There just so many things to do and see in Dublin, Ireland, that they can’t all be written here. They also can’t all be seen and done if you are going for a short visit. Being a unique city in Europe, specifically the United Kingdom, you’ll expect to participate in so many cultural events, exhibitions, and concerts in addition to visiting various monuments, parks, and restaurants among other places. You can get amazing and affordable travel packages from goirishtours.com. Since, we cannot list everything here, here are among the most interesting things you can do and see in Dublin.
1. Participate in St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
A visit to Dublin is not complete if you have not experienced and participated in this fanfare. This day is perhaps the biggest celebration in this city. A massive crowd of people that can be way over 500,000 individuals throngs the city with all forms of colors and pomp. Iconic buildings and monuments are decorated with green lights, and the city is usually alive with live music. You will also enjoy street performers, get to taste some Irish delicacies from the numerous food vendors and if you want to shed some calories, participate in the 5K race. Visiting the burial place of St. Patrick marks the pinnacle of this event. Ensure that you are in Dublin for at least four consecutive days as from March 14 to enjoy the full spectacle of this festival.
2. Visit the Guinness Brewery and Have Some Drinks
Experience the true taste of Guinness in its original homeland as you learn its 250-year rich history. Located at St. James’s Gate area, the Guinness brewery was the largest in the world by the year 1886, but has since been surpassed by a few others, though it remains the largest stout brewer. Your tour begins at the bottom of the largest pint glass in the world, then go up through the seven-story building to the highest bar in Dublin, Gravity (R). Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city as you sip the world’s most famous beer.
3. Visit the Best Small and History Museums
If you love European, and especially the Vikings, you can visit the Museum of History and Archaeology. The museum hosts some ancient Viking skeletons and an array of other European artifacts. You can explore the museum’s dark corners and learn all you can about Irish history and culture especially the ancient Irish clans. Dublin also hosts some of the best small museums, one of them being the Chester Beatty Library, located in Dublin Castle. Dubbed as one of the best in Ireland and Europe at large, this library features a conveyor belt that exhibits an array of literature and other interesting artifacts ranging from Samurai art, Eastern European and Arabic relics. The best part about this library is that despite its rich and amazing collection, it is free of charge. So you can visit anytime you are free, and spend as much time as you wish.