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Christ Church Cathedral

Attractions

Catering to a minority religion in a country where even the majority religion has seriously fallen from favour in recent years, Christ Church, like St...

Christ Church Place
Major venue

Dublin Castle

Attractions

Formerly the seat of British power in Ireland, and efficiently infiltrated by spies during the Michael Collins era, this isn't really a castle - no moat, no...

Dame Street
Major venue

Dublin Zoo

Attractions

One of the oldest zoos in the world (it was founded in 1830), Dublin's animal house is now home to 700 species, including endangered snow leopards and...

Phoenix Park
Major venue

General Post Office

Attractions

Best known as the site of the Easter Rising in 1916, the GPO remains a potent symbol of Irish independence. Designed by Francis Johnston in 1818, it was...

O'Connell Street
FreeMajor venue

Guinness Storehouse

Attractions

It may no longer be part of the active brewery but this 'visitor experience', housed in a six-storey listed building dating from 1904, has become the...

St James's Gate
Major venue

Kilmainham Gaol

Attractions

Although it ceased to be used as a prison in 1924, this remains the best-known Irish lock-up and one of the most fascinating buildings in the country. It...

Inchicore Road
Major venue

Leinster House

Attractions

Leinster House is the seat of the Irish Parliament, made up of the Dáil (lower house) and the Seanad (senate or upper house). The first of Dublin's great...

Kildare Street
FreeMajor venue

National Library of Ireland

Attractions

Though the National Library is predominantly a research institution, some parts of it are open to the public. These include the grand domed Reading Room -...

Kildare Street
FreeMajor venue

Old Library & Book of Kells

Attractions

'Kelly's Book', as it still gets called occasionally, is Trinity's most famous artefact, but it suffers slightly from Mona Lisa syndrome: it's so endlessly...

Trinity College
Major venue

Oscar Wilde House

Attractions, Museums

Really somewhere that most people will observe from the outside, as the house is only open for viewings for large groups. A major refurb has left it looking...

American College Dublin
Major venue

St Patrick's Cathedral

Attractions

This, the largest church in Ireland, dates from the 13th century but was founded on a far older religious site associated with St Patrick and dating from...

St Patrick's Close
Major venue