Below you can find a list of all the attractions that Dublin has to offer. Our Top 10 list gives a good idea of what attractions that you simply shouldn't miss on your trip. Once you've seen all of these, you can move onto the many other attractions and side trips around the city.
Ardgillan Castle is a large sprawling country house set in beautiful, well-maintained parkland.
An ancient book consisting of Celtic drawings and intricately fashioned calligraphy.
A scary dungeon experience based on the famous Dracula novel
Casino Marino is one of Dublin’s best examples of 18th neoclassical architecture.
The Chester Beatty Library is a combination of a library and museum. It has over 22,000 items including manuscripts, miniature paintings, artwork and rare books.
Christ Church is the oldest church in Dublin. Its stonework is impressive both inside and especially on the inside. The cathedral can trace its history back to 1030.
Custom House was built in the late 18th century and was originally used to collect excises.
Dalkey Castle & Heritage Center is located approximately 12 km southeast of Dublin and makes a great day out.
Dublin's impressive castle situated right in center of the city
Dublin City Hall features Georgian architecture as well as a multimedia exhibition about the history of the city
A literary museum for Dublin
A world-class zoo in the heart of Dublin.
Famine Memorial in Dublin is one of several memorials commemorating the Great Famine (1845-1852).
The Four Courts is home to the four main courts of Ireland.
The GAA Museum is dedicated to the promotion, history and culture of Irish sports.
The chronicle of Ireland's favourite beer.
The Ha’penny Bridge was constructed in 1816 and was the first pedestrian bridge over the River Liffey.
Howth is a traditional fishing village which is on Howth Peninsula, 15km northeast of Dublin.
Uninhabited island off the Howth Peninsula, north of Dublin.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national museum for modern and contemporary art.
The James Joyce Cultural Centre gives an insight into the life and work of the writer.
Museum dedicated to the Irish writer James Joyce.
Kilmainham Gaol was the biggest jail in Dublin and has now been converted into a museum, which is dedicated to Irish National History.
Ireland's oldest inhabited Castle
Marsh's Museum is an authentic 18th century library founded by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh in 1701. It is Ireland’s oldest library.
The National Botanical Gardens were first established in the late 1800s and contain over 20,000 species from around the world.
The National Gallery of Ireland contains the country’s finest collection of Irish and European art. Admission is free.
The National Museum contains archeological artifacts dating from pre-history to modern times. Emphasis is placed on Irish history, culture and art.
Newgrange and Knowth are megalithic historical sites dating back 5000 years.
The Abbey Theatre was founded in 1904 to promote Irish culture and plays.
Buskers is a modern, vibrant pub located in the center of Dublin.
Café En Seine is a stunningly beautiful place, elegantly decorated in art deco style.
Club M is one of Dublin’s trendiest nightclubs.
Davy Byrnes is a traditional Irish pub in the heart of Dublin. Its past patrons include many literacy giants and intellectuals including the famous James Joyce and Michael Collins.
The Gaiety Theatre is the oldest theatrical theatre in Dublin. It retains all the charm of yesteryear.
Grogans Castle Lounge is a traditional local pub with few fancy trimmings. It offers an authentic Irish pub experience with a great atmosphere and service.
Kehoe’s Pub is a small, cosy traditional Irish Pub.
Lillie’s Bordello is a glamorous trendy nightclub in the heart of Dublin.
No.27 Bar and Lounge is one of Dublin’s classier places to drink and eat.
The Octagon Bar is located in one of Dublin’s best known hotels, The Clarence, situated beside the River Liffey.
The Odeon Bar and Grill is located in the refurbished Old Harcourt Street Railway Station. It is also a nightclub with late closing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Oliver St John Gogarty’s bar and restaurant is a traditional Irish haunt, which offers live music and good food.
Serious clubbing in the fair city.
Russian themed bar in the north of Dublin
A visit to Dublin's funkier side.
Fine food, drink and atmosphere.
A chance to drink in old Dublin.
Traditional Irish Pub with daily live music and fresh Irish oysters
Eight centuries of tradition in Ireland's oldest pub.
Genuine Irish Pub away from the touristy Temple Bar area
Known for its comedy acts that perform here seven days a week
The Long Hall is an authentic Irish Pub.
Authentic Irish pub in the heart of Dublin
Traditional pub with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
The Porterhouse is a pub with a difference. It brews its own beer, stouts and lagers.
Purty Kitchen is a cafe/bar as well as a nightclub.
No. 29 is a small fully restored Georgian house/museum.
O’Connell Street is the main thoroughfare of Dublin. It is one of the widest streets in Europe.
The Old Jameson Distillery conducts tours of the distillery, which used to produce the famous Jameson Whiskey.
Pearse Museum is located in an 18th century house which was once an Irish school run by Patrick Pearse. Pearse was one of the leaders executed for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising.
Dublin's Phoenix Park is one of the largest parks in the world
Rathfarnham Castle was built by the first Archbishop of Dublin, Adam Loftus, who also was one of the founders of Trinity College.
Arnotts Department Store is Ireland’s biggest and oldest department store.
Brown Thomas is a luxurious, up-market store which has been established since 1849.
Clery’s is the first purpose built department store in Dublin.
Docklands CoCo Markets are held every Wednesday in the trendy Dockland’s area.
Easons Booksellers is Ireland’s largest bookshop.
Georges Street is crammed with small, often unique shops. It is also home to Georges Street Arcade indoor markets.
Dublin's favorite shopping street
ILAC was the first major shopping complex built in the city center. It has undergone extensive remodeling and is now a light filled, vibrant store.
Jervis Street Shopping Center is one of Dublin’s newest contemporary complexes and the first to include a food court.
Liberty Market is one of Dublin's longest-running indoor markets
Merrion Square Art Exhibition is an open-air art gallery located in Merrion Square.
Moore Street Market is an open-air venue interspersed with established shops.
Dublin's best street for finding authentic Irish gifts and souvenirs
Temple Bar shopping offers the visitor a wide range of shops and outdoor markets.
Dublin's Monument of Light
St. Patrick's Cathedral is Ireland's largest church, located near the well where Saint Patrick baptized his first converts around 450 AD.
St.Audeon’s church is Dublin’s oldest medieval church which is still fully working.
One of the largest historic Abbeys in Ireland, dissolved, demolished and hidden for over 400 years.
St Mary’s Pro Cathedral is the main place of worship for Dublin’s Catholic population.
St. Michan’s Church is home to Dublin’s mummies.
Dublin's beautiful Victorian park
Swords Castle - the residence of the first Archbishop of Dublin
Dublin's cultural center
The birthplace of the famous playwright and socialist George Bernard Shaw.
The largest Norman castle in Europe, set in beautiful grounds next to the river Boyne.
Ireland's oldest University