix Park being one of them. The President of Ireland lives in Phoneix Park. The park is the largest enclosed park of any capital city in Europe. The park is open 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, it’s a nice place to go to read a book or to just relax and surf social media on your Smartphone.

Do you are looking for a hotel in Dublin, check out our Hotels Dublin page with some cool places to stay.

Dublin is home to one of the world’s most well-known brands and drinks being Guinness. The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s busiest tourist attraction with 1.7 million visitors in 2019. You have to try a pint or two of the black stuff when you visit Dublin, Guinness really is tastier in Ireland.

See this article from All Things Ireland on the top 5 tourist attractions in Dublin to see!!

Public Transport

If you require public transport while visiting the capital city, your options, are bus, overhead tram (the Luas) Taxi, or bike (Coke Zero). Depending on your requirements and budget we have attached links and info for these transport options. Please see below for further info on things to do and see in Dublin including a free walking tour that Dublin Airport Guide recommends.

The Luas

The Luas is an overhead tram that travels all around the capital city. It’s a great way to get around Dublin and is priced reasonably. The Luas operates through a coloured route system. You can purchase a 1,7 or 30-day ticket. Please see our link for further help. The Luas also have an app you can download here, it’s very handy while in Dublin.

Dublin Bus

This bus company is one of the main operators in the capital city. They have a large fleet of single-decker and double-decker buses. You can purchase a leap card or and daily ticket. We have attached a link here for you to check out. Dublin bus also has an App which is very handy.

Bus Tours

Taking a bus tour is a great way to see the capital city and get well-informed on the history and places of interest. We recommend Do Dublin and they have a freedom card that offers a lot of options. Do Dublin have a hop on hop off tour and it’s very well put together?


You can flag down a taxi or jump into a car at the many taxi ranks around Dublin. We recommend the free now taxi app because it’s so convenient to use with your smartphone, see our link here.

Interesting Things to Do in Dublin

The Guinness Store House

The storehouse is a great place to visit and you get a free pint of Guinness. At the end of the tour, you enter the gravity bar for a free pint of the black stuff, creamery, and cold! Children under 6 are free, kids between 6 and 12 are 5.00 euros and adults are 19.50 euros. The storehouse is full of information about the history of Guinness. There are a few bars in the storehouse building and a merchandise shop with cool t-shirts available. Food is available and you have to try the Guinness bread, really good!

Trinity College and the Book Of Kells

Trinity College is Ireland’s most prestigious college, featuring the Book of Kells. The college itself is a very interesting building with cool features and a rich history. Tickets are available for 11.00 euros and 28.00 for a family ticket. The Book of Kells is a masterpiece, it is made up of 680 pages and is an ancient manuscript of the gospel dating back to around 800 Ad. The book of Kells is in the top 10 of the world’s oldest books known to mankind.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

The cathedral was founded way back in 1191. The cathedral is the national cathedral of the church of Ireland. It is the tallest church at 43 meters high in Ireland and the largest also. The grounds are fabulous also and if you are lucky enough to visit on a sunny day, make to have your camera with you. This Holy site is great for history buffs or if you’re into really old buildings, this building is a must-see. Tickets are 7.50 euros for adults and 18.00 euros for a family ticket.

Free Things to Do in Dublin

National Gallery Of Ireland Archaeology

The national gallery has a huge collection of Celtic and medieval artifacts, it’s free to visit. Some of the items on view are the Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice. The Ardagh Chalice is one of the early treasures of the Irish Church. It’s a fantastic example of early silver metalwork. The Chalice was discovered by a young man digging potatoes in Argah in Co Limerick. The Tara Brooch is a cool Celtic brooch of the pseudo penannular type. The brooch fuelled a Celtic rival of jewelry in the 21st century and sold many copies of the brooch worldwide.

Aras an Uachtarain

The home to the president of Ireland is free to visit. Free tours take place at the Palladian mansion. The architect that designed the white house was inspired by Aras an Uachtarain. Free tours operate every Saturday and are first come first served. It’s a wonderful place to visit and get the history of the building and the Irish presidents. The house is used for state visits and has seen many high-profile visitors including Hillary Clinton, JFK, and Pope John Paul II.

O Donoghue’s Pub

This is one of Dublin’s most iconic pubs where the band the Dubliners performed from the 1960s onwards. The pub is a great spot for Irish music and has seen many Irish music sessions by musical legends. The music sounds much better with a pint of Guinness in your hand. The old pub has character and a great spirit and is a must if you like Irish pubs. It is the place for your first pint of Guinness in Ireland!!!

Free Walking Tour Dublin

A walking tour is a great way to see Dublin, and hear the stories and tales of the past gone by. It’s also a good way to exercise after a large breakfast. This walking tour runs twice a day Monday to Friday and three times daily on the weekends, the meetup point is on O Connell Street next to the spire monument. It covers Dublin’s history and the 1916 rising. It’s a great free way to experience the history and tales of Dublin. See this link here for contact details.

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