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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.
Neighbourhood
“Cannot be missed. Hire bikes from the park entrance of the Dublin Bike scheme from in front of Kilmainham Gaol (credit card required, €5 for 3 days). Park is vast and features Dublin Zoo, Stately homes and beautiful tea shops. Full of beautiful wild deer. 20 minutes walk from house. ”
  • 550 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Don't forget to enjoy the odour of the Roasted Hops while you are in the area!!”
  • 430 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about this historic jail, and the role it played in the independence of Ireland. Also, much of the movie "Paddington 2" was filmed here ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Distillery
“If you are interested in Whiskey, then this is a must. I have done this tour twice myself with friends that were visiting Dublin, and I thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions.. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Pub
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“The party area of the city centre. Lots of Irish bars and restaurants. Very touristy with tourist prices!”
  • 219 locals recommend
Government Building
“The heart of historic Dublin, Dublin Castle is a breath-taking attraction that should be on any visitor's must-see list.”
  • 136 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. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Zoo
“Good conditions for most animals. Plenty of space. Go mid-week. Very busy weekends in summer. Bring a picnic. Long Day!”
  • 115 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Worth a visit if you are interested in Modern Art. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Is one of the best irish pubs, everyday live music, is just around the corner and you can enjoy listen traditional music with the best vibe as a local. ”
  • 167 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
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
Entertainment
“The home of the black stuff, the Guinness Storehouse is where the iconic brand was born.”
  • 75 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 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.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Pub
“This used to be an actual church, pretty unique place for getting to know Irish Food and ambience”
  • 67 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A little bit pricey, but worth it. This gastro-pub does traditional pub fare with a new, hip twist. They also serve loads of different craft beers. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“There are a few of these restaurants in Dublin and they are definitely the best burger in town. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Café
“Bibis - 14A Emorville Ave - 25 minute walk. Popular spot in the middle of the trendy neighbourhood of Portobello, this is a fantastic spot with really delicious food, the turkish eggs are a particular favourite of mine. Portobello would be a good stopping off point on your way into town but be warned Bibi’s can be extremely busy with long wait times. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Pub
“Constantly changing menu of own ales, lagers and stouts with an Irish menu and folksy atmosphere. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“12 Wexford St - is located in the heart of buzzing Wexford Street and Camden Street, Las Tapas de Lola offers award-winning Spanish tapas, wines, beers and tasty sangria for every occasion. It’s an Irish-Spanish co-production from the lovely Vanessa & Anna and has incredibly warm service that keeps everyone coming back, as well as the mouth watering tapas of course. There’s a nice terrace area out the front that is great for people watching. I would recommend you book here as everyone loves this Dublin institution. ”
  • 48 locals recommend

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