42 Things I Love About Dublin

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland

1. Guinness

2. Enjoying the rich music scene in town

3. Eating a giant scone at Keogh Cafe

4. Crossing Ha’penny Bridge, for free nowadays

5. Strolling around beautiful Merrion Square

6. Being surprised by the beauty of City Hall

7. Pub crawl!

8. Learning a few words of Irish Gaelic


9. Window shopping on Grafton Street

10. Being pampered at any of the luxury hotels in town

11. Step back in time and order a coffee at the Beaux Arts Bewley’s Oriental Café on Grafton Street

12. Visit House Number 29 to learn more about the gorgeous Georgian homes

13. Tour and tasting at the Guinness Storehouse

14. Brunch at the Elephant and Castle

15. Marveling at the distinctive Four Courts

16. Take advantage of some of the free museums, including the National Museum of Archaeology and the National Gallery

17. Learn more about whiskey at the Old Jameson Distillery

18. Strolling around the grounds of Trinity College

19. Retracing the steps of Dublin’s many great writers

20. Catch a rugby or football match in Aviva Stadium; definitely a unique experience

21. Relaxing with a picnic in Phoenix Park, one of the largest walled parks in Europe

22. Take the train outside of town to nearby Malahide Castle

23. Love him or hate him, learn more about the Ulysses author at the James Joyce Centre

24. Enjoying Dublin’s eclectic culinary scene

25. Watching a live céilidh

26. Just being in Dublin is enough, it’s an amazing city

27. Catch a show at the Gate Theatre

28. Spend a crazy evening in Temple Bar

29. Prepare to be freaked out on a ghost tour

30. Guinness

31. Touring Dublin Castle to learn more about the history of the city

32. Learning that Dublin is more than leprechauns and shamrocks

33. Seeing in person the multicolored Georgian doors

34. Arbour Hill Cemetery to learn more about the 1916 Easter Rising

35. Touring the eerily interesting Kilmainham Gaol

36. The Central Bank, a surprisingly beautiful building

37. Taking a break in St. Stephen’s Green

38. Visiting the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral

39. Deciphering the Book of Kells

40. Browsing through the collection at the Chester Beatty Library

41. Paying quiet respect at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest in Dublin

42. Yup, Guinness

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

7 thoughts on “42 Things I Love About Dublin”

  1. I haven’t been to Dublin yet, but so it seems there’s a lot to do.
    Was thinking about maybe going for the TBEX conference in October, but not sure yet…

  2. There is work to be done! I have only done about half of above. Dublin truly is an
    Underestimated European capital city.

  3. The Samuel Beckett Bridge needs to be represented here…it’s simply the most beautiful physical object I have ever seen, anywhere.

  4. Hi Matt

    Next time, check out Marsh’s Library,the Iveagh Gardens and the view of Dublin bay on the train (DART) from Dalkey to Killiney.


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