1. Take Part in St. Patrick’s Day Festivities
Dublin, which is the capital of Ireland, is a great city to visit during St. Patrick’s Day, when you can participate in a number festivities. Therefore, if you are planning to travel to the Emerald Isle during this time, you’ll find yourself immersed in a variety of fun-filled activities. During St. Patrick’s Day week, the city plays host to five days of parades.
2. Take a Tour of the Guinness Storehouse and Enjoy a Free Pint at the
Of course, that means enjoying a pint of Guinness, an activity that can be done any time in the Irish capital. One activity you won’t want to miss, especially if you enjoy the dark beer, is a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, which is located within the St. James’ Gate Brewery.
Over four million visitors have visited the popular site since it opened in 2000. Tour the facility and learn more about the making of the beverage. The tour ends with a visit to the Gravity Bar where you can enjoy a pint for free.
3. Visit the Horse Track
Visitors to the city also like attending the horse races that are held at Leapordstown Racecourse. Take the family to see the horses race on a summer’s evening. Or, better yet, attend the Irish Champion Stakes in September.
4. Visit the Temple Bar Area
If you want to enjoy good food or shop, then you’ll want to visit the Temple Bar area of Dublin. Situated on the southern bank of the River Liffey, the area is known for its cobbled streets, cultural organizations, and variety of nightlife attractions. Some of the popular pubs in the neighborhood are the Quays Bar, The Turk’s Head, the Foggy Dew, and the Porterhouse. If you’re visiting Dublin on a weekend and want to find a good read, don’t miss looking at the selection of books featured in Temple Bar Square
5. Stop by the Historic Church of St. Michan’s
St. Michan’s Church is a historical landmark that also features a vault that is the last resting place for a number of mummified bodies. Built on the former site of an 11th century Danish church, the structure, which is found on Church Street, traces its roots to a reconstruction in the latter 17th century.
If you want to bypass looking at the vault, you’ll be impressed by the church’s interior carvings and organ, which was built in the early 18th century. Former parishioners of the Church of Ireland chapel include Sir Mark Rainsford, who served as mayor of Dublin from 1700 to 1701, and Parliament member Dr. Charles Lucas.
6. Take a Look at the Book of Kells at Trinity College
Ireland’s most famous educational institution, Trinity College, is a must-see attraction too. Visit the Trinity College library and view the Book of Kells – a Medieval manuscript that contains the Four Gospels.