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Michelle from Scottsdale asked

Three days in Dublin in early June: what can we do in 3 days?

I'm taking my son on a grad trip to Italy in early June and decided to stop in Dublin first.  What are some great things to do in a quick three day trip? He's a musician and has never been to Europe. We're bringing along my aunt and cousin and staying in a flat near Dublin Castle.

Dublin (Ireland)

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answered by
Maria from Dublin

Get a one day Dart ticket (Dublin Rapid Rail transport) The Dart train runs along the coast connecting Howth head (North Dublin) with Greystones in Wicklow. It's a beautiful scenic trip and the villages at either end have lovely seafood restaurants and decent bars. I suggest taking half day (the train trip takes about 2 hours in total) maybe have lunch in Howth, go for a walk on Howth head or the pier, then hop back on the Dart and book dinner in Greystones. The beach in Greystones is good for a walk. Or stop in Dalkey on the way for dinner. In Dublin City the National Gallery of Ireland and Irish Museum of Modern Art are worth a look also the Guinness Storehouse for the view of Dublin. The Chester Beatty Library is good. There's always lots of music on in Dublin! Maybe have a pint in O'Donoghue's Pub where you will hear impromptu artists play Irish music. Enjoy the trip.

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Laurie from Santa Monica

Wow, fantastic gift! The Irish Writers' Centre might be interesting to him since he's a musician. 

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Abbi from Northeast

Get tickets for the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus! We stayed on for the whole route first and made a list of places to stop, then spent two days getting on and off to see everything. My favorites were the Guinness StorehouseTrinity College and Book Of KellsChrist Church Cathedral, and  walking along the River Liffey. Hit as many pubs as you can! 

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Crystal from Anchorage


Sounds like an awesome graduation trip! It will be so great to have the family along for the celebration. Bonus points for staying near Dublin Castle.

Guinness Storehouse is probably of the most famous attractions in the city. They offer tours and you can have a free pint in their Gravity Bar which has nice views of the city. Legal drinking age is 18.

If the weather is nice, enjoy the National Botanic Gardens.

St Patrick's Cathedral is one of those must-see monuments.

Science Gallery Dublin is one of Dublin's more unique museums.

You can visit the The Old Jameson Distillery to learn about another iconic Irish beverage.

If you have an active family, consider Experience Gaelic Games to get a taste of traditional Irish sports.

There are tons city tours to choose from if you want to learn more about the city. You can choose from walking tours, pub tours, boat tours, hop on hop off bus tours, bike tours, day tours that take you out of Dublin, boat tours, and so many more!

You can browse all of the top attractions and tours on Trip Advisor Dublin.

Since your grad is a musician, consider seeing a concert while in town. You can check out what's on at Song Kick Dublin.

Escape The Room games are trending right now. They are great fun with the whole family as you have to work together to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape. One in Dublin is XIT Live Escape Adventure Game.

I hope that there is some useful information for you here. If you would like some more customized suggestions on Ireland and Italy based on your travel style and personality, as well as dates you will be traveling, you can contact me here.

Happy Travels!

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  1. Dublin Castle (attraction)
  2. Guinness Storehouse (attraction)
  3. Gravity Bar (restaurant)
  4. National Botanic Gardens (attraction)
  5. St Patrick's Cathedral (attraction)
  6. Science Gallery Dublin (attraction)
  7. The Old Jameson Distillery (attraction)
  8. Experience Gaelic Games (attraction)
  9. XIT Live Escape Adventure Game (attraction)
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