Dublin City, as seen on many of our Ireland Tours Dublin City, as seen on many of our Ireland Tours

Dublin In One Day

24 Hours in Ireland's Capital

Ireland's capital city, a whole world of things to see and do, but what if you only had one day to see it - what would you pick? I was set that conundrum by some of my family coming to Dublin who had one day only to see this great city, so I had to pick just a few favourites to show off the best Dublin has to offer. There's a huge variety of things to see and do, and below is my account of what we decided to do in our action-packed 1 day tour of Dublin.

Aviva Stadium, Dublin City Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Ha' Penny, Dublin The Gate Theatre, Dublin

Dublin on Foot

We started off by exploring a bit of the centre on foot - a wander down O'Connell street, passing the Millennium Spire and the General Post office, a nice mix of older history and new history together. O'Connell street is a good place to start as a central point in Dublin to get your bearings, along with having some very important historical locations. The weather was with us so we could enjoy exploring in the sunshine before crossing over the river Liffey and towards our first destination - Trinity College.

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Our Dublin Highlights

Trinity College, Dublin

Trinity College & The Book of Kells

Trinity college is Ireland's most prestigious University and is located in the heart of the city centre just south of the river Liffey. We started with a wander around the charming campus, very enjoyable on a sunny day. Dating from 1592, Trinity College has a interesting mix of old and new buildings.

Temple Bar, Dublin

Temple Bar

Next we took a wander through Temple Bar, Dublin's social centre. Just to clear up any confusion first - there is a bar called Temple Bar, but it's also the name of the road & is generally used as the name of the social district of Dublin.

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral

Next on our tour of Dublin was Christ Church Cathedral (or The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, to give its proper name). The original Cathedral was found at 1030 by Sitriuc, the King of Viking Dublin. It is a stunning building, both inside and out. It's worth spending some time to admire the outside, the stone work is quite something. Once inside you can visit the crypt below the cathedral floor too.

The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin City

The Guinness Storehouse

A favourite on any Ireland Tour, I felt no trip to Dublin would be complete without a tour of the Guinness Storehouse st St James's Gate. Spread over seven floors, It is very interesting for beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers alike. I've done a lot of brewery tours over the years and this has to be one of the best.

Across Ireland County Cork

Across Ireland

River Liffey, Dublin City, Ireland

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Day on Kenmare Bay

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Day on Kenmare Bay
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Inishturk Island

Found 9 miles off the Coast of County Mayo with a population of 53 people and a school with 3 pupils.

Inishturk
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Bray, Co. Wicklow

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Wexford

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County Cork

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Franciscan Well
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Model Railway Village
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Jameson
Englis Market, Cork City, Ireland

English Market

Treat yourself to the variety and heritage of this world famous market in the heart of Cork City.

English Market
Shandon Bells, Cork City, Ireland

Shandon Bells

Built in 1722 overlooking North Gate Bridge. Perhaps the most famous building of Cork City's skyline.

Shandon Bells
Cork City Gaol, Cork, Ireland

Cork City Gaol

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Cork City Gaol
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Elizabeth Fort

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Elizabeth Fort
Cork Public Museum, Ireland

Cork Public Museum

An educational leap through Cork's history. Located in the iconic Fitzgerald's Park.

Cork Public Museum
St Finbarre's Cathedral, cork City, Ireland

Cork Churches

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Cork Churches

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