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Perhaps it's been Dublin's history of hardship that has made it a breeding ground for poets, playwrights, and musicians alike. The city's vibrant culture is unmissable, but here are some its liveliest and most beautiful places to visit!

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Brewery's multi-storey exhibit offers a fascinating insight into the black stuff's history and brewing methods. And yes, there's a complimentary pint at the end of it!

Dublin Zoo

The Dublin Zoo hosts creatures great and small from across the globe. Even if you're not with kids, it's worth going just for the daily talks and feedings!

National Gallery of Ireland

The National gallery of Ireland boasts a worthy collection of paintings from Europe and the US, but go for the excellent ensemble of Irish paintings. Entrance is free!

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park is one of the largest walled city park in Europe, it's big enough to envelop many of the city's attractions, such as Dublin Zoo, the Wellington Monument, and the Magazine Fort.

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham was where the leaders of the Easter Rising were executed. If you're interested in the country's fight for independence then the "Irish Bastille" is a must-do!

Christ Church Cathedral

The Christ Church Cathedral is worth a visit any day of the week, but try to catch its enchanting choral evensongs on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Dublin Castle

This complex of structures from various eras forms a very odd castle indeed. The gardens behind it were once home to the Dubh Linn (dark pool) that the city was named after!

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Croke Park

Hurling, Gaelic football, and rugby: Ireland revels in sports that few other countries understand. Still, land Croke Park tickets to any of the major games and you'll be smitten for life!

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Aviva Stadium

It's not all about Croke Park if you're looking to soak up some of Ireland's sporting pride. The sleek Aviva Stadium hosts most of Ireland's international rugby and soccer matches.

Photo: Larry Koester @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

National Museum of Ireland

From bog men to Bronze Age gold to weaponry dating up till independence, the National Museum is a fundamental look at Ireland from all angles.

Planning Your Dublin Visit

Best time to visit?

Ireland isn't exactly known for its splendid weather, but the best of it generally makes its token appearance at the end of summer (September-ish). If you're looking for an excuse to don a silly hat and swig Guinness, the St. Patrick's Day parade is on March 17th.

How to get around?

The Irish are world-renowned for their terrific sense of humor, and nowhere is this more evident than in Dublin's public transport network! There are 2 unconnected tram lines and trains mainly serve the outer rim of the city. The bus network is extensive but a tough nut to crack for visitors (see dublinbus.ie). The good news, however, is that most of the sights are just a short walk from each other in the heart of the city!

How many days?

You could see the sights of Dublin in a day or two, but remember this is a city of exemplary museums, exciting music and sports events, and enticing modern restaurants. Book a week to delve into its best kept secrets!

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    For the best weather, plan to visit around September, but for the celebrations, come in mid-March for the St. Patrick's Day parade and festivities.

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Beautiful scenery at the cliffs, Galway was also lovely!

Special thanks to our guide Brian, who was funny and knowledgable, and our stoic and dependable driver Peteres.

From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Gerard, 03/13/2018

Fantastic, great tour guides derrick and John

Me and my boyfriend had a great day out on this tour (Thursday 8th march) luckily the weather wasn't too bad and we had great people guiding the tour that made it extra good! Only thing is only having 45 mins in Belfast town but understandable due to travelling a lot and traffic, apart from that minor issue 11/10!!

From Dublin: Game of Thrones and Giant's Causeway Tour Reviewed by Katherine, 03/13/2018

Einfach super! Nur zu empfehlen! Wonderful! Again anytime !

We did our trip with Carl and loved it ! We had a lot of fun (irishmen would say "craic") thank you very much for all your insider tips

Skip the Line: New Dublin Free Tour Reviewed by Desiree, 03/08/2018

Bud was an amazing tour guide! So so funny and such a f

Bud was an amazing tour guide! So so funny and such a friendly and simpatic Person! We started the tour visiting to the great cliffs, passing the awesome burren, doolin and at least galway. We had enough time to see all. Beautiful landscape!! Bud also learned us a lot about the Irish culture and fairy rings: D the geltic language, little villages we passed and how the Irish People are. Great tour! On the return journey we got to know some nice Irish Songs by singing with Bud. Thank you :)

Cliffs of Moher Tour and Galway Bay from Dublin Reviewed by Sophia, 02/26/2018

Excellent trip. Derrick and Bryant amazing guide and driver.

5 stars. Old cemitery, cliffs of Moher, baby cliffs and Galway. Beautiful trip (prepare for some muddy shoes!). Derrick excellent guide and musician. Bryant excellent driver and extremelly polite and friendly.

From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Lorenzo, 02/19/2018