Dublin: An insiders’ guide to walks, activities, food, drink and hidden gems

If you want to stretch your legs, there are great walks north and south of the city

Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street: an old Dublin establishment with plenty of charm. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Mulligan’s of Poolbeg Street: an old Dublin establishment with plenty of charm. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In my more than 25 years of writing Lonely Planet’s guide to Dublin, the one constant is that Dubliners have little more than a vague familiarity with the attractions that make up the city’s tourist experience.

When was the last time you visited the National Museum or the Book of Kells? When did you last set foot in any of Dublin’s three cathedrals? Did you know that Dublin has three cathedrals?

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