Top ChoiceLibrary in Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

Old Library & Book of Kells

Old Library & Book of Kells

Trinity's greatest treasures are found within the Old Library, built by Thomas Burgh between 1712 and 1732. The star of the show is the Book of Kells, a breathtaking, illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels of...

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Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

The most popular visit in town is this multimedia homage to Guinness in a converted grain storehouse that is part of the 26-hectare brewery. Across its seven floors you'll discover everything about Guinness...

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Trinity College

Trinity College

Ireland’s most prestigious university is a 16th-century bucolic retreat in the heart of the city. Ambling about its cobbled squares, it’s easy to imagine it in those far-off days when all good gentlemen (for they...

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Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

Whatever reputation Dublin has as a repository of world-class art has a lot to do with the simply stunning collection at this exquisite gallery, housed in the equally impressive Charlemont House, designed by...

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Chester Beatty Library

Chester Beatty Library

This world-famous library in the grounds of Dublin Castle houses the collection of mining engineer Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875–1968), bequeathed to the Irish State on his death. Spread over two floors, the...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Merrion Square & Georgian Dublin

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

Established in 1877 as the primary repository of the nation's cultural and archaeological treasures, this is the country's most important museum. The original 1890 building is where you'll find stunning Celtic...

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National Gallery

National Gallery

A magnificent Caravaggio and a breathtaking collection of works by Jack B Yeats – William Butler's younger brother – are the main reasons to visit the National Gallery, but not the only ones. Its excellent...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

If you have any desire to understand Irish history – especially the long-running resistance to British rule – then a visit to this former prison is an absolute must. A threatening grey building, built in 1796,...

Top ChoiceFrench in Merrion Square & Georgian Dublin

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

This Michelin two-star is understandably considered the best in the country by its devotees, who proclaim Guillaume Lebrun's French haute cuisine the most exalted expression of the culinary arts. If you like...

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Toner’s

Toner’s

Toner’s, with its stone floors and antique snugs, has changed little over the years and is the closest thing you’ll get to a country pub in the heart of the city. Next door, Toner's Yard is a comfortable outside...

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14 Henrietta Street

Explore one of Dublin's Georgian townhouses, carefully restored to gently peel back layers of complex social history over 250 years. Part museum, part community archive, it covers the magnificent elegance of...

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Chapter One

Chapter One

Flawless haute cuisine and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere make this Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum our choice for the best dinner experience in town. The food is...

Top ChoicePizza in Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

Pi Pizza

Reg White cut his pie-making teeth at flour + water in San Francisco before opening this fabulous restaurant in 2018, and it's already a contender for best pizzeria in town. The smallish menu has just eight...

Top ChoiceItalian in Merrion Square & Georgian Dublin

Etto

Etto

Award-winning restaurant and wine bar that does contemporary versions of classic Italian cuisine. All the ingredients are fresh, the presentation is exquisite and the service is just right. Portions are small,...

Top ChoiceJapanese in Temple Bar

Banyi Japanese Dining

Banyi Japanese Dining

This compact restaurant in the heart of Temple Bar has arguably the best Japanese cuisine in Dublin. The rolls are divine, and the sushi as good as any you'll eat at twice the price. If you don't fancy raw fish,...

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Assassination Custard

It doesn't look like much, but this is one of the tastiest treats in town. The small menu changes daily – think roasted cauliflower with toasted dukkah, or broccoli with spicy Italian nduja pork sausage and...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Dublin

Michael's

Sure, it's a little bit of a trek from the city centre. But a trip to Michael's is well worth the effort – this is probably the best seafood in the city. Huge platters of Dublin Bay prawns, sole, mussels and...

Top ChoiceIrish in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Clanbrassil House

With an emphasis on family-style sharing plates, this intimate restaurant consistently turns out exquisite dishes, cooked on a charcoal grill. Think rib-eye with bone marrow and anchovy, or ray wing with capers...

Top ChoiceItalian in Dublin

Da Mimmo's

The son of the original owners converted what was once a traditional fish-and-chip shop into this sit-down restaurant, now serving some of the best Italian food in the city. Everything here – from the Caprese...