Howth Head in the distance in Dublin, Ireland
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Cruise to Dublin, Ireland

With nearly half of the population under 25 years old, Dublin is a youthful city full of energy and creativity. Experience a Dublin, Ireland cruise to find many young residents getting festive at one of the city's 1,000 pubs, restaurants, and bars. But besides being the life of the party, Dublin is a city steeped in history. Walk the cobblestone streets of the lively Temple Bar neighborhood — dating back to medieval times, today the district is a hub for art institutes, pubs and boutique shops. Cross Ha'Penny Bridge, built in 1816, and head to the National Museum of Ireland, where you can see the famous Book of Kells and artifacts from ancient Celtic history.
National Language Irish, English
Currency Accepted Euro (EUR)

Things To Do in Dublin

A glass filled with a dark Irish stout beer

A Proper Pint

A glass filled with a dark Irish stout beer

A glass filled with a dark Irish stout beer

A Proper Pint

Ireland's No. 1 tourist attraction is the Guinness Storehouse. With seven floors of interactive experiences, the end reward is a perfectly poured pint at the world-famous Gravity Bar. If beer isn't your thing, visit the Jameson Distillery for a 40-minute tasting tour of Ireland's best-selling Irish whiskey.

Frontal view of the Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland

Toast the Past

Frontal view of the Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland

Frontal view of the Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland

Toast the Past

Dublin has a long history, beginning with the Viking raids in the 9th and 10th centuries. Explore the city's past at attractions like Malahide Castle, which dates back to the 1100s and houses a complex walled garden. Check out St Patrick's Cathedral, another 12th century built in dramatic Gothic style.

A fallow deer in Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland
A fallow deer in Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland

Play in a Park

Dublin has many open green spaces. Phoenix Park, which is the largest enclosed public park in any European capital city. It's home to a herd of fallow deer, Dublin Zoo, gardens and Ashtown Castle. St Stephen's Green is another option, as is the National Botanic Gardens.

A typical Irish breakfast on a white plate
A typical Irish breakfast on a white plate

Local Cuisine

There are almost too many choices for dining in Dublin, from Michelin-starred restaurant to character-filled pubs. To fuel up for you adventure, take down a plate of beans in spiced tomato sauce with toast, topped with a fried egg — the dish is often paired with black pudding, a traditional type of blood sausage.

A clover leaf pendant souvenir from
A clover leaf pendant souvenir from

Shopping

Dublin's two main shopping streets are O'Connell and Grafton Streets. For a unique souvenir, visit Avoca for clothes, accessories, wool blankets and home wares. The Ireland-only store still uses the wool mill where it all began in the 1700s. The Irish Design Shop also stocks home wares, jewelry and gifts.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Dublin is famous for its colorful Georgian doors, which can be found around Fitzwilliam and Merrion Squares.
2 Several companies offer fantastic daily free walking tours around Dublin city center.
3 Don't worry if rain is in the forecast — most of Dublin's biggest attractions are inside.

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