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Welcome to Dublin

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St. Patrick's Day, Dublin City Centre. ©Tourism Ireland

Dublin is one of Europe’s oldest and greatest cities, one that retains its historical and cultural charms. But it is also a wonderfully cosmopolitan city that offers trendy bars, elegant restaurants and stylish shops and hotels. One of the top city break destinations in Europe steeped in history and buzzing with youthful energy, the Irish Capital is at the very heart of Irish culture.

So, why not eat in a castle, enjoy a night at the dogs, sip a pint of world-famous Guinness or play a round of golf?  The options are endless: there are themed pub crawls around the city, boat trips on the River Liffey and traditional Irish music sessions in Dublin’s famous Irish pubs.  And, of course, the welcome is always warm. This is Ireland after all…


Must Sees

Throughout Dublin City and County there is an abundance of wonderful visitor attractions to discover and explore – from majestic museums and galleries to breweries and distilleries.  Whether your interest is sport, history, art or literature, whether you want to follow a heritage trail, visit a zoo, eat in a castle or step back in time and visit a heritage town, Dublin is packed with interesting things to do.


Beyond the City

Just 20 minutes from the city centre, you can experience the fabulous coastline of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, the wildness of the Dublin Mountains – and so much more.  Explore the medieval streets of Dalkey and visit the Joyce Tower where Ulysses begins. Walk the pier in Dun Laoghaire, shop ‘till you drop in the Dundrum Town Centre or peruse the CoCo Markets at the weekend.

Some of the country’s most charming coastal villages lie just north of the city. Browse Malahide’s boutiques and gift shops before heading to Howth to enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch overlooking the harbor.

With 38km of walking trails for the dedicated walker, 7 golf courses for the avid golfer and coarse and fly fishing for the enthusiastic angler, South Dublin County is a paradise for people who love the outdoors. 


What’s On

Festivals in Dublin encompass a huge range of activities including sports, music of all types, Irish language and culture, food and drink, visual arts, dance, literature, theatre and multiculturalism.


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What to Do » Visitor Attractions

Marsh's Library

St. Patrick's Close Dublin 8 ,    01 4543511

Marsh’s Library was founded in the early eighteenth century by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713). Designed by Sir William Robinson (d.1712) the Surveyor General of...

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What to Do » Visitor Attractions

Pearse Museum and St. Enda’s Park

Grange Road Rathfarnham , Dublin 16   1 4934208

Former home and school of Patrick Pearse, leader of the famous 1916 Rising. The Pearse Museum is located in the former home and school of Patrick Pearse. Pearse was...

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The National Museum of Ireland

Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7 Natural History, Merrion Street, Dublin 2. Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo ,    01 6777444

National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 The National Museum of Ireland is home to the world’s greatest collection of objects related...

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What to Do » Visitor Attractions


St. Michael's Hill Christchurch , Dublin 8   01 6794611

Dublinia, located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christchurch, is history brought to life in an exciting way for all to engage, learn and share. In our...

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What to Do » Visitor Attractions

The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship: An Irish Famine Story

Custom House Quay Dublin 1 ,    1 4730111

Follow in the footsteps of those who fled the Famine. The Jeanie Johnston tells the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on a treacherous...

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Where to Stay » Hotels

Royal Marine Hotel4 Star

Marine Road Dun Laoghaire , Co Dublin   01 2300030

A short drive along the South East coast will bring you to Dún Laoghaire, where overlooking the bay you will find the Royal Marine Hotel. Steeped in history, and a...

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Where to Stay » Hotels

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club4 Star

Swords Co Dublin , K67P2E4   1 8433118

Roganstown Country House is a beautifully restored home, tucked away on a quiet country road in North County Dublin. Located 5 minutes from Swords village and just 10 minutes...

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Where to Stay » Hotels

Castleknock Hotel4 Star

Porterstown Road Castleknock , Dublin 15   1 6406300

Castleknock Hotel is an award-winning 4-star hotel set in beautiful grounds, right on the doorstep of Dublin. We are just off the M50 on a direct route from Belfast and easily...

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge4 Star

Merrion Road Ballsbridge , Dublin 4   01 6681111

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is one of the finest 4 star hotels in the heart of Dublin. This stunning Victorian property is one of Dublin’s most eye catching hotels....

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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 ,    1 6777444

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History is...

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