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What NOT to do in Dublin

by Mark Batham Internet Marketer

Dublin is an amazing city. In addition to the Irish culture, the city literally wears its history with its magnificent buildings. It treasures many museums, parks and curiosities and it is not to big so you can walk around easily…a tourist haven. That is why we love writing blog about what to do in Dublin and there is so much! So for once, we thought it would be nice also to advise you what not to do in Dublin. And of course, give you tips and ideas of things to do instead!

Don’t stick to British Colonial and Irish Civil War historical sights

Many sight, especially public buildings focus on this period but did you know that Dublin has a serious Viking DNA? There are many other sights to visit and explore the prehistory, the medieval Dublin and the Viking.

Dublinia is one of the touristic attraction that offer to discover this side of Dublin History. With their exhibition, you will meet the Viking face to face and learn about medieval Dublin. For a funny and exciting experience go for the Viking Splash tour. With their bright yellow amphibious vehicle, you will parade around the city and discover the main sites relating to this period before slipping into the grand canal water!

Don’t take a photo next to Moly Malone

Moly Malone is probably the most photographed statute of Dublin and in consequences there is few chances for you to have a picture without a bunch of tourists next to you. Instead, find another idol, and trust us there is many of them dotted around the city. At Merrion Square for example, next to the Alexander hotel, you could have a picture with James Joyce, the famous Irish writer. If you are more Rock n’ Roll, why not posing alongside Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott on Harry Street. In fact, Dublin has lost of terrific statures that aren’t surrounded by tourist.

Don’t get lit in Temple Bar

Temple bar is the headquarters of tourist in Dublin, indeed it is the centre of Dublin’s night life but you might experience drunk people, expensive drinks and nothing authentic. During day time, we would advise you to stroll in this area as it is the centre of Dublin’s artistic community with many institutions such as the Irish Film Institute, but save your tour for the day time. To experience a nice evening like a local head around George Street in City Centre or walk down toward Rathmines. You will find many clubs for the party lovers and perfect pub for the after GAA matches beer.

Don’t try to get inside Oscar Wilde’s birthplace

There is no museum at 21 Westland Row, it is the writing centre for the Creative Writing and Irish Literature Masters of Philosophy students at Trinity College Dublin… Instead you could go at the Yeats exhibit at the National Library of Ireland. It is a nice exhibition with some of the key moments of his life recreated in addition to the presence of many artefacts. Best of all, it is free! We recommend you to have a look at the reading room of the library afterward, it will only take few minutes and the architecture is worth seeing it.

Don’t automatically look after traditional Irish food.

In fact, if it is written in capital letters “traditional Irish food” this is probably the least authentic place you could go. Dublin is a vibrant capital and our talented Irish chefs tend to do Irish classic with a twist. In addition, the City attract chef of all over the world, using best quality Irish product in their cuisine! So, have a look on the last trendy restaurant & bars or just roam into the city and we are sure you will find places for amazing food. And for the authentic hunter, the best place still are the pubs for chunky fries and Irish steak.

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