Top 10 things to do in Dublin in 2017

We don’t really think you need an excuse to come back to Isaacs hostel in Dublin, but if you must justify a trip to your inner conscience, here are top 10 reasons to visit Dublin in 2017

isaacs hostel reccommend the Long hall Pub1) Dublin Pubs

Maybe not setting the best moral example here … but are all your friends  on the “Dry” for Januar ,Lent or even the whole year? Then buck the trend and escape the misery ! Get on the next  plane or bus to Dublin to sample some of the 1000 or so Pubs in Dublin City . Choose from Music Pubs , best Guinness , best characters and warming winter fire . A selection of our favourite’s here include The Celt , Stags Head , Mulligans, Darkey Kelly’s  and The Cobblestone for Music

coastal villages Dublin2) Coastal walks

After the excesses above, just hop on the train and you can experience great coastal villages just a few miles from Dublin City with fabulous scenic walks including Malahide , Dalkey, Greystones,  Bray , Howth and Skerries. Not many Cities can offer this within a 10 minute train journe . All these villages also have great pubs and food !!

marathon Dublin3) Get Fit with Dubs

Dubliners are the masters at finding and making craic, even if it involves extreme sport, running a marathon or cycling 100  miles . Set yourself a goal and join us for some of key Fitness events this year such as the Dublin Marathon in October, the Women’s mini marathon ( 10k) in June, the Great Dublin Bike ride in September and the Dublin City Triathlon in August .

st patricks festival4) Paddy’s Day Festival

Well  admittedly this  makes it to our list every year in varying positions on our top 10 !  This is simply one of the biggest and greenest parties in the world and cannot be ignored  The hostel is rocking at this time

5) Live Music venues

Vicar Street, Whelan’ , the Sugar Club and Grand Social  are just some of the smaller Dublin venues for an eclectic mix of music  Whatever your  taste there will be some great music playing somewhere in town. Plan your trip now

howth head6) Unbeatable views from up high

Surrounded by coast and mountains a great view is never far away In Dublin. From the legendary Hell Fire Club in the Dublin Mountains, Killiney Hill  and Howth Head read on for some of the best views in Dublin

kilmainham jail7) History

Last year’s Easter rising centenary really brought Dublin’s fascinating  history to the fore.

Recently renovated Kilmainham gaol and the top quality tours at Glasnevin cemetery will give a great insight into our colourful past. The quaint Little Museum of Dublin is great value and make sure you do the guided tour

all ireland football Gaa finals croke park august 20168) Gaelic Sports

Dublin is home to Croke Park HQ of GAA Gaelic Sports. Dublin were  the winners of the all-Ireland in 2016 and hope to repeat this in 207 . The spectacle of Irish GAA county supporter coming “up for the match” from June to September is uniquely Irish and you should put this on your must do list even if you are not mad into sport. There is also a great Museum and Skyline Tour at Croke Park


Longitude festival9) Music Festivals

Two firm festival fixtures on the Dublin calendar are Longitude at Marley park  in July and Forbidden Ffruit at Kilmainham from 3- 6 June . Dubliners know how to party and love their music

film festival Dublin 10) Audi Dublin Film festival

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) is a firmly established calendar standout for all film buffs and movie nerds. For ten days in February the city is awash with premieres, previews and Q&As, attended by a host of international and home-grown talent.  Though the Savoy is where all the mainstream red carpet screenings are held, the IFI and Lighthouse are two great independent Dublin Cinemas that are so worth a visit at any time if you are a movie buff


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