Dublin Holidays

With its rich tapestry of history, art, culture, and a vibrant pub scene, Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, has an appeal that transcends age groups. This global city exudes charm, from the bustling streets full of lyrical accents to its time-honoured monuments.

Whether you’re looking for a rendezvous with history, a dip into the thriving culinary scene, or a relaxed beach holiday, Dublin has you sorted. Welcome to our comprehensive guide of places to visit and experiences to savour in the Emerald Isle’s main jewel.

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Things to See and Do

From rugged castles and intriguing museums to iconic libraries, the Irish capital has something for every traveler. Dublin's rich tapestry of arts, history, and culture is woven through its streets and monuments, offering captivating tales at every turn. Let's dive into the must-see attractions.

Discover the legacy at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Located in the historic Dublin Docklands, EPIC showcases the global impact of Irish emigration through interactive displays. Combine your visit with the Irish Family History Centre for a fascinating dive into your Irish ancestry.

Step into history at Kilmainham Gaol

Once a place of incarceration for Irish revolutionaries, Kilmainham Gaol has breathed new life as a museum. Experience the captivating history of this unoccupied prison on a guided tour.

Explore the grandeur of Malahide Castle & Gardens

Set in the picturesque seaside town of Malahide, the historic castle unveils the life of the Talbot family. Pair your visit with a leisurely stroll in the beautiful Talbot Botanic Gardens.

Immerse yourself in Irish culture at Temple Bar

Dublin's cultural quarter, Temple Bar, is a vibrant hotspot with cobbled streets lined with galleries, boutique shops, lively pubs, and eateries. Don't miss out on the Irish Film Institute and The Photography Archive Gallery.

Pay homage to the wordsmiths at Trinity College Library

Home to the famous Book of Kells, this grand old library at Ireland's oldest university is a haven for literature lovers. A visit to the Long Room, filled with 200,000 of the library's oldest books, is nothing short of magical.

Destination Essentials

Predictably unpredictable, Dublin's weather caters to the desires of every traveller. While summer (June through August) is best for warm temperatures and a packed cultural calendar, it's also when Dublin is most crowded.

For a more intimate experience, consider visiting in spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November). During these seasons, Dublin sees fewer tourists, making it a great time to explore at leisure.


Unwind on Dublin's serene beaches. With its location along the bay, Dublin is blessed with a range of beautiful coastlines. From wide sandy strands to secluded rocky bays, Dublin's beaches are a wonderful place to unwind or take a walk.

Burrow Beach

A Green Coast Award winner, this accessible beach offers lifeguard services in the summer and delightful views of Ireland's Eye, a nature conservation site.

Dollymount Strand

Easily reachable from the city, this sandy beach is part of Bull Island, an important nature reserve. The beach is perfect for a day of family fun, complete with kite surfing, paddleboarding or exploring the biosphere reserve.

Sandymount Beach

Offering panoramic views towards the Poolbeg Lighthouse, Sandymount Strand is popular with locals and tourists. Don't forget to visit the nearby Martello Tower, associated with the famous writer James Joyce.

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