From books to beer, Ireland’s capital is full of things to experience.
See the books at Trinity College Library
Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature, so a visit to a library is appropriate! The Trinity College Library is home to the spectacularly beautiful Book of Kells, as well as other lavishly decorated manuscripts.
Visit Kilmainham Gaol
When we visited, we were strongly reminded of Old Melbourne Gaol, as both have strong Victorian design elements.
Get outside in St Stephen’s Green
If you’re lucky enough to have some good weather, make the most of it by wandering around this large centrally located park. The square outside St Patrick’s Cathedral is also a nice place to spend some time.
Party in Temple Bar
This district is full of bars, clubs, buskers, live music and life in general.
Try Irish whiskey at Old Jameson Distillery
We did the 10am tour but you might want to go a little later in the day. The tour lasts about an hour and includes a shot of whiskey and a comparative tasting for eight of the participants.
Drink Guinness — at the Guinness Storehouse if you want an experience
You have to try a Guinness when you’re in its homeland! If you want to go deeper into its history and be taught how to drink it properly, the Guinness Storehouse is the place to go.
Explore Dublin’s excellent cafes and bars
Dublin has a great range of places to drink; we particularly enjoyed Cafe en Seine, the Odeon, the Market, and the Church.
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