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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
Brewery
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“A favourite amongst tourists, and well deserved. Book in advance to avoid long queues. ”
  • 427 locals recommend
Park
“Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located at the top of Grafton Street on the Southside of Dublin. It is named after St. Stephen's Green, a major city park situated across the road from its main entrance.”
  • 329 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about this historic jail, and the role it played in the independence of Ireland. Also, much of the movie "Paddington 2" was filmed here ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Distillery
“The historic Jameson distillery is located across the road from the property”
  • 193 locals recommend
Pub
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“Temple Bar is a busy riverside neighbourhood, spread over cobbled pedestrian lanes. Crowded pubs host live folk music and DJ sets, and diners pack restaurants serving Asian, American and Irish cuisine. Quirky boutiques stock clothes and crafts by local designers. The National Photographic Archive highlights Ireland’s past, while the Project Arts Centre and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios shows contemporary art.”
  • 217 locals recommend
Park
“A trip to the West wouldn't be complete without a trip to Connemara. Perfect if you like walking, you can't beat the view from the top of Diamond Hill. The park is across from Kylemore Abbey.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Cliffs of Moher Cliffs of Moher - one of the world's greatest natural attractions. These cliffs stand 1/3 the size of the Empire State Building and have large populations of puffins and gannets. You can enjoy a hike or a relaxed walk, while gazing in amazement at this geological and natural beauty. The Cliffs of Moher also have shops and restaurants, anything from snacks and souvenirs available.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
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“One of the north Coast’s biggest attraction. Free to visit the stones however there is admission charge for the visitors centre and car park. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Government Building
“There is so much to see in Dublin Castle, you won't be disappointed. The oldest tower dates back to 1228. The grounds are free to walk around, visit the gardens and the Chester Beatty Library while you're there.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Best Shopping area in Dublin. Favorites are of course Brown Thomas, Otehr Stories and the new White Company”
  • 186 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
Church
“Beautiful Cathedral near the city centre. Jonathon Swift the writer of Gulliver’s Travels was Dean here. There is a beautiful park beside the Cathedral. Go for a stroll and admire the red brick buildings built by Lord Iveagh for his workers in the Guinness Factory.”
  • 155 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great place to spend two or three hours out of our soft Irish rain. lol It has won numerous architectural awards built to look like the Atlantic waves but the comedians of Belfast say it looks more like the iceberg she struck”
  • 90 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