If you are looking for a city break somewhere in Europe, then have you considered taking a trip across the Irish Sea to the Emerald Isle? Ireland is a country rich with history, culture, and is literally on your doorstep!
One of the most popular places to visit in Ireland is the city of Dublin. The great thing about Dublin apart from the close proximity to the UK is that everyone speaks English and drives on the same side of the road as over here! And of course, there is Guinness!
Anyway, for those of you that are looking to have a short break over to Dublin, here are 10 of the best must-see attractions of this fair city.
Kilmainham Gaol was opened back in 1796 as Dublin’s county jail, and has played an important part of Ireland’s history, most notably because of many Irish rebellion leaders being imprisoned and executed there.
The Famine Memorial
One of the more darker points in Irish history is depicted at The Famine Memorial in Dublin’s Quayside. Commissioned by Norma Smurfit back in 1997, it is a dedicated memorial to those who emigrated in the 19th century due to the Great Famine.
Merrion Square is a picturesque Georgian garden square located in the south of the city. Many people visit this square due to the famous statue of Oscar Wilde located there.
The Comedy Crunch
Every Sunday and Monday night the downstairs section of The Stags Head in Dame Lane hosts The Comedy Crunch, one of the best stand-up comedy events you will ever experience!
National Museum of Ireland
If you fancy learning a bit about Ireland’s past, then you should head on over to the National Museum of Ireland, located at Kildare Street.
Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum
The Jeanie Johnston is a replica of a three-mast barque ship which was built back in the 19th century, and tells the story of emigrants who left Ireland during the Great Famine of the time and sailed across to North America.
National Botanic Gardens
If you are into horticulture then you might like to visit the National Botanic Gardens. It is located just three kilometers from Dublin City center, and has an impressive array of plants, trees, flowers and exhibits.
The Sporting Emporium
If you fancy a flutter or have a penchant for the occasional bet, then you should definitely head over to The Sporting Emporium. It is a private members’ club which caters for beginners and seasoned gamblers.
If gambling isn’t your thing but you love going to the movies, then you should check out the Screen Cinema, one of Dublin’s oldest cinemas! Definitely worth a visit if mainstream cinemas aren’t for you.
Are you traveling to Dublin with your family? If so, one of the best destinations you could go to while you’re in the city is Dublin Zoo! A day’s worth of fun and entertainment are on offer, and there is plenty to see and do there.
I hope you have enjoyed this top-ten guide to Dublin. If you’ve booked your flights but still need to sort out accommodation, then make sure you check out the Venere website to guarantee a place to stay in this popular city!