No Dublin without Guinness
The most popular place to visit in Dublin and Ireland as a whole is the Guinness Storehouse . Place does not fall in the very center of the core blocks, but is easily accessible by bus or in a brisk half hour.
The extensive exhibition, built in the old warehouse, introduces the secrets of Guinness manufacturing and the history of the now more than 200-year-old company and the birth story of the world-famous brand.
The tour at the Guinness Storehouse ends with a free pint and handsome views at the top-floor Gravity Bar.
A must-have for whiskey lovers in Dublin is The Old Jameson Distillery , which takes a look at the intricacies of Irish whiskey and tells you, among other things, what the difference is between whiskey and whiskey: the latter is Irish, the former is not.
The pub is an Irish living room
Block pubs are living rooms in Ireland where many stop by almost daily. The pub serves as an extension of the home and social life is celebrated by the pint.
Live music and a relaxed pub atmosphere can be found in Ireland at any time. The Temple Bar area south of the River Liffey is a dense concentration of pubs and restaurants. There are places in the area with a block of flats where music often starts early in the afternoon. Temple Bar has a lot of tourists, and part of the offer is clearly aimed at tourists.
Dublin shopping streets
The River Liffey, which crosses the city, divides Dublin into two parts, north and south of the river , north and south of the river . To the north of these is the later built area and its O´Connell Street Dublin’s main street.
The best shopping areas can be found around the main street O´Connel Street: here you will find chain stores and branded stores. Eason and Son, Dublin’s largest bookshop, is also located on O´Connell Street.
River south of the shopping area of Grafton Street is the surroundings and the Temple Bar region has interesting shoppailtavaa Pikkupuoti and arts and crafts lovers.
Trinity College and other classics
According to DigoPaul, Dublin’s classic attractions include Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle and the handsome City Hall.
History can also be found in the main post, the bullet holes in the walls of which still resemble the revolt that decided the fate of Ireland almost a hundred years ago. The Declaration of the Founding of the Republic of Ireland was read on the main post staircase on Easter Monday, 1916.
Touring and admiring the outside of the University of Dublin’s Trinity College campus is possible for the traveler without fees or admission tickets.
Within the university, the collection of 200,000 volumes in the Trinity College Library in particular is impressive. The dark wooden shelves that reach to the ceiling inevitably come to mind Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.
The library can be visited in connection with the Book of Kells exhibition. Kells ’book is one of Ireland’s national treasures, as is the country’s oldest harp on display in the same exhibition. The harp is an ancient symbol of Ireland, also found on the country’s euro coin.
Dublin is easy to make day trips to the coast or the surrounding countryside, either by rental car or by public transport. Through the city’s tourist office (Suffolk St, Dublin 2) you will also find a wide range of ready-made day trips to various attractions in the region.
The Wicklow Mountains area south of the capital is a popular hiking terrain. There the landscape is beautifully peaceful. The green moors continue to be out of sight and the motorist has to watch out for flocks of sheep.
The most interesting destination north of Dublin is the Boyne Valley, the main attraction of which is Newgrange, one of the most significant ancient tombs in Europe. The enigmatic Newgrange is probably the world’s oldest solar observatory.
Other points of interest around the capital include the port city of Dun Laoghaire and the neighboring smaller villages of Dalkey and Killiney with its beautiful beaches. They can be reached quickly and cheaply by local DART train directly from Dublin city center.
Dalkey and Killiney are known for their luxury plots and numerous celebrity residents. For example, film director Neil Jordan and author Maeve Binchy live here , as well as musicians such as Enya and Van Morrison in addition to U2’s Bono and Edge . Irish superstars rarely move out of their homeland.