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Cultural, creative and charismatic, Dublin is a city like no other.

Visit iconic sights, breathe the fresh air in a picturesque seaside village and warm up in a cosy pub for the ultimate winter city break. 

Dublin is a city where you‘ll move easily from the vibrant city centre life to the peaceful tranquillity of its charming coastal villages in less than 30 minutes. There’s so much waiting to be discovered in Dublin.

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Coastal Towns and Villages

Yes, Dublin city has more than enough to fill a holiday, but there’s so much more. Hop on the DART (Train) and travel the sweep of Dublin Bay to uncover a whole heap of treasures. 


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Festivals and Events

Literature, music, drama food, comedy, film…from St Patrick’s Day to New Year’s Eve Festival or Tradfest, where traditional music mixes big folk act and new musicians. Dublin LOVES festivals.

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World Class Attractions

Check out Dublin’s world-class attractions, from learning how to pull a pint at the Guinness Storehouse to visiting the world-famous Book of Kells or exploring Europe’s largest enclosed city park.  

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Food and Drink

There’s a satisfying home-spun feel to traditional Irish food, with big bowls of warming dishes and trusty two-component meals that have stood the test of time.




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Top 10 Things To Do

1. The Guinness Storehouse

Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery, which has been home to the world famous stout since 1759, you simply cannot leave Dublin without having paid a visit. The Guinness Storehouse is the Home of Guinness, where you will discover what goes into the making of each and every pint, and learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years.

2. Trinity College The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells, a glorious Early Christian illuminated manuscript, is quite simply a masterpiece. Located within Trinity College’s Treasury, the tour here includes a visit to the Long Room library, one of Europe’s most magnificent libraries housing over 200,000 of Trinity’s oldest books. Afterwards, wander around the charming campus of Trinity, which dates back to 1592 and boasts an impressive list of alumni including Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde.

3. The National Museum of Ireland

Walk into the National Museum of Ireland and you are magically transported back in time to see famous Celtic artefacts. A stroll through time will take you all the way back to 7,000 BC with outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard.  


4. Kilmainham Gaol

Before it's closure in 1924, Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol housed some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history. Kilmainham Gaol is the biggest unoccupied gaol on the island of Ireland and offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history.

5. Jameson Distillery Bow Street

Since John Jameson’s brave first steps into this building in 1780, Jameson have been focused on his ambition to create unforgettable experiences (along with great whiskey, of course). The Jameson Distillery Bow St. carries on this ambition through three fully guided experiences: Bow St. Experience, The Whiskey Makers, and The Whiskey Shakers. Touch, smell, and most importantly, taste Jameson on a tour here.

6. Dublin Mountains

Just 8-miles from Dublin’s city centre lie the Dublin Mountains, so it couldn’t be easier to combine your city break with some nature. There are 43 km of mountain trails, country paths and rural roads in the Dublin mountains to explore, with walks to suit every level. So, you could be enjoying the breath-taking views by day before returning to the vibrant city at night.


7. Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin where it stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort. Later a Viking Fortress stood on this site - a portion of which is on view to visitors in the 'Mediaeval Undercroft' which also includes the remains of the original 13th century castle.

8. National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland is conveniently located near Dublin city centre, a short stroll from Trinity College and Merrion Square. It’s collection boasts some 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media including water-colours, drawings, prints and sculpture.

9. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin is Ireland's largest cemetery where over one and a half million people are buried including Michael Collins, Maud Gonne, and Eamon DeValera. A hauntingly gorgeous Victorian Garden cemetery each guide is passionate about sharing their love of heritage and history, telling the stories of Ireland’s complex and fascinating history through daily walking tours.

10. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC is a modern museum in Dublin’s Docklands that tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland and how they influenced and shaped the world. Uncover hundreds of stories of adventure, adversity, and triumph in the world’s only fully digital museum.