13. Our fantastic festivals
It’s no secret that Dubliners love to party, so it makes perfect sense that you’ll find so many festivals on here throughout the year. St Patrick’s Day is always the big one, but the rest of our calendar is constantly packed with all sorts of festival fun.
14. Our live music scene
Whatever type of music you’re into, you’re never far from a gig in Dublin. Live traditional Irish music sessions take place nightly in dozens of pubs and hotels, and there are plenty of concert venues and clubs hosting local and international bands, artists and DJs.
15. Lots of free things to see and do
Not only is Ireland more affordable than ever, you can also enjoy so many things to do in Dublin during your visit without spending a single euro. From museums and galleries to parks and festivals, they’re all fantastic – and free!
16. Our Georgian heritage
From gardens to galleries, townhouses and squares, you’ll find magnificently preserved examples of the architecture and style of Georgian Dublin all over . Most noticeable, of course, is our countless number of gorgeous Georgian doors!
17. Our stunning mountain views
Even in Dublin city centre, there are places where you can spot mountains in the distance, but to really get the full vista, take the DART to Howth. While walking around Howth Head, you can enjoy a breath-taking panorama that includes both the Wicklow and Mourne Mountains.
18. Our glorious golf courses
If you’re wondering whether there are any Dublin golf courses, let us assure you that there are! You’ll find some of Europe’s best links courses along our local coastline, and the scenery alone will ensure that these good walks will never be spoiled.
19. We’ve so much history
As you’d expect from a city that’s more than 1,000 years old, there’s ancient history to discover all over Dublin. From streets and buildings to cultural objects, you’ll find remnants of our Victorian, Georgian, medieval and even Viking eras!