There are plenty of Self-Guided Walking Tours of Dublin out there, so what makes mine better?

My self-guided walking tour of Dublin is special because it highlights clean eating restaurants and health food stores along the way where we found great snack and meal options.

We loved walking around Dublin. If you are staying near or in the city center, there are so many attractions and activities are in walkable distance.

On this self-guided walking tour, you\’ll discover the history, local shops & eateries, and so much of what Dublin has to offer!

*Don\’t miss my Clean Travel Guide to Dublin for more clean eats & activities!

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Begin by walking down the famous O\’Connell Street

O\’Connell Street is a historical Irish street in the center of Dublin. There are several monuments and statues on this street that pay tribute to previous leaders and events of this city and country.

O\’Connell Street was restored in the 20th century and now is a beautiful street that you can\’t miss walking down while you\’re in Dublin.

Walk to the Epic Museum

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If this is your first time in Ireland, I recommend visiting the Epic Museum. The Epic Museum is a unique Irish museum that highlights the history of Ireland and the significance of immigration in this country. Epic was awarded Europe\’s leading tourist attraction in 2019, 2020, and 2021!

The entire museum is interactive and digital, and they give you a passport book that you get to stamp in each room of the museum.

Download the Self Guided Audio Tour, it takes approximately 90 minutes! *You can make an entry time reservation online.

Cross over O\’Connell Bridge OR Ha\’Penny Bridge

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You can walk back to O\’Connell Street and cross the river on O\’Connell Bridge, or walk a little further down the river and cross the historical 19th-century Ha\’Penny Bridge.

Ha\’Penny Bridge was built in 1816 and got its name because in the 1800\’s it cost half a penny for patrons to walk across.

Visit the Old Library at Trinity College & see The Book of Kells

Trinity College is the site of the 18th century Old Library, the beautiful Long Room, and the historical Book of Kells. The Book of Kells was created around 800AD, is one of Ireland\’s greatest cultural treasures, and holds significant value to our history.

Download the Self-Guided Audio Tour App, it takes approximately 30-40minutes! *You can make an entry time reservation for this

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Grab a Clean Lunch!

All of these restaurants are within a couple of blocks of each other in the same neighborhood, about a 6-minute walk from Trinity College.

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Cornucopia – 100% Vegetarian w/ Vegan & Gluten-free options, and organic coffee.

Blazing SaladsVegan and Vegetarian Wholefood Deli with juices and frozen meals to-go.

Sprout & Co Kitchen – Seasonal, local, organic cafe.

Explore Grafton Street

Walk 3-5 minutes from any of the restaurants above to Grafton Street.

This popular pedestrian street in Dublin\’s city center has great shopping and runs right into St. Stephen\’s Green.

Stop into St. Stephen\’s Green Shopping Center

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Walk south on Grafton Street and you\’ll run right into St. Stephen\’s Green. It\’s like Dublin\’s Central Park (but much smaller). This popular shopping center is on the corner near St. Stephen\’s Green entrance.

Drop-in Veganic – 100% Organic, 100% Plant-based Supermarket.

Nourish Health Food Store – Across from St. Stephen\’s Green Shopping Center, you\’ll find Nourish. It\’s an Irish whole food store that specializes in organic foods, and clean supplements, and household products.

Enjoy a Stroll in St. Stephen\’s Green

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St. Stephen\’s Green is a historical park in the middle of Dublin. It\’s a beautiful oasis to enjoy amid a busy city. There are different trails, benches, and areas to rest or have a snack or picnic.

Tour St. Patrick\’s Cathedral

Take a 9-minute walk from St. Stephen\’s Green and you\’ll find St. Patrick\’s, which was built in the 1200s and is one of the few medieval buildings left in Dublin.

Do the 30-minute self-guided tour (Download the free app) and you can save 50cents if you book your tour online!

If you aren\’t interested in touring the cathedral, St. Patrick\’s Park on the side of the cathedral is worth a visit. There are beautiful gardens throughout the park, and a local Sunday Market with artisan goods and several used and rare book vendors!

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Guinness Storehouse (Optional Stop)

I made this an optional stop, because it technically isn\’t within walking distance, in my opinion. You can easily take a short taxi ride from St. Patrick\’s Cathedral to Guinness Storehouse.

Do the 90-minute self-guided audio tour and be sure to book your entry time online!

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Do not miss the Gravity Bar. This was our favorite part of the Guinness Storehouse. It is a ticket add-on that allows you to relax in the bar with panoramic views of Dublin and enjoy a free drink! They have non-alcoholic options as well.

Visit Dublin Castle

Just a 10-minute walk from St. Patrick\’s Cathedral is Dublin Castle. This will take you back closer to the city center and the Temple Bar area of Dublin.

Dublin Castle was built in the 13th century and is central to Dublin & Ireland\’s history. There is a self-guided tour and you can book your tickets online!

Finish the Walking Tour at Temple Bar

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Temple Bar is an iconic Dublin destination.

Even if you aren\’t into drinking alcohol, go and experience this gem for the atmosphere and the traditional live Irish music.

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