The Best Things to do in Dublin

Insider, Things to do in Dublin

While we think every trip to Dublin should start with a visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, we know there's plenty of other great things to do, see, hear, eat and drink in Dublin!

Plan your trip to Dublin with our insider's guide to the best things to in Dublin! Discover the best attractions and museums to visit, the tastiest places to eat, the coolest hangout spots, and those new and upcoming hidden gems that will make your trip to our fair city live in the memory. 

Dublin's most popular attractions

Dublin is Ireland's largest city and has served as it's capital for centuries. It's rich in history and culture that can still be glimpsed today, be it in the architecture of our grandest buildings, to the many cosy nooks of the great pubs that dot the city. It's also seen in the works of our great artists - writers, poets, dramatists, musicians - and Dublin has a huge amount of venues and theatres where you can enjoy the fruits of their labours. There's also plenty for those who prefer more adventurous thrills to enjoy, from sea to mountains Dublin has the great outdoors right on its doorstep.  

The city is yours to explore and enjoy in so many ways!

Read our list of Dublin's Best Attractions


Best Museums in Dublin

Ireland is a land rich in history and culture. At EPIC we show how important these traditions were to those who left Ireland to begin new lives abroad.

Dublin is filled to the brim with other great museums, galleries and cultural activities to keep the keenest of culture-vultures contented. 

From fine art be classical masters, to iconic artefacts from Ireland's Celtic past, Dublin's museum contain a treasure-trove of knowledge that give you a better understanding of Irish history, culture and traditions.

Read our list of Dublin's Best Museums


Things to do in Dublin's Docklands

Dublin's Docklands have played a major part in the history and story of Dublin over the centuries. They've always been the city's economic heart, and and continue to do so today, with many of the world's leading tech companies based in the area.

It's not all work though, and in fact the area contains some of the city's best entertainment venues,  exquisite restaurants and glamorous bars. You can also still find parts of its glorious past peeping through amongst the modern glass facades along the river bank.

Read our list of the best of Dublin's Docklands


Hidden Gems in Dublin

There's always something surprising waiting to be found amongst the streets of Dublin - even for locals! Her twisting and winding streets can offer up hidden splendors in so many ways. From architectural wonders, unique curios and secret histories, Dublin's streets have something to entice everyone, and welcome them in. We've drawn together our favourite places, and have unselfishly decided to share them with you!

Read our list of Dublin's Best Hidden Gems


Family Events at EPIC

At EPIC we've created a series of family events suitable for all ages to enjoy. From our Tiny Tots Tuesdays events every month for babies and toddlers, to our special workshops in genealogy, coding and arts & crafts for ages 8 to 15. Click below to view our upcoming events and details on how to book.

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Dublin's Best Bookshops

Ireland is home to multiple gifted storytellers. The Storytelling Gallery at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum proudly celebrates the numerous writers, playwrights and poets whose stories have travelled across the globe. Besides having inspired talented wordsmiths, Dublin is also home to many charming bookstores that never fail to leave you spellbound! This September on Culture Night these great bookshops will be running special events. Read our list of the best bookshops to check out.

Best Bookshops in Dublin


Did we miss your favourite Dublin venue or attraction? Let us know in the comments below!

Still looking for more great suggestions of things to do in Dublin? Check out the The Irish Road Trip and there 90 Deadly Things To Do In Dublin This Weekend: A Guide For Dubliners & Tourists Alike.