How to Make the Most Out of 24 Hours in Dublin, Ireland

The Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland
The Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by Matheus Câmara da Silva on Unsplash

Sure, hitting the pubs and drinking beer sounds like the most tempting way to spend 24 hours in Dublin, Ireland. However, you won’t regret it if you sandwich some activities in between and get to know the city better. Just because you only have a day to do it doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a shot. Here is how to do it.

Get an Irish Breakfast at Keoghs Cafe

There is no better way to start your day in Dublin than an Irish breakfast and a cup of coffee. The usual is bacon, sausages, baked beans, eggs, mushrooms, and grilled tomatoes, but there could be some hash browns thrown in as well. The place to get it is Keoghs Café.

Marvel at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

When you finish breakfast, take the South Great George’s Street and head to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The national cathedral of the Church of Ireland will amaze you with its astonishing architecture, art, and historical significance.

Tour the Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Dublin was once the whiskey capital of the world, but now Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the only distillery that is operating in the city at the moment. For this reason alone it is worth it to take part in one of the daily tours of the place. As a bonus, you’ll learn more about the whiskey-making process and taste some whiskey.

Check out Guinness Storehouse

If you are more into beer, you’ll also find Guinness Storehouse nearby. The building is dedicated to Guinness, Ireland’s most famous beer, and tells the story of its origins through multimedia exhibits and memorabilia. Of course, the beer tasting is included.

Relax at St Stephen’s Green

After all those whiskey and beer, you should head to St Stephen’s Green to catch a breather. Here, you’ll be able to relax with a stroll between gardens with scented flowers, ornamental lakes, and majestic green trees.

Explore the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

The Archaeology branch of the National Museum of Ireland is worth the visit for its extensive collection of antiques dating from the Stone Age to the Late Middle Ages. It contains items from Ireland but also other locations.

Walk into a Random Pub and Call it a Night

The best way to finish your day in Dublin is to enter a random pub that seems the most inviting, sit at the bar, order a pint, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.