Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
With the magnificent beauty of museums, amazing nightlife, and alleyways and with its incredible history, this capital of Ireland, Dublin always impresses the tourists. Dublin is twinned with four places, such as San Jose of the United States, Liverpool of the United Kingdom, Barcelona of Spain, and Beijing of China.
Dublin is a great city for a fun trip but often, your guide won’t tell you these unique and secret spots that you must see.
Lets Explore Dublin Unique and Secret Spots (Irish Must See)
An Irish church where you can shake hands with an 800-year-old mummy.
This is the church made in Dublin for the very first time. When you look inside the church, you will see the wonder of history.
Down a set of dimly lit narrow stone steps, in a vault underneath the church, lay dozens of coffins, and one mummy ready to shake your hand. The mummies in the basement of St. Michan’s Church in Dublin, Ireland, are really only available for viewing because of a loophole in the rules of the church. Read more in wiki
2. Sweny’s Pharmacy, Lincoln Place
This is the pharmacy turned bookstore, which has been once visited by James Joyce, and it is one of the most famous locations for the novel. Sweny’s Pharmacy is featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Today, the chemist is maintained by volunteers, celebrating Joyce’s life and works with daily readings, cups of tea. It has also a glimpse of Oscar Wilde’s birthplace. Therefore, if you are a bibliophile, then you need to visit this and it is completely free.
Loose yourself in the second-hand books and imagine yourself back in 1904 among the old pharmaceutical paraphernalia.
Official Site sweny.ie
3.Winding Stair Bookshop and Restaurant
The Bookshop Winding Stair is one of Dublin’s oldest remaining independent libraries. There is a broad range of books, as well as some uncommon books that are usually not stored in the bigger chains.
What can be better than the restaurant cum bookstore? Well, if you are one of them who love vintage books, classics, popular fiction, poetry, gardening, cookery, art and design, children’s books, history, and second-hand books, then this is your place. This is also one of the gems, which serve Irish food, and is a bookstore.
This is a really old and quirky place. Upstairs, the Winding Stair Restaurant is acclaimed and overlooks the Ha’penny bridge. Famous for it’s simple, high-quality Irish cooking with an organic direction and extensive wine list.
Official site winding-stair.com, phone +353(0)18727320
One of Dublin’s most beautiful tourist attractions. An unspoiled gem right in the heart of the city.
You must visit this gem of the cherry blossoms if you are a bibliophile and you’ll enjoy it. 3 euros have to be paid. You can look through the literature here and this collection has the most expensive.
The library contains over 25,000 rare and interesting books relating to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, covering medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, mathematics, music, and classical literature.
There is also some material of a very scurrilous nature. Every year an exhibition of rare and curious items is presented from the holdings of the Library.
The current exhibition is titled: ‘Bram Stoker & the Haunting of Marsh’s Library’, an exhibition of books that were requested by Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, when he came to read in the Library in 1866-67.
Official website: marshlibrary.ie
5. Rory Gallagher Corner
Well, an interesting fact that this corner is dedicated to Rory Gallagher. You will spot a replica of the guitar, which belonged to this Iconic Irish singer. A very sweet gesture you would wish to explore on the roads of Dublin.
A bronze statue of rock musician Rory Gallagher’s prized Fender Stratocaster guitar will be unveiled on a Dublin street.
Blues legend Rory Gallagher inspired a huge devotion, both during his life and after. His quitar, a Fender Stratocaster, is almost as famous as Rory himself. Although the original was retired by Rory’s brother, you can find a copy of it in this rather unusual place: attached to the wall on the corner of Meeting House Square and Essex Street.
6. National Leprechaun Museum
Your journey begins with a look at representations of the leprechaun through the ages. On your journey, you will explore the relationship between landscape, folklore, story-telling, and magic. Expect the unexpected as you move through the playful and fascinating world of the leprechaun.
Dublin is a state of history and if you want to know more, then you need to visit this museum. This is famous for storytelling and often people come and tell about the artifacts. You can learn about the magic of history and this is a must-visit. official website – leprechaunmuseum.ie
7. Lucy’s Lounge Vintage Clothing Store
If you are a fan of vintage clothes and retro clothing, then you should head to this clothing store. It has very weird and fabulous clothes and if you want them, just head over there.
Lucy’s Lounge is a Vintage store previously known as SeSi, founded in 1987 in the heart of Temple Bar. We are inspired by Alice in Wonderland and dedicated to giving you something special. We house a hand-picked vintage department, trend-led vintage room, thrift room for bargain hunters, costume department and a stylish menswear section.
We make and Remix our own line in of clothing in our studio, ‘Lucy’s Lab’ where we also teach people how to sew. WE ARE CLOSED ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
8. Patrick’s Cathedral Park
If you love flowers and blossoms then, must head here. Its garden is the most beautiful and you can enjoy it on a sunny day. It is a good spot for picnics.
9. Oscar Wilde Statue
As you already know that Dublin is the birthplace of Oscar Wilde, there is a statue of him and that depicts the colorful life of him.
10. Saint Valentine’s Relics
This is a rumor that the real Saint Valentine is buried in Whitefriar Church and there is a decorated shrine that you can visit. So, must head there, as this is also unusual.
11. Huguenot Cemetery
There was a famous religious group of France, Huguenot. All the members are buried here, so you can pay a visit.
12. The Haunting Ruins of St Kevin’s, Camden Row
This has an odd less history, which is now transformed, into a public park. You can enjoy a cup of coffee from the best coffee shops here.
The now ruined St Kevin’s was first attested as early as the 13th-century, long before the historical city walls of Dublin reached this far away from the Irish capital’s center. The original church was replaced by a new building in the 1750s, by which point, the church had become an Anglican one. During its centuries worth of operation, St Kevin’s saw plenty of history, meaning that there are several notable people still buried in the church’s cemetery.