3 Hidden Gems You Need to Check Out When Visiting Dublin, Ireland

Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, Ireland.
Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, Ireland. Image by Faithie/Depositphotos

Visiting Ireland’s capital of Dublin is a unique experience. You get to enjoy stunning historic buildings, beautiful landscapes, tasty food, refreshing beer, and much more. But while your stay in Dublin will surely be a one-of-a-kind experience regardless of the activities and attractions you partake, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to check out some hidden gems the city has to offer. Here are the best of them.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Forget about brewery tours that you see in other major cities of the world. When in Dublin, you can actually pay a visit to a whiskey distillery operated by Teeling Whiskey Company. The distillery offers tours on a daily basis, and you’ll get to learn more about the whiskey-making process, see all the machines in action, and have a sip or two. Teeling Whiskey Distillery holds the distinction for being the first new whiskey distillery that opened in Dublin in 125 years. It is also the only one in function in the city that once had almost 40 of them operating.

Iveagh Gardens

Surprisingly, one of Dublin’s best-kept secrets is its beautiful public park Iveagh Gardens. Nestled between tall buildings and away from the busy streets, this park is hard to stumble upon if you don’t know what and where to look. This is why the place is rarely crowded, and if you get here, you’ll have all of its attractions for yourself, including a stunning waterfall and a copy of London’s Hampton Court Maze.

Brú na Bóinne

Brú na Bóinne is located some 40 miles outside Dublin, but the trip to this fantastic site is worth it. The place contains the remains of human settlements dating at least 5,000 years, including various stone structures, tombs, chambers, and ceremonial sites. UNESCO proclaimed it as a World Heritage Site back in 1993.