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Things to do in Dublin

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.
Neighborhood
“Cannot be missed. Hire bikes from the park entrance of the Dublin Bike scheme from in front of Kilmainham Gaol (credit card required, €5 for 3 days). Park is vast and features Dublin Zoo, Stately homes and beautiful tea shops. Full of beautiful wild deer. 20 minutes walk from house. ”
  • 550 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Don't forget to enjoy the odour of the Roasted Hops while you are in the area!!”
  • 430 locals recommend
Park
“This beautiful park is a must visit place. You enjoy the greenery accented by the Dublin's famous mild rains.”
  • 332 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about this historic jail, and the role it played in the independence of Ireland. Also, much of the movie "Paddington 2" was filmed here ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Distillery
“If you are interested in Whiskey, then this is a must. I have done this tour twice myself with friends that were visiting Dublin, and I thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions.. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Pub
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“The party area of the city centre. Lots of Irish bars and restaurants. Very touristy with tourist prices!”
  • 351 locals recommend
Government Building
“The heart of historic Dublin, Dublin Castle is a breath-taking attraction that should be on any visitor's must-see list.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Best Shopping area in Dublin. Favorites are of course Brown Thomas, Otehr Stories and the new White Company”
  • 186 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Beautiful area great if you dont have time to leave the dublin area and if you are on a budget, also great seafood ”
  • 195 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!”
  • 115 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Worth a visit if you are interested in Modern Art. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Gallery on Merrion Square displays a collection of more than 2000 European and Irish paintings.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Is one of the best irish pubs, everyday live music, is just around the corner and you can enjoy listen traditional music with the best vibe as a local. ”
  • 167 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 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.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Located in the lovely area of Grand Canal Dock (about 15 minutes walk from the city centre). Great breakfast, lunch or dinner. ”
  • 84 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
“This used to be an actual church, pretty unique place for getting to know Irish Food and ambience”
  • 67 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”
  • 60 locals recommend
Pub
“Best place for live Traditional music and Irishness. Stereotypical Irish pub, very popular with American celebrities.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Pub
“An atmospheric, busy bar that occupies multiple levels including flowing out onto the street.”
  • 77 locals recommend

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