Dublin is Ireland's most populous, visited and well-connected city so there's a good chance you will spend some of your time here. Admittedly, it's no Rome, Paris or London and on the surface there may not seem like that much to do but that would be unfair as it's full of worthy attractions. Not to mention the impressive nightlife which offers an excellent introduction to the famous Irish mix of Guinness, live music and craic range from the accessibly touristy to a more local experience. The other highlights of the wider County Dublin include a string of worthwhile coastal towns and resorts like Skerries, Malahide, Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Dalkey. Dublin is connected to the outside world though Dublin Airport - Ireland's largest - and the port of Dun Laoghaire and to the rest of Ireland by trains from Heuston and Connolly Stations and the motorways that spiral out from the city.
Find out the bright lights of the city that never sleeps (except from midnight until 6.00) with our Dublin city guides and attraction reviews.