You will find here 5 of our favourite things you could do when you are in Dublin, and to be sure we have tested all the visits ourselves, to be able to recommend them to you.
#1 Guinness store house
Address: St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8, D08 VF8H, Ireland
Description: As the most iconic beer of Ireland (maybe in the world…), you should definitively visit the St. James store house of Guinness. You will see what make this beer so special like the ingredients and the process and it is also a great way to discover a part of Ireland. During your visit you will enjoy different interactive stops that will explain to you the history of this huge factory from its creation in 1759 to today. Your final steps will end in the Gravity bar at the 7th floor at the top the Guinness Storehouse, where you will appreciate the Guinness of your choice in a 360-degree panoramic view of Dublin and the Wicklow mountains. We recommend you come about 3h before the sunset starts behind the mountains, which is truly amazing if the Irish weather is on your side. You should allocate about 2 hours for the entire visit.
#2 EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Address: The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, D01 T6K4, Ireland
Description: If you are interested in Irish history and culture and want to know more, the EPIC emigration museum is 100% for you. This is a very interactive visit with big tablets, projections and funny minigames. You will learn more about the story behind the different Irish emigration periods, the beliefs, the conflicts, the culture, Irish politics life and much more. We recommend you take 2-3 hours depending on how much you want to learn.
#3 Trinity College Library
Address: College Green, Dublin 2, D02 VR66, Ireland
Description: As the largest library research facility in Ireland Trinity College is something that you should not miss. Over 7 million books are conserved here such as the famous book of Kells. There is a particular atmosphere when you are in the wonderful library surrounded by all these ancient books. After your visit of the library, which is also known for appearing in Harry Potter, you can stay on the grounds to see how beautiful the campus of this college really is, and it often ranks as one of the most stunning campuses in the world.
#4 Jameson Distillery
Address: Bow St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 N9VH, Ireland
Description: For Whiskey lovers this visit will be tasty. The Jameson distillery is one of the several whiskey distilleries in Dublin. As the most known Irish whiskey in the world, this experience will surely satisfy you. First a guide will explain the complete distilling process and after you will enjoy a whiskey testing before finishing at the Jameson bar where you can sip a good Whiskey cocktail. The visit is not so long, you should count about 1 hour.
#5 Wicklow Way
Address: 20km south of Dublin city centre.
Description: Located to the south of Dublin in the county of Wicklow this walkway stretches for 130 km and is truly a hiker’s paradise. No matter If you have a lot of experience of not, you have several choices in terms of the length of this hike across wild and rugged nature. Moreover, each check point of this hike is accessible by Dublin bus. The Wicklow Way is the most popular walk in Ireland and for a good reason. You will walk through hills, mountains, falls and amazing lakes. We recommend you do a part of the walk over 2 days. Glencullen is a good starting point and then onto Roundwood where you can sleep a night in a little and typical Irish tavern. From Roundwood onto Glendalough, where you will discover 2 amazing lakes with mountains as a backdrop, a setting used in many movies.