This is the perfect Welcome to Dublin Top 10, immersing you in the spirit of the city in terms of culture, fun, drink, literature and history. If you can't find something here to enjoy you're in the wrong city!
Start with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. The history and marketing of this world-beating brand is Dublin's greatest success story and it's explained beautifully. The complimentary pint of Guinness on the 9th floor with breathtaking views of Dublin before you, is the perfect end to a visit.
If you're at all interested in the intriguing modern history of Dublin then a visit to Kilmainham Gaol is key to your understanding. It makes a perfect companion to the excellent 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour. Do the walk first, then the Gaol in the afternoon. It's a sobering experience, to be sure, so in the evening you'll need cheering up.
We have just the thing. The Dublin Literary Pub Tour may sound a little daunting, but you can relax - the actors who will be your guides are great showmen and comedians.
Another great way to have fun in Dublin is the Viking Splash Tour. It's impossible to describe just how much fun it can be riding round the streets and waterways of Dublin in an amphibious vehicle with a Viking helmet on, but trust us - once again it's the quality of the guide who makes this such a memorable trip.
Finally, pause for thought and reflect on the beauty and history of Ireland's past at the National Museum (Archaeology) section, the Book of Kells Trinity College exhibition, St Patrick's Cathedral or Dublin City Gallery. Each of these is a perfect rainy day visit.
St James's Gate
St. James's Gate
Take the tour to learn everything you ever wanted to know about Guinness, then enjoy a pint with stunning 360-degree views... read more
A sombre but fascinating insight into Ireland's past... read more
Trinity College Library Street
Trinity College, Old Library Building
Discover the origins of Celtic design and wander into a library straight out of a Harry Potter movie... read more
Parnell Square North
meet at International Bar, 23 Wicklow St
(at the International Bar)
Informative and entertaining tour covering the principal sights of the 1916 uprising... read more
tours depart from north side of St Stephen's Green
The most fun you can have in Dublin while wearing a Viking helmet!... read more
9 Duke St
Duke Pub (Starting point)
St Patrick's Close
Where St Patrick baptised converts... read more
Ireland's past, entertainingly illustrated, most notably in peat bog burials and in golden treasure... read more
2010's Parade theme is 'Extraordinary World'...
Military Rd, Kilmainham
Superb contemporary gallery in beautiful historic setting with adjacent gardens and large grounds... read more
Palace St. (off Dame St.)
providing the wackiest tours in Ireland... read more
Park Gate Street
Killiney Hill Road
360 views of Dublin city and coastline... read more
Clock Tower Building, Dublin Castle
Home to some of the oldest manuscripts in the world. Free admission to all and guided tours are available on Wednesdays at 1pm and Sundays at 3&4pm... read more
12 East Essex Street
Temple Bar Square
Bustling, vibrant and cultural area of Dublin day or night... read more
Dublin's most unusual visitor attraction... read more
12 E Essex St