What to See & Do In Dublin

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If you are looking for a lively and versatile holiday destination which offers something for every age group and personality, why not consider Dublin? Located on the east coast of Ireland, where the famous River Liffey joins the Irish Sea, the capital city is an ideal choice for a family break, a romantic weekend or a fun getaway with friends. In this blog, we suggest a selection of top things to see and do during a visit to Dublin.

 

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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum

The historic Custom House Quay, which was constructed in the late 1700s, is home to the The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum. The tall ship is a replica of the original Jeanie Johnston, a cargo ship which took numerous Irish emigrants to the United States of America during the mid-19th Century. Tours of the ship are offered regularly throughout the day, to give visitors an idea of what life would have been like for the emigrants who made the journey to escape the famine in Ireland. Life-size mannequins and a gloomy under-deck area create an atmospheric setting, while with the knowledgeable guides who tell the stories of real people that took the life-changing trip make this a fascinating experience.

 

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Grafton Street & St Stephens Green

Considered to be Dublin’s leading commercial zones, Grafton Street is a paradise for anyone who loves to shop. High street stores rub shoulders with designer boutiques, beauty salons and delicatessens, and there is an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés and bars in this bustling and stylish area. While in the area, make time to spend a peaceful moment or two in Dublin’s oldest city park – St Stephens Green. Opened in 1880, the 22 acres recreational area has been kept with its original Victorian layout and has an ornamental lake and children’s play area, as well as a garden for the visually impaired and several statues of important figures from Irish history.

 

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Dublina

Dublina is a trio of exhibitions focused on the Medieval and Viking history of Dublin. Ideal for visitors of all ages, and particularly popular with youngsters Dublina is a fun and educational attraction with lots of interactive elements. The Viking exhibition includes a Viking long-ship and weapons, the chance to dress up in Viking gear and a reconstruction of a Viking house, while the Medieval exhibition takes you back in time with a Medieval street, traditional games and more. The third exhibition is focused on archaeology, demonstrating how historians work with artefacts to uncover Dublin’s past.

 

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Guinness Storehouse

One of Dublin’s iconic attractions and a must-visit for Guinness lovers is the Guinness Storehouse. Attracting millions of tourists since opening in 2002, the Storehouse is a historical building which has been developed to include some clever features – including the world’s largest pint glass. As you explore, you’ll discover everything there is to know about the story of Dublin’s most famous brew and the secrets of the production process. The Storehouse also has a gift and memorabilia shop, a restaurant serving dishes cooked with Guinness, as the Gravity Bar, where you can enjoy your pint and the marvellous panoramic views of the city.

 

Are you planning a trip to Dublin, and which attractions do you plan to see? Or is there an attraction that you think we should have included in our blog? Comment and let us know your thoughts.

 

 

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