10 Things To Do When You Are In Dublin

10 Things To Do When You Are In Dublin

Dublin is really impressive: the history, the old times that have survived here, and the number of drunks that are growing here. It is these merry red-haired revelers that give Dublin its friendly but slightly funny atmosphere and the charm of such a "provincial capital". 

1. St Stephen's Green

One of the attractions of Dublin is the park St. Stephen's Green. This sight can be found in the central part of the city and its area is about 9 hectares.

You can get to St Stephens-Green through the arch of the shooters, which looks like a triumphal arch of Titus in Rome. From all sides, the famous park surrounds the historical buildings of the Georgian era. In the northern part is the Huguenot cemetery of the 17th century, and from the opposite side of the park, you can find the Newman House Museum. The western edge of St Stephens-Green is home to the Royal Medical College and Unitarian Church.

 

2. The Hairy Lemon

You can find it by Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2.

This is a special restaurant where you can try the local cuisine. The interior of the restaurant deserves special attention. Besides the restaurant is located next to the famous "The Temple Bar" where you can start your evening, and continue having a nice meal in the restaurant, or vice versa. A very important advice is to try a traditional Irish dish, consisting of mutton in red wine and potatoes.

3. Christ Church Cathedral

The construction of the Christ Church Cathedral is connected by a stone passage with a house for church meetings.

In the cathedral, you can see several interesting tombs, including the legendary tomb of the Earl of Pembroke, the 19th Earl of Kildare, as well as the chapel and the embalmed heart of St. Lawrence O'Toole.

 

4. Temple Bar Street

On weekends, a book market is located on The Temple Bar. The streets of The Temple Bar are almost always filled with tourists, street musicians, and just artists.

Despite the name, The Temple Bar is not a bar at all, but a whole bustling district, there are not only the noisiest pubs of the city, but also a mass of cultural institutions: photo centers, clubs for every taste, art galleries, shops, in which young designers- handicrafts sell their creations, and on Saturdays and Sundays in some narrow alleys flea markets are unfolding.

5. Irish Breakfast

A traditional Irish breakfast consists of the following ingredients: pork sausages, bacon slices, eggs, blood sausage, white sausage, tea or coffee, and toast or traditional Irish bread.

Because of the high amount of meat, and therefore fat and cholesterol, an Irish breakfast is considered a dietitian unsuitable for daily use. But if you are in Ireland, you must definitely try the traditional Irish breakfast! Or you can find how to cook Irish bacon at home.

6. Dublin Castle

The castle is located in the historic center of the city on the south of the Liffey River. Today, the castle hosts foreign political figures, and organize banquets in honor of various state holidays. However, the castle is open for tourists. Among the main attractions of the castle is the Tower of Record, the Great Courtyard with the Black Pool and the chapel with the center of arts inside.

 
 

7. Dublin’s Museums

State Heraldic Museum is a unique museum, which dedicated to a variety of coat of arms and heraldic symbols. The State Museum of Heraldry presents mainly Irish emblems - the collection is gathered as full as possible. Each image is accompanied by its detailed description, as well as the history of appearance and application.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1991 and is now housed in the former Royal Hospital Kilmainham, an ancient 17th-century building. The entrance to the museum is completely free. With the richest collection of exhibits, the exhibition areas of the museum are very limited, so the administration prefers to organize thematic exhibitions, replacing each other throughout the year.

Jameson Distillery Bow St. is an unusually popular museum, entirely dedicated to the production and history of Irish whiskey.

8. The Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club was given the title of "the most horrifying in Dublin". The meeting place of its members is located in Montpelier Hill. The legend says that the building was built on the place of an ancient burial ground, and workers who built a house in 1725, dragged stones for construction from nearby burial grounds. Soon after the construction of the building was completed, its roof was blown away during the storm, and the locals thought it was the devil's tricks. 

 

9. Have a Beef Stew At The Church

The Church - Mary Street | Junction of Mary and Jervis Street, Dublin. A popular Dublin restaurant and bar, located in the building of the old church in the city center. The interior of the restaurant has been fully preserved since the closing of the church, in which the founder of the Guinness Empire was married.

10. Fish N’ Chips

In Dublin, everyone knows a lot of places where traditional "fish and chips" are served. Fish and chips are just a big piece of deep-fried fish with fried potatoes. You should try it as a local fast food of the UK.