Plan to spend at least a few days in Dublin to fully appreciate the attractions on offer. Guided city bus tours are recommended.
Guinness Factory and Storehouse: Two hours.
St. James Gate, Dublin 8. Visual journey outlining the production of Guinness. Free pint. Moderate admission fee.
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology Department: Two hours.
Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Showcase of ancient artefacts found throughout Ireland. Includes Chalice of Ardagh and the Tara Brooch. Free admission.
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History: Two hours.
Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7. Assortment of decorative arts including furniture, weaponry, and jewellery. Free admission.
National Gallery of Ireland: Two hours.
Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Collection of influential art. Includes work by Jack B. Yeats. Free admission.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral: 45 minutes.
Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8. World famous cathedral.Burial place of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels.Small admission fee.
Christ Church Cathedral: One and a half hours.
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8. Ancient cathedral.Houses a comprehensive Viking museum and medieval crypt.Small admission fee.
Shrine of St. Valentine: Ten minutes.
Whitefriar Street Church, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.Authentic relics of St. Valentine.Free admission.
Kilmainham Gaol: One hour.
Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.Historic prison with tragic past. Inmates include Michael Collins. Small admission fee.
The General Post Office (GPO): Half an hour.
O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Headquarters of republicans during 1916 Easter Rising when Ireland’s independence was declared.Small museum inside.Free admission.
Temple Bar: Half an hour.
Dublin 2. Main tourist district in Dublin.Full of pubs, restaurants, cafés, street performers, and souvenir shops.Free admission.
Pubs and Nightlife
The Brazen Head Pub
Bridge Street, Dublin 8. Oldest pub in Ireland. Medieval building. Live music every night.
Wexford Street, Dublin 2. Famous pub. Used as set in several movies. Entertainment venue.
Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Classy nightclub and garden. High-spirited and chic.
Dublin 2. Ireland’s leading shopping district. Pedestrianised, cobbled streets. Opulent designer labels. High street fashion. Cafés. Souvenirs.
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Ireland’s largest shopping complex with abundant of retailers and department stores. It has cinema, Restaurants & free parking.