things to do in dublin city

5. the general post office (GPO) #historyiscool

The famous GPO in Dublin is the headquarters of An Post, the Irish Post Office, and Dublin’s principal post office. Sited in the centre of O’Connell Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, it is one of Ireland’s most famous buildings, and was the last of the great Georgian public buildings erected in the capital. The GPO museum is an immersive, interactive and engaging experience of modern Irish history from the late 19th century to modern times with particular emphasis on  the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish War of Independence, the Irish Civil War and the peace process in Northern Ireland.


Coming in at a cool number 5 on our top tips list – Get the Luas from the gibson door to this famous tourist trap. Only an 8 minute jaunt from the hotel. 

4. the guinness storehouse #pint?

located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery, the guinness storehouse is one of Dublin’s best places to spend an afternoon.  straight to the home of the black stuff.



getting there? easy, hop on the Luas from the gibson hotel and have an unforgettable start to your time in Dublin’s fair city.

St. James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse comes in fourth on our top things to do in Dublin list


3. st. stephen’s green #cornettoandchill

Grab a Cornetto and breath in the fresh air it’s time to check out St. Stephens Green.  This Dublin City gem is a Victorian public park, with tree lined walks, shrubberies, colorful flowerbeds, herbaceous borders, rockeries, and ornamental lake and a garden for the visually impaired. Dubbed Dublin’s very own version of New York City’s central park, the green is must see when staying in the gibson hotel.



Stevie’s Green comes in at number 3. thus, taking the bronze medal on our top things to do in Dublin list. #podiumfinish 

2. trinity college dublin #trinnersforwinners

trinner’s is most certainly for winners and a winning time is guaranteed in this bustling tourist attraction. trinity is perfectly located to enjoy Dublin city’s shopping and entertainment and explore its visitor attractions. trinity is home to some of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures: the Book of Kells, the Old Library and the Science Gallery. The good news, yep you can get there within a 15/20 minutes from the gibson hotel.



trinity College Dublin is a must see when staying in the gibson hotel. It picks up second place on our top 5 list. #Silver

1. Temple Bar Dublin #bestBARnone

this Dublin institution always splits opinion. however, few will disagree that its charming streets and eateries make a great holiday snap or #instadaily post. The areas lively street markets and cobbled lanes are full of stories and excitement all year round. At night, the area turns into a heaving throng of pleasure seekers flitting from bar to bar, taking in live music, theatre and movies or strengthening themselves at one of Temple Bar’s many eateries.

Gibson top tip: bring your piggy bank as Temple bar is famous for it’s prices as well as it’s tourist attractions. Lucky for you you can eat in our hemi bar before you take the trek to the city centre.



temple bar is top of our list as it’s a must see for any tourist visiting Dublin. hence it takes top spot in our things to do in Dublin city top tips. #goldmedal



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