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Best things to do in Dublin City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Brewery
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“A favourite amongst tourists, and well deserved. Book in advance to avoid long queues. ”
427 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Cannot be missed. Hire bikes from the park entrance of the Dublin Bike scheme from in front of Kilmainham Gaol (credit card required, €5 for 3 days). Park is vast and features Dublin Zoo, Stately homes and beautiful tea shops. Full of beautiful wild deer. 20 minutes walk from house. ”
549 locals recommend
Park
“Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located at the top of Grafton Street on the Southside of Dublin. It is named after St. Stephen's Green, a major city park situated across the road from its main entrance.”
329 locals recommend
Pub
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“Temple Bar is a busy riverside neighbourhood, spread over cobbled pedestrian lanes. Crowded pubs host live folk music and DJ sets, and diners pack restaurants serving Asian, American and Irish cuisine. Quirky boutiques stock clothes and crafts by local designers. The National Photographic Archive highlights Ireland’s past, while the Project Arts Centre and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios shows contemporary art.”
217 locals recommend
Distillery
“You can blend your own take home whiskey or take a whiskey cocktail class.”
191 locals recommend
Museum
“Known as the "Irish Bastille," many significant political prisoners were held and, at times, executed here at Kilmainham. Want to learn about Ireland's fight for independence? Look no further.”
243 locals recommend
Government Building
“ Dublin Castle was a key target during the Easter Rising of 1916, which marked the first step towards the end of British rule in Ireland. It is steeped in Irish History”
133 locals recommend
Church
“Beautiful Cathedral near the city centre. Jonathon Swift the writer of Gulliver’s Travels was Dean here. There is a beautiful park beside the Cathedral. Go for a stroll and admire the red brick buildings built by Lord Iveagh for his workers in the Guinness Factory.”
155 locals recommend
Zoo
“Good conditions for most animals. Plenty of space. Go mid-week. Very busy weekends in summer. Bring a picnic. Long Day!”
114 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Best Shopping area in Dublin. Favorites are of course Brown Thomas, Otehr Stories and the new White Company”
186 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
123 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great art collection - modern and ancient! Beautiful building too ... close to our parliament too!!”
125 locals recommend
Art Museum
“By global standards not the most impressive modern art museum but on your doorstep and worth a visit”
156 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland. The venue opened as The O₂ on 16 December 2008. It was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue which operated from 1988 to 2007, retaining only some of the outer facade.”
101 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Great to see a rugby match, or if you are visiting in the summer, check out the gigs that are on.”
115 locals recommend
Theatre
“Fantastic Theatre - the venue for a the big West-End & Broadway shows visiting Dublin. Book in advance for popular shows, but tickets are held back for all events, so always check availability.”
115 locals recommend