Whether discovering a spellbinding museum on the way to the Phoenix Park or bumping into a friendly local as you cross the Ha’Penny Bridge, or swaying to the rhythm of an enchanting street busker blasting out your favourite tunes, you’ll quickly discover that Dublin is full of surprising moments where precious memories last a lifetime.
So, go on, take those extra few steps off the beaten track into a whole other Dublin. Dublin unfolds with the unexpected…See a full list of visitor attractions here and plan your trip today.
- Parade Route Changes
The 2017 St. Patrick's Festival Parade starts at 12 noon on Friday March 17th.
The Festival Parade will now come down the EAST side of O’Connell Street (Clery’s side), O' Connell Bridge East and on to Westmoreland Street. These changes will affect how the general public get around the city. Diversions will be in place which may lengthen journey times so it is advised to plan ahead.
Public coming to view the Parade on O’Connell Street East should access via Rosie Hackett Bridge and Marlborough Street. It is anticipated that viewing on O' Connell Bridge will be at capacity early.
There will be directional street signage in place and An Garda Síochána and stewards will be there to assist.
The Festival Parade route is extended and there is now viewing on Kevin Street.
Local residents and public using the LUAS green line, terminating at Stephen's Green should consider availing of this new viewing opportunity.
When the Festival parade finishes there will be diversions in place. Please co-operate with An Garda Síochána, security and stewards.
There is no better way to see Dublin than the City Sightseeing tour.
Friendly staff will guide you through multi-lingual commentary or a live guide, ensuring that sightseeing has never been so much fun! Hop On and Hop Off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions that Dublin has to offer. Stops include Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle and National Museums. City Sightseeing also offers a special after dark alternative on their City By Night Tour. The tour takes in the elegant houses in Georgian Dublin and the spectacular newly developed Docklands, truly beautifully lit at night.
Sorry, tours won’t be operating on St. Patrick’s Day.
- Support and Assistance
The Irish Tourist Assistance Service is free a specialist service, offering immediate support and assistance to tourists who experience crime while visiting Ireland.
The service is open 7 days a week - Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays and Public Holidays from 12-6pm. ITAS can be contacted on 1890 365 700 or 01-661 0562.
- Tourist Information
Discover Ireland Centre offer free maps and guides to Dublin, as well as best advice on what to do while in the capital.
Visit the experts on Dublin at:
- Visit Dublin Centre, 25 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
- Discover Ireland Centre, 14 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
- Dublin Visitor Centre, 118 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
- Dublin Visitor Centre, 17 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
- Discover Ireland Centre, Terminal 1 & 2, Arrivals Hall
- Dublin Airport Community Tourist Office, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire