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Dublin : activities and sites to visit

The National Leprechaun Museum

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Have you ever heard of the leprechaun, that 30-centimetre creature, as stingy as it is mischievous? The museum invites you to get to know him!

The Dublin Spire

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It is to the Irish what the Eiffel Tower is to the French! This spire is a monument symbolizing renewal in Dublin!

The Sweny’s Pharmacy

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Sweny's Pharmacy is the only Victorian store to have remained intact in Dublin! Quoted by James Joyce in his novel Ulysses, the place is a must!

The Dublinia Museum

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Travel back in time and discover the great episodes of Irish History!

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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The most complete museum on the history of Irish emigration and their quest for America!

The National Museum of Ireland

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Plan a big day to admire the huge collection of Ireland's largest national museum!

The Four Courts

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An emblematic historic building in Dublin, which was deeply marked by the Irish War of Independence and its Civil War.

City Sightseeing de Dublin

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A unique concept, tourist buses à la carte! Stop wherever you want, and take the next bus at no extra cost!

St Patrick’s Cathedral

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Named after the patron saint of the Irish, it is the largest cathedral in Dublin!

Christ Church Cathedral

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One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Dublin along with St. Patrick's Cathedral!

The Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Experience

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The Temple Bar district has its own rock n roll museum! Visit the recording studios and discover bands like U2, famous for having worked there!

Irish Whiskey Museum

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Did you know that we owe the discovery of whiskey to the Irish? This museum will enlighten you on the history of whiskey, its distillation processes, and will offer you a small tasting.






Dublin is the official capital of the Republic of Ireland. Cosmopolitan, young and lively, Dublin city has experienced unprecedented growth for several years, and has become a European city in its own right, advocating multiculturalism and economic dynamism. There is no shortage of activities, and this city is a real paradise for tourism. Whether it is for a weekend in Dublin, or for a more in-depth discovery of the city, Dublin never ceases to amaze travelers from all over the World with the quality of its tourist attractions! Here is a presentation of this colorful capital but which has nevertheless kept its human scale…

History of Dublin

A city with Viking origins

We find the very first references to Dublin from 140 AD by Ptolemy: the city was at the time called Eblana, and was probably a small fishing and farming village, built not far from the Liffey river.
It was not until the ninth century that a city was built on this very spot, and dubbed “Dubh Linn” by the Vikings. They then built an imposing fort on the site of Dublin Castle (the Dublin Castle).

From 1213, Dublin fell into the hands of the Anglo-Normans, who then took the opportunity to build a new castle on the orders of King John: Dublin Castle, a castle still intact to this day.

The Irish-British conflict continued until the 20th century, when a revolt was organized in 1916, known as the Bloody Easter, to fight against the British army. Although this insurrection was ultimately a failure, and the city suffered a lot of damage (destroyed buildings, many dead etc …), Dublin carries this date as a major event in Irish history.

What to visit in Dublin?

A cultural city, at human size

Dublin is now one of the most visited places in Ireland! We like its museums (many of which are free), its castle, its Liffey river which crosses the city, its whiskey distilleries, its Irish beer breweries (including the famous Guinness Storehouse), its ultra-trendy Temple Bar district, its Irish pubs, restaurants – new flagships of Irish cuisine – colorful doors, Georgian-style buildings … not to mention its many festivals held throughout the year!

Because let’s not forget that Dublin is THE “capital to be” where to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, Irish national day celebrated every March 17! Do not miss its Grande Parade, its concerts, its extraordinary activities: the atmosphere is festive and conducive to meeting Dubliners!
Dublin is today a capital like no other.

Active, dynamic, it especially has the advantage of having kept its human size. The distances are easy to cover thanks to its bus network, its tram (the Luas), and the DART (equivalent to the Paris RER).

People cultivate a very pleasant way of life, where the human is at the center of everything. Dubliners are cool and trendy, but remain warm, accessible, and take the time to help travelers with questions or problems.

So, don’t hesitate to explore Dublin at your own pace! Push the door of its museums and establishments: you will find there an authentic, unreserved and picturesque city, pleasant to discover!