More To Dublin Than The Guinness Storehouse

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When you think about the Capital of Ireland, and even when you google ‘things to do’ one of the first thing that comes up is the Guinness Storehouse. I visited for the first time recently and it was really great. You get told all about how the drink is made, view the different types of advertising over the years (Diago’s marketing is A1 by the way) and then get to pour your own pint at the end and enjoy all of Dublin’s views up at the Gravity Bar but Dublin has more than just The Guinness Storehouse andย Kilmainham Gaol.

This weekend I took a spontaneous trip on the DART train out to Dalkey which is a beautiful small town in South Dublin (with some AMAZING houses) and walked roughly 3km along the coast/beach until we reached Killney Beach, then back along the hill road back towards the Dalkey DART station (although there is a station at Killney you can take back to the city if you don’t want to walk all the way back). We got lucky with the day that we picked as was a beautiful clear day, with a little bit of heat there as well. Honestly, I don’t think I have to say much more about it as the pictures speak for themselves.


There are plenty of places to explore around Dublin apart from the usual sights in the city centre and there is great public transport to get you to where you need to go. Although I am a sucker for the beaches down by Kerry which will always be my favourite – the views along the Dublin coast are something to be admiredย ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Comment and let me know if you have been here, or other places in Dublin you have enjoyed!

*photos are unedited from a Samsung S7 Edge cameraย ๐Ÿ˜‹



25 thoughts on “More To Dublin Than The Guinness Storehouse

  1. I and several other people I know have found the Guinness tour to be a bit underwhelming. It just felt like you paid 20 Euro for a pint of beer. We really enjoyed the Jameson distillery though. I think it’s because you get a tour guide to talk with. When I was there we took the train to the South and walked along the beach. Then we took the train to the North of the city and hiked the bluffs. Both were excellent experiences. Thanks for sharing your trip.

    1. I didn’t want to really publicly diss the storehouse because it is a great place to go but I felt it was quite anti climactic. Personally I enjoyed the advertisements and old marketing campaigns the most and after that it was a but lack luster. I think the coast of Dublin should really be pushed a bit more as a tourist attraction because it is so beautiful, especially when you get a good day for it. I’m glad you enjoyed your trips and saw a bit more of Dublin than the norm!

  2. Great post!!! I do have to say that the Guinness Storehouse is at the top of our list and tickets have been bought for a month now.. But we have several other great things planned while we are in Dublin, and I cannot wait. Do you have any suggestions besides Howth for things to do off the beaten path?

    1. Some people find that if you’ve seen one zoo you’ve seen them all but Dublin zoo is great! The Botanic Gardens are free and beautiful but probably best kept for a nice day. Templebar is great fun but quite over priced and over rated so I wouldn’t spend too much time there. Bray/Greystones is actually Wicklow but can be accessed from the DART and you can do a cliff walk there, and if possible the wicklow mountains/glendalough are beautiful! Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. The scenery I see in photos of Ireland always surprises me! I always picture it in my mind as dark and dreary as London was during my time there, largely due to their proximity… sorry, Ireland!

    1. It can ve one of the more dreary places when the weather isn’t great, but one of the most amazing countries the minute the sun shines! Just have to catch it at the right times ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Does anyone know what Dublin is like mid winter to travel to?! I’ve only done England and Scotland at winter time… Have friends planning NY there & would love to give them advice! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Depends on the month really. Any time around December has that Christmas spirit with the lights on all the streets so it’s fantastic. January is usually quite wet and the nightlife isn’t as good as everyone is so poor from Christmas (ha!).. Overall once you bring a good jacket, it’s great! ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. That would be a great time! The city lights are still up from Christmas and there is a great buzz around the place around New Years! ๐Ÿ™‚ the only really bad thing about winter is the weather, but if you come in Summer you’re still not guaranteed it anyway ๐Ÿ˜‹

          1. Perfect perfect! Thermals all the way! I’ll make sure they’re prepared. I did Edinburgh last Christmas and was fine…. Just layered! Very different to Australia’s winter!!! Xx

  5. Looks like Dillon’s Park at the top. One thing: as a resident of Killiney, just wanted to point out that that’s how it’s spelled, not ‘Killney’. It sounds almost like ‘Killarney’ when you say it!

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