Travel — Europe
Dublin and East Coast Attractions
— Dublin Castle
— Dublin Festivals
— Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade
— Guinness Stonehouse Brewery
— Trinity College & Book of Kells
— St. Patrick's Cathedral
— Boyne Valley and County Wicklow
Fun Things To Do in Dublin... and beyond
Dublin is a FUN city to visit. It's home to beautiful Georgian manors,
cathedrals, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and The Book of Kells, Grafton Street shops, St. Stephen's Green (27-acres of park
in the middle of the city), free museums, fabulous restaurants, Guinness Storehouse brewery... and
over 1,000 pubs — including Ireland's oldest pub (The Brazen Head), dating back to 1198!
Christ Church Cathedral — Founded in 1030, it's Dublin's oldest building; famed for its medieval crypt (the second largest in Ireland and Britain)
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Kilmainham Jail & Museum (National Monument)
Guinness Storehouse Brewery
National Gallery of Ireland
Trinity College & Book of Kells
National Museum of Ireland - dedicated to showcasing items of Irish Art, Culture and Natural History
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Fun Dublin Festivals
Dublin Theatre Festival
Dublin Fringe Festival (16-day Festival of Theater, Comedy, Music, Dance... and more!)
Taste of Dublin (4-day celebration of fine food and drink at Dublin's Iveagh Gardens)
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Dublin's most popular shopping areas are Henry Street (on the north side), Grafton Street (on the south side) and Jervis Shopping Center (Dublin city center).
Dublin Pubs & Restaurants
Dublin is filled with quaint little pubs and wonderful restaurants and cafes. Here are a few you won't want to miss:
The Brazen Head
— Ireland's Oldest Pub
Stop by The Brazen Head for a pint of Guinness and authentic Irish food, including traditional Irish Stew. Ireland's oldest pub, it dates back to 1198 and has been the haunt of every famous Irishman — from James Joyce to Van Morrison.
Address: 20 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8
Tel: (01) 677 9549 / (01) 679 5186
Brazen Head Map
Oliver St. John Gogarty
Established in 1835, Oliver St. John Gogarty is located in the heart of Dublin's Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar. The pub/restaurant is named after famous Irish Poet, Playwright and Surgeon Oliver St John Gogarty. Enjoy award-winning Irish food and traditional Irish Bar Menu. Live music and dancing every night of the week — dance the jig to traditional Irish music.
Queen of Tarts
Dessert lovers won't want to miss stopping by the Queen of Tarts — one of Dublin's best known pastry cafes. Everything is baked and prepared fresh on the premises.
Gallagher's Boxty House
Located in the heart of Temple Bar, people come to Gallagher's Boxty House to enjoy traditional Irish food. Great Fish & Chips too! FYI... Boxty is a traditional Irish Pancake.
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The Counter. Enjoy Signature Burgers, Signature Burgers in a Bowl, Sweet Potato Fries, Sandwiches, Chili... and yummy desserts.
Temple Bar Pub
Address: 47/48 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 672 5286/7
Temple Bar Pub Website
Temple Bar Wikipedia Info
Temple Bar Map
Temple Bar, the city's center for entertainment and nightlife, is a popular hang-out for tourists and locals alike.
Did you know... that Dublin is home to the heart of Google's international operations? The high-tech company is located inside a silvery glass office building in central Dublin, a block from the city's Grand Canal.
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Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of the biggest and best
in the world. The Parade and Festival showcases Irish culture
and everyone comes out to celebrate
Irish heritage — no one parties more than the Irish during
this festive time.
Dublin's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
takes place on March 17th, usually around 12 noon. The parade
at Parnell Square North and runs for about two hours. In keeping
with tradition, the Lord Mayor leads the parade in a
coach dating back to 1791.
year, the parade has a different theme and features over
people and more than 2,000 performers, including international
marching bands — it's a FUN time to visit Ireland.
"Happy St. Patrick's Day" — or
as they say in Irish... "La Fheile Padraig Duit!"
More Fun Things To Do near Dublin
Historic Region of Fingal
— Golfing Capital of Ireland
Located only minutes from the heart of Dublin City, the historic region of Fingal features beautiful beaches, water sports, 25 golf courses, equestrian centers, grand houses, gardens, and historic sites.
Ardgillan Castle is located on the coastline between Balbriggan and Skerries, about 12 miles north of Dublin City — the park grounds and sea views are spectacular!
The Boyne Valley
The Boyne Valley (located in Louth and Meath counties) contains
some of the most important historic sites and monuments in Ireland — a designated World Heritage Site, it's not-to-be-missed!
County Wicklow Attractions
Visit nearby County Wicklow — fun attractions include Powerscourt House & Gardens, Powerscourt Waterfall, Wicklow Mountains and Wicklow National Park.
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