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Come Here to Me Dublin

By Visit Dublin

27th July 2020

From trendy neighbourhood cafés and a buzzing city centre, to coastal days out and world class tours, Dublin is open again and now’s the time to rediscover our city.

Explore hidden corners of the city centre and discover stories you never knew existed. Get to know the beating heart of Dublin in The Liberties and pop across to Stoneybatter to see a new Dublin emerging. Watch as historic memorials and museums meet towering glass buildings and urban breweries in the Docklands.

Dublin BaySunny view of Dublin bay

The City CentreDaytime view of Ha'penny Bridge Dublin

The Liberties, Smithfield and StoneybatterGuinness Storehouse entrance

The DocklandsBoy paddleboarding at Dublin's docklands

Dublin Bay | Not many capital cities in the world have stunning beaches on their doorstep. No matter where you find yourself in the county, north or south, you’re never too far away from a quick dip in the sea or unbeatable coastal views. And that’s not to mention the local cafés, restaurants and pubs that make the seaside villages so special. Take the whole gang out for a trip to the coast and make memories for a lifetime — they’ll be delira with a day at the beach.

The City Centre | There’s so much tucked away in the city centre when you go into town for a proper gander. From iconic must-sees like the masterpieces by Yeats and Turner at the National Gallery of Ireland to walking in the footsteps of sporting legends on a behind-the-scenes tour of Croker — there’s so much here that you haven’t seen. See the thriving retail scene of the city firsthand in independent design shops and support local businesses in artisanal coffee spots. Why not treat yourself!

The Liberties, Smithfield and Stoneybatter | We all know the words of The Dubliners’ songs, but have you ever gone to see the places they were written about? Meander round the streets of the Liberties that inspired Dublin in the Rare Auld Times and try a pint of the black stuff at the Guinness Storehouse — the view of the city from the Gravity Bar at the top is deadly. Pop across the Liffey and see our coolest neighbourhoods in Dublin 7. Grab a flat white in Stoneybatter and stop by the Jameson Distillery in Smithfield afterwards for something a little stiffer after your tour.

The Docklands | Where old Dublin meets new. Walk the historic banks of the river and see how our people emigrated during the Famine on The Jeanie Johnston, then call into nearby EPIC The Immigration Museum to get the full story. When evening comes, head to Grand Canal Square, grab a snap with the red poles, treat yourself to a locally brewed craft beer and finish off your Docklands day with a walk by the water.

Put your mind at ease and take a look at the COVID-19 Safety Charter to see the huge effort local businesses are putting in to keep you safe. Bear in mind that opening hours may vary, so you’re best to check with each place before setting off.

The city is yours again so get out there and enjoy it all — there’s tons to see and do so close to home. Ah sure look, Dublin’s only massive.

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