If you are looking for an atmospheric and charming city with a curious history, spend your long weekend in Dublin, Ireland. This is the perfect city to experience the quintessential Irish charm. Explore the Ireland’s capital on a long weekend and see how life is along the Liffey River.
Begin your Dublin sightseeing tours after breakfast. Head first to Upper O’Connell Street, and this will take you to more than 10 Dublin sights for about hour. You can also hop on and off in an open top bus at any point in your tour. This is perfect if you prefer to explore the city at your own time and pace.
Scare yourself in Dublin. The Ghostbus Tour is great if you want to experience some gruesome story-telling. Want to learn some body snatching techniques? Go to O’Connell Street in St Kevin’s Graveyard. Also head to St. Audoen’s and the 40 Steps. You will be surprised that Dracula was a Dublin homeboy.
Visit the South Coast for a grand introduction to the city’s stunning southern coast. See the Dun Laoghaire promenade, James Joyce’s Sandycove tower, Wicklow Mountains, the amazing Powerscourt Estate, and the picturesque Enniskerry Village.
Do not fail to visit major Dublin museums. See the Caravaggio and Picasso collections at the famed National Gallery and be blown away by the National Museum’s Celtic Gold collection. Do not miss out the Museum of Modern Art and the Natural History Museum. Also, Look around the Old Jameson and Guinness Storehouse.
Visit Dublin Zoo, go for a Liffey River cruise, and do not forget to visit Kilmainhaim Goal. O’Connell Street is a great place if you want to learn about the momentous Easter Uprising. We suggest that you spend your Sunday morning with a visit to Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Christ Church Cathedral.
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Stroll around and admire Dublin architecture. When shopping for souvenirs, the best places to hit are the Dublin street markets in Henry Street, Temple Bar, and the high-class stores in Grafton Street.
Spice up your long weekend in Dublin by experiencing the city nightlife. Go to South Great George’s Street, Camden Street, or Temple Bar. You will find here some of the city’s most diverse and interesting pubs. Relax your tired nerves a delectable meal and great drinks at a traditional pub. Hear the live music, dance your heart out, appreciate literary readings, and laugh out loud at stand-up comedy. Hitting these pubs is a great opportunity to meet and befriend the locals.