Plan your trip to Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Regional Population: 1,024,027
Elevation: 279 meters
Time Zone: Europe/Dublin
Nearby Airports: DUB
Dublin is the thriving capital city of the Republic of Ireland. It is noteworthy in terms of its vibrancy, its nightlife and its tourist attractions, 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; well over a quarter of the Republic's population lives in its metro area. The center is, however, relatively small and can be navigated by foot, with most of the population living in sprawling suburbs.
Tourists are fond of the National Museum, the National Library and the National Gallery, which are located very close to one another in Dublin 2 (Dublin postcodes range from Dublin 1 to Dublin 24; as a general rule the lower the postcode the closer you are to the city center). All three are worth a visit, not least because they are free of charge!
Dublin is split into two halves by the River Liffey. On the north side of the Liffey is O'Connell Street—the main thoroughfare that is intersected by numerous shopping streets, including Henry Street and Talbot Street. On the south side are St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street (also popular for shopping), Trinity College, Christ Church and St. Patrick's Cathedrals, as well as many other tourist attractions.
Visit the Guinness Storehouse to view an interesting, self-guided exhibition of Dublin's most famous drink. The Gravity Bar at the top of the Storehouse offers fantastic views of the city and a free pint of Guinness with your entry fee.
Historical landmarks, world-class museums, incomparable pubs and abundant shopping are just a few of the draws in this capital city.
Check out these restaurants, pubs and clubs for a traditional or not-so-traditional Irish night out.
Dublin helps Ireland earn its nickname the Emerald Island with plenty of parks, gardens and golf greens to satisfy most outdoor enthusiasts.
From vast shopping malls to funky boutiques, a souvenir for every taste can be found in Dublin.
Fans of James Joyce and other Irish writers can keep themselves busy exploring Dublin’s many literary attractions and pub crawls.
Check out these St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations around the world to show your love for the Irish.