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Top Things to Do in Dublin 2019

By Visit Dublin

3rd January 2019

There are so many available activities in our nation’s capital, so we’ve devised a fun and exciting way to decide what to do to when planning your trip to Dublin in 2019. After all, there’s a whole host of unique sights, sounds, attractions, experiences and oddities on offer. Our video showcases a random assortment of activities at breakneck speed – all you need to do is hit the pause button and then it’s off to your next adventure. How many will you experience? Be sure to let us know by tagging #LoveDublin when you post your pics!

1 Take in the city by bike

2 Experience one of the city’s many festivals 

3 Visit Francis Bacon’s studio at the Hugh Lane Gallery

4 Take a tour or see a game at Croke Park

5 Walk across the Great South Wall in Dublin Bay

6 Watch the coast glide by on the DART

7 Visit the Chester Beatty

8 Experience Joyce at Sweny’s Chemist

9 Discover the secrets of Freemasons’ Hall

10 Explore Dundrum’s Airfield Estate

11 Lose an afternoon in one of the city’s many free museums

12 Enjoy a historical walking tour

13 Pay a visit to Christ Church Cathedral

14 Tour the theatres that continue to thrill

15 Leave the hustle and bustle behind for a trip to Dublin’s coastal villages

16 Take a tour of one of Dublin’s castles

17 Explore some hidden highlights

18 Sample the city’s various whiskey distilleries

19 Go to a rooftop bar

20 Visit some charming Dublin pubs

21 Step back in history at Glasnevin Cemetery

22 Take a stroll in one of the city’s many famous parks

23 Take a selfie with the legendary Oscar Wilde

24 Feel a hundred years of history at Kilmainham Gaol

25 Pay tribute to Yeats at The Winding Stair

26 Sample Art Afternoon Tea at the Merrion Hotel

27 Explore Georgian Dublin

28 Do a spot of luxury shopping at Powerscourt Centre

29 Taste the city’s burgeoning food scene

30 Travel through time at Trinity College’s Book of Kells

31 Pull the perfect pint of the black stuff at the Guinness Storehouse

32 Sip cocktails at the Vintage Cocktail Club

33 Explore the Irish immigration story at EPIC

34 Stop for a pastry

35 Enjoy private dining at the Pig’s Ear

36 Explore walking and biking trails in the mountains

37 Embark on a Dublin Discovery Trails guided walk

38 Pay a visit to the Liberties

39 Rediscover Capel Street

40 Get to know Smithfield

41 Get to know Stoneybatter

42 Get to know Portobello

43 Get to know Ranelagh

44 See Dublin from the water

45 Head to an open mic night 

46 Trace Dublin’s music scene and find a gig 

47 Marvel at bog bodies at the National Museum

48 Browse a market for food, clothes and vinyl

49 Visit Dublin Zoo

50 See medieval history brought to life at Dublinia

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