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Dublin City Breaks

With an illustrious history and a young-at-heart attitude, Dublin is a dynamic cultural hub with all the right ingredients - from the literary heritage of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce, to enjoying the ‘craic’ in the pubs and clubs around Temple Bar.

Insider's Tip

Nothing epitomises Ireland more than the sound of live traditional music bounded by laughter, clapping and the clinking of glasses-many bars offer free live music, so make sure you seek them out and enjoy the 'craic'.

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Must See

 

must see in dublin

Trinity College Ireland's oldest university was founded in 1592; visit the Old Library to see the Book of Kells.  

The National Gallery Extensive collections of European and Irish Art from the 15th century to the present day.

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Must Do

must do in dublin

Drink a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar after learning about the 'black stuff' at the Guinness Storehouse.

Enjoy the views as you cross Ha'penny Bridge on your way to the Winding Stair Book Shop.

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Food & Drink

food and drink in dublin

It would be sacrilege indeed to come to Ireland and not sample a pint of Guinness, which tastes better in Dublin than anywhere else in the world; follow it with a chaser of Irish Whiskey, and you'll make friends for life! But if the drinks come with history, you'll find Dublin's gastronomic scene totally modern with restaurants catering to every taste.

Local specialities include Irish stew, filled potato pancakes called boxty, drisheen black pudding and a wealth of shellfish, including cockles and mussels. Don't miss the chance to try coddle, a dish made with pork sausages, or colcannon, the Irish equivalent of bubble and squeak.

 


Shopping

shopping in dublin

Dublin is a wonderful place for shopping and on the south side of the Liffey you'll find plenty to buy. Local goods to take home include handknitted Aran sweaters, contemporary and Celtic-style jewellery, ceramics, hand-blown glass and paintings. With such an illustrious literary history, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of bookshops across the city, including second-hand and specialist dealers.



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Excursions

excursions in dublin

Dublin Hop on Hop off City Tour

Explore at our own leisure with over 20 bus stops throughout the city. Minimum tour time 1hr 30mins, but you can get on and off as many times as you please. 

Departs: Daily and Adults from £22.

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