Dublin in detail


Dublin's relatively compact size means that the vast majority of sights – including most of the big hitters – are within walking distance of each other, on either side of the Liffey in the city centre. The exceptions are the Guinness Storehouse, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Kilmainham Gaol, which are clustered together on the western edge of the city south of the river; they're easily reached by tram or bus, and conveniently they're also on all the the hop-on, hop-off bus itineraries, so you can take your time with each attraction. On the north side of the river, also west of the centre, the decorative arts branch of the National Museum is just a handful of stops away on the tram line.