You'll be welcome to Ireland and our capital city.
3 days isn't a long time so don't try to pack in too much. Here are some ideas.
1. Take a walk. If starting on the southside I recommend you take a stroll through Stephens Green Park & Shopping Centre, observe the Georgian Architecture that Dublin is famous for. Stroll down the famous, upmarket pedestrianised shopping street, Grafton Street. This will bring you to the vicinty of Trinity College. At the end if you turn left you'll be on Suffolk Street where Dublin Tourism is located in a converted church should you need advice.
2. Trinity College and the Book of Kells. Walking into the courtyard is like walking in a timewarp.
3. Around this area is also the Musemn quarter in Kildare Street such as the National Musemn & Musemn of Natural History.
4. Take a stroll down the main thoroughfare of O'Connell Street & view the GPO, site of the 1916 rising, now a post office. Even better take a conducted walking tour to learn about Dublins history. You'll probably get a character & learn much more. Visit Clerys Department Store. Head down some of the side streets such as Henry Street to do some shopping.
6. Hop on the Luas tram heading east.
7. Get off & take a stroll back along the quays & boardwalk by the Liffey. Visit the afternoon or night show of Irish dancing & music at Knightsbridge, Arlington Hotel on the Quays near O'Connell Bridge.
8. Visit some traditional Dublin pubs such as Messers Maguires, Brazen Head etc for a meal & drink.
9. Cross the Hapenny Bridge into the Temple Bar area with it's quirky often second hand shops, restaurants, pubs & cobbled streets.
10. Visit Dublin Castle.
11. Visit Dublinia where they do a reenactment of ancient Dublin, see Christ Church & St Patricks Cathedral.
12. Visit the Guinness Hop Store.
13. Visit Phoenixs Park home of Aras an Uachtarain, home of the President, Farnleigh House & Dublin Zoo which I detailed in below link.
For trips outside Dublin please consult this link since I've covered them in detail here.
almost 8 years ago
My pleasure Matteus
If you decide to hop on the Luas grab the one going in the direction of 'The Point' & get off at Mayor Square. Walk a short distance in the same direction & turn right towards the river. This will give you the opportunity to see the beautiful bridge & unusual architecture of the Convention Centre. Turn right when you reach the river & cross the road to be on the quayside. As you head back towards the centre you will see the figures of the Famine People & on your right the beautiful vista of the Custom House as you head to O'Connell Bridge. Try not to stand out as a loaded tourist when walking along the boardwalk on the quays.
While on O'Connell Street you might want to pop in for afternoon tea at the Gresham Hotel or on Stephens Green pop into the bar at the Shelbourne Hotel. Both are famous, historic Dublin Hotels. The Garden of Remembrance is at the end of O'Connell Street in Parnell Square if you want to bother to go that far, the Queen did.
Off Grafton Street up Clarendon Lane is the quirky shopping centre of Powerscourt Centre which might be worth a short visit. Bewleys Cafe on Grafton Street is a bit of a Dublin institution.
O'Neills pub almost across from the tourist office on Suffolk Street do a nice carvery lunch with a good choice.
Enjoy your trip. almost 8 years ago