What to do in Dublin...

Besides watching American Football at the Croke Park Classic!

When you visit a new destination, you’re always going to have to pick up something for the folks back home.  The Dublin shopping experience is hassle free with something for everyone.  The city centre is quite compact so you can spend a day discovering quirky shops or high street department stores on foot or jump on the LUAS (Dublin’s tram) and visit the Dundrum Town Centre or other suburban shopping centres.  Dublin is home to Ireland’s most famous shopping district, Grafton Street, but don’t be afraid to head off the main streets to discover an eclectic mix of shops and markets.

If shopping isn’t your thing, you won’t be bored… Dublin can trace its origins back 1,000 years and since then it has built an impressive range of historical buildings, museums and galleries. Hop on board any of the red City Sightseeing buses and enjoy the freedom to explore Europe’s friendliest city across two great routes. A 2-day hop on hop off Dublin city tour ticket takes you to Dublin’s free museums and galleries and top attractions such as the Book of Kells at Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse and many more. New this year is the City Sightseeing Blue Route visiting Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum and Croke Park for the GAA Museum, Stadium Tour and Etihad Skyline roof top tour.

There are so many historic sites to visit in Dublin that we couldn’t possibly name them all but here are just a few you should try to take in along the way… College Green, Dublin Castle, Farmleigh House, General Post Office (GPO) and Kilmainham Gaol.

Dublin’s restaurants offer a wide and varied choice to suit all palates and pockets. There’s naturally some good Irish grub (not just bacon, cabbage and potatoes!) and a range of tasty ethnic eateries. Take some time out to discover the range of cuisines Dublin has to offer - from Michelin Star dining at Chapter One to tapas restaurants like the Port House to traditional fish n’chips at Leo Burdock’s  - there’s something for everyone.  Gastropubs have become really popular and again there are lots to choose from.  


Music is an important part of Irish culture and Dublin offers a wealth of live music venues – both traditional and contemporary.  This year the world famous Riverdance celebrates its 20th anniversary and the tour visits the Gaiety Theatre in August.

If you are looking for something to do the day after the Croke Park Classic, come back to Croke Park for Gaelic football action in the GAA Football Championship Semi Finals and experience the lifeblood of Irish sporting culture.

Still looking for somewhere to stay when you come to Dublin?  Check out some great accommodation options here.

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