Dublin - Do & See

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Our pick of things to see and do during your trip to Dublin:

Book of Kells

Glimpse at the detail in the renowned Book of Kells in Trinity College. This lavishly illustrated manuscript of the Gospels dates from the 9th century, and is simply a marvel of Early Christian art carried out by the monks’ steady hands. The 65-metre Long Room in the Old Library is an incredible sight, and is filled with old books, marble busts and a barrel-vaulted ceiling. This is also the room that inspired the imagery of the Jedi Archive in Star Wars Episode II.

AddressTrinity College Library, Trinity College, College Street
Phone+353 1 896 2320
TicketsAdult: €9.00 Students/OAP: €8.00 Family Ticket: €18 Under 12 years old Free.
Webwww.bookofkells.ie

Guinness Storehouse

Year in, year out, The Guinness Storehouse is Dublin’s most visited attraction, and with many good reasons. You can learn about the history of 'the black stuff’ and discover how it’s made, pull your own pint, enjoy The Gravity Bar’s stunning panoramic views and more.

AddressSt. James' Gate, Dublin 8
Phone+353 1 408 4800
TicketsAdult: €16.50 Student over 18: €13 Student under 18: €10.5 Senior citizen: €13 Group (over 15 pax): €14.85 Children between 6 - 12 yrs: €6.50 Children under 6 yrs: Free Family (2 adults+4 children): €40
Webwww.guinness-storehouse.comm

Iveagh Gardens

We shouldn’t be telling you about Dublin’s majestic Iveagh Gardens: they’re Dublin’s best-kept secret. Enter a floral world of rustic grottos, twinkling fountains and sunken lawns. They were designed by Ninian Niven in 1863 and include a rustic grotto, cascade, fountains, maze, rosarium, archery grounds, wilderness and woodlands. You’ll love this this little slice of city heaven.

AddressClonmel Street, Dublin 2
Phone+353 1 475 7816
Opening hoursMon-Sat: 08.00 Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.00 Gardens Closing times are - December - January: 15.30 February and November: 16.00 March - October: 18.00 Average Length of Visit: 1 hour
TicketsFree of charge

Kilmainham Gaol

Get a dramatic and realistic insight into what it was like to have been confined in one of these forbidding bastions of punishment and correction between 1796 when it opened and 1924 when it closed and offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history.

AddressInchicore Road, Kilmainham , Dublin 8
Phone+353 1 453 5984
Opening hoursApr - Sept: 09.30 - 18.00 daily (last admission 17.00) Oct - Mar: Mon - Sat: 09.30 - 17.30(last admission 16.00)Sundays: 10.00 - 18.00(last admission 17.00) Closed on the 24th, 25th & 26th December.
Public TransportBuses: 51B, 51C, 78A, 79, 79A from Aston Quay.
TicketsAdult: €6 Senior / Group: €4 Child / Student: €2 Family Rate: €14
Webwww.visitdublin.com/Asset/see_and_do/historic_sites/Kilmainham_Gaol
Emailkilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

Dublin Bay Cruises

Dublin Bay Cruises sail between Dun Laoghaire and Howth up to six times a day from March to October. Your 90 min trip brings you not only around the beautiful vista of Dublin Bay, but it also helps you to travel through time and to understand how and why the modern city of Dublin developed to become the capital city of Ireland.

AddressDun Laoghaire and Howth Harbours
Phone+35319011757
Opening hoursFrom Dun Laoghaire (St Michael's Pier Dun Laoghaire) 11am and 3pm From Howth (West Pier Howth Harbour ) 1pm and 5pm
Public TransportDART (commuter train) to Howth or Dún Laoghaire
TicketsAdult: €19.00 / Children: €11.00 / Students €16.00 Family rate: €45.00 (2 Adults 1 Child) / Children under 3 years Free
Webwww.dublinbaycruises.com
Emailbooking@dublinbaycruises.com

Dublin Zoo

Located inside the equally wonderful Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo’s spacious 28-hectare site is home to more than 400 amazing animals from around the world. Whatever time of year you find yourself in Dublin, it’s always worth a visit.

AddressDublin Zoo, Phoenix Park
Phone+353 1 474 8900
TicketsAdults: €15 Child: €10.50 Students: €12.50 OAPs: €12 Family tickets from: €43..50
Webwww.dublinzoo.ie
Emailinfo@dublinzoo.ie

National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology

Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and you are magically transported back in time to 7,000BC.Take time at The Treasury which features outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard.


AddressKildare Street, Dublin 2
Phone+353 94 9031773 / +353 1 6484 392
Opening hoursTuesday-Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Closed Mondays.
TicketsFree Admission
Webwww.museum.ie
Emailinfo@museum.ie
More InfoBuses:Collins Barracks: 90 (Aston Quay), 25, 25A, 66, 67 (Wellington Quay)Kildare Street/Merrion Street: 7, 7A, 10,11,13 (O’Connell Street)

Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles. Many additions and alterations have been made to this romantic and beautiful structure, but the contours of the surrounding parklands have changed little in 800 years, retaining a sense of the past.

AddressMalahide Demesne, Malahide. Co. Dublin
Phone+353 1 890 5000
Opening hoursOpen each day from 9.30am – 5.30pm, last admissions @ 4.30pm
TicketsAdult: €12.00 Child: €6.00 Student: €8.00 Senior: €7.50
Webwww.malahidecastle.com
Emailreservations@shannonheritage.com

Dublinia

Dublinia is a heritage centre located in the heart of the medieval city of Dublin. There are three exciting exhibitions in Dublinia. Viking Dublin takes the visitor back to life in the city in Viking times. See what life was like on board a Viking warship, visit a Viking house and take a trip down a Viking street. Investigate burial customs; explore the Viking legacy and much more.

AddressSt. Michael's Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8
Phone+353 1 679 4611
TicketsAdult: €7.50 Child: €5 Student / Senior: €6.50 Family (2x2): €23
Webwww.dublinia.ie

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

There are over one million stories buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Gravediggers, Body Snatchers, Rebels and Revolutionaries, ordinary and extraordinary people. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is a wonderful introduction to the wealth of national history within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery. This interactive visitor attraction offers a fascinating view of Ireland’s Necropolis and the many renowned figures that shaped the country we live in today. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum also offers guided tours of the cemetery which is a unique opportunity to learn more about Ireland’s complex history.

AddressGlasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road , Dublin 11
Phone+353 1 882 6500
Opening hoursPublic Tours take place daily @ 11.30am & 14.30pm
TicketsCombined Museum and Tour Ticket - €12.00
Webwww.glasnevintrust.ie
Emailmuseum@glasnevintrust.ie

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets its name from the Black Pool - 'Dubh Linn' which was on the site of the present Castle garden. The Castle stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort.

AddressDame Street, Dublin 2
Phone+353 1 645 8813
Opening hoursMonday-Friday: 10am-4.45pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 2pm-4.45pm Closed Good Friday, 25th-26th December, 1st January.
TicketsAdults: €4.50 Senior Citizens & Students (with I.D.): €3.50 Children (under 12 years): €2
Webwww.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/DublinCastle
Emaildublincastle@opw.ie

Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic programme of exhibitions, which regularly includes bodies of work from its own Collection.

AddressMilitary Road, Kilmainham
Phone+353 1 612 9900
Opening hoursMonday: 10.00am - 3.00pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday: 12noon - 5.00pm, Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.00am - 5.00pm
TicketsFree Admission
Webwww.imma.ie
Emailinfo@imma.ie

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt.

AddressChristchurch Place , Dublin 8
Phone+353 1 677 8099
TicketsAdult: €6.00 Concession: €4.50 Child: €2.00 Family: €15.00
Webwww.christchurchdublin.ie
More InfoGuided tours of the cathedral and belfry are available throughout the year.

Chester Beatty Library

Situated in the heart of the city centre, the Chester Beatty Library's exhibitions open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. The Library's rich collection of manuscripts, prints, icons, miniature paintings, early printed books and objects d'art from countries across the world offers visitors a visual feast.

AddressDublin Castle, Dublin 2
Phone+353 1 407 0750
TicketsFree admission
Webwww.cbl.ie

Croke Park Skyline Tour

Enjoy the best views of Dublin from the roof of the iconic Croke Park Stadium on the exciting Etihad Skyline tour. Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you can ascent to a walkway 44 metres above the ground to take in panoramic views of the Irish capital and find out more about Dublin’s key landmarks. Etihad Skyline includes stops at five viewing platforms along Croke Park’s 0.6km rooftop walkway.

AddressGAA Museum, St Joseph's Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 3
Phone+353 1 819 2323
Opening hoursVisit skylinecrokepark.ie for tour times
TicketsAdult €25 Child €15 (up to 12 years old) Student €20 Family €65 (2 adults 2 children
Webwww.skylinecrokepark.ie