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As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is rich in history and alive with culture—and it’s a favorite location to visit again and again, both as a solo traveler or with a group of friends and family! Delicious food and friendly people are a few things that make Dublin one of our staffer Laura’s favorite places to visit when she’s traveling solo. Check out our Dublin Travel Guide for some of her and her fellow colleagues’ tips for traveling to Dublin, including things to do in Dublin, Dublin top attractions, and more.
Currency: The euro
Language: English is the predominant language spoken in Ireland, although there is a resurgence of Irish Gaelic within the country.
Getting around: “Walking around Dublin on tour is such a wonderful way to experience the city and see all the Dublin top attractions,” said Laura. “When I visited, I walked pretty much everywhere with no problems. On a few occasions, I hopped on Dublin’s city transport with ease to visit sites that were a little farther away—there are so many things to see in Dublin!”
Phrase to know: “What’s the craic?” That’s how you ask, “what’s happening?” when you’re on tour in Ireland. Craic (pronounced “crack”) has a long history—in Middle English, the word crak meant “conversation” or “loud bragging.” Today, it’s a way to talk about fun times, and one of our Dublin travel tips is to soak in all the craic the city has to offer!
Ireland can be perfectly summed up with this Scandinavian phrase: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.” The weather in Ireland is a bit unpredictable no matter the time of year, but if you’re prepared, each season brings another reason you should visit Dublin on tour.
“When traveling to Ireland, I recommend bringing a friendly spirit—everyone I interacted with was so nice and I’d frequently have conversations with the people I passed by!” said Laura. “I’d also recommend bringing your appetite for all of Ireland’s amazing and hearty dishes. And of course, one of my best tips for traveling to Dublin is to pack well. Here are some items to have in your suitcase.”
“There are stories to be found on every street corner in Ireland, which is what made this list of things to do in Dublin so hard to put together!” said Laura. From St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Audoen’s Church to statues of Molly Malone and Oscar Wilde, there are countless attractions in Dublin to check off your bucket list. Here are some of the top things to see in Dublin on tour.
Free time in the Irish capital is always a good thing—there are so many things to see in Dublin! From supernatural locations to one of the biggest city parks in Europe, here are a few ways to spend a free afternoon on tour in Dublin.
Dining in Ireland is a true experience. Hundred-year-old restaurants and pubs decorate this list and frequently have live music to add to the ambience of your meal. “Live music during the meals made everything so memorable” said staffer Sally. “It was great to hear some local musicians while we ate!” Here are some things to try and places to visit in Dublin for a top-notch meal.
It’s always fun to pick up unique souvenirs that remind you of a favorite destination. Sometimes there’s so much you want to bring home that you need another suitcase (“Speaking from experience here,” said Laura). Here are some of the best souvenirs to pick up on a Dublin tour.