Top Things to do in Dublin, Ireland
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Are you thinking about coming to Dublin and wondering what to do? Here is a full list of places and events you won’t want to miss!
WHAT TO SEE
- Dublin Castle and the Dubh Linn Gardens, from where the city took its name. Don’t expect a traditional castle, but it is a well maintained group of 18th century buildings.
- Visit Trinity College, one of the most famous universities in the world, built in the 16th century. Even if you don't like architecture, it's worth a visit to Science Gallery and the Library, where the Book of Kells, written around 800 AD, is housed.
- There are plenty of museums for every interest. With the Irish Film Institute, The Gallery of Photography, The project Arts Centre, The National Library of Ireland and The Irish Museum of Modern Art, there is something for everyone!
- Even if you are not into stout beers, you'll want to visit St James Gate Brewery, the birthplace of Guinness!
- For those who like to shop, meet young designers and buy authentic clothing in the Loft Market.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN
- Andrew's Lane Theatre offers a wide range of music events from electronica to independent. There are frequently student discounts.
- In September, Go to The Dublin Fringe Festival! From folk to jazz music and theatre, everything goes here.
- Act like a local and enjoy a pint and a folk or jazz gig at The Cobblestone.
- Join the St Patrick’s Parade on the 17th of March. Music, performances, drinks, open air debates and more drinks will give you an idea about why St. Patrick is a beloved Patron Saint for the Irish.
WHAT TO EAT
- An organic burger at Bobo's
- A full flavor Irish menu at Chapter One
- The best sweet nibbles in Dublin are in Cake Cafe; don’t miss the caramelized pears!
- For a fancier night out, enjoy amazing views of Portmarnock and Malahide coastlines and elaborated seafood dishes at Aqua.
WHAT TO DRINK
- A pint of Guinness at Kehoe's
- Wine at Peploe's, where you can also meet famous local people!
- A genuine Irish pint of beer at the Porterhouse. They only sell their own selection of traditionally brewed beer.
WHO TO KNOW ABOUT
- Dublin has been home to many famous bands, including U2, Westlife, The Dubliners, The Thrills, Horslips, The Boomtown Rats, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, The Script and My Bloody Valentine. Check out the concerts in the city… you might catch a big one!
- World-famous playwrights like Oscar Wilde & Jonathan Swift are originally from Dublin, as is Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula. Take a good book and enjoy it in one of the beautiful parks, especially Phoenix Park, Herbert Park and St. Stephen's Green
- Dublin is also the home town for Nobel laureates like Samuel Beckett, William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw.
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