Get ready for the best of times

It’s one thing to say you’ve been to Dublin – another to say you’ve done it

Dublin always gives you a uniquely Irish take on life. Whether you’re shopping, eating out, exploring the lanes or visiting one of the many landmarks, a good time is never far away as you discover the city by day.


History and art, or food with a twist – in Dublin, old greets new

“A proper hearty Irish lunch.”

While discovering Dublin during the day you must stop off at Hatch & Sons Irish Kitchen for tasty, wholesome, Irish food in this airy Georgian townhouse in the heart of Dublin on St. Stephen’s Green. And once you’ve refueled set a course for Trinity College.

Founded in 1592 Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and home to the Book of Kells an incredible 9th century illuminated manuscript. To discover even more about life in this beautiful city visit the Little Museum of Dublin and relive the fascinating history of Dublin in the company of a friendly, knowledgeable, tour guide, an absolute “Must see in Dublin” according to Trip Advisor.

Getting around

Discover the city with a guided tour from See Dublin by bike or rent from Dublin Bikes at over 40 locations throughout the city. Or you could glide along the River Liffey aboard one of Dublin’s scenic cruises. By foot you’ll find hidden historical gems and discover current trends on a 2 hour Le Cool walking tour.

Picture this

Dublin’s iconic statues – if you snap anything you must take pictures of Molly Malone at the end of Grafton St opposite Trinity College, Oscar Wilde and James Joyce in St Stephen’s Green. You’ll also want a picture of the Ha’penny Bridge – a beautiful cast iron pedestrian bridge built in 1816 and spanning the River Liffey ever since.

You must try

  • The Fumbally Café – the perfect foodie hub; think delicious spreads served in a chilled out atmosphere.
  • Brother Hubbard – a modern Dublin café with traditional values, a real gem on Capel Street.
  • The Winding Stair Restaurant – delightfully charming restaurant overlooking the Ha’penny bridge.
  • Bewley’s Café – opened in 1927 on Grafton Street, enjoy hand roasted coffee and an amazing bakery.

You have to see

  • Temple Bar gallery and studios – one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art venues, and Dublin’s designated cultural quarter.
  • The Cobbled Lanes – shop to your heart’s content on South William Street and George’s Street Arcade.

Discover the city as it takes on a new life after light

“Feel like you’ve reached the top of the world.”

Go with the flow

Visit the Guinness Storehouse – home of the ‘black stuff’ since 1759 and stop at the Gravity Bar right at the top for breathtaking 360 degree views of the city as the sun goes down and Dublin takes on a new, exciting, edge.

Packed with culture, music, clubs, comedy and world class restaurants you’ll find a great mixture of venues in the Temple Bar area. Home to classic Irish pubs such as the Auld Dubliner and upscale cocktail bars like Vintage Cocktail Club so whatever you fancy you’ll be well catered for.

For traditional Irish music pay a visit to O’Donoghues where some of Ireland’s finest musicians play 7 nights a week. Rihanna famously threw a surprise Thanksgiving dinner here for her band and the locals. Speaking of dinner if you need to refuel drop into The Exchequer to experience a great gastro bar with funky décor, perfect to relax in after a hard day sightseeing and shopping.

“Everyone was singing along – fantastic atmosphere.”

Out on the town

  • Traditional Irish Pubs – for the genuine Irish pub experience drop by Grogan’s Castle Lounge, The Stag’s Head or Long Hall, all within strolling distance of each other.
  • Live music – at Whelan’s you’ll find young bands and seasoned celebrity acts in an atmosphere that’s as rich as the history of the venue itself.
  • Award winning cocktails – at The Sugar Club a live music venue and nightclub that hosts an eclectic mix of live music from Indie Rock to Jazz, Ska and Blues, plus comedy events.

Top tastes

  • Lovely local food – at The Pig’s Ear Restaurant where you can enjoy fresh seasonal Irish treats with a modern twist, awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2012.
  • Fade St. Social – offers uncomplicated premium quality Irish food lovingly prepared by award winning chef Dylan McGrath and team.
  • Coppinger Row – an inspiring flavor of the Mediterranean in the heart of Dublin and if it’s good enough for Beyonce and Jay Z, who are we to argue?!

One of the great things about Dublin is that so much is so close by. With some of the most amazing sights, landscapes, castles and coastlines all within easy reach of the vibrant city.