With cheap flights connecting Dublin to other European cities and train links to all of Ireland’s major cities, Dublin makes an easy choice for a weekend away and there’s plenty to see and do while you’re in town. Whether you’re first-time visitors trying to cram in as many of the sights as possible, planning a romantic getaway or bringing your friends for a weekend of drinking and dancing, here are some ideas for how to spend the perfect weekend in Dublin.
With over 100 years of history and the home of Ireland’s traditional Gaelic Games, Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium is one of the city’s most iconic sporting landmarks, and while sports fans will get a kick out of touring the legendary grounds, the stadium also offers some of the best views in the city from its rooftop walkway.
Crawling Dublin’s historic pubs is a time-honoured tradition, but as the mercury rises, who wants to be huddled inside a dimly lit pub with a room-temperature pint of Guinness? Instead, make the most of the sun with a cool beer or iced cocktail at one of the capital’s best alfresco venues – here’s our top pick of Dublin’s summer beer gardens.
Whether you’re looking to have a quintessentially Irish experience or just add some unique sights to your travel blog, the Irish capital is full of surprises and there are plenty of things that you can only do in Dublin. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.
After a long, wet winter, Dubliners are ready to shed off the layers, and as the first major event of the summer, the Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival is the perfect excuse to celebrate the warmer weather. Held each May, the festival offers a weekend of water activities, live DJs and free entertainment, held along the waterfront Grand Canal Plaza and Grand Canal Dock.
Whether you’re joining in the city’s riotous St Patrick’s Day celebrations, visiting the legendary Guinness brewery or touring Dublin’s historic pubs, few travelers manage to visit the Irish capital without getting a little drunk. From what and where to drink, to drinking like a local, here’s your complete guide to drinking in Dublin.
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St Patrick’s Day, held annually on March 17th, is Ireland’s biggest celebration and one of Dublin’s best street festivals. Held in honor of St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day, or St Paddy’s Day as it’s often nicknamed, is the most traditionally Irish day of the year, a national holiday on which huge crowds of revelers take to the streets wearing green clothing (the symbolic color of Ireland), donning shamrocks and downing pints of Guinness.
With its rich history and vibrant arts scene, there’s much more to Dublin than drinking Guinness and spotting Leprechauns, and many travellers only scratch the surface of what the Irish capital has to offer. Not sure where to start? From visiting the top attractions to getting friendly with the locals, here are 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Dublin.
From costumed street entertainers to Guinness-fuelled live music sessions taking over Dublin’s historic pubs, the Temple Bar Tradfest is the city’s biggest celebration of Irish music and culture, and it’s an atmospheric time to visit the capital. Held during the last week of January every year since 2006, the festival takes over Dublin’s Temple Bar District for 5 days, with a packed schedule of free and ticketed events including live bands, dance performances, film screenings, creative workshops and family entertainment.