Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. Its vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions are noteworthy, and it is the most popular entry point for international visitors to Irela... more

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. Its vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions are noteworthy, and it is the most popular entry point for international visitors to Ireland. As a city, it is disproportionately large for the size of the country (2011 pop. Greater Dublin Region 1.8 million); well over a quarter of the Republic's population lives in the metropolitan area. The centre is, however, relatively small and can be navigated by foot, with most of the population living in suburbs.

Dublin is divided by the River Liffey. On the north side of the Liffey is O'Connell Street--the main thoroughfare, which is intersected by numerous shopping streets, including Henry Street and Talbot Street. On the south side are St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, Trinity College, Christ Church, St. Patrick's Cathedrals, and many other attractions.

Being subject to the moderating effects of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, Dublin is known for its mild climate.

Snow does occur, but it is not very common, and most of Dublin's winter precipitation comes in the form of a chilly rain and hail. The lowest recorded temperature in the city is -12°C (10°F). It should also be noted that during the first week of January 2010, the city canals froze over for the first time in years--this was a common enough sight back in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. It could be said that Dublin's climate is very comparable to that of the northwest United States and southwest Canada, as well as to much of coastal Western Europe.

Summers in Dublin are also mild. The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°F) in July, far cooler than even most of the coldest American cities. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Dublin is a mere 29°C (87°F), which in many other parts of the world, even at its own latitude, is just a typical summer day. Don't plan on too many hot summertime activities. Thunderstorms also don't happen very often in Dublin, on average only four days a year. Overall, the city's climate is mild but would be considered drier and cooler than western and southern parts of the island of Ireland.

No visit to Dublin would be complete without a visit to one (or ten) of its many pubs (last count says there are over 600 pubs). Drink is relatively expensive: a pint of stout costs around €4.50 and up, while lager costs around €4.90 and up. However, the government gave a tax break to microbrewed beer in the December 2004 budget, this had a slight effect on prices in brewpubs. Pubs serve drinks until 11:30PM with some drinking-up time allowed. Many bars have late licenses allowing them to serve up to 2:30 AM, although this usually means a cover charge or price increases after 11:30 PM.

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Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud has been a centre of fine dining excellence for the last thirty years and is Ireland's only two star Michelin. Situated beside the 5 star Merrion Hotel in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the cuisine is contemporary Irish wi...

Chapter One is an award winning Michelin star restaurant in Dublin city centre, head chef Ross Lewis focuses on local & seasonal produce to create an array of modern dishes with a combination of robust flavours.

  In the heart of Dublin City, this 250 year old Georgian building has been painstakingly restored to its original architectural Splendour and is now home to Shanahan's on the Green, an authentic American Style Steakhouse and seafood restaur...

The Pig's Ear is an Irish Restaurant serving good, honest, Irish fare with a modern touch. You can eat in style surrounded by bright, airy and classical design with a casual, yet contemporary feel.

The Pepper Pot has opened it's door to all.Hooray! Dishing up some seriously tasty eats. Our roasted pear sandwich is flying out the door, as is our pan fried goat's cheese salad. Don't delay,we're open Monday~Saturday and we're dying to feed you

  deally located in the heart of Dublin City, Dax is an award winning restaurant which is now one of Ireland's premier food destinations.   Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 2.15pm. Here at Dax we understand that many of you are under time...

A unique restaurant of understated luxury from Eamonn O'Reilly located off St. Stephens Green with Chef Mickael Viljanen.

777 features Dublin's largest premium tequila selection of 100% blue agave tequila as well as a host of innovative specialty cocktails. Drawing on the bold flavors and vibrant colors of Mexico City, 777 provides an energetic atmosphere with creative...

  We believe that Irish produce is special, and worth celebrating. Our menu is seasonal & we change it every week.    Our beef is grass fed and Irish. Our sausages come from TJ Crowe in Tipperary and Sir Jack McCarthy in Cork. Our Bratwu...

Fire Restaurant Dublin is located in the Heart of Dublin city centre in the popular Dawson Street and St Stephens Green vicinity. Consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Dublin. Fire Restaurant's central location has the added benefit of n...

The Workman's Club is Dublin's newest live performance venue, situated at 10 Wellington Quay, beside the world famous rock 'n' roll hotel, The Clarence, in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar district. The Workman's Club has a simple mission - to provi...

The Grand Social is a brand spanking new venue at the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. It is a unique venue that combines Live Music, Comedy, Culture, Djs, Art, and Performance.

Situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin mountains, Johnnie Fox's is one of Ireland's oldest and most famous traditional Irish pubs - and we are also famed as the highest pub in the country. At Johnnie Fox's we have Traditional Irish Music every ...

Whelan’s of Wexford Street is in the unique position of being not only one of the most important live music venues of the last decade, but also one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, favoured for its warm, convivial atmosphere.

The Porterhouse Brewing Company, established 1996. Ireland's largest independent Irish Brewery. Hand crafted beers, brewed in small batches for true taste and flavour.

  The Academy is a live music venue situated on Middle Abbey Street. It is a unique city centre venue that offers 4 floors of entertainment of every kind to music lovers of every persuasion.

The Village incorporates a live music venue, late night bar, restaurant and nightclub. Combining old and new, the refurbished brick, natural wood floors, comfortable leather seating and subtle lighting have been carefully chosen to create a warm set...

Lost Society is situated in one of the finest 18th century town mansions in Dublin, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

The Bailey is one of the finest Dublin City Bars located right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. The Bailey Bar and Cafe offers an extensive food and beverage menu.

The Black Sheep This great brew pub on Capel Street in Dublin is a sister pub to 'Against The Grain' on Wexford Street, 'The Brew Dock' on Amiens Street, by the IFSC and 'The Oslo', 'The Cottage' and 'The Salt House' in Galway. Featuring 23 craft be...

Things do to in Dublin

Trinity College

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No trip to Dublin is complete without looking around one of its oldest structures. Founded in 1592, Trinity was built during the 16th and 17th centuries and includes Jonathan Swift and Wolfe Tone in its alumni.

Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells - a 9th-cent...

The National Gallery of Ireland is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Opened in 1864, it houses the national collection of Irish and European fine art. As well as housing the national collection of fine art, the Gallery also holds extensive re...

St Stephen's Green is a city centre public park in Dublin, Ireland. The current landscape of the park was designed by William Sheppard, which officially opened to the public on Tuesday, July 27th, 1880.

The Little Museum is on the first floor of 15 St Stephen’s Green, near the corner of Dawson Street, on the north side of the Green. A people’s museum that tells the story of the modern city, every item has been donated by members of the public. 

The Iveagh Gardens are among the finest and least known of Dublin's parks and gardens.  They were designed by Ninian Niven, in 1865, as an intermediate design between the 'French Formal' and the 'English Landscape' styles.  They demonstrated the art...

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic programme of exhibitions, which regularly includes bo...

Since its foundation in 1204 Dublin Castle has been at the heart of the history and evolution of the city.  Today, spanning an area of over 44,000 square meters (11 acres), the site contains 2 museums, 2 cafés, an international conference centre, 2 ...

This historical building is central to Dublin's and Ireland's heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of GUINNESS, te...

People have been coming to this place to worship God for nearly one thousand years. While the building has journeyed through many changes over the centuries, the constancy of its witness has remained uninterrupted. The mission of any cathedral is to...

Dublin Nightlife

The Pig's Ear is an Irish Restaurant serving good, honest, Irish fare with a modern touch. You can eat in style surrounded by bright, airy and classical design with a casual, yet contemporary feel.

The Workman's Club is Dublin's newest live performance venue, situated at 10 Wellington Quay, beside the world famous rock 'n' roll hotel, The Clarence, in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar district. The Workman's Club has a simple mission - to provi...

The Grand Social is a brand spanking new venue at the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. It is a unique venue that combines Live Music, Comedy, Culture, Djs, Art, and Performance.

Situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin mountains, Johnnie Fox's is one of Ireland's oldest and most famous traditional Irish pubs - and we are also famed as the highest pub in the country. At Johnnie Fox's we have Traditional Irish Music every ...

Whelan’s of Wexford Street is in the unique position of being not only one of the most important live music venues of the last decade, but also one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, favoured for its warm, convivial atmosphere.

The Porterhouse Brewing Company, established 1996. Ireland's largest independent Irish Brewery. Hand crafted beers, brewed in small batches for true taste and flavour.

  The Academy is a live music venue situated on Middle Abbey Street. It is a unique city centre venue that offers 4 floors of entertainment of every kind to music lovers of every persuasion.

The Village incorporates a live music venue, late night bar, restaurant and nightclub. Combining old and new, the refurbished brick, natural wood floors, comfortable leather seating and subtle lighting have been carefully chosen to create a warm set...

Lost Society is situated in one of the finest 18th century town mansions in Dublin, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

The Bailey is one of the finest Dublin City Bars located right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. The Bailey Bar and Cafe offers an extensive food and beverage menu.

The Black Sheep This great brew pub on Capel Street in Dublin is a sister pub to 'Against The Grain' on Wexford Street, 'The Brew Dock' on Amiens Street, by the IFSC and 'The Oslo', 'The Cottage' and 'The Salt House' in Galway. Featuring 23 craft be...

Dublin Dining

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud has been a centre of fine dining excellence for the last thirty years and is Ireland's only two star Michelin. Situated beside the 5 star Merrion Hotel in the heart of Georgian Dublin, the cuisine is contemporary Irish wi...

Chapter One is an award winning Michelin star restaurant in Dublin city centre, head chef Ross Lewis focuses on local & seasonal produce to create an array of modern dishes with a combination of robust flavours.

  In the heart of Dublin City, this 250 year old Georgian building has been painstakingly restored to its original architectural Splendour and is now home to Shanahan's on the Green, an authentic American Style Steakhouse and seafood restaur...

The Pepper Pot has opened it's door to all.Hooray! Dishing up some seriously tasty eats. Our roasted pear sandwich is flying out the door, as is our pan fried goat's cheese salad. Don't delay,we're open Monday~Saturday and we're dying to feed you

  deally located in the heart of Dublin City, Dax is an award winning restaurant which is now one of Ireland's premier food destinations.   Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 2.15pm. Here at Dax we understand that many of you are under time...

A unique restaurant of understated luxury from Eamonn O'Reilly located off St. Stephens Green with Chef Mickael Viljanen.

777 features Dublin's largest premium tequila selection of 100% blue agave tequila as well as a host of innovative specialty cocktails. Drawing on the bold flavors and vibrant colors of Mexico City, 777 provides an energetic atmosphere with creative...

  We believe that Irish produce is special, and worth celebrating. Our menu is seasonal & we change it every week.    Our beef is grass fed and Irish. Our sausages come from TJ Crowe in Tipperary and Sir Jack McCarthy in Cork. Our Bratwu...

Fire Restaurant Dublin is located in the Heart of Dublin city centre in the popular Dawson Street and St Stephens Green vicinity. Consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Dublin. Fire Restaurant's central location has the added benefit of n...