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12 Interesting Things to Do in Dublin, Ireland

Priya Johnson Sep 20, 2019
Dublin is known for its breathtaking architecture, historical monuments, churches, and post-card worthy settings. It’s also known worldwide for its ‘Guinness’ (dark Irish stout) and pub culture.

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Read a Book at Trinity College Library

Established in 1592, Trinity College Library is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Dublin.

The library is marveled for its enormous oak bookcases, collection of over 20,000 books, and its stunning Hogwarts-like architecture.

Watch the Sunset from Ha’penny Bridge

Built in 1826, this iconic bridge was named after the ‘half penny’ toll required to be paid to cross it. Take a stroll across the bridge and watch the sunset from here. This is an ideal spot for photography-lovers.

City Kayaking

Kayaking across the Liffey river is a fun way to explore the city and paddle under the Ha’penny Bridge. Experience magical musical performances by famous musicians under the O’Connell Bridge between June to September.

Dublin Flea Market

This flea market sells a variety of second-hand clothing, vintage bikes, books, furniture, etc. It’s a fun place to pick up quirky souvenirs to take back home.

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Sip a Pint of Guinness at Gravity Bar

Built in 1924, Guinness Storehouse is one of Ireland’s most-visited tourist attractions. This storehouse is spread over 7 floors, with a huge glass atrium in the center that resembles a pint of Guinness.

Enjoy a tour around the place and see for yourself how this dark Irish stout is made.

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Visit the Prison Museum

Kilmainham Gaol is a 17th century, medieval prison that has been converted into a museum today. It continues to be a symbol of the suffering and oppression Irish revolutionaries underwent at the hand of the British rulers.

Listen to Animal Talks at Dublin Zoo

This is one of the fun things to do in Dublin with kids. Surround yourself with over 400 animals and have fun watching the baby gorilla and baby elephants here.

The animal talks conducted here are very informative and teach a lot about conservation, endangered species, etc.

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Get Spooked at St. Michan’s Church

This Irish church is known for its four, 800-year-old mummies that are displayed in the basement.

Visitors are allowed to view the mummies up close and the guided-tour will give you all the information about the history of these crypts and mummification process.

Escape Boat

Docked in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock is a boat, Zorg Ella that offers the escape room experience on a boat.

Spend an hour decoding and solving puzzles, trying to save the boat from sinking. This adrenaline-pumping activity is certainly worth the time and effort.

Tasting Tour at Irish Whiskey Museum

Learn all about Irish whiskey during the guided-tours held here and end the tour tasting 3-4 perfectly-crafted variations of Irish whiskey.

You can also take part in the whiskey blending experience, where you learn to craft your own customized whiskey, and also get to take home a bottle. How cool!

Check Out the Hungry Tree Bench

This iconic 80-year-old tree is highly popular because it’s eating up the iron bench in front of it. Located in the King’s Inn, this unique tree is definitely worth a visit.

Dublin Pub Crawl

No trip to Dublin is complete without an authentic Pub Crawl. Drinking is an ingrained part of the Dublin's culture and a guided-pub tour allows you to experience Dublin’s music and pub-life in all its glory.