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Things to Do in Dublin

By Visit Dublin

7th October 2016

On a visit to Dublin, you can get lost in the wonders of our museums, savour some delicious traditional dishes and meander through the laneways and cobbled Streets. Use the Dublin Discovery Trails App to choose some interesting routes around Dublin that introduce you to the geography of the city and tell you something about our history.

1. An introduction to Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin continues to rank highly with visitors as an ideal and entertaining way to get an introduction to Dublin.

Another attraction known as EPIC boasts the tagline “Everybody is connected”, and taps in to the Irish diaspora. The visitor is guided on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.

Sign for The Little Museum of Dublin

Sign for The Little Museum of Dublin

2. Dublin attractions

Dublin is the little city that packs a big punch. Enjoy some of our top attractions, from Guinness Storehouse to the Book of Kells. 

People admiring exhibition at the Long Room in Trinity College

The Book of Kells exhibition

3. Trails & shortcuts

Take advantage of our free Dublin Discovery Trails app. The trails bring you on themed journeys through the winding streets of Dublin. Follow trails like Rebellion and Dublin’s Military History. Best of all, you can plan all this in advance and then follow them at your own pace when you arrive in the city.

View of the Garden of Remembrance on a sunny day

The Garden of Remembrance

4. Dublin on a budget

You can experience a great weekend in Dublin even on a limited budget. Here, we’ve selected a budget-friendly itinerary of things to do, delicious places to eat and fun activities to try over 48 hours. Read our guide to enjoying Dublin without breaking the bank.

Chester Beatty Library and garden

Chester Beatty Library and the Dubh Linn Garden

5. Experience Irish food

Dublin’s culinary scene has changed considerably in recent years, and the Irish capital is now bursting with creative chefs, cafés and restaurants serving tasty Irish fare and highlighting the best of Irish ingredients.

Platter of Irish seafood

Irish seafood platter

6. Free things to do in Dublin

From walking through wonderful parks to popping in to one of the many free events around Dublin, you'll find something to do in Dublin that won't break the bank.
Dublin is well known for its generous green spaces and beautiful parks
Many of our museums have free entry – Chester Beatty Library, National Gallery and the Hugh Lane Gallery to name but a few. 
In any given week, Dublin boasts an eclectic mix of events that are free of charge. Check out the best upcoming free events in Dublin.

Interior of Hugh Lane gallery

Interior of the Hugh Lane Gallery

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