Dublin, Ireland

Ideal for: History Buffs, Urban Adventurers, Theatergoers

  • With the youngest average population of any city in Europe, Dublin is a hub for culture and learning.
  • The city caters to lovers of history with sights like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Book of Kells, and the Brazen Head, Dublin’s oldest known pub, established in 1198 AD.
  • The city also boasts contemporary shops and galleries, along with fine dining and a vibrant nightlife.
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Dublin is the largest city in Ireland, located on the east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. A hub of culture and learning, the city’s literary history has produced famous authors such as William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, and Samuel Beckett. There are numerous museums and public galleries for art and culture enthusiasts to explore. As one of Europe’s most youthful cities, the city also offers a vibrant nightlife filled with live music, theater, restaurants, and pubs. Famous landmarks include the Guinness Storehouse, Temple Bar cultural hub, and Croke Park sports stadium.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Dublin Airport (DUB)
  • Average temperature
    65 degrees in summer; 47 degrees in winter
  • Currency
    Euro
  • Time zone
    5 hours ahead of NYC
  • Language
    English

Destination Highlights


  • Trinity College

    Founded in 1592, Trinity College is Ireland’s top-ranked university. The college boasts famous literary alumni including Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and Jonathan Swift, and is home to the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript believed to have been created around 800 AD.

  • Guinness Storehouse

    The Guinness just tastes better in Ireland, where St. James’s Gate Brewery is home to the country’s world-famous brew. Enjoy a tour of the brewery’s seven floors, learn about its history dating back to 1759, and, of course, enjoy a pint in the rooftop Gravity Bar.

  • The Liberties

    On the way to the Guinness Storehouse, you’ll pass through one of the Dublin’s most unique neighborhoods. Here you can visit the impressive Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, built between 1191 and 1270 AD, and wander through quaint art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, and more.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Dublin Vacation

    Like much of northeastern Europe, Dublin has a maritime climate with cool summers, mild winters, and a lack of extreme temperatures either hot or cold. Average winter daytime temperatures linger near 50℉ and summer highs rarely rise above 70℉. While Ireland is known for its rainfall throughout the year, Dublin’s sheltered location on the east coast makes it the driest place in the country.

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Map of Dublin, Ireland

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.

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