Daily Life Tour, Dublin

The real life of Dubliners is hidden away from the main tourist attractions. Those who live in Dublin and breathe its air daily, live an interesting and complex life. Take this tour to feel what it is like to be a Dubliner. Walk off the beaten track, shop alongside Dubliners, perhaps even go to an opera at The National Concert Hall.
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Guide Name: Daily Life Tour
Guide Location: Ireland » Dublin (See other walking tours in Dublin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: max
Christ Church Cathedral

1) Christ Church Cathedral (must see)

While you are in Dublin you really should visit the Christ Church Cathedral which is the oldest medieval church in the city.

In the early 11th century the Norse-Gael King, Sitric Silkenbeard, went on a pilgrimage to Rome and on his return he founded the cathedral overlooking the Viking settlement in Wood Quay. The first building was wooden and was rebuilt in stone in 1180. An extra nave and the Chapel of Saint Laurence O’Toole where added in the 13th century.

The church is somewhat...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Leo Burdocks Fish and Chips

2) Leo Burdocks Fish and Chips

This quaint and charming place is a family business opened in 1913. Today, Burdocks Fish and Chips is an international brand, and has become quite a tourist attraction. Still, their main customers are locals. This restaurant is popular with politicians, writers and regular citizens of...   view more
Powerscourt Townhouse Center

3) Powerscourt Townhouse Center

The Powerscourt Townhouse Center has a few places that are very popular among locals. One place is the farmers market on the top floor and another is a vegetarian eatery called Cafe Fresh that offers meals containing only the freshest ingredients.
Operation hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 – 5:00...   view more
Grafton Street

4) Grafton Street

Give yourself a break from visiting Dublin’s museums, theatres and galleries and spoil yourself with an afternoon’s shopping in Grafton Street, the biggest shopping street in the city.

Grafton Street runs from College Green in the north to St Stephen’s Green and shopping centre in the south. The nice thing about this street – apart from the wonderful shops – is that it’s mostly a pedestrian precinct, so you only have to dodge other shoppers and not heavy traffic.

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Davy Byrnes

5) Davy Byrnes

200 years ago it was known as the “Scotch House on Burgh Quay”. A famous local on Duke street with a very skilful manager. Today, it's named after its owner, but became famous international because of Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses, though you'd never know it from the modern décor. An outstanding service it is also part of its rich cultural...   view more
Steven's Green Shopping Center

6) Steven's Green Shopping Center

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is located on the south end of Grafton Street and it is difficult to miss this Dublin landmark.

The centre opened in 1998 and is modelled after the style of London’s Crystal Palace. It is a three storey shopping mall built of steel and glass and is really amazing with over 139 tall round topped windows, lace-like steel surrounds and a delicate steel and glass dome.

The steel and glass structure is carried on inside the building with a central atrium and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

7) Krystle

Since its opening in 2007, Krystle has become a much-talked-about club on the Dublin nightlife scene for its elegant setting and sophisticated night of partying. Attracting a bevy of local celebrities, including sports figures, media professionals, models, and socialites, Krystle is the place in the city to see and be seen. Set inside the Russell Court Hotel, this great club features a cozy bar area, comfortable sofas and lounge seating, as well as a dance floor that heats up when the DJs start...   view more
Iveagh Gardens

8) Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens is a public park located behind the National Concert Hall. It is a lovely, calm place to spend an hour or so in the sun.

This beautiful park isn’t very large, but it full of things to see. It was first opened to the public in the early 19th century, but no-one took much care of it and it became something of a wilderness and the land might have been sold off for housing, if not for Benjamin Guinness who took it over and restored it in 1863 after Iveagh House was built. His son...   view more
The National Concert Hall

9) The National Concert Hall

If you want to go to a concert, whether classical or modern, or enjoy an opera, the best place to book your seats is the National Concert Hall.

The hall was built in 1865 for the Dublin International Exhibition. Between 1908 and the mid 1960s it was the central building of the University College of Dublin. When part of the University moved to a new campus in 1981, the empty half of the building became the concert hall. At that time it was a bit cramped and only small concerts were held here.
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Walking Tours in Dublin, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Dublin

Create Your Own Walk in Dublin

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dublin is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nassau St. Gift Shops

Nassau St. Gift Shops

It would be a pity to leave Dublin without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts which are unique to Dublin and can be purchased in the wonderful souvenir shops along Nassau St.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Nightlife Tour, Part 2

Nightlife Tour, Part 2

Dublin at night is a buzzing Mecca of nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and night-time attractions. If you want to have an unforgettable night out, this walking tour is definitely what you need! We offer you a walk around the heart of the Irish capital, with stops at some of the most popular clubs and bars in this fascinating city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Art Galleries Tour

Art Galleries Tour

Dublin's city center is home to several prominent galleries, like the The National Gallery of Ireland, which is a must see for any art lover. Dublin has a varied and rich art-scene, from classical to contemporary, from domestic to international, it offers something for everyone. Take the following tour to discover the most popular and prominent art galleries in Dublin.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Hidden Places Walking Tour

Hidden Places Walking Tour

You don't always find everything that's worth-while on a map, smaller and less famed sights are often omitted on tourist maps and brochures. However a trip off the beaten track can sometimes be the most rewarding. Take this tour and find some of Dublin's secret places, some of which even the locals aren't always aware of.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

Dubliners and the Irish in general are known for their passion for whiskey and beer. The Irish and the Scots are constantly at odds as to who makes the better whiskey and who could imagine St. Patrick's day without some famous Irish green beer ? Check out this amazing tour, that will guide you trough an area packed with pubs, and find out first hand what an Irish pub crawl means.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Temple Bar Entertainment

Temple Bar Entertainment

Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin, Ireland. Unlike the areas surrounding it, Temple Bar has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets. It is promoted as Dublin's cultural quarter and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists, with locations proving to be traditional Irish hotspots

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km

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