Absolutely loved Dublin! We visited churches/abbeys/monasteries, museums, pubs, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College/Book of Kells, the waterfront/Temple Bar area, and more. Hotel was convenient to shoot out from there to day trips (Giant's Causeway/Antrim coastal highway, Belfast, Glendalough, Newgrange/Knowth, and to the west for Cliffs of Moher and Ring of Kerry, stopping at Cahir Castle and Rock of Cashel on our way back). The Irish people were delightful and seemed truly glad we were there. So welcoming! And the Irish countryside is of immeasurable beauty. Hope one day we can go back!
This was our first time in Ireland. Dublin is a must! The city has a rich history and offers many opportunities for you to explore the history. We recommend a trip to Dublin Castle, Gravediggers, GUINNESS Storehouse, Whiskey Museum, Celtic Whiskey Shop, Queen of Tarts, The Duke, Trinty College, The National Library and Independent Pizza (if you want a break from traditional irish food, which is superb). We spent most of our time walking around The Liffey River and Trinity College area. We also took Irish Ferries over to the UK. Go, eat, drink and have a blast!