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Dublin City Breaks

From ghosts to Guinness, bargain city breaks to Dublin have something for everyone. One of the cheapest and most charming of our European city breaks destinations, we at Co-operative Travel recommend a short break in the fair city of Dublin at any time of year.

Dublin manages to fit an awful lot into its compact size, so last minute Dublin city breaks will keep you extremely busy. Divided by the picturesque River Liffey, Dublin is a graceful city rich in 18th century heritage, dominated by its towering castle. Many cheap Dublin city breaks are booked in the cultural quarter on the south side of the river - but if you like things quiet, look for breaks on the picturesque north bank.

Dublin package city breaks are typically booked in handsome boutique-style hotels - many of which are located in Temple Bar and the Trinity College district. Dublin has more museums than you could visit in a lifetime, but all Dublin city breaks should include a visit to the Guinness Storehouse Museum located next to the famous brewery.

The city is famous for its neoclassical civic architecture, and a heritage map will point you in the direction of magnificent gems like Custom House, 18th century Mansion House (the Mayoral residence), and the beautiful GPO building - site of the 1906 Easter uprising. Many fine Georgian town houses can be seen in Merrion Square, and Christ Church Cathedral is a must. If you enjoy exploring the past, a cheap visit to Dublin is the perfect getaway for you.

With more parks and green spaces than any other European city, breaks in springtime are perfect for exploring the leafy environs of places like Phoenix Park. Dublin package city breaks are great for children too. Take a friendly Ghost Walk to meet the spirit of Molly Malone, charge round Dublin Castle, or let off steam at the National Wax Museum. If you want lively weekend breaks, try Temple Bar where the pubs come alive with traditional music and dancing once the shops in Nassau Street close. You’ll find a huge variety of Dublin city breaks to choose from with us at Co-operative Travel.

Booking Ahead – Dublin City Breaks

If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Dublin city breaks. Booking ahead for your city break to Dublin has many advantages - especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays. Book an all-inclusive Dublin holiday for next year and save money now.

Dublin - Holiday Destination Information

Key Information: Dublin is a lively and exuberant city which attracts over 3.9 million visitors every year. This vibrant city has the perfect balance of culture, heritage and hospitality which make city breaks to Dublin so special. Whether you’re planning a family holiday or a group holiday, you can be sure that Dublin has everything you could want in a city break.

Ideal Time to Go: Like most of the North-western countries in Europe, Dublin is known to have a maritime climate, which means the summers are cool and the winters are mild. The best time to visit Dublin is between June and August as these are the summer months. During these months you can expect great weather and a wide variety of exciting festivals. If you’re looking for cheaper city breaks to Dublin, then we recommend booking a holiday to Dublin between March and May. These months are just outside of the high season which means that you can expect less tourists, cheaper prices and relatively warm weather.

Weather: Dublin’s maritime climate provides cool summers and mild winters, so you should expect generally warm weather whenever you decide to visit. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures rising to 16°C, whereas the coldest months are January and February with average temperatures dropping to 5°C.

Flight Time: Direct flights to Dublin can take around an hour, whereas connecting flights will take longer.

Time Difference: Same time as the UK.

Currency: Dublin uses two currencies: the Euro (€) and the Pound Sterling (£). Northern Ireland uses the Pound Sterling, whereas Southern Ireland uses the Euro.

Fun Fact: Dublin is known to have the youngest population in Europe. With roughly 50% of the population being younger than 25 years old.

Top Tip: Travelling around Dublin should be quite easy as there are a variety of transport methods. You can take a bus, rent a bike, call a taxi or even hire a car.

How to Get There

Direct flights to Dublin are available all year round at airports across the UK. Connecting flights are also available at airports across the UK. As Dublin is part of Europe, it should be quite easy to find cheap city breaks at any time of the year.

Places to Visit on Your Dublin City Break

Dublin city breaks offer a variety of great activities and fun entertainment for both kids and adults. Here are a few recommended places to visit during your city break in Dublin:

  • National Museum of Ireland – located on Kildare Street in Dublin, this famous museum contains prehistoric artefacts, Viking treasures, medieval objects and Irish art. Walk around this spectacular museum and experience the great history of Ireland.
  • Phoenix Park – take a stroll in one of Dublin’s most loved parks and experience the wonders of this attraction. This park features nature trails, decorative gardens and far-reaching green plains. The Phoenix Park is also home to the famous obelisk - the Wellington Monument.
  • Trinity College – the Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and is located at the heart of Dublin. This university has a fascinating history and is well-known throughout the world for its collection of priceless artefacts. If you love history and culture, then this is the attraction you cannot miss.


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