Many people that visit Dublin are also spending time touring the rest of Ireland. Because of this it is common for visitors to Dublin to only stay in the city for a couple of days. One of the most common questions these type of travellers have is “what should I see on a quick visit to Dublin?”
This is a must do activity for any quick visit to Dublin. The National Museum is the best museum in Dublin and covers thousands of years of Irish history. The collection includes some of Ireland’s most precious treasures and has items from pre historic times right up to the early 1900’s. You will no doubt learn a lot of interesting information about the history of Ireland, its culture and view some beautiful objects and gold jewellery. One of the best features of this museum besides its content is that is has free admission.
Hop On Hop Off Tour
If you don’t mind travelling around the city centre in a yes I am a tourist bus this is one of best ways to see the major sites of Dublin if you are on a quick visit. The Dublin hop on hop off tour travels on a scheduled route around Dublin’s historic city centre, stopping at various points of interest. When you buy your ticket you are given information about the various stops and a bus timetable. You can then choose which stops you get off at and how long you spend at each attraction. The tour includes all of the most popular Dublin sites such as Trinity Collage, Merrion Square and Christ Church Cathedral
Stroll Along Grafton Street
Grafton Street is a great place to a feel of Dublin’s pulse making this an ideal activity for a quick visit to Dublin. This street is a brick pedestrianised shopping area that is lined with a variety of retail shops including the famous Brown Thomas department store. Grafton Street is always a hive of activity with people shopping or heading to the area’s various pubs and restaurants. Along Grafton Street you will always find a number of street performers that are happy to have you stop and enjoy their performances.
Visit a traditional Irish Pub
There are a number of traditional Irish pubs in Dublin, some of them recreate the old Irish atmosphere and some have a long history and association with some of Dublin’s best-known inhabitants. Two suggestions of pubs you may want to stop in to are The Brazen Head and Davy Byrnes. The Brazen Head is Dublin’s oldest pub and it has regular traditional music performances, cosy old fashioned decor and an interesting history. Davy Byrnes pub now has a mixed modern and traditional interior. However, it is one of the most famous traditional pubs in Dublin and was once the haunt of James Joyce.
Visit Trinity Collage and the Book of Kells
Located right in the centre of Dublin is its famous collage that you must see on a quick visit to Dublin. Have a walk around the old cobbled square of the collage and learn about its history. Trinity Collage is also home of possibly Ireland’s most famous book, The Book of Kells. Even though this is a very touristy attraction it is still a must see book because of its beautiful hand craft artwork and historical significance.