The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
For a closer look at Ireland's most famous export, visit Irish Whiskey Corner. This 90-year-old warehouse flat has been converted into a museum, featuring a presentation about the making of Irish Whiskey. Visitors receive a complimentary tasting.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Visit Powerscourt Estate and Gardens, set on 34,000 acres along the River Dargle. Finished in 1875, this garden took over 30 years to complete. Admire the Italian and Japanese gardens and the circular terraces that descend to Triton Lake with its 100-foot fountain guarded by winged horses.
- Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, said to have been the site where St. Patrick baptized converts in 450 A.D.
- Explore Dublin's history, both tragic and glorious, with haunting memories of great patriots, statesmen, scientists and scholars.
- Check out the National Gallery, home to more than 2,000 exhibits, including a major collection of Irish landscape paintings.
- Go back in time at the Dublinia exhibit, featuring a historical portrayal of life in Dublin during the medieval period from 1170 to 1540, including a scale model of Dublin in the 1500s.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Potatoes are a popular food here. Boxty is a traditional potato bread, made pancake thin and often served with a savory filling. Dublin is also known for its fresh seafood, and its Guinness®. The famous stout has been brewed here since 1759.
The Euro (EUR), the currency of the European Union, is the official currency of Ireland. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.
Weather in Dublin, Ireland
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