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24 Hours in Dublin

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24 Hours in Dublin

Dublin is the bustling capital of Ireland and a city full of life. Located on the east coast where the River Liffey meets the sea, it’s home to over a third of the country’s population, which means there’s always something going on and people to meet. With a rich history, vibrant culture, and plenty of energy, Dublin has something for everyone. From the iconic landmarks like Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, to the lively music scene and a literary history that includes famous writers like James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. The city is also famous for its friendly locals, who are always happy to share a story, give directions, or recommend a great pub or restaurant. In fact, Dublin was once named the sixth friendliest city in the world! And, of course, no trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, one of the city’s most famous attractions. Come check out how we would spend 24 hours in this fantastic city!

See Wild Deer in Phoenix Park

Looking for a unique and memorable experience in Dublin? Head to Phoenix Park and observe the majestic wild deer in their natural habitat. As the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe, Phoenix Park was once a royal hunting ground spanning over 700 hectares. Today, it is a tranquil retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle, offering plenty of opportunities to walk or cycle around the scenic trails while admiring the stunning Zoological Gardens and Victorian Flower Gardens. Renting a bike on-site is an ideal way to explore the park’s vast expanse. Make sure to visit the iconic Hole in the Wall Pub, the longest pub in Europe, located right on the park’s edge, for a refreshing pint after a long walk or cycle.

Have Breakfast at Two Boys Brew

Two Boys Brew is a trendy café and restaurant located in Phibsborough, Dublin. It’s a go-to spot for anyone seeking locally sourced and sustainable brunch options, coffee, and cocktails. The menu offers a range of sweet and savoury dishes, including vegan and vegetarian options. What about some chilli sweet pepper soft scrambled eggs on toasted sourdough, herb-infused feta, seed & almond hazelnut dukkah, fresh scallions and pickled red chilli? Yuuuum! Two Boys Brew’s modern decor, friendly staff, and bright, airy space make it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy great food and drinks. In 2022, Two Boys Brew opened their second location, Milo’s, just a 20 min walk from Urban Rest Dublin Port. Both Two Boys Brew locations have become well-known in Dublin as top spots for delicious coffee and food, and have even been featured in notable print and digital publications like The Financial Times, The Irish Times, RTÉ, and goop.com. If you’re visiting Dublin, this is the perfect start to the day.

Explore Trinity College

Trinity College in Dublin is an absolute must-visit if you’re exploring the city. This place is steeped in history, and its 47-acre campus is jam-packed with leafy squares, cobbled paths, and cool old buildings. The Library at Trinity College is where the magic happens, perfect for book lovers and history buffs. It’s home to the famous Book of Kells, a stunning manuscript created by Irish monks over a thousand years ago, that’s on display for visitors to marvel at. The Library also houses over 200,000 of the oldest books in its Long Room, which is a beautiful space with vaulted ceilings and oak bookcases. It’s said to have inspired the library in the Harry Potter films. In addition to the books, you’ll find the Brian Boru Harp, the oldest surviving harp in Ireland, on display. You can even take a Library and Campus Tour to learn more about the history of the Library and the campus as a whole.

Have Lunch at One Society

If you’re in Dublin and looking for a delicious lunch spot, you can’t go wrong with One Society. Open every day except Monday, this cosy restaurant serves up an all-day brunch menu that will satisfy any craving. The ‘Lunch ‘n Brunch’ menu is especially tempting, featuring eight different types of pancakes, including the indulgent ‘Hangover Stack’ topped with ricotta cheese, crispy bacon, tabasco sauce, and maple syrup. But that’s not all – One Society also offers a variety of savoury options, such as the grilled piri-piri halloumi burger and the cheese and nduja toast. With so many mouth-watering choices, One Society is a great spot for lunch to break up your day.

Have a Pint of Guinness at the Home of Guinness

You just can’t miss a trip to the Guinness Storehouse. Yes, it’s Ireland’s top tourist attraction, but for good reason! This place is all about celebrating the history and culture of Guinness beer, from its humble beginnings to its global success. When you visit, you’ll get to explore the seven floors of the iconic building and learn all about the brewing process. You’ll even get a chance to pour your own perfect pint of Guinness, and then enjoy it with stunning 360 views of Dublin from the Gravity Bar.

For a fun twist on your pint, try the Stoutie experience, where you can snap a selfie to be printed on the foam of your Guinness. It’s a unique souvenir to remember your visit by. The Guinness Storehouse has won a ton of awards, including being named the World’s Leading Beer Tour Visitor Experience at the 2022 World Travel Awards. So grab a pint and raise a toast to the Irish spirit!

Watch the Sunset on the Bull Island

Bull Island is a long, narrow island located in Dublin Bay, just off the coast of Clontarf. It’s a popular spot for nature lovers, bird watchers, and beach-goers, and it’s also a great place to watch the sunset. To get to Bull Island, you can take a bus or drive to the Causeway Road entrance, which leads to the Dollymount Strand beach. From there, you can walk or cycle along the path that runs the length of the island, offering stunning views of the bay and the Dublin Mountains in the distance.

As the sun begins to set, the sky over the bay turns a gorgeous shade of pink and orange, casting a warm glow over the island. The sand dunes and grassy hills on Bull Island provide a perfect vantage point to watch the sunset unfold, and you can find a spot to sit and relax while taking in the beauty of the moment. For an even more memorable experience, why not bring along a picnic and enjoy a peaceful dinner as the sun dips below the horizon?

At Night - Explore Temple Bar

We just couldn’t write a list of what to do in Dublin without including Temple Bar! This is one of the coolest districts in Dublin, it’s got everything you need to have a great time – a lively atmosphere, traditional pubs, and tons of unique shops and restaurants. The best way to explore this vibrant area is on foot, starting at Meeting House Square, where you can check out outdoor markets and cultural events. And once you hit the streets, get ready to be wowed by the colourful storefronts and funky murals that decorate the buildings. But let’s be real, no visit to Temple Bar would be complete without hitting up one of the many traditional pubs in the area. From The Temple Bar to The Auld Dubliner, you’ll have plenty of chances to sample the local Guinness and whiskey until late at night if you wish.

Urban Rest in Dublin

Meet Urban Rest Dublin Port; the finest urban facilities in a leafy setting. Choose between studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all designed to the highest standards with a modern and luxurious feel. Urban Rest Dublin Port is much more than an apartment, it’s a whole experience. The property offers exclusive services and amenities to elevate a happy, healthy and productive lifestyle, such as a co-working space with meeting rooms, a bespoke gym & yoga studio, a cinema room, a resident’s lounge, secure car & bicycle parking and more.

The property is located on the prestigious Griffith Avenue, where the vibrant city life meets the slower pace of the suburbs, within walking distance of popular shops, restaurants, bars and more. The city centre and East Point Business Park are can be reached with a leisurely stroll, a short ride by bicycle or by bus. The Dublin Airport is located 15 min away by car.

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