Day in Dublin – your to do list
With its international airport flying to destinations all over the world, as well as superfast ferries across the Irish Sea, whether it’s your ultimate destination or simply a stopover, Dublin certainly is one incredible city.
The stylish capital of the Republic of Ireland on the west coast and with a population of just over half a million, Dublin is a vibrant and bustling city that can really make an unforgettable impression, even if you’re just there for one day.
Find out the sites and attractions that you can’t miss out on during a trip to this charming Irish City.
Unlike other cities that big up their historical attractions, Dublin can be a little bit modest – for instance, did you know that there is Dublin Castle that you can visit.
Originally the seat of the English government it has obviously had a turbulent past, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a stunning place to visit with beautiful grounds. It also offers you the chance to find out a bit more about the city’s history.
We don’t want to feed into a stereotype here, but if you are visiting Dublin for the day, then you can’t miss out on the chance to do the brewery experience at the Guinness Storehouse.
A cool brewery experience with a rooftop bar, and a great rendition of the tale of how one of the world’s favourite pints came into being, it’s practically mandatory to take part in this tour! Since it is so popular with visitors though, book a spot ahead of your trip online.
For a bit more history, take the time to visit The National Museum of Ireland, which explores the exciting and often dramatic events of Ireland’s rich and famous past. And if the weather is simply too good for being shut up indoors (you never know, you might get lucky with some lovely Irish sunshine), then visit one of the city’s absolutely amazing parks, which can be a great way to soak up some local culture too.
Particularly noteworthy is the vast Phoenix Park, which will almost make you forget that you’re in such a major city! It’s also known as Dublin’s Playground, and with forested areas and deer roaming free, enjoy a lunchtime picnic there or some hiking.
For a bit more wildlife, then don’t forget that Dublin Zoo is the biggest zoo in Ireland, with loads of different areas, and well-cared for animals. With an African Plain, Fringes of the Arctic and more, it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon, especially if you’ve got the kids with you.
It’s best to leave the kids at home though when you want to experience Dublin’s legendary nightlife. The city boasts a thriving music scene, and it’s the bars and pubs that really help to create such a welcoming atmosphere.
If you’re not sure where to head to on a night out in Dublin, then we reckon a great place to start is at McGowans, which is an Irish Bar located in the trendy north side of the city. With a warm welcome and a great blend of the traditional and modern, you can find out more at McGowans.
There is so much to do in Dublin that 24 hours is only going to whet your appetite, but do check out these great sites if you get a chance!