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Things to do in Dublin

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“The Phoenix Park is one of Europe's largest and most beautiful vibrant parks, it has a zoo, wild deer roam in the fields, the Oak trees are home to much wildlife and squirrels cafes, memorials, bicycles can be rented, a wonderful space to walk and relax..”
  • 544 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Grab the 123 bus from just around the corner and it will drop you to the door of this must see Dublin highlight.”
  • 424 locals recommend
Park
“Whether you’re a Dubliner or a visitor, this is the park to wander round or relax in. ”
  • 326 locals recommend
Museum
“A really great place to see some Irish history. Great guided tours of the old prison. It's essential to book in advance though as the tours are always full.”
  • 245 locals recommend
Distillery
“Take the definitive Irish Whiskey tour at Jameson Distillery Bow St. Explore history and heritage, and enjoy a Jameson in the place where it all began. Only 5 minutes walk.”
  • 193 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.”
  • 351 locals recommend
Government Building
“Great just to walk around and also visit the garden area at the back. Tours of the State Rooms are available as well tours of underground areas with foundation going back to Viking times. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“South Dublin's main shopping street. Many great, small boutiques and places of interest off the side streets.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Lovely day trip - Howth is a fishing village with good places to eat and drink, boat trips from the harbour, a great cliff walk if you’re feeling energetic and a weekend market. ”
  • 198 locals recommend
Church
“The cathedral was originally founded in 1191 and is rife with over 800 years of Irish history and culture. A brilliant architectural wonder, its beauty can be noticed both inside and out. ”
  • 156 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
Art Museum
“The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Worth a visit if you are interested in Modern Art. ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Art Museum
“FREE a must visit. The No 1 Visitor attraction in Ireland. Lovely original noteless and gifts. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“One of the oldest bars in Dublin. Good bar food and a Great pint of Guinness ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“This is a Dublin institution. If you're after a great pint of Guinness this is the place to go!”
  • 165 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“One of the oldest bars in Dublin. Good bar food and a Great pint of Guinness ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Café
“Located in the heart of the city (and our favourite area in town) this restaurant has an excellent breakfast and brunch menu. Try the eggs menemen.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This place is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner with plenty of vegetarian options. It also looks out over the square and harbour making it an idillic setting for a hearty meal.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizza Place!! Ideal if you need a quick bite and want to stay in the coziness of Dublin 4 ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Pub
“I guess there is something cool about getting drunk inside an actual church :-)”
  • 68 locals recommend
Café
“Winner of Lovin Dublin's, "Best Brunch" Award, Farmer Browns on Bath Avenue is a great blend of Irish cooking with contemporary flair”
  • 58 locals recommend
Pub
“Best place for live Traditional music and Irishness. Stereotypical Irish pub, very popular with American celebrities.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pub
“A traditional Irish pub in the centre of town. Go upstairs on a Tuesday night and witness ukulele Tuesdays!”
  • 77 locals recommend

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