Multiple airlines offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles and Reagan National to Dublin.
WHERE TO STAY
Trinity College Campus
Dame Street, College Green
Available late May to mid-September. Single rooms about $78, doubles about $105.
Drury Court Hotel
28-30 Stephen St. Lower
Centrally located, rooms from $106.
The Gresham Hotel
23 Upper O’Connell St.
One of Old Dublin’s finer hotels, refurbished in 2006. Rooms from $135.
WHERE TO EAT
78/79 Grafton St.
Famous for its coffee, with a diverse menu. Entrees start at $14.
7 Harry St.
Excellent pub food and outdoor seating. Entrees start at $14.
WHAT TO DO
Remarkable tour of the jail that once held many of Ireland’s national heroes and was the site of executions by the British. April-September: daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. October–March: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $8, seniors and groups $5, children and students $3, family $19.
Literary Pub Crawl
9 Duke St.
A visit to the pubs favored by Dublin’s literary luminaries. April 1-Oct. 31: Every evening at 7:30. Nov. 1-March 31: Thursday-Sunday at 7:30. $16, students $14.
Hop-on-hop-off bus tours
14 Upper O’Connell St.
A 90-minute narrated tour of the city. $22, tickets good for two consecutive days. Two children free with each paying adult.