Top 5 Things To Do In Dublin

February 17, 2018

Have you become a victim of Wanderlust yet? If so, you need to add Dublin to your list of cities to visit.

In this post, I share with you my top five things to do in Dublin, perfect for those on a long weekend.

From culture to leisure to pretty doors, these five attractions are musts when you visit the city.

What to do in Dublin, Ireland

1. Book of Kells

The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. 

The exhibition detailed information plaques, tell you exactly what you need to know, in order to understand the history and significance of the Gospels. 

Don't miss the ink division, you will learn the minute intricacies which provide symbolic messages. 

2. The Old Library

Transporting you back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed, this isn't just an attraction for the literature lovers. 

The Long Room houses 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books in its oak bookcases.

Visitors will be in awe of the grandeur and atmosphere of this wing. 

3. Merrion Square

A Georgian garden square on the south side of Dublin city centre. 

Famous for its Instagram worthy doors, any travel/fashion bloggers visiting the city will not want to miss this. 
The square is also quieter than St Stephens Green for those who are looking for a solitary moment. 

4. Temple Bar

When I visited Dublin, I was 17 years old, therefore, unable to fully soak in the atmosphere of the Crowded pubs and diners. 

However, just walking down the street suffices to demonstrate the lively environment. 

If you're visiting, make sure to choose a pint of Guinness, a traditional Irish beer. 

5. The GPO

The GPO is a landmark site in Dublin, as in 1916, one of the most important events in Irish history happened there. 

It became the headquarters for the Easter Rising. 

At the time, Ireland and Britain were a United Kingdom but many Irish people believed Ireland should be in control of its own affairs and a few were prepared to fight for Irish independence.

Today, The GPO continues to be the headquarters of An Post. 

It also houses the An Post GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, where guests can learn more about the 1916 saga. 

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