This list seeks to represent the best of both the historic nature of Dublin's streets, the scenery and the greenery that makes Ireland so enticing and the museums and attractions that seek to keep every traveller interested and occupied.
A huge benefit of the city is how close in proximity everything is, meaning that you can take in many sights in a single day without it being overly strenuous. Take a morning in Trinity College and see the Book of Kells before a quick five minute stroll up to the National Gallery for a mid-morning coffee. Even the furthest attractions are reachable within half an hour whether it be by bus or rail and this allows you to pack much more in than in many other cities.
Dublin has a rich cultural and architectural history and whether you seek to experience this in conventional museums or spots such as Christchurch or the Garden of Remembrance you can also try your hand at pouring a pint in the Guinness Brewery or pouring over artefacts of the 20th Century in The Little Museum of Dublin.
Finally, Dublin has a wealth of gorgeous, leafy parks that are a perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping district. Drop into Stephen's Green or the Iveagh Gardens and maybe you'll even get to see a free show or participate in a cultural event you might not have known about.