A Guide to Dublin's Top Attractions

Written by
Colin Murphy
Donal O'Dea
20 Things To Do In Dublin Before You Go For a Pint

A humorous guide to the highlights of Dublin, for native and tourist alike. A broad selection of twenty things to see from cultural highlights to distilleries, historical sites to seats of learning, all with Murphy and O'Dea's trademark humour.

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208 pages
177x110 mm

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Category Dublin, Humour

Got some time on your hands before you hit Dublin's famous pubs? Then you need this book, an invaluable guide to twenty of Dublin’s highlights for visitors and native alike. History, culture, strangeness and beauty are all here -- along with a list of the local hostelries to visit and let the experience soak in. Sprinkled with the wit of Murphy and O’Dea, best known for the Feckin’ Collection. Key attractions include:

  • Christ Church Cathedral 
  • Dublin Castle
  • The Chester Beatty Library
  • The Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College
  • Temple Bar
  • Royal Hospital, Kilmainham (IMMA)
  • Old Jameson Distillery
  • O’Connell Street & The GPO

And many more!

Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You’ve Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling ‘Feckin’ collection (The O’Brien Press). His début historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim. 

Donal O'Dea is a senior Art Director at one of Ireland’s leading advertising agencies.

Murphy and O'Dea's … travel guide—take it from a native—ticks all the boxes regarding what to do on a visit to Dublin, Ireland … overlook the silliness and you'll have a strong, compact guide to Dublin

Library Journal

simple … engaging … writers Murphy and O’Dea have a deep grasp of Dublin’s history and culture, but they’re also really good on the diverting weirdness of some of its most colourful characters … entertainingly written and immensely knowledgeable … a seriously funny and seriously factual tourist guide that won’t, they promise in the local parlance, bore the arse off you

Irish Voice

Murphy and O’Dea’s travel guide—take it from a native—ticks all the boxes regarding what to do on a visit to Dublin … a strong, compact guide to Dublin

Library Journal Review

an alternative to going on a pub-crawl

Books Ireland

for tourists and natives alike

Irish Daily Mail

basically a brew-print for city life

Irish Tatler Man

light and breezy … readable … no matter how long you have lived [in Dublin], you will find much in this to delight

Irish Echo
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