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Ranked #1 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Parks; Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields

Croke Park Stadium is Ireland's largest and most iconic sporting arena and is the 3rd largest stadium in Europe. Headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), it... more »

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Ranked #2 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Cemeteries; Museums
Owner description: Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the... more » Owner description: Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. We want to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history. We are a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds are used to sustain and improve our cemeteries to ensure they are places of beauty, interest and intrigue. « less
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Ranked #3 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Museums
Owner description: Welcome to the Irish Whiskey Museum, the first Irish whiskey museum in the world! The museum depicts the origins of Irish... more » Owner description: Welcome to the Irish Whiskey Museum, the first Irish whiskey museum in the world! The museum depicts the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory, the dramatic fall, and of course, current revival of new Irish whiskeys. With an exclusive collection of Irish whiskey memorabilia dating back to the 1800s, blended with a modern twist, this is one memory you are sure to enjoy! Winter Opening Hours: 11:00 am - 18:00 pm | January & February Normal Opening Hours: 09:00 am - 19:00 pm | March to December First Tour: 11:30 am Winter | 09:30 am Normal Hours Last Tour: 18:00 pm Winter | 19:00 pm Normal Hours Evening Entertainment: 20:00 pm (subject to confirmed bookings) « less
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Ranked #4 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Awesome Walls Dublin is one of the largest and most modern indoor climbing centres in Europe catering for individuals, groups... more » Owner description: Awesome Walls Dublin is one of the largest and most modern indoor climbing centres in Europe catering for individuals, groups and birthday parties. With a superb cafe and shop on site and expert instructors we will ensure you have a great time every time. « less
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Ranked #5 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Libraries; Museums
Owner description: Situated in the heart of Ireland's capital city, the Chester Beatty Library is an art museum and library which houses the... more » Owner description: Situated in the heart of Ireland's capital city, the Chester Beatty Library is an art museum and library which houses the great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts assembled by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968). The Library's exhibitions open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. Its rich collection from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe offers visitors a visual feast. Chester Beatty Library was named Irish Museum of the year in 2000 and was awarded the title European Museum of the Year in 2002. « less
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Ranked #7 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Ranked #8 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Museums
Owner description: If you want to discover the story of Dublin in just half an hour, visit the Little Museum today. Our guided tours – on the... more » Owner description: If you want to discover the story of Dublin in just half an hour, visit the Little Museum today. Our guided tours – on the hour, every hour – offer a short, entertaining introduction to Irish history. The museum is housed in a landmark Georgian building on St Stephen's Green in the very centre of Dublin – and we are open every day. « less
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Ranked #9 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Nature and Parks
Beautiful urban park immortalized in James Joyce's "Ulysses."
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Ranked #10 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Nature and Parks
Beautiful urban park lined with running trails.
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Ranked #11 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Castles; Performances
Owner description: Two Hours of Screaming, Laughing, Fun.... Take a Tour of Bram Stoker's 'Castle Dracula' with the Characters from Dracula... more » Owner description: Two Hours of Screaming, Laughing, Fun.... Take a Tour of Bram Stoker's 'Castle Dracula' with the Characters from Dracula coming alive... 'Renfield' and 'Van Helsing' taking through the Castle Tunnels, Bridges, Gargoyle Courtyards, Haunted Library and off course 'Ireland's Only Graveyard Theatre' for our Castle Dracula Show. Castle Dracula hosts memorabilia from the Dracula Movies and all the History of Dracula's creator Bram Stoker. Stories, Pictures, Posters, Death Certificates and even a lock of Bram Stoker's hair cut on this death bed by his wife Florence... Putting you right inside the mind of the man who gave us the World's Greatest Horror character. This is Ireland's Most Quirky and Unique Experience in Dublin's most extraordinary Venue. Not to be missed on your trip to Ireland, book early to avoid disappointment. Easily accessible by Bike, Bus, Taxi, Train... Or Hearse! « less
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Ranked #12 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland and... more » Owner description: The National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology is the national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland and home to over two million artefacts. Permanent Exhibitions: Our exhibitions include the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in western Europe, outstanding examples of metalwork from the Celtic Iron Age and the Museum’s world-renowned collection of medieval ecclesiastical objects and jewellery. The Treasury: Ór - Ireland's Gold, Prehistoric Ireland, Kingship and Sacrifice, Viking Ireland, Medieval Ireland, Ancient Egypt, Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus, Life and Death in the Roman World. There is also a number of Temporary Exhibitions taking place. « less
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Ranked #13 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: An evening of Interactive Irish music and Dancing. We teach you how to play the bodhran, Irish Ceili Dance and to pour the... more » Owner description: An evening of Interactive Irish music and Dancing. We teach you how to play the bodhran, Irish Ceili Dance and to pour the perfect pint of Guinness. There also a fun free photo booth and props for great pictures. We gurantee you'll be able to play the Irish Drum and Irish dance. This is a fun, high energy event with a great sense of satisfaction when you get a chance to play with great Irish musicians and dancers. Suitable for all ages. « less
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #16 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #18 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
Owner description: One of Dublin's most beautiful tourist attractions. An unspoiled gem right in the heart of the city. Established in 1707,... more » Owner description: One of Dublin's most beautiful tourist attractions. An unspoiled gem right in the heart of the city. Established in 1707, Marsh's Library is a wonderfully preserved library of the early Enlightenment complete with its original oak bookcases. Visitors often comment on the wonderful smell of the old bookcases and books.The library contains over 25,000 rare and interesting books relating to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, covering medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, mathematics, music, and classical literature. There is also some material of a very scurrilous nature. Every year an exhibition of rare and curious items is presented from the holdings of the Library. The current exhibition 'Imagining Japan' shows some of the books which may have inspired Jonathan Swift's famous 'Gulliver's Travels'. « less
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Ranked #19 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Educational Sites; Historic Sites; Libraries
Owner description: The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592.... more » Owner description: The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson. « less
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Ranked #20 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Museums
Owner description: Rated as one of the most popular attractions in Dublin, a visit to the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum will... more » Owner description: Rated as one of the most popular attractions in Dublin, a visit to the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum will intrigue and fascinate all ages. Over 1 million people left Ireland during the 1840s at the height of the Great Famine, fleeing starvation and hoping for a new life in America. This mass emigration created a huge diaspora of people with Irish ancestry in the Americas, and later in Australia. The life-size wax figures in the museum below deck on the Jeanie Johnston are all modelled on actual passengers who made the journey to North America on the ship. Daily tours begin AT THE SHIP which is located on Custom House Quay just downriver from the International Financial Services Centre and across the road from Jury's Inn Hotel. « less
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Ranked #21 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Category: Zoos
Owner description: One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned... more » Owner description: One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats. « less
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Ranked #24 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Architectural Buildings; Gardens
Owner description: Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government now owns it and uses it to provide accommodations... more » Owner description: Formerly the home to members of the Guinness family, the Irish Government now owns it and uses it to provide accommodations for visiting dignitaries and special guests. « less
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Ranked #25 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours renowned for it's hospitality and famous pint of... more » Owner description: The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours renowned for it's hospitality and famous pint of Guinness! You truly capture a sense of the hidden Ireland when you accidentally stumble upon The Stag’s Head. Finding it is akin to discovering a rare treasure as it is concealed through a narrow passageway off Dame Street, although access can also be gained through Exchequer Street or Georges Street. When you enter inside this feeling of discovered booty is greatly intensified as a virtual paradise of culture and old world values confronts you. This is probably Dublin’s best preserved Victorian pub - and everything here is of authentic Victorian origin. Take time to look around and savour the sumptuously carved Victorian mahogany fittings, the mosaic marble tiled floors and granite tabletops. Visiting the Stag’s Head is a wondrous experience wether you call when the premises is cosy, warm and glowing at night time, or in early morning when this is old repository of liquid culture is radiantly illuminated by wafts of sunlight filtering through the stained glass windows. The mahogany bar, capped with red Connemara marble, follows the classic Victorian architectural pattern, being long and punctuated by exquisite partitions that divide into private compartments or stalls. « less
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Ranked #26 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and... more » Owner description: Decorative Arts & History is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware; as well as examples of folk life and costume. « less
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Ranked #27 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Libraries; History Museums
Owner description: The National Library of Ireland holds the most outstanding collection of Irish documentary material in the world. There are... more » Owner description: The National Library of Ireland holds the most outstanding collection of Irish documentary material in the world. There are three reading rooms and a Genealogy Advisory Service to assist family history researchers. The Library also has two major exhibitions, the multi-awarding winning 'Yeats : the life and work of WB Yeats' and 'Strangers to Citizens : the Irish in Europe 1600-1800'. Entry to the Library and exhibitions is free. « less
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Ranked #28 of 252 attractions in Dublin
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Ranked #29 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
Owner description: The guided tour of Aviva Stadium home of Irish football and rugby is a fun, informative and unforgettable experience for... more » Owner description: The guided tour of Aviva Stadium home of Irish football and rugby is a fun, informative and unforgettable experience for adults and children. The tour includes visits to the home dressing room, players' tunnel, pitchside, press room and much more. Aviva Stadium reopened its doors on 14th May 2010 and has a seated capacity of 51,700. It is the oldest rugby union ground in the world and the oldest sports stadium in Europe. Aviva Stadium is the home of the Irish national rugby and Republic of Ireland national football team. Aviva Stadium is now Ireland's only UEFA Category 4/Elite Stadium and has won a number of awards. Opening Times: February to October inclusive 7 days a week, on the hour 10am to 4pm. November to January inclusive 7 days a week, on the hour 10am to 3pm. « less
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Ranked #30 of 252 attractions in Dublin
Category: Art Galleries; Art Museums
Owner description: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the oldest Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. Visit the Gallery to see our great... more » Owner description: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the oldest Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. Visit the Gallery to see our great collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings and Francis Bacon's studio. Current exhibitions include 'Efforts and Ideals: First World War Prints from the Collection' which continues until 22 February 2015 and 'Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination' which runs until 29 March 2015 Opening Hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am- 6.00pm Friday & Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm Closed Mondays ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS IS FREE See gallery website for current events. « less
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