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Top things to do in Province of Leinster

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Ranked #1 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Category: Parks; Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Museums

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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Shackleton Exhibition (Dun Laoghaire)
Ranked #2 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Shackleton Exhibition is located within a 2,500 sq ft space in the Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. It... more » Owner description: The Shackleton Exhibition is located within a 2,500 sq ft space in the Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. It is less than 50m from the suburban railway station known as the DART, which is also beside the bus terminus (# 46A, 7,8 45.) « less
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Ranked #3 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Category: Cemeteries; Museums; Cultural
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 #4 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a... more » Owner description: No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a land of lakes and rivers.The collection deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past.The museum is privately owned and run by the Finneran Family and houses a unique 25 year collection of over 5,000 items. These include; horse-drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesmans tools and buttermaking equipment. For those with an interest in the lifestyle of bygone days, the Museum hosts laundry memorabilia, old and rare washing machines, 1930’s old-style thatched bar & grocery, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones and a large collection of 78rpm records, shop dockets and bill-heads, sports display McCormacks photography room where the contents include dark rooms finishing r D & P line, camara’s enlargers and B & W colour processors. as well as much, much more.Derryglad Folk Museum is an ideal destina­tion for school tours, ICA Guilds, Ladies Clubs, Farming Groups, Vintage Clubs, Historical So­cieties, Day Care Centres and many more « less
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Ranked #5 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Category: Libraries; Museums; Cultural
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 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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! « less
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Glendalough Monastic Settlement (Vale of Glendalough)
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Ranked #8 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded... more » Owner description: This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin and the famous round tower, standing 112 feet high with a base measuring 52 feet in circumference. Visitors: There is a car park at the Visitor Centre. It is recommended to see the informational video at the Visitor Centre before starting your explorations. « less
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Ranked #9 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Owner description: The Irish Military War Museum and family park,offers a fascinating insight into Irish participants' involvement in both World... more » Owner description: The Irish Military War Museum and family park,offers a fascinating insight into Irish participants' involvement in both World War One and World War Two, as well as other military conflicts in world history. The Irish Military War Museum, covering 5,000 square feet of floor space, will represent a distinctly non-political but 'must see' educational and historical resource for people of all ages and from right across the island of Ireland and beyond. « less
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Dublin Falconry (Balbriggan)
Ranked #10 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: We are an educational and tourists facility.We provide many services for the public as an attraction.We have 16 birds on... more » Owner description: We are an educational and tourists facility.We provide many services for the public as an attraction.We have 16 birds on display with two flying shows sat and sun.We are open for business seven days a week.Private bookings Monday to Friday and open to the public on weekends.Vouchers are available in store as great gifts for all occasions. « less
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Ranked #11 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Cultural
This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.
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Howth Hills (Howth)
Ranked #12 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Wicklow Mountains National Park (Glendalough Village)
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Ranked #14 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: National Parks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Howth Head (Howth)
Ranked #15 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #17 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Owner description: The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre raised its first curtain on March 18, 2010 and has since been presenting world class... more » Owner description: The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre raised its first curtain on March 18, 2010 and has since been presenting world class performances to almost 2 million audience members from across Ireland and the world. With a diverse repertoire of genres ranging from musicals to folk concerts and from opera to ballet, coming to the theatre allows you an escape. You can get to a Broadway or West End theatre, Russian ballet or German opera, all from just a few minutes away from home. In an iconic building, designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the theatre is a pinnacle of entertainment in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. Home to the Circle Club, the theatre provides for those who wan to experience a little bit more during their theatrical experience. Here is a place to relax and enjoy the performance while taking in the magnificent views of Grand Canal Basin, food, and friends. « less
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Ranked #18 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
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 #19 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
Beautiful urban park immortalized in James Joyce's "Ulysses."
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Killiney Hill (Killiney)
Ranked #20 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Mountains; Outdoors

From a locals point of view: Killiney Hill/ Dalkey hill is a must for vistior to south county Dublin. It's the most beautful walk you will get in South dublin. Getting the DART to... more »

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Bru na Boinne (Donore)
Ranked #21 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years old, which makes it older... more » Owner description: Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years old, which makes it older than the pyramids. Historians was once believed Newgrange was a passage tomb, but now is believed to be an ancient temple. « less
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Ranked #22 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Waterfalls; Outdoors
Owner description: Voted No. 3 In the Top 10 Gardens of the World - by National Geographic! One of the world's great Gardens, Powerscourt is... more » Owner description: Voted No. 3 In the Top 10 Gardens of the World - by National Geographic! One of the world's great Gardens, Powerscourt is situated 20km south of Dublin City Centre in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.The Garden was begun by Richard Wingfield in the 1740's and stretches out over 47 acres. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. The House was gutted by fire in 1974 but recently has been reborn as an exceptional tourist destination. An audio visual brings to life the rich history of the Estate, while the double height Georgian Ballroom has been restored and hosts wedding and special events.The House is now home to the best in Irish design in gifts, clothes and furniture in the Avoca Stores and Interiors Gallery. Treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Cafe where you can enjoy exceptional food, from each loaf of Irish bread to Mediterranean tarts or extraordinary salads. Come and explore all that Powerscourt House & Gardens has to offer, there's something for everyone from little explorers to garden enthusiasts! « less
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Abbey Theatre (Dublin)
Ranked #24 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Owner description: The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to 'bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and... more » Owner description: The Abbey Theatre's founders W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory had the vision to 'bring upon the stage the deeper thoughts and emotions of Ireland'. Today in our 110th anniversary year that mission is alive and well. Our ambitious artistic programme of classic Irish drama to new Irish writing holds a mirror up to Irish society. Over the years, the Abbey has nurtured and premiered the work of major Irish playwrights such as Marina Carr, Frank Mc Guinness, Tom Murphy and a new generation of writers such as Richard Dormer, Stacey Gregg, Nancy Harris and Elaine Murphy. We also nurture a new generation of Irish artists through our artistic development programmes and commitment to discovering new acting, writing and directing talent. « less
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Jerpoint Park (Thomastown)
Ranked #25 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Welcome to Jerpoint Park, where we strive to immerse you in a unique experience of heritage and culture in a very special... more » Owner description: Welcome to Jerpoint Park, where we strive to immerse you in a unique experience of heritage and culture in a very special destination Thomastown in Kilkenny , south east of Ireland. Unearth the history of Jerpoint Park with a guided tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th century medieval town. When it was founded near a crossing point on the River Nore near the Cistercian Jerpoint Abbey. The site also contains the Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas (Bishop of Myra) plus the Church of St. Nicholas. "One of Irelands's best examples of a deserted 12th century medieval town" a quote from The Heritage Council of Ireland.Savour the delicious homemade scones baked daily during the summer months in our Tea Rooms. Angling on the River Nore for wild salmon & wild brown trout from March - September (ghillie, rods & bait available for hire). Sheep dog demonstrations with geese or sheep is a wonderful event to see.Check website for details of opening hours and guided heritage tour times.Looking forward to welcoming you to Jerpoint.Joe & Maeve « less
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Phoenix Park (Dublin)
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Ranked #26 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
Beautiful urban park lined with running trails.
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The Wicklow Way (Wicklow)
Ranked #27 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Trails; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
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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 #29 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 500 attractions in Province of Leinster
Category: Castles; Outdoors
Owner description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and... more » Owner description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks. « less
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