I am not a big fan of rushed itineraries and short visits, but sometimes one day is all you have so here’s how you can make the most out of Dublin in 24 hours. I know, I know, there are plenty of ’24 hours in Dublin’ itineraries out there, but how many of them are totally doable and realistic?
First of all, for any quick city break, I suggest the hop on hop off tour bus – it gives you a very good idea of the city, its history, and the main sights, especially if it’s your first time there! Pros: It’s also a fantastic way to get around the city without spending extra money on public transportation.
So, this is my perfect 24 hours in Dublin itinerary!
8.30am – Breakfast at 3FE
The story of 3fe starts with the story of Colin Harmon, a former trustee officer at a professional investment funds in Dublin who won the Irish Barista championships only 6 months after leaving his previous career and walked to his fourth place at the WW championships in Atlanta the same year.I won’t spoil the rest of the story, you should head to their captivating and beautifully-designed website for the rest of it and much more about this coffee roaster and school in the centre of Dublin. Breakfast is served and it’s yummy!
"The perfect way to start a Saturday" or any other day in #Dublin.... . The story of 3fe starts with the story of Colin Harmon, a former trustee officer at a professional investment funds in Dublin who won the Irish Barista championships only 6 months after leaving his previous career and walked to his fourth place at the WW championships in Atlanta the same year..I won't spoil the rest of the story, you should head to their captivating and beautifully-designed website for the rest of it and much more about this coffee roaster and school in the centre of Dublin. . 3fe address: 32 Grand Canal Street Lower Dublin Website: www.3fe.com Instagram: @3fecoffee #cafesaroundtheworld_dublin #cafesaroundtheworld_ireland . Ph: @rockinfashion33 Words: @the_storyteller . We finally have Ireland on our list and the geotag is now working so you can actually see the exact location of the last cafes. Keep tagging and sharing!! #cafesaroundtheworld
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Address: 32 Grand Canal Street, Lower Dublin
9:30am – St. Patrick’s Cathedral
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Address: St Patrick’s Close, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland
11am – Trinity College/ Book of Kells
While in Dublin, you must take a tour of Ireland’s most famous college and see the ninth-century Book of Kells, an embroidered Latin version of the Bible. I’m not a big fan of tours, but this one only lasts 30 minutes and it’s quite funny. While you are here, don’t forget to check the Trinity College Library, which for book lovers like me, it’s just like heaven on earth.
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Address: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
1pm – Lunch at Itsa
While exploring a new city, I often opt for a quick bite rather than a full-sit-down lunch in order to save time (and stomach space) for exploring (and dinner). The Itsa mini-chain started as a single bagel shop in Dun Laoghaire and now includes multiple bagel cafes, restaurants and also a catering business. Run by two sisters, Domini and Peaches Kemp, with an ethical and wholesome approach to eating, here you will always be able to find a new creative bagel or something great to eat even if you have any allergies or intolerance.
Address: Exchequer St, Dublin, Ireland or Middle Abbey St, North City, Dublin 2, Ireland
2pm – National History Museum
Get your afternoon started by learning all about the history of Ireland from the Vikings to English rule, the IRA, and independence. The museum is pretty comprehensive, and it’s also free. (We love free things, don’t we?!)
Address: Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
4pm – Guinness Storehouse
After learning all about the history of Ireland, it’s time to learn all about another interesting story- the one about Guinness, Ireland’s most famous beer. The factory here produces around three million pints of Guinness a day (yeah, that ain’t a typo!). At the end of the tour, you can head up to the Gravity Bar for a free pint.And no, it’s never too early for a pint, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere ?
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Address: St James’s Gate, Ushers, Dublin 8, Ireland
7pm – Dinner and drinks at Temple Bar
After a quick refreshment at your accommodation, I am sure your appetite will be wild. I know, I know Temple Bar is touristy, but it’s one of those must-do things you would regret missing if you do!
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Address: 47/48 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
9pm – Sample whiskey at O’Neil’s
I know nothing about whiskey, but I have decided that next time I’m in Dublin I am going to try and sip several types of this golden-coloured liquor that was invented here many years ago. O’Neil’s, just a stone throw from Temple Bar, was opened over 300 years ago so I guess they know one or two things about whiskey.
Address: 2 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
9pm alternative – Grafton Street
For those who aren’t into the whole whiskey culture, here’s an alternative. If you haven’t had time to do this during the day, visit Grafton Street at night. Grafton Street is Dublin’s main shopping street, but during nighttime (and especially around Christmas), it turns into magic (and a photographer’s paradise) and you absolutely have to experience it.
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*What are your favorite places in Dublin? What did I miss? Leave your suggestions in the comment below! *
See you in Dublin!
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