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3 days in dublin ireland: the perfect 3 days in dublin ireland itinerary

Day 1 in Dublin

Staying in Dublin for your long weekend: On the first day of your weekend break, begin your day with a scrumptious Irish breakfast at Queen of Tarts. Relish on their full Irish which is served with eggs, Irish bacon, sausage, black and white pudding, baked beans, mushrooms, and tomatoes accompanied by brown bread. A small and adorable café is ideal to set the tone for the exploration of Dublin’s streets.

After breakfast, you might like to have a leisurely stroll across campus to Trinity College to see the Front Square and the famous Old Library, which houses the Book of Kells. One of the most important treasures of Ireland's culture dating back to the 9th century AD would be the illuminated manuscripts. It takes about 1-2 hours here to wait in line to view the Book of Kells and then the magnificent Long Room of the Old Library with its thousands of antique books and marble busts of philosophers and writers overlooking the hall.

After that, proceed to the Guinness Storehouse where you will spend the afternoon familiarizing yourself with this Irish beer. You are then free to have a self-tour that guides you through more of the history of Guinness, more so the lease agreement that took 9000 years for the St James’s Gate Brewery. Conclude your meal with a pint of Guinness and enjoy the stunning 360-degree view from the Gravity Bar at the top floor.

Day 1 Highlights:
- Queen of Tarts
- Trinity College Dublin and the Book of Kells
- Guinness Storehouse

Day 2 in Dublin
For your second day in Dublin, take a stroll across the Ha’penny Bridge and go for a stroll through the trendy Temple Bar area. The old town is filled with beautiful stone-paved streets with painted houses, many of the cafes are restaurants, local pubs and numerous shops. Drop by the Saturday Market at Meeting House Square to buy herbs, art, and other unique products made by the local Dublites.

You may use the rest of the morning to visit Dublin Castle, which was built in 1204 AD. Take a stroll and explore the State Apartments which include the President’s hall for inaugurations and dining. Then spend time in the Christ Church Cathedral, which is believed to have been founded around 1030 A.D. by Sitric, the King of Dublin Norsemen. Among the must-see sights of the complex, one can mention the 12th-century crypt – one of the largest in Ireland and the earliest in the architectural ensemble of the monastery.

In the afternoon, be sure to visit St Stephen’s Green, a park that is one of the most popular in the city. The park is huge and is adorned with beautiful Georgian-style buildings in the surrounding. Don’t forget to visit the main gate that features the magnificent Fusiliers’ Arch and go to the central pond to feed the waterfowl.

End the evening as it began with an early dinner at The Brazen Head, officially established as the oldest pub in Ireland back in 1198 AD. Enjoy traditional Irish recipes such as the popular Guinness beef stew or bangers n’ mash in the authentic courtyard or in the fireside dining. This means that for the second day in Dublin, you can dance the night away to live traditional Irish music!

Day 2 Highlights:
- Temple Bar
- Dublin Castle
- Christ Church Cathedral
- St Stephen’s Green
- The setting is The Brazen Head Pub.

Day 3 in Dublin
It is on the last day of your Dublin trip, the first activity should be the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour where you can visit important sites at your own pace. On this route, you can visit such places as Phoenix Park – do not forget to go to Dublin Zoo – Kilmainham Gaol – Guinness Storehouse, and others, while the bus will stay here and continue its route only after you do the same.

Your 3 days tour should come to an end at EPIC Museum of Irish Emigration; this is a state-of-art museum that captures emigrant stories over 300 years. Visit galleries showcasing the heritage and more of the Irish in the world, in political, scientific, architectural, and many other spheres. It is an exciting, interactive, and high-tech presentation of the world's Irish influences and how they affected it.

If you have more time before heading back home or to your next destination in Ireland, you should check out the Fallon & Byrne food hall, wine cellar, and restaurant at Dublin’s Harrington Street in a converted telephonic exchange building. Cheers on the last of your wonderful Dublin city break!

Day 3 Highlights:
- Those with more time can consider the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour.
- EPIC, the Museum of Irish Emigration
- Fallon & Byrne

Well then, that concludes the plan of how to enjoy 3 days in Dublin, Ireland. This way, you will be able to gauge a rich perception of Ireland’s history, traditions, food, and warmth. Sláinte!