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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Cannot be missed. Hire bikes from the park entrance of the Dublin Bike scheme from in front of Kilmainham Gaol (credit card required, €5 for 3 days). Park is vast and features Dublin Zoo, Stately homes and beautiful tea shops. Full of beautiful wild deer. 20 minutes walk from house. ”
  • 549 locals recommend
Brewery
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“If you don’t mind travelling a bit further this is for all the Guinness lovers”
  • 428 locals recommend
Park
“This 22-acre park at the top of Grafton Street is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city's streets. Take time out to explore the tree lined walks, shrubbery and colourful flowerbeds around the lake. On weekends the railings of St Stephen's Green become an al fresco art gallery as local artists set up shop to display and sell their work. While lunchtime concerts are performed in the park during the summer months.”
  • 330 locals recommend
Pub
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“The party area of the city centre. Lots of Irish bars and restaurants. Very touristy with tourist prices!”
  • 219 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about this historic jail, and the role it played in the independence of Ireland. Also, much of the movie "Paddington 2" was filmed here ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Distillery
“Originally built in 1780, the Old Jameson Distillery once considered one of the largest and finest distilleries in the world has been recreated to its former glory.”
  • 194 locals recommend
Church
“St Patrick's Cathedral is traditionally the site of a Holy Well used by St Patrick for baptisms, and a Church dating back to late 5th Century.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 locals recommend
Government Building
“The heart of historic Dublin, Dublin Castle is a breath-taking attraction that should be on any visitor's must-see list.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Best Shopping area in Dublin. Favorites are of course Brown Thomas, Otehr Stories and the new White Company”
  • 186 locals recommend
Zoo
“Good conditions for most animals. Plenty of space. Go mid-week. Very busy weekends in summer. Bring a picnic. Long Day!”
  • 115 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Gallery on Merrion Square displays a collection of more than 2000 European and Irish paintings.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Beautiful area great if you dont have time to leave the dublin area and if you are on a budget, also great seafood ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Worth a visit if you are interested in Modern Art. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Theatre
“Fantastic Theatre - the venue for a the big West-End & Broadway shows visiting Dublin. Book in advance for popular shows, but tickets are held back for all events, so always check availability.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland. The venue opened as The O₂ on 16 December 2008. It was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue which operated from 1988 to 2007, retaining only some of the outer facade.”
  • 101 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Located in the lovely area of Grand Canal Dock (about 15 minutes walk from the city centre). Great breakfast, lunch or dinner. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Pub
“This is a great setting to enjoy a drink in a refurbished centuries old church”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
“Located in the heart of the city (and our favourite area in town) this restaurant has an excellent breakfast and brunch menu. Try the eggs menemen.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizza Place!! Ideal if you need a quick bite and want to stay in the coziness of Dublin 4 ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Pub
“An atmospheric, busy bar that occupies multiple levels including flowing out onto the street.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“There are a few of these restaurants in Dublin and they are definitely the best burger in town. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Pub
“Well the Guinness is always excellent here - and that's a rarity. There's almost always some live music. This is a famous place - a drinker where politicians shady sorts have long rubbed shoulders.”
  • 70 locals recommend

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