Of course your trip to Dublin is all about the Affiliate Super Show isn’t it? But what if it just so happens that you’ve managed to blag a sneaky day either side of the main event to take in our fantastic city? You’re going to want to know the best places to see and the fun things to do so here’s a run down of some of the must-do’s when in Dublin, courtesy of the team here at dublinbet.com

Dublin is a vibrant, multicultural city and has a wealth of points of interest, from stunning architecture and art, to beautiful parks and public buildings; there really is something for everyone. So once you’ve sobered up (or even if you haven’t) why not check out the following:

Dublin City Tour

Dublin is a city steeped in history and culture, but what’s the best way to soak as much up it up in just a few days? We definitely recommend jumping on one of the many city tour buses that roam around Dublin, there’s no better way to see the city quickly and to get your bearings. All main tours offer a hop-on/hop-off service so you can take the tour at your leisure. All tours highlight the main places of interest, the architectural style and people of influence. There are 2 options for the tour:

Prices are around €15 and tickets are valid for 24 hours.

Guinness Storehouse

No visit to Dublin is complete without a visit to the home of Ireland’s national drink – Guinness. The specially designed visitor centre explains the brewing process and ends with a free sample of the black stuff. Mmmmmmmm.  If you can still see straight, the bar on the top level of the Storehouse offers spectacular views across the city on clear days. Don’t miss it.

Top Tip: If you visit the Guinness Storehouse while on one of the Dublin city bus tours, you get a discounted entrance to the venue (normally €15). You can also get a discount by booking online at http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Index.aspx

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin is well-known for being a university city, with Trinity College being the most famous. It’s worth taking a walk through the cobbled streets of the College, taking you back to the 18th Century when The Old Library was first constructed. Trinity College Dublin is also home to one of the world’s oldest surviving manuscripts – the glorious Book of Kells, however the entrance fee is a bit steep at €8.50. Check www.tcd.ie/Library/bookofkells

St Stephen’s Green

St Stephen’s Green is Ireland’s best known Victorian park and acts as a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Dublin’s city centre streets – think Central Park in New York, but a bit more relaxed. With over 3.5km of pathways, the Green is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll to blow away the cobwebs or a hangover!

The park is located very close to one of the official show hotels the Conrad, and is just at the beginning of Grafton Street. A great place to enjoy the sun if we get any!

Grafton Street

If you’ve got some souvenirs to pick up or just fancy spoiling yourself then Grafton Street is the place to go. It’s a pedestrianised shopping street that links St Stephen’s Green to Trinity College and is Ireland’s premier shopping district with all the major fashion houses represented.

Top Tip: At the end of Grafton St is a statue of Molly Malone, a legendary figure commemorated in one of Dublin’s favourite anthems ‘Cockles and Mussels’.

O’Connell Street and the Spire

If you don’t find what you’re looking for on Grafton Street then O’Connell street is another massive shopping street There you’ll also find the Spire of Dublin, officially titled the Monument of Light is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument 121.2 metres (398 ft) in height, located on the site of the former Nelson’s Pillar on O’Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland.

Temple Bar

The absolute centre of life in Dublin, live music, pubs, street performers all gathered into this hidden away old district of Dublin. No-one should leave Dublin without a visit to this eclectic cobble-street district where the drinks are cool and the welcome is warm.

Top Tip: We strongly advise the ladies to wear sensible shoes as heels get caught in between the paving.

Dublin Pass

If you’re planning a few days of getting to know Dublin then this could be the best purchase you make. Available in 1, 2, 3, or 6 day durations, the Dublin Pass offers free access to 31 Dublin attractions including the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle and Dublin Zoo. The pass also offers discounts across Dublin plus FREE airport transfers!

Aviva Stadium Tour

Follow in the footsteps of your heroes and take a look behind the scenes at Aviva Stadium. Lansdown road in D4 area (very close to Ballsbridge Inn and Sandymount hotel).

Originally Lansdown Road Stadium, the Aviva was rebuilt recently and opened in May 2010. You will have the opportunity to see this impressive award winning stadium, all the areas which are crucial to the team on a match day – from a walk down the players’ tunnel to a seat in the team dressing room. Contact [email protected], visit www.avivastadium.ie/index.aspx or call 01 238 2300 for more information. (Adults €10)

Top Tip: If you’re a real football (soccer, to our North American cousins) fan then why not attend one of the International Matches that will be played around the week of the Super Show. The Carling Nations Cup features Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Visit http://www.carling.com/football/nationscup/

When is a Casino not a Casino?

Please note that Casino Marino in Dublin is NOT a casino! It’s actually an 18th Century house, and while it is generally regarded as one of the best examples of neo-classical architecture in Europe, you don’t want to go there for a night’s fun! It takes it’s name from the Italian meaning ‘small house’ rather than somewhere to gamble.

However, if you do want to visit a casino on your trip (of course you do!) then visit our very own Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club. Stay tuned for more info on special events at the Fitzwilliam Club during the iGaming Super Show.

If you’ve not already done so then don’t forget to Register for the Super Show over at the iGaming Business site.