the best day trips from dublin, ireland

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Dublin Day Trips

Aside from having a wide variety of fun things to do within the city, Dublin makes an excellent base for exploring the rest of Ireland, especially when you’re short on time.

Day Trip to Howth

Start your day in Howth with the unforgettable Howth Cliff Walk, then enjoy a seafood dinner near the harbor.

Day Trip to Malahide

Check out Malahide Castle and Gardens. Then explore Malahide village and the beach!

Day Trip to Bray

Bray is a charming seaside town with a large beach, a great cliff walk called the Bray to Greystones walk, and excellent food!

Day Trip to Wicklow

There are so many things to do in Wicklow! Go hiking in Wicklow National Park, see Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall, learn about Irish history in Glendalough! 

Day Trip to Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a charming medieval town with highlights that include a castle, Smithwick’s Brewery, and narrow streets filled with shops, pubs, and cafes.

Day Trip to Galway

Galway deserves more than a day. but you can easily see the lively city center filled with buskers and awesome pubs with live music!

Day Trip to Belfast

Belfast and Northern Ireland deserves more than a day as well, but with a group tour you can see Belfast, the Giants Causeway, and more!