Dublin City Breaks
Enjoy a thriving City Break in Dublin!
Here is our top Dublin highlights...
Dublin's museums, galleries and other historic places will take a city break visitor through the history and heritage that is 1,000 years old. It is worth visiting the 16th centuary Trinity College, and then follow the footsteps of Swift, Beckett and Oscar Wilde at Dublin Writers Museum, very specially Joyce James Museum. The Book of Kells and impressive Dublin Castle has splendid 18th century apartments. The National Museum of Ireland has extraordinary antiquities, medieval church artefacts, ancient jewellery and one of Europe’s outstanding collections of prehistoric gold. Other popular Dublin attractions include the St Patrick's Cathedral, National Gallery of Ireland, General Post Office, Phoenix Park, The Guinness Store House, Iveagh Gardens and the Dublin Zoo. Entry to some of the museums and attractions are absolutely free, while to some you will have to get pass ticket paying a nominal amount....see all our Dublin museums and attractions.
Shopping is an essential part of any city breaks. Dublin is a good place to enjoy a shopping break. Dublin has got lively pedestrian shopping streets at the heart of the city, replete with buskers and street performers. On the outskirts of the city there are huge shopping centres offering excellent choices of things under one roof. Or you may go further to the sarrounding towns, where you will find boutiques and craft shops stocking items that you won't find anywhere else. Antiques Fairs Ireland and Avoca Handweavers will offer you some of the best handicrafts materials and antiques collection to take home. Buy your favourite edition from Anthology books, Arnotts, and go to the south side and North side of Dublin for more shops and popular stores... See all our Dublin shopping.
Culture & Nightlife
Dublin has an exceptionally rich cultural heritage and a vibrant nighlife that makes it reputedly one of the most youthful cities in Europe. Your Dublin City Break will be inevitable without entering into its pubs or partaking in its vibrant nightlife. Merry Ploughboy Pub, The International Bar, Davy Byrne's, Bruxelles and Ri Ra are some of the bars that offers memorable Dublin Breaks...see all our bars & Pubs. Dublin excels in the arts, offering everything from opera and cinema to poetry, comedy and live music. The Temple Bar area is a must visit spot. Dublin hosts a superb autumn theatre festival and a reputed film festival in March. Dublin theatres presents Irish classics and contemporary writing in superb theatres like the Abbey, the Peacock and the Gaiety. Dublin is excellent for accessible music, whether traditional folk, live rock and jazz, trendy pre-clubbing venues or spectacular nightclubs with top DJs. Dublin also has a thriving comedy club scene...see all our entertainment.
Dublin is a modern, cosmopolitan city with vast array of restaurants on offer. Whatever your taste or budget, Dublin has got a wide variety of restaurants to choose from during your stay whilst your city break. With Dublin's location on the coastal area, you will find surprisingly great sea food on offer. Smoked salmon and oysters are a favourite and are usually consumed with a Guinness. Wherever you choose to eat, portions will be generous, especially in pubs. Mange Tout, Chapter One, Abbey Tavern - The Abbot Restaurant, Jacob's Ladder, Cactus Jacks and The Odessa are some of the restaurants in the city....see all our restaurants.
Our Top Ten Dublin City Breaks picks
General Post Office (GPO)
Trinity College and Library
National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology and History
Chester Beatty Library
Hugh Lane Gallery
Kilmainham Gaol Historical Museum
Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church