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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.
Music Venue
“The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland. The venue opened as The O₂ on 16 December 2008. It was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue which operated from 1988 to 2007, retaining only some of the outer facade.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Theater
“Fantastic Theatre - the venue for a the big West-End & Broadway shows visiting Dublin. Book in advance for popular shows, but tickets are held back for all events, so always check availability.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Great to see a rugby match, or if you are visiting in the summer, check out the gigs that are on.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Located in Glasnevin, County Dublin, the National Botanic Gardens are noted for their fine plant collections holding more than 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from around the world. The gardens are famous for their exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture. Visitors can enjoy such features as the herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great local hip pub to go. It appears a small pub from the outside, but if you step through there is a large beer garden inside with the big blue bus offering delicious pizza.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Route
“Mary St/Henry St area is the major shopping area on this side of the city. Arnotts (Major Department Store), Flagship Debenhams, Dunnes Stores, Penneys (Primark), plus all the usual high street brand shops can be found here. Don't miss Toymaster (Toys), Maplins (electronics) and Smyths toys on a side street. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
University
“This is one of the key locations to visit during your trip to Dublin. The beautiful old architecture is punctuated by the active student life, alongside regular artistic and scientific exhibits! Be sure to stop in and see the Book of Kells and The Long Room, these are unique sights for anyone visiting Dublin!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Café
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“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.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Café
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“Fresh, organic, and from local suppliers. Good vegan and gluten free options and famous for their eggs!”
  • 125 locals recommend
Church
“Christ Church Cathedral is the official seat of both the Church of Ireland and the Catholic Church in Ireland. The original cathedral was a wooden church built shortly after the Viking King Sitric Silkenbeard made a pilgrimage to Rome in 1028. Rebuilt in stone and expanded over the next few centuries, the Cathedral has been a fixture in the city of Dublin for nearly a millennium. The oldest remaining section of the cathedral is the underground crypts, which dates to the 1170s -- take a tour and learn about Christ Church's pet cat and rat! Admission is €7 for adults, €5.50 for students and seniors.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Located in the lovely area of Grand Canal Dock (about 15 minutes walk from the city centre). Great breakfast, lunch or dinner. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The home of the black stuff, the Guinness Storehouse is where the iconic brand was born.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Pizza Place!! Ideal if you need a quick bite and want to stay in the coziness of Dublin 4 ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum has interesting exhibits from Ireland's prehistory, including hoards of celtic jewelry and sacrificial bog bodies.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Church
“One of Dublin’s oldest buildings has been a leading visitor attraction for over 1000 years. Inside the church discover, the medieval crypt, which extends under the entire church, an exhibition of church treasures, the tomb of Strongbow (leader of the Normans who captured Dublin in 1170).”
  • 75 locals recommend
Museum
“I could spend all day in here sketching the creatures and finding new creatures I’ve never seen before. Wonderful place of discovery. ”
  • 73 locals recommend