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A Day in Dublin

A Day in Dublin

A Day in Dublin

As the capital of Ireland, Dublin offers visitors an array of attractions, restaurants, and activities for visitors to choose from. With so many options to pick from, sometimes travelers can feel overwhelmed trying to decipher which they should visit. We have put together an itinerary of how we would spend a free day in Dublin.

Trinity College and Book of Kells

book of kells touring options

The Book of Kells is a must-see attraction for many visitors. Located in the heart of Dublin, the exhibition displays the Book of Kells, a 9th century manuscript that documents the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ. The Exhibition also features access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, which houses 200,000 of Trinity College’s oldest books. While on campus, visitors can also partake in a campus tour – guided by a current Trinity College student. During the tour, you will be able to roam the campus grounds and learn the history behind this popular university. Pro Tip: Purchase your tickets in advance to gain “skip the line” entry and avoid long queue lines.

Grafton Street

Grafton St Dublin

Grafton Street is a main shopping street in Dublin, lined with boutiques containing the creations of Ireland’s trendy designers.

Stephen’s Green

Stephens green dublin ireland

The park provides an oasis of green calm in the middle of a bustling city. Its four centuries of history are eventful and complex, involving such important figures as Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, and Countess Constance Markievicz. Visitors can view many historic sculptures, birds, and plants within the park.

St. Patrick’s

st patricks cathedral dublin ireland

Since Saint Patrick baptized Christian converts nearby over 1500 years ago, this holy site has been a place of spiritual encounter for countless generations. Visit to experience the history, the church’s place in the life of the city, and their tradition of worship.

Dublin Castle

dublin castle

Built in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.

Guinness Storehouse

guinness storehouse dublin

A former fermentation plant at the St. James’s Gate Brewery is transformed into a seven-story interactive experience bringing the story of world-famous stout to life. The Guinness Storehouse opens its doors to the public and becomes the official home of Guinness in the historic heart of Dublin.

Temple Bar

Temple Bar dublin ireland

Temple bar is located on the Southbank of the River Liffey. It is one of the oldest areas in Dublin and is home to one of Europe’s oldest built theaters (Smock Alley Theater). Over the years it has maintained its medieval street exterior with narrow cobbled streets.  It is famed as being the cultural quarter of Dublin with a number of cultural organizations, artists, and creative professionals based in the area. It is well known for its lively nightlife and attracts a number of tourists with its large variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Dublin is our exact area of expertise. If you need help planning and navigating the city, Celtic Tours has you covered!