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Address: Dunsink Ln. | Castleknock, Dublin 15, Ireland
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A lovely informative evening with beautiful views of the city. Such a pity it was cloudy. Our 3 girls enjoyed it. The speakers are very passionate about what they do. It they can... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
Meath, Ireland
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Meath, Ireland
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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

A lovely informative evening with beautiful views of the city. Such a pity it was cloudy. Our 3 girls enjoyed it. The speakers are very passionate about what they do. It they can lose the kids by rambling a little

Thank shenn09
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

We took a small group of astronomy lovers to Dunsink Observatory. We arrived as travellers and left as family! They could not have made us feel any more welcome. The grounds are lovely and, if you're in to old telescopes and science history, you'll have a ball. Don't forget the rest of the astronomy trail too. Highly recommended

Thank einram101
Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting place, well worth finding to have a look around. Run by volunteers who are very helpful. Visit if you can.

Thank ziolith
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

Dunsink is open on the first and third wednesday of each month during the winter period, but you must ring or go on line to book your free tickets. I attended with my granddaughter, who I thought at 12 years, may still be a little young for it? Not a bit of it!! We started with a lecture on '... More 

Thank DublinDon
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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Go to their website dias.ie....they organize in thr observatory and also in other places around the city some lectures and afterwards you can actually use and watch throught space....the first time that I saw Jupiter and 3 of its moons....really great time

3 Thank Marco G
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

You have to make a reservation and you may be put on a list, but when the time comes its excellent. The scientific lectures are terrific and the staff then bring you outside and give you lessons on the night sky. My regret is that I didn't have my 10 and 13 year old nephews with me. A night for... More 

2 Thank GoTour
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Historic association with Sir William Rowan Hamilton. The commemorative plaque relating to him can be found at Broombridge Cabra West, Dublin. No public transport.

Thank mickptre
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

I have had a trip to Dunsink Observatory on my wishlist of places to go for about 20 years but because I believed it was adjacent to a dump and in an unsafe area due to car burgaries I put it off. The dump is closed and now sealed, also the observatory is much more easily accessible now from Exit... More 

5 Thank Orla F

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