What's the weather like in Dublin?
The weather is best between July and August with the sunshine lasting between 18 hours. Fantastic months for warm weather and not so many crowds include August and October. The weather in Dublin is fairly unpredictable overall, so dress in layers regardless of season. From Summer to spring, it is advisable to dress light and always carry an umbrella for the unpredictable rains. Towards winter, jackets and heavy coats are recommended.
How to get around in Dublin
Dublin has an extensive and well-connected bus network, and the Dublin Bus website provides live up-to-the-minute information about bus routes and wait times.
DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is an electric rail system following the eastern coastline from Malahide and/or Howth in north Dublin, right through the city centre to southern suburbs like Blackrock, Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey and onwards to the coastal towns of Bray and Greystones in County Wicklow.
Uber and Lyft are both available in Dublin.
Walking in Dublin is one of the best ways to get around the city and enjoy its top attractions. The whole tour of Dublin's Fair City would take around two and six hours - two hours for energetic walkers and without lingering too long at any place, six hours including stops, the Trinity College tour and a pause or two in a café.
Where should I eat in Dublin?
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Things to do in Dublin
Guinness Storehouse Factory ($18+) Tour the Guinness factory for a day and understand all about how this world-famous brew is, well... brewed. The interior is designed to look exactly like a pint of Guinness itself and is known to be the largest pint in the world. At the end of the tour, you will be taken to the Gravity Bar on the 7th floor, where you can enjoy a refreshing pint of Guinness with a 360 degree view of the Dublin skyline.
Guinness Storehouse Factory Website
Guinness Storehouse Factory Website
Chester Beatty Library ($0+) The museum has an vast collection of religious and artistic items from Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe dating back to 2700 B.C. Specialty works include Babylonian clay tablets, the Biblical Papyri and 260 different manuscripts of the Quran. Chester Beatty Library Website
Dublin Castle ($8+) Part of Ireland's history since A.D. 930, located in the center of the city. The castle has an incredible amount of history to be told, from the 1680 State Apartments of the Viceregal court to the 1916 Easter Rebellion. Dublin Castle Website
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ($20+) Enjoy a 40-minute guided tour learning about the history of the Jameson family and their history of creating successful world famous whiskey. Jameson Distillery Bow St. Website
Dublin festivals and parades
OctOktoberfestHeld annually from mid-September through early October at George's Dock, Dublin's Oktoberfest hosts brewers and restaurants from around the city.
SepMusic in Monkstown FestivalThis is an annual music festival held at Monkstown featuring concerts by some of the world's finest musicians: pianists Nathalia Milstein and Barry Douglas, the RTE ConTempo Quartet, violinist Maighread McCrann and the gorgeous harmonies of the boys of the Palestrina Choir
What's the nightlife like in Dublin?
Photo © The Westbury Club
The Westbury Club
The Westbury is a bar, club, and casino all in one that attracts thousands of tourists each month.
Don't miss:Join one of the famed Texas Hold'em tournaments, with prize money from EUR 300 - 3000.
Photo © The Irish House Party
The Irish House Party
Enjoy a night filled with traditional Irish music and Irish dancing, with performances by All Ireland champion musicians, dancers and entertaining presenters.
Photo © The Bernard Shaw
The Bernard Shaw
The Bernard Shaw is one of Dublin's hottest nighttime venues, featuring indoor and outdoor spaces with live music and great cocktails.
Don't miss:Jump on the Big Blue Bus - an actual bus - for some of the best late-night pizza in Dublin.
Dublin hidden gems
The gardens were designed by Ninian Niven in 1865 and are located close to St Stephen’s Green Park in Dublin city center. Many of the original landscape features are still in place, or have been restored and conserved since 1995.