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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin Attractions

A city with history and flare, you’ll find that Dublin attractions range from active fun to sightseeing and enjoying from the array of museums. Known for having a young population, Dublin has a very active nightlife at the pubs and in different clubs.

Some of the more active Dublin attractions you can enjoy include experiencing Ireland’s largest zoo, Dublin Zoo, located in Phoenix Park, and known for its role in wildlife conservation efforts. Be entertained with popular musical shows, opera, drama and dance at the Gaity Theatre, or ride through Phoenix Park with Phoenix Park Bike Hire. Watch a race at Leopardstown racecourse, or “pay as you play” some golf on the course located there as well. You’ll also find bars, restaurants and a club there that caters to students with lower fees.

Some of the most famous of Dublin attractions are the pubs found throughout the city, most of which give you a sense of this customary favorite Irish pastime. Visit some traditional spots like the Barge, which offers great traditional pub food as well as excellent décor and a friendly atmosphere. Check out O’Donoghue’s if you like to hear some impromptu live music, or Hartigan’s to find a popular student bar. The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Ireland, where you can enjoy some of the usual Irish music along with some rare beers in a friendly atmosphere. Pubs are some of the most popular of Dublin attractions, as you won’t find pubs like these anywhere else in the world!

There are a wide variety of tours that add to Dublin attractions, too many to list here, but some of them include Dublin Rock N Roll, Writers Bus Tour, a guided bus tour of Dublin’s literary and music past. For some exercise, take the Historical Walking Tour of Dublin to learn some of Ireland’s history, or go with Dublin Sightseeing, a bus tour around the city with funny bus drivers! The Guinness Storehouse is one of the popular Dublin attractions, where you’ll learn the story of Dublin’s most famous drink, and you can also take a factory tour of the Jameson Distillery. Dublin Ghostbus is a special theme tour that takes you to Dublin’s haunted areas, while you Viking’s Splash tour may just get you a little wet!

If you’re interested in the artistic and historical side of Dublin attractions, there are several different museums that may peak your interest. A few of these include the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Writer’s Museum, the Bram Stoker Museum, Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the National Museum of Ireland. Many of these are free of charge.

Enjoy the spectacular nightlife in the endless variety of clubs you can find that add to nighttime Dublin attractions. From underground spots like the Hub to dance clubs like the Academy or Copper Face Jacks, you’ll be sure to find fun spots that everyone will enjoy! Be sure to check out Temple Bar, a district full of music, food, and shopping!
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