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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Neighbourhood
“Cannot be missed. Hire bikes from the park entrance of the Dublin Bike scheme from in front of Kilmainham Gaol (credit card required, €5 for 3 days). Park is vast and features Dublin Zoo, Stately homes and beautiful tea shops. Full of beautiful wild deer. 20 minutes walk from house. ”
  • 549 locals recommend
Distillery
“The historic Jameson distillery is located across the road from the property”
  • 193 locals recommend
Pub
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“Its our version of Times Square so nice to visit and stroll around and go for a pint of Guinness...or 2...”
  • 349 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Fishing port and yacht marina with a nearby Castle and wonderful walks around the headland. Great eateries from humble fish and chips to fine dining. Lots of pubs with good atmosphere. Try the Harbour Bar at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon. Frequented mostly by locals and slightly off the usual tourist trail. Fantastic walks along the East pier out to the lighthouse with views to Ireland's Eye island. The West pier hosts a number of fish restaurants and some playful seals in the harbour. ”
  • 194 locals recommend
Zoo
“Good conditions for most animals. Plenty of space. Go mid-week. Very busy weekends in summer. Bring a picnic. Long Day!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 124 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“The pub has live music everyday played by musicians that come from all over the world!”
  • 165 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland. The venue opened as The O₂ on 16 December 2008. It was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue which operated from 1988 to 2007, retaining only some of the outer facade.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Located in Glasnevin, County Dublin, the National Botanic Gardens are noted for their fine plant collections holding more than 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from around the world. The gardens are famous for their exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture. Visitors can enjoy such features as the herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Route
“Mary St/Henry St area is the major shopping area on this side of the city. Arnotts (Major Department Store), Flagship Debenhams, Dunnes Stores, Penneys (Primark), plus all the usual high street brand shops can be found here. Don't miss Toymaster (Toys), Maplins (electronics) and Smyths toys on a side street. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Café
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“Located in the heart of the city (and our favourite area in town) this restaurant has an excellent breakfast and brunch menu. Try the eggs menemen.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Art house and main stream cinema. Light House is one of Dublin's most vibrant cultural spaces with 614 seats across 4 screens including a cafe and subterranean bar built into the framework of an underground car park. Our excellent presentation and unique programming style has earned us the reputation as one of the best cinemas in Ireland with accolades from the likes of the Guardian Film Awards (Highly Commended Best Cinema) and ARTINFO (Coolest Cinema in the World). Chill out in our bar before or after your movie or alternatively enjoy craft beers, wine and cocktails from our bar in screen.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Stadium
“Are you ready for a 17-storey high? Then bring your adventurous spirit (and your camera!) to Croke Park’s Skyline. Located right in the heart of the city, this thrilling rooftop walkway is actually Dublin’s highest open-viewing platform and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Ireland’s vibrant capital from the mountains to the sea. This Dublin City tour highlights all of the capital’s main landmarks while giving you an insight into its heartfelt history, told in a uniquely charming way by the charismatic Tour Guides. Then of course there’s the sporting highlight – the incredible view from the platform that’s suspended over the Croke Park pitch itself. Multilingual audio guides are available on request to complement the live tour.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is a great setting to enjoy a drink in a refurbished centuries old church”
  • 65 locals recommend
History Museum
“Located by the Museum Luas stop, really easy to get to, this is a big museum so allow yourself some time here so that you get to see it all. Might not be open on Mondays ”
  • 67 locals recommend