6 things you shouldn’t leave off your list when visiting Dublin

6 things you shouldn’t leave off your list when visiting Dublin

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From drinking Guinness in a traditional Irish pub to visiting the jaw-dropping library at Trinity College – Dublin makes the perfect destination for a weekend break

Find out what you can’t miss when visiting this lively Irish capital. Two reasons why you should visit? It’s only a short flight away and St Patrick’s Day is coming up.

Wishing you a pot o’ gold

If you want to explore the Irish culture in more depth, St Patrick’s Day is a day that you definitely can’t miss! This national holiday is celebrated on 17 March and is a global celebration of Irish culture. Dublin is always full of life on the big day and you can expect a number of festivals, huge crowds of people dressed in green and a lot of music and drinks.

Book your visit around Thursday 14 March to Monday 18 March to fully enjoy St Paddy’s Day.

Celebrate St Patrick's Day in Dublin

Travel through time in Trinity College’s library

Trinity College is home to one of the oldest libraries in the world and is one of the most famous Dublin tourist attractions. This library was founded in 1592 and is definitely worth visiting if you’re a fan of books and history. As you walk through the stunning halls, you can’t help but be reminded of Harry Potter and Hogwarts.

The library holds more than 200,000 books, while its crown and glory is the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is one of Ireland’s greatest treasures, created by Celtic monks around 800 AD and illustrating the four gospels of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The never sleeping Temple Bar District

Temple Bar District is an area featuring the highest density of pubs in Dublin, so you won’t struggle to find somewhere to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a drink or two. It’s always busy and full of life, both during the day and at night. A wander through the cobbled streets of Temple Bar will give you a taste of the Irish atmosphere and it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most popular Dublin attractions. 

Have a drink or a bite to eat at Temple Bar District

Distinctive doors in Dublin

One thing you will definitely notice as you walk through the streets of Dublin is the distinctive colourful doors.

Rumour has it that back in the days, drunk men would often walk into strangers’ houses after a night out because they got confused about which house was theirs. To prevent this from happening, people painted their front doors a different colour. Whatever the story is, it definitely adds character to this beautiful city.

PS. I Love You

Fans of the movie PS. I Love You will be delighted to know that The Whelan (the pub from the movie) is a real Dublin pub that you can visit.

Aside from its Hollywood fame, the Whelan is one of the most popular Dublin attractions and always organises lots of great performances from both well-known artists and upcoming talent. In addition, the walls are filled with pictures of the famous bands and artists who have performed there in the past. If you want to enjoy some live music, there really are few places better.

Vintage shopping at Lucy’s Lounge

Vintage shoppers won’t be disappointed in Dublin. A short wander down the cobbled streets in Temple Bar will take you to the bright pink exterior of Lucy’s Lounge. A true hidden gem, this shop sells a collection of unique vintage clothing, collected over the years by Lucy herself, while the wonderful staff will help you find the perfect outfit.

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