c) Guinness Store House: This is probably the most important attraction for an outsider who loves his beer (or not!). This seven storeyed structure has an engaging tour of the brewery depicting how the beer is made from scratch. There is a tasting room and a roof top bar. The tour is fun and gives you several opportunities to learn and enjoy the art of brewing a beer. You can learn how to pull your own pint properly (yes, it must be done right for it to taste as it should!) and enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the glass-fronted gravity bar. The entry is for 20 pounds (if you buy online) and you can easily spend a couple of hours here. The ground floor has a huge souvenir store where you can definitely find one or more souvenirs to take back home. Guinness is about a 30-minute walk from the city centre
St. Stephen's Green
e) St. Stephen's Green: A Beautiful, romantic green park located right in the middle of the city (next to Grafton street). The park has many beautiful features, from bandstands and colourful plant beds to numerous higgledy-piggledy paths and plenty of green spaces for relaxing in the sun. The beautiful white swans are happy to greet you if you happen to offer them bread.
d) Trinity College: This is the first university ever built in Ireland, with an old library that houses the world-famous Book of Kells, a 9th century religious text. The visit to see the Book of Kells is self-guided, however guided tours of the grounds of the university are available. Many of the guides are students, so this is a good way to get the inside story in a fun and informative way
George's Street Arcade
Just across the road is the Victorian-style building of George’s Street Arcade, one of the city’s oldest shopping centres, reconstructed after a fire gutted it in the 1800s. Under the arches of this market, you’ll find stalls selling books, second-hand stores with vintage clothing and antiques, florists, and food stalls. georgesstreetarcade.ie
Super Miss Sue
Occupying a prime corner on Drury Street, the bright and friendly Super Miss Sue (SMS for short) offers a contemporary take on the evergreen fish and chips. Combining a takeaway called Cervi, a casual café ideal for lazy brunches, and a fine-dine offering called Luna, expect fresh Italian-style seafood: tender salmon with watercress and wasabi mayo; fresh oysters on ice and humongous shellfish platters. supermisssue.com
With its skimmed-coconut-milk coffees and matcha green tea lattes that fit right into the healthy and organic rage taking over the world nowadays, it doesn’t get more hipster than Kaph on Drury Street. The café draws a range of creative types to its two-storey establishment, and it’s not uncommon to find a pop-up exhibition of an artist’s work on the upper floor. kaph.ie
This is where I saw my first Gaelic Football Match against Dublin and Meath! My friends and I thought we were going to a Hurling Match at first and then we realized it was Gaelic Football. We were still excited because the sport was super intense and had loads of action. It is a must see for any traveler to see a country's traditional sport!
b) Liffey river and O'connell bridge: This river flows almost through the middle of Dublin and divides the city into North and South. Most of the tourist attractions are to the south of the city. A walk along the river Liffey right before the sunset is recommended. There are many bridges that connect the two banks of the river, O'Connell being the most famous.
The Bernard Shaw
It’s not surprising to find a bar at every turn in the city that birthed the famous 'black stuff', Guinness, and Jameson whiskey. Hard to miss, though, is The Bernard Shaw, named for playwright George Bernard Shaw who is also among the city’s many famous sons. Coffee shop by day, bar by night, and pizzeria throughout, this establishment takes a cue from its graffiti-splattered surrounds to introduce bright art within its interiors. Don’t let the tiny entrance fool you—the innards open up to reveal numerous lively alcoves including a large, mural-covered beer garden in the courtyard that doubles up as an exhibition space; the Big Blue Van, which dispenses pizzas; and an indoor bar. This is where you might wander into a flea market one day, an art exhibit the next, and a live gig some other time. Whatever you walk into, it’s always a great stop for a pint. 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre
In a grand Georgian building just off Grafton Street, the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is a major draw for its boutiques and restaurants. In the 18th century, the building was Lord Powercourt’s townhouse, and the architecture retains a regal flair with a glass roof letting filtered sunlight in and shops surrounding a central courtyard. It’s crammed with fashion, culinary, and design offerings. The stone steps leading up to the entrance are packed with locals and visitors nursing coffees while watching the buzz of South William Street. powerscourtcentre.ie
Their Southside branch, also known as Sister Sadie, keeps up the easy going atmosphere. An airy space with pale wood interiors, minimalist design and a wide glass frontage overlooking the street, it’s a lovely spot to get your morning dose of caffeine and a muffin, and lazily segue into brunch with their selection of Middle Eastern flavours. Harrington Street, Dublin 8.
Fade Street Social
At the next corner, where tiny Fade Street branches off from Drury Street, is one of Dublin’s hottest institutions: Fade St. Social. There’s a restaurant with fresh local produce, a tapas room, and a cocktail bar. It’s the below-groundlevel tapas section that’s the liveliest, filled with large groups seated at the long tables.The tapas menu is great for sharing: pork belly, peppered bacon, beef Carpaccio, etc. Scrawled on a blackboard are the cuts of steak for the day: aged rib, tomahawk and the like, all sold by weight. A 590-gram chateaubriand? Go with an appetite. fadestreetsocial.com
This is where I had my first international music festival experience at Longitude Fest! It was one of the best music festival experiences I've had so far. Everything was super organized unlike other festivals. All of the music was really amazing. The food was awesome because they had something for everyone. The park was pretty sweet too. There were lights set up on the trees. It was a good size for the festival and I enjoyed walking around and exploring the park and seeing different acts.
Fallon & Byrne
Multi-level offerings seem to be all the rage in Dublin, and Fallon & Byrne, on Exchequer Street, stands as yet another testament to this fact. A wine cellar in the basement, a desireinducing grocery store on the ground level, and a lovely restaurant in the upper levels, this is where you can buy your bread and eat it too. In the lanes of the airy food hall, dip into buckets of green olives, taste crumbly cheese, and breathe in the aroma of freshly baked bread. There’s a coffee counter and bakery, and at the deli, you'll find a great honey-roasted ham and Parmesan cheese sandwich stuffed with fresh greens and tomatoes. For dinner upstairs though, indulge in fresh fish with spinach and pumpkin puree, along with a side of roast carrots and baby potatoes. fallonandbyrne.comTHE VIEW > On an easy day, walk to the end of the Dun Laoghaire Pier for a view of the southern neighbourhoods across the Dublin Bay.