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
7 Luxury Dublin Hotels That Are Worth the Splurge
13th March 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
Treating yourself to a luxurious stay in Dublin? The Merrion Hotel is a great option, offering beautiful rooms with amazing service and all the little extras that make a vacation special. For a few days of indulgence, these luxury Dublin hotels are sure to make your trip unforgettable....
The Ultimate Dublin Itinerary: 1, 2, and 3 Day Guides to Dublin
13th March 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
It is impossible to visit Ireland without dedicating at least one or two days to exploring the captivating city of Dublin. From its stunning architecture to its plethora of museums, parks and pubs, Dublin has something to offer everyone. With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to decide how to make the most of your time in the city....
Dublin in Winter – Unique places to explore
18th November 2022 by Journalist On The Run
Usually, when planning a trip, the preferred time to visit Ireland is in the Summer. Despite the rain, the locals are always friendly, and it’s an off-tourist season, so seeing attractions is much easier… Winter in Dublin also makes for a significantly more affordable trip with fewer tourists and a more relaxing atmosphere. Make sure to dress warmly and bring an extra beanie to enjoy everything Ireland offers in the winter....
The best pubs in Dublin - According to locals!
11th February 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
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. ...
Ticknock Fairy Castle Hike | Hiking the Dublin Mountains
17th May 2021 by Borders And Beyond
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......
Sunrise swim at the Vico Baths in Dalkey
25th April 2021 by Borders And Beyond
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...
Weather in Co. Dublin
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Co. Dublin