Trip Plan Details
- Christ Church CathedralChristchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
- RDS80 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ireland
- Fitzwilliam Hotel2 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
- The Cobblestone Pub77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin, IE.recommended The Cobblestone PubThe Cobblestone Pub in Smithfield is wonderful for a traditional music session & also live rock music. The Guinness here is also of the highest quality which is nice. It really is one of Dublin's ... read moregems, and if you want to hear a good traditional music session nightly, and find some great company this place is a must see.Recommended for:
- The Brazen Head 20 Lower Bridge Street Dublin, Co. Dublin City, Irelandrecommended The Brazen HeadThe Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin dating back to 1198!! It's worth a stop for a night, prices are reasonable and the staff is welcoming. There are a multiple rooms posing different ... read moreatmospheres. There is live music some nights and good bar food! Enjoy drinks and be apart of the Dublins history!
- Old Jameson DistilleryBow Street, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7
- Temple Bar13-17 Fleet Street, Dublin, Irelandrecommended Temple BarIncredibly touristy but somehow it still retains a bit of authenticity. The architecture is great in this area and it has a lot of atmosphere. You also have to admire the fact that so many people are ... read moresomehow able to party until so late. A must-see but try to get off the main strip or get lost in the back alleys. There are still bars that primarily cater to locals. You just have to seek them out.recommended Temple BarEvery Saturday there's a street fair where you can find the best of home grown vegetable and fruit, amazing sea food and artcraft from the irish talented people. I've eaten the most amazing oisters of ... read moremy life there!Recommended for:recommended Temple BarThis is an awesome area thats a major hot spot, plus an actual bar is there called Temple Bar which is a lot of fun.Recommended for:
- The Book of KellsOld Library, Trinity College, College Street, Dublin 2, Irelandrecommended The Book of KellsThe Irish are so proud of this that you are sure to cause offense if you've come all the way to Dublin and have not seen this. Frankly speaking, I think you have to be Irish and feel a personal ... read moreconnection to the history in order to really be impressed by this exhibit. The book itself is quite small and not particularly distinctive. That said, this is a nice add-on to a visit to Trinity College if the lines aren't too long.
- The Guinness StorehouseSt James Gate, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Irelandrecommended The Guinness StorehouseI enjoyed visiting Guinness but felt a bit like I was paying to walk through an advertisement. The external facade and the views from the rooftop bar were the highlights. A bit of a shame they chose ... read moreto go very commercial instead of emphasizing heritage and showcasing the authenticity of the historical structures.recommended The Guinness StorehouseThe Guiness Storehouse is a real treat for beer lovers! It offers a great educational tour which allows visitors to learn all about the background and history of Guinness; the brewing and barrel ... read moremaking discussions were especially entertaining. Delicious beer tastings and great views can be enjoyed at the rooftop bar.Celeny Da Silva
A classic stop for first time travelers.
- The Stag's Head1 Dame Court, Dublin 2, Ireland
- The Palace Bar21 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Irelandrecommended The Palace BarThe picture perfect Victorian pub. Kind of like going to McSorley's in Manhattan. You don't want to be a regular but hard not to appreciate the history and you have to go at least once. Well-touristed ... read morebut still draws plenty of locals.
- Grogan's Castle Lounge15 William St S, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
- Trinity College DublinCollege Green, Dublin 2, Irelandrecommended Trinity College DublinGorgeous campus in a nice central location. A must-see in Dublin. More for the atmosphere and architecture / historical buildings than for any specific tourist sight. The library is particularly ... read morespecial.recommended Trinity College DublinTrinity College is a quiet, safe haven in the middle of noisy, busy Dublin. Once you walk through the arch entrance, it's as if all the sound of the city immediately disappears. It's a bit spooky. ... read moreDon't miss the Book of the Kells, one of the oldest books known.Recommended for:
- The Pig's Ear4 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Irelandrecommended The Pig's EarExcellent restaurant serving modern Irish food in a quaint but simple setting. My favorite restaurant experience during out brief trip. Highly recommended by a number of people and in numerous guide ... read morebooks. Best to reserve in advance.Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
I have to second this one. I really enjoyed it.recommended The Pig's EarOMG is all I can say. One of my most memorable experiences in Dublin was my first meal at The Pig’s Ear Restaurant (seeing how I LOVE food). I had their preset 2 course lunch special and had THE MOST ... read moretasty Irish Stews ever! The food and ambiance were stellar. If you’re going to splurg on a meal in Dublin, go here!
- Kilmainham GaolInchicore Road, Dublin, Irelandrecommended Kilmainham GaolMy favorite of the tourist sights. A must-see explanation of Irish history and the struggle for independence coupled with a tour of Ireland's most famous jail. A guided tour is required so plan in ... read moreadvance to avoid being disappointed. During busy times, the tours sell out well in advance so you could end up waiting for a bit. There is a museum close by where you could burn some wait time but this part of town doesn't have a lot else to offer so you wouldn't want to be here for too long.
- Queen of Tarts (Cork Hill location)Cork Hill, Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland
- O'Neills Bar and Restaurant2 Suffolk St, Dublin 2, Irelandrecommended O'Neills Bar and RestaurantA real pub. Dark and many rooms. There is a carvery for sandwiches. Don't expect a big salad, although that is true for most pubs.Recommended for:Jeff Katz
Really traditional Irish pub. Very dreary inside with many rooms. Beware the food.
- The Old Stand37 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Irelandrecommended The Old StandAnother pub but brighter (but perhaps not as much character) as O'Neil's. Had for dinner a beef stew-like dish (I am not much of a beef eater), that was the best meal I had in a week in Ireland.Recommended for:Jeff Katz
Light and airy pub. Be sure to order the beef dish with mashed potatoes. I am not much of a beef eater but this was the best dish we had in the country.
recommended DublinA fun town and easy to walk. If you have a couple of days, take the hop on hop off bus. It is a nice way to see the city. It also includes a free walking tour which was also quite good. While the ... read morewhole city is walkable probably the best area to stay is near Trinity College. It is in the thick of things. There are several Callaghan Hotlels a couple of blocks away. Din't stay there but visited and saw some rooms. Very nice.The National Museum was good. The National Gallery a waste but they are close and free.Recommended for:Jeff Katz
If you have the time, take the hop on hop off bus for a city tour. It is interesting. If you do that, you get a ticket for a free walking tour around downtown Dublin which is also very good.
- Cornucopia Wholefoods19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.recommended Cornucopia WholefoodsI just might plan my next trip to Dublin around this restaurant. Wow. The reviews were good, but I did not expect the food to be this great. Hands down one of my favorite restaurants. I ate there ... read morethree times over 4 days and the quality was excellent from the lunchtime rush to my 10PM dinner. Meal 1: Lunch I ordered the tomato and spring onion quiche with two side salads: garlic potato salad with hazelnuts and bulgar wheat salad with pumpkin and red onion. The quiche was not ready yet for another 20 minutes so they gave me my side salads on a separate plate...meaning they filled the plate! Both salads were so fresh and the hazelnuts in the potato salad added such flavor that by the time the quiche came, I had totally forgotten I'd ordered it! Meal 2: 10PM dinner Simple, quick but amazing carrot and white bean soup. Perfect end to a cold, rainy Dublin day. Meal 3: Take-away for the airport Ordered a wrap to take to the airport. While the people around me were picking at soggy airport food that cost a fortune, I was enjoying a hearty tortilla filled with sauteed veggies and a sun-dried tomato spread. The value for your euro is amazing, the place is so centrally located, and the food is healthy AND delicious. Just another reason to head back to Dublin soon!Rachel E.
Really great restaurant just off of Grafton Street.
- Davy Byrne's Pub21 Duke Street, Dublin, Ireland
- Newgrange, Co. MeathNewgrange, Co. Meath
- Trinity College LibraryTrinity College, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Irelandrecommended Trinity College LibraryThe book of Kells is a wonder, and the Long Room itself made an impression on me despite getting a lot of that in Cambridge. But also worth exploring the college.D'Maris Coffman
Have a good time! If you do see TCD! It's a world apart from Stanford or Wharton. Time travel!
- Dublin CastleDublin, Co. Dublin, Irelandrecommended Dublin CastleSo, why isn't the castle garden just another part of the castle? The city of Dublin was founded around and named after this very spot, actually. Dubh Linn (meaning "black pool") was the name of the ... read morelake that once occupied the spot of the castle gardens, back before the city grew into the metropolis it is today. Today, the gardens are a small grassy area, infrequently found by tourists, used as a helicopter pad for royalty in the UK. The grass is cut into sections by stone snakes, winding and weaving themselves into a Celtic knot. The gardens offer a quiet respite from the hectic city outside its walls and a really neat look into Dublin's distant and medieval past (In fact, the southern border-wall was built in order to hide the slums of the city from the Queen.).Recommended for:Jason Flegel
Obviously you should check out the castle, but I thought the history of this spot was more interesting. You'll know you're in the right place when you see the giant celtic snake design in the grass. Neat!
- The Spire of DublinO’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland
- Oliver St John Gogarty, Bar, Restaurant & Accommodation58 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Irelandrecommended Oliver St John Gogarty, Bar, Restaurant & AccommodationFor the Temple Bar area, this is actually a really large bar (it also houses a restaurant and hostel). I had the pleasure of seeing Tim Robbins perform here (it's a really small venue) and really have ... read moreto recommend it to any bar-goer in Dublin. True, all bars in Dublin are relatively similar: they all serve beer, they all play music, and they all play up silly Irish cliches (especially in the Temple Bar area). They are, all, however, pretty fun. Gogarty's in particular, though, fosters a fun atmosphere while managing to sit firmly in the not-a-frat-party camp. If you find yourself here on a night out in Dublin, order a Smithwicks at the bar and head upstairs. There's a large bronze horse in the corner that you can actually mount. Beer on a horse? What could go wrong?Recommended for:Jason Flegel
It'll probably be packed with tourists, but everyone in the temple bar area is a tourist, so I say enjoy. Of the rowdy bars around Temple Bar, this was my favorite.
- National Gallery of ScotlandMarlay Park House, Dublin, Irelandrecommended National Gallery of ScotlandThe National Gallery of Ireland is not vast like the National Gallery in London but it still has a very good collection with some outstanding works. Unique is the Jack B. Yeats collection. The ... read morepaintings and sculpture collection covers most of the European masters. A particular favourite of mine is Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ, which was the subject of a engaging book called The Lost Painting. The building's recent modern extension is also very attractive.Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLaurel W
If you like art, this is an easy to visit gallery with some very good works.
- Winding Stair Bookshop & Cafe40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Irelandrecommended Winding Stair Bookshop & CafeHas a bookstore below, and Irish food in the restaurant. It is not cheap, but is good quality Irish food with fresh ingredients.Recommended for:
- Grafton StreetGrafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
- Avoca CafeN7, Dublin, Ireland
- St. Stephen's GreenSt. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Irelandrecommended St. Stephen's GreenSt. Stephen's Green is one of the nice parks in Dublin. There's a statue of Oscar Wilde here, and it looks nothing like Stephen Fry. The park is close to Grafton Street and Stephen's Green Shopping ... read moreCenter. I did a warm up run through here the day before the Dublin Marathon.Recommended for:Joseph Coureur
When I went to Dublin for the first time, I tried to retrace the steps in the various stories in The Dubliners.recommended St. Stephen's GreenSmall, but beautiful park. I stayed across from it while in Dublin and found myself taking an extra 10 minutes or so each day to just wander through it. Like so much of the countryside in Ireland, it ... read moreis extraordinarily lush and green.Recommended for:Paul Petrick
I wouldn't go out of your way for this, but if you have 15-30 minutes to kill, wander on through it.
- Keoghs Of Trinity Street1 Trinity Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
- Johnnie Fox's PubBallybetagh Road, Dublin 18, Irelandrecommended Johnnie Fox's PubGood place for a pint and listen to Irish music. Need car to get there. Supposedly highest pub in Ireland!Recommended for:
commented on this trip
Keough Cafe near trinity college - great scones, tea and porridge.
Avoca for lunch - restaurant above shop. also near trinity college.
- Saba26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
commented on this trip
Hi Travis. I really enjoyed the Trinity College tour and it was pretty quick. the gift shop was super croded - but - ok, that happens. Th
- O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel47 Fenian St, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
- Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar3712 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin, CA 94568-7352, United Statesrecommended Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & BarThere are plenty of places to eat, but BWW has some of best wings + brews if you want a casual atmosphere to shoot the breeze and watch sports. I highly recommend the juicy garlic parm wings. They ... read moremake WingStop taste like eating cardboard mixed with dust.Recommended for: