Local favourites in Dublin
If you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere and a rich culture, look no further than the shining emerald city of Dublin. For centuries the harbour town has played host to travellers and tourists from around the world. The bustling retail districts, electric nightlife and rich cultural history have made Dublin a hotspot for holiday makers and trip takers.
Just like any other destination though, it can be hard to discover all of the best places if you’re never been there before. How does the old saying go, ‘when in Rome’? Well, when in Dublin do as the people from Dublin do. Here we’ve put together a list of local favourites so you can get the most out of your trip to Dublin.
Francis Bacon’s Studio
Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
As one of the most prominent artists in Ireland, Francis Bacon made a name for himself with his ground-breaking artwork. He won’t need any introduction for art fans but for those not familiar, this is an experience is a great opportunity to browse his work and learn more about him. Explore the mess that is Bacon’s studio and get inside the mind of the UK’s most erratic artist as you hear about his unique process and approach to creating artwork.
Temple Bar, Dublin
There are hundreds of pubs and clubs around Dublin that draw in tourists every night with fancy fusion drinks and quirky décor but none cut the mustard quite like Workmans. Locals will tell you that this friendly place is the best place to get some tasty authentic grub and enjoy a pint of the best bitter in the city. For a true taste of Dublin start your weekend off at Workmans.
It’s not that often you’ll get a sunny day in the heart of Dublin but when you do there’s no better place to be than Stephen’s Green. The gorgeous park in the heart of Dublin is an ideal spot for taking a walk or relaxing with your favourite book. The greenery is surrounded by quaint eateries and delicious street food vendors dishing up sweet treats to make your afternoon even better.
Little Museum of Dublin
Although this is quite popular with tourists, it’s still worth checking out. The Little Museum of Dublin is a treasure trove of culture stretching back over the last century. Explore some colourful exhibits and browse hundreds of historic artefacts as you learn more about one of the most vibrant cities on earth.