Top 5 things to do in Dublin
1. Visit Trinity College
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth. Among many famous students to attend the college were playwrights Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Beckett. Trinity's lawns and cobbled quads provide a pleasant haven in the heart of the city. The major attractions are the Old Library and the Book of Kells, housed in the Old Library.
2. Guinness Storehouse
Dublin is known as the heart and soul of Ireland, and Guinness is at the heart of the city itself. So a trip to this vibrant capital is not complete without a visit to the home of Guinness and Ireland’s number one visitor attraction – Guinness Storehouse.
3. Kilmainham Jail
Built in 1792, it is Ireland's most famous disused prison. It held throughout the years many famous Nationalists and Republicans in members of the Society of United Irishmen (1798), Young Irelanders (c1840s), Fenians and Land agitators, Parnell, Davitt. The leaders of the 1916 Ester Rising were executed here. The prison was closed in 1924. This building gives a good insight into the history of Irish Republicanism.
4. Visit Templebar
Dublin's Cultural Quarter. Located in the heart of Dublin's City Centre, some of Dublin's best night spots, restaurants and unusual shops line these narrow, cobbled streets running between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral.
5. Shopping in the Capital
With its bustling city centre and lively suburbs Dublin provides the ideal setting for shopping, offering the visitor a wonderful array of products ranging from the traditional to the contemporary.