Dublin County

A day spent wandering through Dublin City might include visits to Trinity College, the National Museum of Ireland, and a stroll through the cobbled lanes of Temple Bar, ending with a night of traditional music in one of its many pubs.

For those looking to venture beyond the city, a coastal tour to the fishing village of Howth or the sandy beaches of Portmarnock offers a refreshing change of pace. These seaside locales provide not only stunning scenery but also a taste of Dublin’s culinary diversity, particularly its seafood.

Adventure seekers can head to the Dublin Mountains for hiking or mountain biking, with trails that cater to all levels of fitness and offer breathtaking views of the city below. The mountains are also home to historical sites like the Hell Fire Club, adding a touch of mystery to the natural beauty.

A cultural itinerary might focus on Dublin’s literary heritage, with visits to the Dublin Writers Museum, the James Joyce Centre, and Sweny’s Pharmacy, immortalized in Joyce’s “Ulysses.” For those interested in the performing arts, a night at the Abbey Theatre or a concert at the National Concert Hall showcases the best of Irish talent.