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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.

History Museum
“Located by the Museum Luas stop, really easy to get to, this is a big museum so allow yourself some time here so that you get to see it all. Might not be open on Mondays ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Museum
“A free museum in a beautiful building. I take all my friends here first time in Dublin”
  • 72 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best pint of Guinness in town and a great wee bar for atmosphere and excellent service. Watch the barmen go!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Park
“Designed by Ninian Niven in 1865, but with a history dating back over three hundred years, the Iveagh Gardens are located close to St Stephen’s Green Park in Dublin city centre. From modest beginnings as an earl’s lawn, the gardens went on to host the splendour of the Dublin Exhibition Palace in 1865. Many of the original landscape features are still in place, or have been restored and conserved since 1995. These include the yew maze, the rosarium, and the fountains. The cascade in particular is a stunning spectacle in summer. Iveagh Gardens are popularly known as Dublin’s ‘Secret Garden’.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great music scene and sprawling, yet tiny, pub. Whelan's is actually a couple buildings that have been joined together, so on one side it's a classic pub, on the other more lively and modern. Lots to explore here.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pub
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“Irish and international craft beer in legendary venue with Temple Bar's only licensed garden. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Stadium
“5th largest stadium in Europe, 80,000 capacity Very significant in Irish History due to a masacre of innocent people that took place there during a sporting match”
  • 61 locals recommend
Distillery
“Learn about how Whiskey is made and do a tasting at the end of the tour. Perfect afternoon activity. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
History Museum
“Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the city. Dublinia is located in a part of Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral, known as the Synod hall. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Plaza
“Area where U2 recorded album (Windmill Lane Studios) Now home to Facebook, Google, AirBnB.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Pub
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“Well the Guinness is always excellent here - and that's a rarity. There's almost always some live music. This is a famous place - a drinker where politicians shady sorts have long rubbed shoulders.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A stunning gem on a charming road in the very heart of the gorgeous old city of Dublin. Enter through the garden of Dublin Castle and you will be truly within the pale here. Local tip: Check out the Roof Garden , landscaped in a tranquil style to reflect the gallery. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Centre of Dublin The Spire on O' Connell St a good guide to where you are going, iconic structure”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“ Located on Dublin’s busiest shopping street, Mary Street, the Shopping Centre is home to a wide range of stores offering fashion, leisure, technology as well as a growing selection of dining options for visitors to enjoy. In recent years, the Centre has deepened its fashion credentials by attracting the biggest New Look in the world, Ireland’s newest Topshop, Dublin’s only Stradivarius and with new brands like Best Menswear and Vila now open, there will soon be even more reasons for fashion lovers to visit.Arriving at Jervis Shopping Centre could not be more convenient – the Jervis Luas stop is right at the entrance to the Centre and 5 minutes’ walking from my location”
  • 36 locals recommend
Department Store
“on 3rd floor calm airy bright restaurant for after shopping with nice food nice wine and nice deserts ! lots of window seats lunch. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“There are a few of these restaurants in Dublin and they are definitely the best burger in town. ”
  • 70 locals recommend