Dublin Castle

South Inner City

This intimidating but magnificent structure built on the orders of King John of England in the 13thcentury, was the seat of British rule from 1204 to 1922 when...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

National Botanic Garden

Glasnevin

The Botanic Gardens is home to more than 20,000 living plants on 48 acres (19.5 ha) just three miles (5 km) from the city center. Founded in 1795 by the Dublin...

  • Excursions
  • Eco Tourism
  • Walking
  • Natural Attraction

Oscar Wilde Walking tour

Merrion Square

Weekend group tours explore young Oscar Wilde's native Dublin and provide a finely crafted insight into the author's formative years. The two-hour excursion...

Temple Bar

This lively neighborhood on the Southbank is tourism central with its narrow cobbled lanes filled with cafés, shops, galleries, pubs and clubs. A veritable...

Africa Center

City Center

This cultural hub serves as a safe space and community organizing center for people of African descent. It hosts discussion groups, organizes civil action, arranges

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical

Ann Summers

North Inner City

Ann Summers carries glamorous but affordable lingerie, a considerable sex toy selection, an extensive plus size section and good quality bondage gear.  Shoppers

  • Boutique

Basic Instincts

Temple Bar

This mask and fetish shop has leather, toys, S&M gear, Venetian masks and even how-to guides if you're just getting started. Open seven days a week, including

  • Specialty Shop

Casa Rebelde

Temple Bar

Casa Rebelde runs with the tagline: Clothing for the Discerning Football Fan and Revolutionary. It's the place to pick up hard-to-come-by football (soccer) and...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Sports

Chapters Bookstore

Parnell

Dublin's largest independent bookstore contains floor after floor of new and used books, music and DVDs, all at affordable prices. It is also home to the Lighthouse...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Art

Claddagh Records

South Inner City

Claddagh Records was established in the late 1950s, and keeps Irish traditions alive by specializing in folk music and spoken word, with one of the largest

  • Specialty Shop
  • Art

Design Center

South Inner City

Up-and-coming Irish fashion designers exhibit their clothing at Design Center with a collection of unique pieces. Prices are steep, but the fashion is cutting-edge.

  • Boutique
  • Art

Musicmaker

South Inner City

Close to the shopping of Grafton Street, Musicmaker has been selling musical instruments since 1981. The Drumgeon in the basement is a destination for Dublin...

  • Specialty Shop

Old Jameson Distillery

Smithfield

Established in 1780 as a Dublin native, the Old Jameson Distillery takes visitors on the Jameson experience with guided tours, tastings and master classes available....

  • Museum
  • Food & drink

Outhouse

North Inner City

This LGBTQ meeting space is great resource for tourists hoping to befriend LGBTQ locals. The space includes a library, café, drop-in office and frequent events such

  • Wellness
  • Neighborhood

Spire of Dublin

North Inner City

The Spire of Dublin, also known as the Monument of Light, juts 390 feet (120 m) into the air above O'Connell Street. Constructed of stainless steel in the form...

  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Clanbrassil

Topped by a 141-foot (43 m) spire, St. Patrick's is Ireland's tallest and largest church. The Gothic cathedral dates from 1220-1259 and is built on an ancient well,...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Sub City

South Inner City

New comic books arrive weekly to this cozy hole-in-the-wall comic book store, cramming shelves with everything from Japanese graphic novels to American comic books...

  • Specialty Shop
  • Art
  • Fun & games

The Crypt

Harcourt

The Crypt offers a wide selection of traditional Irish Catholic Church items ranging from typical decorative items such as statues of Mary to priest vestments,

  • Specialty Shop
  • Cultural & Historical

The Irish Store

One George's Quay

It's hard to avoid tourist traps while shopping for souvenirs, but for those wanting to skip cheap four-leaf-clover bracelets, there's The Irish Store in One...

  • Souvenirs
  • Cultural & Historical

Trinity College Dublin

South Inner City

Established by Queen Elizabeth in 1592 to educate the Protestant bourgeoisie, this historic college contains a magnificent library, a gallery of contemporary art, a...

  • Cultural & Historical

Yellow Brick Road

North Inner City

At Yellow Brick Road, lovers of craft will find beads made from hand-blown glass and hand-carved semi-precious stones among the healing crystals, rocks, minerals,...

  • Specialty Shop