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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.
Soccer Stadium
“Great to see a rugby match, or if you are visiting in the summer, check out the gigs that are on.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Is one of the best irish pubs, everyday live music, is just around the corner and you can enjoy listen traditional music with the best vibe as a local. ”
  • 166 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great local hip pub to go. It appears a small pub from the outside, but if you step through there is a large beer garden inside with the big blue bus offering delicious pizza.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“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
Museum
“This museum has interesting exhibits from Ireland's prehistory, including hoards of celtic jewelry and sacrificial bog bodies.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Located in Glasnevin, County Dublin, the National Botanic Gardens are noted for their fine plant collections holding more than 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from around the world. The gardens are famous for their exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture. Visitors can enjoy such features as the herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Stadium
“The GAA is Ireland’s largest sporting and cultural organisation. Croke Park is the home of Ireland’s unique national games of hurling and Gaelic football. The museum celebrates the history and heritage of Gaelic games including the birth and development of the GAA and its unique role in the national movement and cultural revival in Ireland.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Lodging
“Its our version of Times Square so nice to visit and stroll around and go for a pint of Guinness...or 2...”
  • 132 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is a great setting to enjoy a drink in a refurbished centuries old church”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
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“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
University
“This is one of the key locations to visit during your trip to Dublin. The beautiful old architecture is punctuated by the active student life, alongside regular artistic and scientific exhibits! Be sure to stop in and see the Book of Kells and The Long Room, these are unique sights for anyone visiting Dublin!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Love a trip to the cinema I do. Lovely little cafe with very tasty cheese toasties, which you can bring into the screen with you. Always got something good on! ”
  • 87 locals recommend
History Museum
“Located by the Museum Luas stop, really easy to get to, this is a big museum so allow yourself some time here so that you get to see it all. Might not be open on Mondays ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Route
“Mary St/Henry St area is the major shopping area on this side of the city. Arnotts (Major Department Store), Flagship Debenhams, Dunnes Stores, Penneys (Primark), plus all the usual high street brand shops can be found here. Don't miss Toymaster (Toys), Maplins (electronics) and Smyths toys on a side street. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Pub
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“A favourite venue of mine for many years, great acts playing on a regular. Tasty selection of ales and beers. It’s a fun place to be. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Church
“One of Dublin’s oldest buildings has been a leading visitor attraction for over 1000 years. Inside the church discover, the medieval crypt, which extends under the entire church, an exhibition of church treasures, the tomb of Strongbow (leader of the Normans who captured Dublin in 1170).”
  • 75 locals recommend