One of the biggest benefits of living in Dublin is that you’ll never be bored. No matter how you like to spend your free time, you’ll find plenty of things to do right on your doorstep.

From festivals and nightlife through to sports and outdoor activities, Dublin has it all. It’s no wonder almost 9 million visitors came in 2019. As the capital city, Dublin is home to world class galleries, museums and tourist attractions – many of which are completely free to enjoy.

Art lovers can browse the National Gallery or the Hugh Lane, which house everything from Impressionist paintings to Caravaggio masterpieces. Whereas history buffs head to the National Museum to check out Viking remains and megalithic rock art.

For nature lovers, Dublin’s surrounding mountains and coast provide a getaway from city life. And, for the foodies out there, let’s not forget Dublin’s wonderful pubs, markets and restaurants. There is truly something to suit every taste.

Discover the vast selection of things to do in Dublin below.

Festivals in Dublin

Dublin's festivals are many and varied, spanning every season and a broad range of interests. Some of the biggest are ones you might guess; but there's a whole host of more unusual – and no less enjoyable! – festivals on offer, just waiting to be joined.

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Markets in Dublin

If you want an authentic taste of the originality, creativity and variety the city has to offer, you have to make a trip to your local Dublin market. From farmers markets to street food stalls, there's always some exciting events taking place throughout the city.

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Food and drink

While the city has always been internationally known for its liquid exports, Dublin’s food scene has also come along in leaps and bounds in recent years. The delicious and reasonably priced food on offer is just one of the many perks of life in the city. For newcomers, here’s an introductory guide to food and drink in Dublin. The Dublin food scene With four Michelin-star restaurants, Dublin has its fair share of fine dining experiences. However, you don’t need to go to top-class eateries to g

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Walking tours

One of the big benefits of living in Dublin is that there’s always something to do. Even a stroll through the streets can be entertaining. Thanks to the city’s compact size, rich history and beautiful built heritage, there is something to see around every corner. Here we run through some of the best walking tours Dublin has to offer. Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin As an award-winning tour operator, you know you’re in safe hands with Pat Liddy. However, he isn’t just a safe bet. His love of Du

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