Best things to do in Dublin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Phoenix Park
734local recommendations
Sara
Sara says “The Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe. It was originall...” ·
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2. Guinness Storehouse
587local recommendations
Gavin  RG
Gavin RG says “One of Ireland’s greatest exports, the Guinness factory tour will give you and insight into how the ...” ·
3. St Stephen's Green
432local recommendations
Alexis
Alexis says “St Stephen’s Green Park is a historical park and garden, located in the centre of Dublin city. Cared...” ·
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4. Trinity College
506local recommendations
Beverley
Beverley says “Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university. It was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592. Due to ...” ·
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5. Kilmainham Gaol
334local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “About 20 min walking from our place, a definite don’t miss! There’s a real “wow” moment that comes w...” ·
6. Jameson Distillery Bow St.
306local recommendations
Dumitru
Dumitru says “Learn all about the world’s favourite Irish whiskey at the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin. ...” ·
7. Howth
240local recommendations
Arianna
Arianna says “The Metro/Dart station is 5 min from the house, take the train to Howth and follow the hikers trail ...” ·
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8. The Brazen Head
20 Lower Bridge St
207local recommendations
Patrick
Patrick says “The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub, dating back to 1198. While it is unclear how muc...” ·
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9. Dublin Castle
228local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “Perched on the site of a Danish Viking fortress from 930AD, and with its first stone cast by King Jo...” ·
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10. Temple Bar
265local recommendations
Geraldine
Geraldine says “Temple bar has all the craic , especially at the weekends. It has loads of pubs which have music goi...” ·
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11. The Cobblestone
77 King St N
215local recommendations
Andrew
Andrew says “The Cobblestone Pub is a hidden gem on Smithfield Square. It's a bit out of the way, but I cannot sa...” ·
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12. St Patrick's Cathedral
224local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “ST PATRICK'S AND CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRALS Ancient, dramatic and intriguing, Dublin’s two cathedrals ...” ·
13. Dublin Zoo
172local recommendations
Clare
Clare says “Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family...” ·
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14. 3Arena
176local recommendations
Ann
Ann says “The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, I...” ·
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15. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
169local recommendations
Joan
Joan says “Many world class productions, this venue often hosts some of the big West End shows. Also several ni...” ·
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16. Irish Museum of Modern Art
214local recommendations
Isabel
Isabel says “Set in the beautiful surroundings of an old hospital with wonderful gardens this art gallery is free...” ·
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17. National Gallery of Ireland
165local recommendations
Sarah
Sarah says “The National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art. Includ...” ·
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18. The Bernard Shaw
11-12 Richmond St South
164local recommendations
Gabi & Paulo
Gabi & Paulo says “An eccentrically relaxed atmosphere that kicks off Thursday to Sunday with DJ’s, The Bernard Shaw is...” ·
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19. The Fumbally
8 Fumbally Ln
154local recommendations
Helen
Helen says “Excellent friendly cafe for breakfast and lunch with locally sourced, organic produce. Great coffee....” ·
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20. Glasnevin, Botanic Gardens
169local recommendations
Carl
Carl says “Deep history, great place to hang out, botanical marvels and incredible amount of cheeky squirrels. ...” ·
21. Croke Park
110local recommendations
Helen And Barry
Helen And Barry says “Croke Park is home to the Gaelic Games which are indigenous sports to Ireland. You can find out abou...”
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22. Brother Hubbard (North)
153 Capel St
143local recommendations
Alison
Alison says “Once a small, intimate coffee shop, Brother Hubbard has expanded due to its popularity. Now this caf...” ·
23. Iveagh Gardens
118local recommendations
Andrew
Andrew says “Iveagh Gardens is a hidden gem in the centre of Dublin. Much quieter than St. Stephen's Green, it ha...” ·
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24. herbstreet
9 Hanover Quay
148local recommendations
Liz
Liz says “Super friendly staff, great service and great view of the canal (if you sit near the windows). ” ·
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25. Paulies Pizza
58 Grand Canal Street Upper
140local recommendations
Padraic
Padraic says “This is my favourite pizza in Dublin. Great atmosphere, and simple and authentic Italian food. Well ...” ·
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26. Light House Cinema
113local recommendations
Jennifer
Jennifer says “Unique movie theatre in Dublin, shows the new stuff, but has runs of showing classics or does a run ...”
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27. The Church Café, Bar & Restaurant
97local recommendations
Clare
Clare says “Sympathetic conversion of imposing church with cafe/bar and Irish restaurant surrounded by terraces.” ·