Dublin is a cultural capital with a rich history. Natives abroad yearn for the pubs and the humour (or "craic") which teem in this ever-growing city. A fascinating place with incredible beautifully preserved mansions and castles, meticulously curated museums, churches, cathedrals, and parks, the city has one foot in the past and an eye on the future.

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Kilmainham Gaol
Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol opened its doors in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin. Today the building symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. The great collection consists of a wide variety of object types, including manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, weaponry, artwork, medals, uniforms and personal effects especially related to the political imprisonment in the 1916-23 period, as well as the experience of women during the Civil War.

Malahide Castle
Malahide Demesne, Dublin

Set on 250 acres of park-land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, this castle was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years. This structure boasts an array of architectural styles, with many additions and alterations over the years culminating to form a unique, romantic and beautiful landmark.

L. Mulligan Grocer
Stoneybatter 18, Dublin

Located in Stoneybatter (better known as Maron Street by the locals), this restaurant offers a seasonal and regularly updated selection of food and beers. Each course is matched with a beer or cider and the desserts are matched with a whiskey. Regular tasting events in the pub are another reason to make Mulligan Grocer a stop on your Dublin itinerary.

Da Mimmo
North Strand 148, Dublin

Da Mimmo is a family-run Italian restaurant,y renowned for its homemade wood fired pizzas, pasta, antipasti, delicious desserts and a wide range of fine Italian wines. If you want to savour authentic made-in-Italy cuisine, this is the right place to visit.

Kildare Village
Nurney Road, Kildare Town, County Kildare, Dublin

Just one hour from Dublin, Kildare Village is Ireland’s only luxury outlet shopping experience. Enjoy savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price in more than 60 boutiques along a charming open-air promenade.

John Farrington Antiques
Drury St. 32, Dublin

John Farrington Antiques in Drury Street is a treasure trove of antique jewellery. Discover delicate vintage designs in the store's collection of rings (including engagement rings), bracelets, earrings, necklaces, broaches, pearls and tiaras.

Passport / Visa

Ireland’s passport and visa requirements vary for different nationalities: if you are a UK citizen, you can just use official photo identification, whereas if you are an EU citizen, you just need a national identity card. Visitors from EU countries (including Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein), USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, don’t need a visa to visit the Republic or Northern Ireland. South African visitors can visit the Republic of Ireland visa-free, but they need a UK visa in order to enter Northern Ireland. If you're not sure whether or not to apply for a visa, we recommend you to contact the embassy or consulate in your country.

Dublin Airport Switchboard

The Dublin Central Airport is located 10km north of Dublin, in Collinstown (Fingal) with access to a large number of buses, coaches and taxis all allowing you to easily get to/from the city center. Dublin Bus offers many routes throughout Dublin from the Airport, including the 16 to Ballinteer, the 41 to Lower Abbey Street and the 102 to Sutton Station. Aircoach operates regular services from Dublin Airport to the city centre and to Cork and Belfast.

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