Things to do in Dublin city

Last month I received some visitors from my home country and as part of their travel itinerary here in Ireland, we discovered Dublin city. So, I compiled in a list a few tips I shared with them places to shop and visit at the city centre:

Touristic attractions

Dublin city is divided by the River Liffey, so the attractions are listed separately for the northside and the southside of the river:


– The Spire

– O’Connel Bridge

– Ha’ppeny Bridge

– Samuel Beckett Bridge

– National Botanic Gardens

– National Museum of Ireland

– Phoenix Par

Image – View of the Samuel Beckett Bridge


– Temple Bar

– Dublin Castle

– Molly Malone Statue

– Trinity College

– St. Stephen’s Green Park

–  Guinness Storehouse

Image – St. Stephen’s Green

Possible daytrips

If you are visiting Ireland and using Dublin city as your base, there are various options of day trips to consider. Some of them are closer, around 1 to 2 hours’ drive, while others are a bit further away, around 3 to 4 hours’ drive. It is possible to rent a car or to book a tour visit.

Closer options

  • Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough
  • Howth
  • Skerries

Image – Wicklow Mountains National Park

Image – Howth Harbour

More far

  • Cliffs of Moher and Galway
  • Belfast and Giant’s Causeway
  • Connemara
  • Kilkenny


If you want to go shopping, here are a few options at the city centre:

  • Henry Street (brands like Mango, H&M and Zara)
  • Penneys (the Irish version of Primark)
  • ILAC Centre
  • Jervis Shopping Centre
  • Euro Giant
  • Dealz


Some of the most popular food stores:

  • Lidl
  • Tesco
  • Aldi
  • Dunnes


Fancy a coffee or a cup of tea? Here are a few options:

  • Butlers Chocolates
  • Bewley’s
  • Costa Coffee
  • Avoca

Fast food

Want a burger, fish and chips, a waffle or a gelato? Some of my favourite spots:

  • Beshoff Bros
  • Bunsen
  • Bubble Waffle Factory
  • The Rolling Donut
  • Gino’s Gelato

You May Also Like

Tess traveling alone on Study Abroad to Maynooth

Growing into yourself

How to enjoy to the fullest!

Waterford city by Maku

My holidays in Waterford

Maynooth Univesity 2019

An all-round education at Maynooth

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *