Whilst there is a lot to do in Dublin and a short stay isn’t nearly enough time to fit everything in, it is enough time to do a whistle stop tour of the sights and enjoy a little bit of Irish hospitality.
The Guinness Storehouse
Home of the famous pint, the storehouse is a must for fans of the black stuff. Guinness has almost become the national drink and the Irish take it very seriously, as this recent article from the BBC illustrates. With several floors of exhibitions and talks, you can immerse yourself in the story of Guinness then maybe take a visit to their gravity bar, where you can try a pint or two alongside some of the best views across Dublin.
Eating and Drinking
The Irish are famed for their hospitality and Dublin is the perfect place to enjoy some great food and drink. The famous Temple bar in the cultural quarter of the city is a great spot to have a few drinks or even party the night away, if that’s what you are after!
There are also numerous restaurants in Dublin and places to eat, like at the city’s own Mansion House or http://www.forno500.ie/.
If you have more of a sweet tooth you might also want to check out one of Butler’s chocolate shops across the city. Offering chocolate, sweet treats and a range of beverages, this is a perfect stop even on a colder windy day.
Trinity college is home to the famous Long Hall library, within which is held the Book of Kells, a 9th century manuscript book. The college was originally founded by Queen Elizabeth I, and you can enjoy a walk through the gates and around the grounds for free or if you prefer you can enquire about the cost of booking a guided tour.
St Stephens Green
This beautiful park was designed by William Sheppard and opened in 1880. With a pretty and picturesque vista, swan filled lake and gravelled pathways, this is a lovely spot to take a break. Maybe you might like to have a gentle stroll through the greenery, or perhaps you are looking for a spot to relax and simply sit back and enjoy the views.