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About Co. Dublin

With an illustrious history and a young-at-heart attitude, Dublin is a dynamic cultural hub with all the right ingredients - from the literary heritage of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce, to enjoying the 'craic' in the pubs and clubs around Temple Bar.

Food and drink

It would be sacrilege indeed to come to Ireland and not sample a pint of Guinness, which tastes better in Dublin than anywhere else in the world; follow it with a chaser of Irish Whiskey, and you'll make friends for life! But if the drinks come with history, you'll find Dublin's gastronomic scene totally modern with restaurants catering to every taste.

Local specialities include Irish stew, filled potato pancakes called boxty, drisheen black pudding and a wealth of shellfish, including cockles and mussels. Don't miss the chance to try coddle, a dish made with pork sausages, or colcannon, the Irish equivalent of bubble and squeak.


Dublin is a wonderful place for shopping and on the south side of the Liffey you'll find plenty to buy. Local goods to take home include handknitted Aran sweaters, contemporary and Celtic-style jewellery, ceramics, hand-blown glass and paintings. With such an illustrious literary history, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of bookshops across the city, including second-hand and specialist dealers. For fashion visit Grafton Street, where you'll find Brown Thomas, Dublin's premier department store and a great stockist of Irish designers..

Co. Dublin Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


20th May 2022 by Italian Trip Abroad

20 most Instagrammable places in Dublin you need to visit

It was a grey morning when we landed in Dublin, and our first impression was not that great. We felt like we never left London, but this feeling changed after a couple of hours when the city actually woke up. Dublin is a great city with many things to offer and to see. This city will surprise you, from the typical pubs branded by Guinness to delicious Bagels for breakfast to the best photo spots in Dublin. So pack your bags and your camera, and let’s discover all the most Instagrammable...


21st February 2022 by Budget Traveller

9 of the ‘ferry’ best value holidays from UK

There’s a certain blissful calm of arriving at your destination by sea on a ferry. There are fewer, grander perspectives in travel than arriving in a new destination, your eyes feasting on the broad expanse of the harbour, being serenaded by a whirl of seagulls, with a crisp breeze in your hair. It is a world away from the stress of modern day flying – no stress of airport security, being jammed tightly into your minuscule seat with no social distancing possible, the hassle of packing all...


18th May 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

5 things I'd do on a trip to Dublin

I know, I know, Dublin is probably one of the most popular city break destinations for those that live in the UK but in all honesty, I just haven’t had the opportunity to go. With lockdowns and travel restrictions, now seems to be the perfect time to take advantage of what’s quite literally sitting on my doorstep. So, as I’ve spent quite a while mentally planning all of my future trips, I thought I’d share 5 things I’ve love to do on my trip to Dublin in hopes that it inspires you to...


20th January 2021 by The Wandering Quinn

13 hidden gems in Dublin to see a less touristy side of the city

Dublin is a popular city for a city break and a stop on a wider trip around Ireland! There are many famous Dublin attractions like Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, St Stephens Green and the Guinness Tour but what if you’ve been to Dublin before and now want to see a different part of the city? Or you want to see Dublin like a local?...


26th January 2021 by TravelDave

What to do in Dublin, Ireland during Christmas and the festive winter months

Dublin, Ireland is merely magical in the wintertime. The great Irish cheer is even more welcoming and warm at this time of year, and with all the festive decorations and twinkling lights across the city, a trip to Dublin around Christmas cannot help but get you in the festive spirit. The streets filled with merry locals and tourists – I found it was nicely busy with a buzz in the air. Dublin is also great for shopping, which means you can get all your Christmas shopping done and have a nice...


8th June 2019 by PommieTravels

5 easy road trips from Dublin

There’s little doubt that Dublin is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Its architecture, culture, and nightlife make it stand out from its mainland peers. However, an entire country of castles, seacoasts, and green, rolling hills lies beyond its borders. You don’t have much time to spare – just one day for a quick trip outside city limits. Fortunately, many of Ireland’s historical and natural wonders lie within easy driving distance if you’re renting a car in Dublin....


9th February 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

The 10 best day trips from Dublin by train, car and organised tour

Find the best day trips from Dublin this side of Molly Malone right here. From historic houses to wilderness, James Joyce to UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, you can head out by train, car or organised tour and be back in time for Guinness....

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