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Things to do in River Liffey

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
“The Phoenix Park is one of Europe's largest and most beautiful vibrant parks, it has a zoo, wild deer roam in the fields, the Oak trees are home to much wildlife and squirrels cafes, memorials, bicycles can be rented, a wonderful space to walk and relax..”
  • 546 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Grab the 123 bus from just around the corner and it will drop you to the door of this must see Dublin highlight.”
  • 425 locals recommend
Park
“Whether you’re a Dubliner or a visitor, this is the park to wander round or relax in. ”
  • 327 locals recommend
Museum
“See a jail where Irish political dissidents were held and mistreated, contributing to the 1916 uprising that resulted to Irish independence. A very important part of the country's history. You can only enter with a guided tour so be sure to book in advance. ”
  • 246 locals recommend
Distillery
“Take the definitive Irish Whiskey tour at Jameson Distillery Bow St. Explore history and heritage, and enjoy a Jameson in the place where it all began. Only 5 minutes walk.”
  • 194 locals recommend
Pub
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“This was once voted the most disappointing tourist destination. You want spot a local here unless they are working behind the bar. A quick walk through is really all you need to get the idea.”
  • 353 locals recommend
Government Building
“Great just to walk around and also visit the garden area at the back. Tours of the State Rooms are available as well tours of underground areas with foundation going back to Viking times. ”
  • 135 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“South Dublin's main shopping street. Many great, small boutiques and places of interest off the side streets.”
  • 182 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!”
  • 116 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Modern Art Gallery housed in the old Royal Hospital. With a fantastic rotating collection and visiting exhibitions. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Art Museum
“FREE a must visit. The No 1 Visitor attraction in Ireland. Lovely original noteless and gifts. ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“One of the oldest bars in Dublin. Good bar food and a Great pint of Guinness ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Great Irish traditional music, amazing Guinness. This is a trully Irish experience in my opinion”
  • 165 locals recommend
Music Venue
“3Arena hold many concerts and shows through out the year, such as U2, Boyzone, Cirque Du Soleil oVo Florence, The Machine, Culture Club, Star Wars in Concert, Jess Glynne, Andre Rieu, Snow Patrol, Josh Groban and Enrique Iglesias. ”
  • 99 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“One of the oldest bars in Dublin. Good bar food and a Great pint of Guinness ”
  • 125 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.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This place is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner with plenty of vegetarian options. It also looks out over the square and harbour making it an idillic setting for a hearty meal.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizza Place!! Ideal if you need a quick bite and want to stay in the coziness of Dublin 4 ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Pub
“I guess there is something cool about getting drunk inside an actual church :-)”
  • 68 locals recommend
Café
“Winner of Lovin Dublin's, "Best Brunch" Award, Farmer Browns on Bath Avenue is a great blend of Irish cooking with contemporary flair”
  • 59 locals recommend
Pub
“Best place for live Traditional music and Irishness. Stereotypical Irish pub, very popular with American celebrities.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Pub
“A traditional Irish pub in the centre of town. Go upstairs on a Tuesday night and witness ukulele Tuesdays!”
  • 76 locals recommend

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