Dublin Attractions Guide

Dublin is the one place in the world where you can drink a 'proper' pint of Guinness. Locals favor Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street. The Guinness Hop Store is a favorite of tourists. It is among the largest tourist attractions in Ireland. A 'pint of plain' is a treat to be savored and never rushed. The Dubs have an expression: A pint of plain hurried is a pint of plain wasted. So take in the sites. Watch the barman, the patrons, and the wenches and enjoy. When you finish your pint you will find plenty of attractions in Dublin to keep you busy. The Book of Kells-This world famous, priceless, book can be seen at Trinity College when entering from College Green. The All Ireland Final-Each September the most accomplished sportsmen in Ireland come together in Croke Park to compete for the honor of being called All-Ireland champions. The Liffey Swim-For those of a hardier constitution there is an annual swim down the river Liffey. Watch for celebrities-A stroll down Grafton St. on a Saturday afternoon could yield some autographs. You never know who you might meet! Visit St Valentine and find the origins of the world’s most romantic holiday. The Church in Whitefriar Street holds the remains of St Valentine. Entrance is free unlike the candy and flowers. Kilmainham Gaol Historical Museum- For the less romantic of the group this bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners. No matter what your tastes: a leisurely pint, a stroll down a famous street, the birthplace of love’s greatest holiday, or the dark walls of the goal, Dublin has something for everyone.