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Best things to do in Dublin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Premise
“If you have extra time take the train (Dart) to Howth Village outside city , buy Fish & Chips for lunch, walk up the hill for view of Irelands Eye Island., walk the east pier and listen to the busker.”
5 locals recommend
Café
“A small little kiosk beside the Luas stop,serves amazing coffee at really reasonable prices. Real cool Hipster feel to it with music playing & cool benches to relax and enjoy the village atmosphere.”
7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Good Italian food - pasta and pizzas for all tastes (also some other options as steaks, salads and curry dishes”
7 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for coffee during the day. "Bring your own" in the evening and enjoy the friendly staff and cool outdoor atmosphere in this wonderful Howth institution....”
5 locals recommend
Establishment
“A lovely little local park in the gardens of the Rathfarnham Castle. Great Play Ground Coffee Shop The Castle is now open to the public for tours (please see their website for castle opening hours) ”
7 locals recommend
Café
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“You can walk here in 20 minutes. Lunch is tasty, and the craft beers are mighty & diverse. The Silver Tassie got a face lift not long ago. It's still the same old local pub, but now it also has a tasty lunch menu. A great spot to wander down to on foot on a bright day. Have a bite to eat and enjoy a couple pints. There's a gin menu, lots of interesting craft beers, and over 400 wines from all around the world including organics, biodynamics and more.”
4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Montpelier Hill, better known as The Hellfire Club to Dubliners, is a lovely place for a weekend walk. It has a variety of short forest trails and provides wonderful views of the city from the south-west. On the weekends you can find it busy with urbanites escaping the city and dogs running free. At the top sits a large hunting lodge where, if the stories are to be believed, some very strange things have happened.”
3 locals recommend
Book Store
“Specialises in Irish interest titles, plus general fiction, kids' books and exam papers.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Lilliput Press opposite the Lilliput Store, is an old Irish press which was the first printers of James Joyce’s Ulysses in Ireland. ”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and live music. Salsa dancing almost every day. Nightclub on Friday and Saturday.”
4 locals recommend
Pub
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“A charming small pub in the centre of the city. There's a small snug (one table) by the entrance that has its own private access to the bar. Get there early to secure this coveted spot. They have a large collection of whisk(e)ys from around the world. Gets busy on Friday and Saturday evenings. Tv, no music. If you fancy something a bit more lively go next door to Doyle's.”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Close park with children playing area. Also good for running (1. km circuit).”
5 locals recommend
Café
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4 locals recommend
Café
“Really nice chilled out cafe with great coffee, a lovely place to have a traditional Irish breakfast/brunch especially.”
7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
2 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“JJ Smyth's is the home of live Jazz and Blue in Dublin. This is one of my all time favourite spots to go to for music. JJ's has live Blues and Jazz music six nights of the week. This is where many a musician got their start and where many of the top names continue to play. To see who's playing and what's on in JJ's visit their website. ”
6 locals recommend