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Dublin: The Ultimate Student City Guide

Dublin is one of the friendliest cities in Europe, with beautiful scenery, an amazing nightlife scene and so many things to do and see you’ll never get bored. You’ll find amazing food and drink from all over the world, plus a warm, welcoming reception wherever you go. Here’s the ultimate guide to this world-class city in 2019. 

World-Famous Pub Scene

The Temple Bar district is renowned all over the world. It’s a few minutes south from your new home, on the banks of the River Liffey. It’s packed with busy pubs offering everything from live folk music to cutting-edge DJ sets, plus all kinds of restaurants when you want to take a break to fill your stomach. Legend has it that the Guinness in Dublin is the best in the world, so make sure you try a pint or three. A little further south you’ll find the must-visit Clubhouse Bar, which offers everything from huge breakfasts to awesome late-night parties. It’s a student favourite for good reason. 

Legendary Landmarks

A quick walk across the river brings you to the awe-inspiring Dublin Castle. This is one of Ireland’s leading attractions - it’s a stunning building with centuries of history, and has featured in many major films and TV shows. St Patrick’s Cathedral is nearby, the tallest church in Ireland and a wonderfully peaceful way to spend a day out. 

Fantastic Food

You’ll find a wealth of amazing cuisine in Dublin, from hearty pub grub at The Brazen Head to delicious cakes at Mannings Bakery. Want something a little fancier? Dublin has five restaurants with a Michelin star, including Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, which has an impressive two stars, and lies just a few minutes from your new home. 

Perfect Parks

The enormous Phoenix Park is a stone’s throw from your new residence. It’s home to the excellent Dublin Zoo, as well as countless live music shows from world-famous acts, the Great Ireland Run and a host of other top events. Further north you can check out the stunning National Botanic Gardens and Tolka Valley Park, and plenty more pockets of relaxing green space dotted around the city. 

A Shopper’s Dream

Dublin has everything for the keen shopper, from contemporary Irish-designed homeware at the Irish Design Shop and Industry & Co, to delightful independent bookstores like the Gutter Bookshop. The city is packed with weekend markets where you can find a host of one-off vintage items, handmade gifts and unique items of clothing. 


And there’s a lot more to Dublin than this. This amazing city is packed with exciting things to do, and your new accommodation is right at the heart of it all. Find out more here: 

Ardcairn House

Dominick Place