Dublin is such a cool city. You can run around it in as little as 24 hours or take 2 whole weeks to enjoy all the nooks and crannies! I did Dublin in one weekend and enjoyed every second!
So here’s my Top 10 Things to do in Dublin:
1. Trinity College, Library, Book of Kells, and the Long Hall
I had heard of the book of Kells, but I figured we were making a quick trip and I probably wouldn’t have time. So even though this one was an afterthought for me, it was my number 1 thing to do in Dublin! I enjoyed learning about the history of the books, and the Long Hall was absolutely breathtaking!
2. Jameson Distillery
I love this more than I thought I would. The tour was definitely worth it. I wasn’t too enthusiastic at the beginning, but it was so worth the experience. I learned a lot and I actually liked the whiskey. And, I hate whiskey!
3. Guinness Brewery
I was super excited to do this tour. I love Guinness! We spent about 2 hours walking around then headed up to the 360 degree bar at the top, just in time for sunset!
4. Christ Church Cathedral
It was a lovely cathedral. During the day, it was an amazing site. At night, it looks like a haunted castle from a scary movie. Complete with lightning and sound effects! I preferred it over the other cathedrals we saw. Also, the candy tent out front may have swayed that!
5. Teeling Distillery
We just missed the tour but were able to walk around and even do a tasting in the bar. I’m not a huge whiskey drinker, but the bartenders were fantastic. They were super helpful and even gave us some suggestions for our pub crawl.
6. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
I didn’t go inside, but the outside was so lovely. The gardens are awesome and there’s a wonderful park next door with a fountain. There were so many people in the park and kids playing, but you could tell it was a well taken care of area.
7. Dublin Castle
I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. But I will definitely make it a part of your trip! I enjoyed walking around the garden, even though it drizzled on and off. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop and kiss the Knights!
8. Temple Bar
Even though this one is last on my list, it’s definitely a must do. I preferred the more authentic Irish pubs, but Temple Bar is a staple stop in Dublin. Even if it’s just for a bit, it’s still a must do. My favorite bars were Porterhouse, which reminded me of New Orleans. Also, Mulligan’s Pub and the Cobblestone Pub for their authentic music and Irish feel!
9. Brazen Head Pub
The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Dublin. Super cool to see.
10. Irish Breakfast at San Lorenzo’s
So worth the money. We each had something different and a different brunch cocktail, and everything was super scrumptious! Alternately, we also tried Queen of Tarts. Personally, I preferred San Lorenzo’s, but both were great options!
Hope you enjoyed my Dublin list! What’s your favorite thing to do in Dublin?