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Dublin

Welcome to The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin blog page; Scéal.

Scéal is the Irish word for story pronounced as 'shkale'. This is the place to come to explore what's going on in Dublin plus special offers and announcements from the hotel.

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48 Hours in Dublin: What To Do in Dublin This Weekend

Looking for suggestions for what to do in Dublin, must-see tourist attractions and the best sightseeing recommendations? Whether you’re coming for the weekend or find yourself with a couple of days to spare in the city, here’s our guide to spending 48 hours in Dublin:

Day 1

1. Take a Hike

Well, a short stroll anyway. Start at the hotel and explore the gorgeous St. Stephen’s Green Georgian square right across the road from us.

St. Stephen's Green in Autumn

2. Little Museum of Dublin

This is by far the best way to spend 30 minutes and is the top TripAdviser activity. Plus it’s 2 minutes from our front door.

Little Museum of Dublin

3. St. Patrick’s Cathedral

This gorgeous building is about 15 minutes away and it’s the tallest and largest church in Ireland.

St. Patricks Cathedral Dublin

4. Guinness Storehouse

The home of the black stuff is the most popular tourist attraction in the country and is only 15 minutes’ walk from the cathedral.

Guinness Storehouse Experience

5. Dublin’s Traditional Irish Pubs

Now that you have a taste for it, it’s time to visit some of our recommended traditional Irish pubs in Dublin – and that should take care of the rest of the evening for you.

Temple Bar Pub Dublin

Day 2

1. Walking Tour Podcast

This is something we made just for our guests. Now that you know the city a little better, take this 30-minute walking tour of the historical highlights of the city centre. There’s also a fashion walking tour for those who love to shop.

The Spire on O'Connell Street

2. Trinity College

Now it’s time to go and see the Book of Kells, which is a national treasure and one of the most important illustrated bibles on view anywhere today.

Trinity College Dublin

3. Kilmainham Gaol

This is the one place that every guest thinks is amazing. It’s one of our personal favourite attractions and never fails to impress. Go see it.

Kilmainham Jail Dublin

4. National Museum of Ireland

This is just around the corner from the hotel on Kildare Street and well worth a visit to see our unique history and artifacts.

National Museum of Ireland

5. National Gallery

This is just around the corner from the museum and although it’s not very big, it has some outstanding Irish and international pieces, including a very important Caravaggio which was lost until 1990.

National Gallery of Ireland

6. Dine in Style

Now it’s time to go and enjoy dinner at one of our recommended Dublin restaurants – we think we’ve covered every taste and budget. They’re all on our list and they’re all outstanding.

Fire Restaurant Dublin

7. Dublin Bars

It’s the end of your 48 hours and time to wrap it up and reflect over a pint or a cocktail in one of the many great Dublin bars near the hotel.

Bailey Bar Dublin

Phew. What a great Dublin city break that was. Take a look at some helpful Dublin pages for some more ideas.