About Co. Dublin
With an illustrious history and a young-at-heart attitude, Dublin is a dynamic cultural hub with all the right ingredients - from the literary heritage of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce, to enjoying the 'craic' in the pubs and clubs around Temple Bar.
Food and drink
It would be sacrilege indeed to come to Ireland and not sample a pint of Guinness, which tastes better in Dublin than anywhere else in the world; follow it with a chaser of Irish Whiskey, and you'll make friends for life! But if the drinks come with history, you'll find Dublin's gastronomic scene totally modern with restaurants catering to every taste.
Local specialities include Irish stew, filled potato pancakes called boxty, drisheen black pudding and a wealth of shellfish, including cockles and mussels. Don't miss the chance to try coddle, a dish made with pork sausages, or colcannon, the Irish equivalent of bubble and squeak.
Dublin is a wonderful place for shopping and on the south side of the Liffey you'll find plenty to buy. Local goods to take home include handknitted Aran sweaters, contemporary and Celtic-style jewellery, ceramics, hand-blown glass and paintings. With such an illustrious literary history, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of bookshops across the city, including second-hand and specialist dealers. For fashion visit Grafton Street, where you'll find Brown Thomas, Dublin's premier department store and a great stockist of Irish designers..
Co. Dublin Blog posts
From Ireland's most popular travel bloggers
11th February 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe TravelThe best pubs in Dublin – According to locals!
Ireland is my home away from home and holds a special place in my heart and while Galway, which is where I lived, will always be my number 1 I do have a soft spot for Dublin as well. Yes it’s busier and more expensive but its a really great city to explore and has some fantastic pubs to grab a pint, a meal, or just to hang out and escape the rain. In this post, I’m going to share some of the best pubs in Dublin. ...
17th May 2021 by Borders And BeyondTicknock Fairy Castle Hike | Hiking the Dublin Mountains
Want to go on a hike in the Dublin Mountains? Ticknock is the place to go. Ireland is finally opening back up and we have decided to see as much of it as possible over the next few months. First stop, Fairy castle loop hike in Ticknock. Ticknock is in the Dublin Mountains and is a hugely popular place for walking, hiking and Biking. It has a really good Mountain Biking Trail and there you can even rent bikes at Biking.ie in the Car......
25th April 2021 by Borders And BeyondSunrise swim at the Vico Baths in Dalkey
Sunrise Swim at the Vico Baths in Dalkey - the best sunrise swim spot in Dublin. On the last week of Irelands 5km Lockdown we decided to get up at the crack of dawn (literally) and go for a Sunrise swim in the Vico Baths in Dalkey. The Vico Baths are one of the most best swimming spots in all of Dublin, and especially popular for a people going for a sunrise dip. We are so lucky to have had it in our 5km during lockdown. If you plan on braving the cold and going for a sunrise swim, we...
28th April 2018 by The Daily S'elfDublin adventure guide
I might be biased, but it’s no secret that I think Dublin is the best city in the world. Add in sunshine and it’s irrefutable. Our weather is as spontaneous as the people who live here. We love the craic, we’re always up for an adventure and we’ve learned to be well-prepared for all weather occasions! So I wanted to share some of the city’s hidden gems....
10th September 2017 by The Daily S'elfStaycation - Tourist at home in Dublin
Dublin wasn’t always my home, but over the past 20 years it’s become obvious to me that there’s no where else in the world I’d rather be. So why not have a staycation and be a tourist at home in Dublin? When I think about holidaying in Ireland, I have some of the best memories, like this weekend in Dingle. But this time, I wanted to stay closer to home and show off our dirty ol’ town....
Weather in Co. Dublin
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Co. Dublin