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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.

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“This is a great setting to enjoy a drink in a refurbished centuries old church”
65 locals recommend
Premise
“The home of the black stuff, the Guinness Storehouse is where the iconic brand was born.”
75 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
Shopping Centre
“The biggest indoor shopping mall in Europe, (I'm told). Loads and loads of shops close by, and in one location. Take the luas to Ballally and up the stairs. It is a 5 min walk from the station, just follow the crowd.....”
66 locals recommend
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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
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“A bit noisy for this old fart but a great selection of Irish and international independent beers and spirits.”
51 locals recommend
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
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“Queen of Tarts is one of Dublin's most popular eating destinations, so much so the owners had to open a second location with more seating! They offer a wide variety of baked goods including Gluten Free options! You can also go there for lunch or afternoon tea. Great coffee and a really cozy atmosphere make this place one of our favorites. Plus the staff are super friendly!”
68 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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“Irish and international craft beer in legendary venue with Temple Bar's only licensed garden. ”
45 locals recommend
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“Whelans - 25 Wexford St - famed for live music and is the indie and alternative heartland of Dublin. A traditional country pub in the heart of the city, the venue has played host to such musical legends as Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, Christy Moore and Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and was the mecca around which my college social life revolved. There’s a variety of different spaces behind the big facade, the intimate Parlour Bar, a big smoking area in the interior courtyard and an indie disco in the back room after gigs, whose set list has remained the same as I’ve gotten older but will always make you dance. It’s been the home of many a great night out, where just the one becomes a 3am finish. ”
78 locals recommend
Church
“A stunning Cathedral in the City Centre. Christ Church Cathedral, originally a Viking Church, is almost 1,000 years old. It was founded circa 1028, is Dublin’s oldest working structure, and is the spiritual heart of Dublin. It is also one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and a place of pilgrimage through the centuries. It is a must see”
74 locals recommend
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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
Plaza
“Area where U2 recorded album (Windmill Lane Studios) Now home to Facebook, Google, AirBnB.”
63 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“ 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