Photo Essay: 20 Photos that will Inspire You to Visit Dublin

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St. Patrick’s Day is today! Exciting, huh? If only I didn’t have a million inches of snow outside my window and could actually go to a parade, but oh well. I’ll live. Instead of wearing green and cheering in the streets, I’ll settle for sharing a couple amazing photos that will inspire you to visit Dublin in the near future.

I went to Dublin (and Ireland) waaaaay back in April of 2014. I missed St. Patrick’s Day by quite a few weeks, but I still had an amazing time. Dublin is a super safe and fun city. It’s strong tourist infrastructure, friendly people, fascinating history, and more make it a wonderful place for travelers – especially nervous or solo female travelers.

Happy viewing! Book your ticket soon and tell me about all your epic Irish adventures! And don’t forget double checking your ultimate Ireland packing list. You want to be prepared for all types of weather.

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Why I Loved Visiting Dublin

I adored Dublin for many reasons. First of all, the abundance of parks such as St. Stephen’s Green were wonderful for exploring. When I took these photos, I can still clearly remember how jetlagged I was in this park, haha. I almost passed out on a park bench. Classy, huh?

But, seriously, Dublin is a wonderful city. Not only are there many things to do in the Irish capital city, but there are tons of great day trips to take from Dublin to occupy your time and energy. Spend a week or more!

inspire you to visit dublin

inspire you to visit dublin

inspire you to visit dublin

inspire you to visit dublin

Dublin: One of the Best Literary Cities

Of course, Dublin’s one of the greatest literary cities ever. For example, wander the streets and you’ll discover so many references to Oscar Wilde everywhere! Be still my nerdy heart. I’m a huge fan of The Picture of Dorian Gray, so it’s apparent that I would absolutely love exploring Dublin.

And let’s not forget the best part of literary Dublin which is Trinity College!

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Yes, without a doubt, Trinity College is incredible especially for people who adore books. Part of me wishes I earned my Masters degree here, but I suppose we can’t have everything in life. I settled for roaming the campus fifteen million times.

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It doesn’t get much better than Trinity College’s library, though. Be sure to see the Book of Kells! The line is totally worth it!

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Ready to go beyond the Book of Kells. Next focus on Ireland’s most famous saint of all: Saint Patrick! St. Patrick’s Cathedral glistening in the sun. Don’t miss going inside!

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Dublin Castle and pretty yellow flowers. Part of me would love to live in a castle, but I don’t think I could handle all the cleaning, haha. I wanted to visit more museums at this point but didn’t have much of a chance. Take a visit to Dublin’s EPIC museum if you want something different!

inspire to visit dublin

inspire you to visit dublin

inspire you to visit dublin

I wish my apartment building had these colorful doors. I’ll take pink, please and thank you!

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View of River Liffey.

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If you want something a bit darker, Kilmainham Gaol provides insight into 

Are you booking a trip to Dublin soon? Do you have any stories from Dublin that you’d like to share? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day, wayfarers!! Wear green and smile!

11 thoughts on “Photo Essay: 20 Photos that will Inspire You to Visit Dublin

  1. Corinne says:

    You are right, I’m inspired! We’re heading to Dublin, and more of Ireland, in June. I can’t wait. It’s going to be a pretty big trip. I hope we see as many flowers as you did. So pretty.

  2. LeAnna Brown says:

    While I think that there are more beautiful places that Ireland has to offer other than Dublin, it is still a must if touring through the country! I really enjoyed all the history that Dublin had to offer, it was really fascinating

  3. Holly says:

    I went in January. It was pretty cold, but we had a good time exploring the city. Some stuff I passed by in a car or bus but never got out to really be able to see it. Loved Trinity College.

  4. Sara Broers says:

    Thanks for your insight into Dublin. I have yet to visit Ireland and it looks like Dublin has the castle life that Ireland appears to be recognized for. Your photos are inspiring me to dive into Ireland travel a little further.

  5. Charles McCool says:

    Gorgeous photos of Dublin. On my only trip to Ireland, we experienced an airline strike and had to fly home from Shannon, missing our stay in Dublin. I am yearning to return.

  6. melody pittman says:

    Oh I want to visit Dublin so bad. I love the playwrights wall, how cool! I planned my husband a golf trip to Dublin a few years ago and fell in love with his photos of Trinity. Temple Bar is one of my lifetime bucket list items. Thanks for a good dose of wanderlust.

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