Dublin is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. From the iconic Guinness Storehouse to the vibrant nightlife of Temple Bar, there’s something for everyone in Ireland’s capital.
If you’re looking for a relaxing stay in the city, look no further than The Devlin – a luxurious place to stay in Dublin’s leafy Ranelagh village. The Devlin offers everything visitors need for a memorable stay in Dublin, from an exquisite restaurant and bar to luxurious bedrooms offering first-class amenities. Whether you’re after an action-packed weekend or a romantic getaway, let us help you plan an unforgettable itinerary to make the most out of your visit.
Day 1: Arrival in Dublin & Exploring Ranelagh
Morning: Arrive at Dublin Airport. Take a taxi or public transportation to the Devlin in the Ranelagh neighborhood. When taking public transportation, you will most likely be brought to the Heuston Train Station or Connolly Train Station, the best option to get from the Devlin after being dropped in the city center is to take the Luas to the Beechwood or Ranelagh stops, both of which are within walking distance from The Devlin. Check in, relax, and get acclimatized to the local time zone.
Afternoon: Begin your Dublin adventure with a walking tour of Ranelagh, a vibrant suburb renowned for its leafy streets and variety of eateries. Enjoy a relaxed lunch at Layla’s, the rooftop restaurant at the Devlin. The eatery offers stunning views over the city and a unique dining experience.
Evening: After lunch, make use of the Devlin’s free bikes for guests to explore the rest of Ranelagh. Some destinations in Ranelagh are Herbert Park, Sandymount Beach, and Ranelagh Food Market which can all be reached by bicycle. Pay a visit to the charming shops and boutique stores that this neighborhood offers. Don’t miss out on Nobó Treathouse, where you can enjoy some of the best coffee in Dublin along with their popular frozen treats.
Day 2: Historical Tour & Cultural Exploration
Morning: Start your day with a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest cathedral, and a historic landmark of Dublin.
Afternoon: Have a quick lunch in the city center, then visit Dublin Castle, a major piece of Irish history. In the evening, head back to Ranelagh and try one of its many local pubs like McSorley’s for traditional Irish fare and a welcoming atmosphere.
Evening: Go for a traditional Irish music pub crawl. There are many in Dublin, but O’Donoghue’s is one of the most famous for this, and it’s a short taxi ride away.
Day 3: Dublin’s Museums & Nightlife
Morning: Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology to take in some of the country’s rich history.
Afternoon: For lunch, try some local delicacies in the food stalls of Moore Street Market. In the afternoon, head to the Guinness Storehouse for a tour and a pint at their rooftop bar, Gravity Bar.
Evening: Back in Ranelagh, have dinner at one of the local spots like Nightmarket, which serves authentic Thai dishes. After dinner, try a pint at Birchall’s or another of Ranelagh’s many friendly local pubs. Additionally, take advantage of the long evenings and take a stroll to find some of the wonderful street art of Ranelagh.
Day 4: Literary Dublin & Ranelagh Chill
Morning: Embark on a literary walking tour that covers famous Irish authors such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. The tour includes a visit to the Dublin Writers Museum and a stroll around Trinity College.
Afternoon: After grabbing lunch, visit the Book of Kells, an ancient manuscript housed in Trinity College. Later, head back to Ranelagh and visit the Ranelagh Arts Centre. They often host exhibitions, film screenings, and workshops.
Evening: Savor your final dinner in Dublin at Dillingers, known for its innovative and hearty dishes. Afterward, enjoy your final evening with a movie at Stella Cinema or a few cocktails at Americana.
Day 5: Departure
Morning: Depending on your flight schedule, use the morning for any last-minute shopping in Ranelagh’s many boutiques. Check out of the Devlin and make your way to the airport, bidding farewell to the wonderful city of Dublin and the charming neighborhood of Ranelagh.