05 Sep The Dublin Bucket List
Capital and biggest city of Ireland, Dublin is a travel destination with entertainment and cultural options for all tastes and ages, both during the day and at night.
Known for its vibrant nightlife and pubs where Guinness beer reigns, green spaces, amazing landscapes, and the hospitality of its inhabitants, Dublin is a city with many secrets to be discovered.
Between museums and libraries that hold historical treasures, streets with impressive architecture buildings and parks with stunning green areas, here is our Bucket List for this wonderful city, some of the best things to do in Dublin before you die.
Pull the perfect pint of the black stuff at the Guinness Storehouse
No trip to Dublin would be complete without visiting the home of one of the world’s best-known breweries, the Guinness Storehouse.
The Guinness Factory Tour is a journey into the history of one of the world’s most iconic beer brands. Get to know the whole process of manufacture and brand evolution of one of the greatest proud of the Irish people.
In the end, enjoy a pint of beer with a prime view of the city at the Gravity Bar.
Explore the streets of Temple Bar
Temple Bar is one of the oldest and most charismatic neighbourhoods in the Irish capital, located between Dame Street and the River Liffey.
One of Dublin’s most important cultural and entertainment centres it is known for its great nightlife and bohemian atmosphere with its narrow-cobbled streets lined with bars and restaurants. In addition to its fantastic nightlife, Temple Bar also offers different daytime activities such as the second-hand book market or the food market, as well as bringing together different cultural associations, art galleries, and alternative fashion shops.
Taking a day to explore all the pubs and streets of Temple Bar is mandatory in the city´s bucket list.
Visit one of the most iconic libraries in the world and travel through time in Trinity College
Attention, literature lovers: if you visit Dublin, you cannot miss the Long Room of the Trinity College Library!
This architectural masterpiece is definitely worth a visit with its vaulted ceiling that stretches over an impressive 65 meters long, filled with towering shelves that house more than 200 thousand works, flanked by marble busts with faces of philosophers such as Aristotle, writers such as Shakespeare or personalities the University. From the collection stands out one of the few existing copies of the 1916 Republic of Ireland Proclamation and the Book of Kells, one of the most famous and valuable manuscripts in the world, written by monks for more than 1200 years.
Sit back, relax, and watch the deer at Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park is the largest closed park in Europe. Located 3 km from Dublin city centre, next to the Guinness Factory, it is the ideal place for a long stroll in the city. Phoenix Park’s attractions include the Dublin Zoo and the “Áras an Uachtaráin” (Residence of the President) which has hosted Queen Victoria of England and is now home to the current president.
Set on more than 1,700 acres, it was initially in the 1660’s a royal hunting Park.
A large herd of wild deer still roam the park today.
Experience a massive game at the Aviva
Aviva Stadium is the home of Soccer and Rugby in Ireland and has a capacity of 51,700.
A big game for Ireland, either in Rugby or Soccer, is a fantastic experience and one not to be missed.
Imagine this, a Six Nations rugby game Ireland versus England with the title’s at stake… can´t get any better than that…
Eating, drinking, and dancing at Johnnie Fox’s
One of the earliest pubs in country and famous for being the highest pub in Ireland, nestled in the tranquil township of Glencullen. With live music and entertainment every night, delicious Irish food and Guinness, Johnnies Fox’s is a must in every bucket list.
Visit Grafton Street at Christmas
There’s something unique, and magic in Grafton Street at Christmas and the warmth you’ll feel under the sparkling lights will make you forget the cold and wet December weather.
Walk up Killiney Hill
Take a walk on the beach and climb Killiney Hill, the views of the south bay are breath-taking, and the perfect spot to relax.
This is just a brief list of some things around Dublin that you should add to your Irish bucket list. Dublin has many more wonders to be discovered.