Dublin, a wonderfully sized city of 1.2 million people, is one of those rare cities that offers a masterful air of cosiness while simultaneously ensuring that you won’t be running into your annoying neighbours everywhere you go. It’s highly recommended to get out of the city to Ireland’s world class countryside, however, while you’re in the capital there is plenty that must be done.
Trinity College (home of the intellects)
Kilmainham Gaol (a symbol of national suffering underpinned by the terrifying panopticon prison).
Glasnevin Cemetery (resting place of many great Irish leaders)
Phoenix Park (A giant park)
The hills of Howth (People like cliff walks right?)
Dun Laoighre (take a dip in the Atlantic at the forty foot while you’re there)
The Temple Bar (walk around it during the day, avoid it at weekend unless you want to mingle with stag parties.)
Have a pub crawl along Wexford & Aungier Street in the night. (If your night finishes in the musical hub of Whelan’s club, you’ve had yourself a good night!)
Half-day trips to Greystones or Powerscourt in Wicklow
The Irish will joke about anything, having “the craic*” is essentially to understanding the country and the people. The people are extremely approachable and always willing to be engaged in conversation. As long as nobody takes themselves too seriously! **not to be mistaken with crack cocaine, a drug that is frowned upon in Ireland.