As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, many tourists will be wondering what are the top tourist attractions to visit in Dublin.
St. Patrick’s Day 2022 will be the first time the country can celebrate since the 2019 edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With that in mind, there’s no better time to research the top-rated tourist attractions in Dublin.
Tripadvisor has ranked the top 10 attractions to visit in Dublin and in a shock to absolutely no one, alcohol is high on the list.
Here are the top 10 starting from the bottom.
10. National Museum of Ireland – Archeology
Few things are more Irish than going to see the bog men currently residing in the Archaeological Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland.
Current museum exhibits include ‘Glendalough: Power, Prayer and Pilgrimage’, Viking Ireland, Kinship and Sacrifice and Ancient Egypt.
What makes it even more attractive is that it is completely free.
9. Guinness Warehouse
The Guinness Storehouse comes in at number 9 according to Tripadvisor.
Even if you’re not a fan of the black stuff, a visit to the house of Guinness should definitely be high on your list.
The entire tour takes an hour or two, but at the end you can enjoy a perfectly poured pint in the gravity bar with the best view over Dublin city.
8. Trinity College, Dublin
Right in the heart of Dublin city is the eighth best thing to see in the city – Trinity College.
Founded in 1592 as the twin college of Oxford and Cambridge, Trinity has always been a popular tourist attraction, whether to see Ireland’s smallest cemetery, the Book of Kells or Trinity Library.
It can get crowded, so best to book in advance.
7. Glasnevin Cemetery
Probably Ireland’s best known cemetery, the final resting place of many of Ireland’s most important personalities.
Glasnevin Cemetery opened in 1832 and contains over one and a half million people.
A guided tour around the cemetery is definitely recommended. When you’re done, you can always head to the gravediggers for the best pint of Guinness in Ireland.
6. Teeling Whiskey Distillery
The Teeling Distillery was the first distillery to open in Dublin in decades when it opened in 2015.
It is located in what was called the “golden triangle” during the glory years of Irish whiskey. In this district of Liberties, there were once more than 40 distilleries.
Tickets for a distillery tour start at €17 with a tasting at the end.
5. Kilmainham Jail
Most schoolchildren will have made at least one visit to Kilmainham.
The guided tour lasts approximately one hour and includes visiting the cells where the 1916 leaders were held as well as the location where they were executed.
Located in Inchicore so it’s a bit out of the city center but well worth the trip.
4. The Little Museum of Dublin
You can see the history of Dublin City in less than 30 minutes by walking to the Little Museum of Dublin.
They are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with tickets at €15.
The museum is located directly opposite St Stephen’s Green Park and a guided tour of the park takes place daily.
3. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Recently crowned Europe’s number one tourist attraction for the third year in a row, EPIC tells the story of Ireland through the centuries.
The museum is also pulling out all the stops for St. Patrick’s Day with an exciting range of activities and events planned for the national holiday.
The Green Roots Project which runs from March 17-20 is free entry.
Adult tickets start at €16.50.
2. Irish Whiskey Museum
Located just opposite the main entrance to Trinity College, the Irish Whiskey Museum is the perfect starting point to learn more about the uisce beatha.
You will learn the crucial difference between whiskey and whiskey and why there are two different spellings depending on where the whiskey is produced.
Tickets for guided tours and whiskey tastings start at €20.
1. Jameson Bow Street Distillery
At number 1, Dublin’s top tourist attraction for St. Patrick’s Day weekend is Jameson Distillery Bow Street.
Although not a working distillery, it is the site of the old Jameson Distillery before it moved to Midleton in Cork.
Tickets for the Bow St Experience start at €25, but cocktail-making lessons are also available from €50.