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Explore the best of Ireland
Day Tours from Dublin City by Irish Day Tours 37 College Green, Dublin, Ireland
Join the adventure with Irish Day Tours on one of their wonderful day tours departing daily from Dublin.
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Experience the Emerald Isle
Day Tours from Dublin City by Rabbie’s Tours Nassau Street, Dublin, Ireland
Get planning, get packing, and go beyond the guidebooks on a Rabbie’s tours from Dublin.
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Amazing Dublin from the Water
Dublin Bay Cruises East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin, Ireland
With views of the stunning landscapes of the Dublin Mountains, Ireland’s Eye, Lambay Island, Dalkey Island, the Baily Lighthouse to name but a view, this is a day out not to be missed.
Operates Apr to Oct
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One of the World's Best Zoos
Dublin Zoo Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Dublin Zoo is one of Ireland’s most popular attractions and welcomes over one million visitors every year. It is one of the world's oldest and most famous zoos, with over 400 animals.
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How the Irish influenced the world
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum The chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
EPIC is a modern museum in Dublins Docklands that tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million Irish people who left their homeland and how they influenced and shaped the world
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The Gaiety Theatre
Gaiety Theatre South King Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Entertaining visitors with a wide range of entertainment; opera, musicals, drama, comedy, dance and pantomime.
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Where the land meets the sea
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland
Great Lighthouses of Ireland offer a truly unique experience around Ireland’s stunning coastline in 12 breath-taking locations.
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Home to a wide range of objects
National Museum of Ireland– Decorative Arts and History Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
See examples of silver, ceramics, glassware, weaponry, furniture, folklife, clothing, jewellery, coins and medals and take part in one of the many events hosted by the Museum.
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A Passageway of discovery
Scenic Carlingford Ferry Greenore Port, Greenore, Co. Louth, Ireland
Sailing between Greencastle at the foot of the Mournes and Greenore beneath the Cooley Mountains, the Scenic Carlingford Ferry makes the journey part of your fun.
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where art and science collides
Science Gallery Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
A new type of venue where today's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and opinions collide.
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IRELAND’S MOST EXHILARATING FAMILY
Tayto Park Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland
We are Ireland’s only Theme Park and offer a huge variety of things to see, do and experience! Tayto Park has attractions for all ages.
Open Apr to Dec
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Dublin's Cultural Quarter
Temple Bar Between Westmoreland Street and Christchurch, Dublin 2, Ireland
Wander through the cobbled streets and laneways, be inspired by award-winning architecture and urban design and enjoy the magic of Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.
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two centuries of prison life
Wicklow’s Historic Gaol Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Epic. Cruel. Tragic. Wicklow Gaol’s story is interwoven with the history of Wicklow and Ireland itself.
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Dublin) Tibradden Wood, Dublin 16, Ireland
Zipit Forest Adventures is an exciting day out for all the family or anyone looking for an exhilarating and challenging outdoor activity in a natural setting.
Open Feb to Nov
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18th Century Georgian Villa
Belvedere House, Gardens and Park Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Belvedere House boasts a magnificent 160 acre lakeside estate & 18th Century Georgian Villa & Victorian Walled Garden.
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Chocolate discovery tour
Butlers Chocolate Experience Clonshaugh Business Park, Dublin 17, Ireland
One of North Dublin’s top ‘things to do’, the Butlers Chocolate Experience features interactive exhibits, historical displays and chocolaty surprises!
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18th century magnificent mansion
Castletown House and Parklands Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Magnificent Palladian-style mansion, with parklands that includes meadows, waterways, a classical temple, a gothic lodge, clusters of once rare trees, and a network of paths to explore.
Open Mar to Nov
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Ireland's Whiskey Experts
Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines on the Green 27-28 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The store stocks a superb variety of Irish whiskey as well as a stellar collection of Scottish, American and international whiskies.
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Fine manuscripts to be discovered
Chester Beatty Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
Amazing collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts.
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Almost 1000 of History
Christ Church Cathedral Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, Ireland
Christ Church Cathedral is almost one thousand years old, and the spiritual heart of the city. Step inside and enjoy the cathedral’s magnificent interior and treasures.
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Authentic Claddagh Rings
Claddagh Jewellers, Dublin 2 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Visit Claddagh Jewellers in the heart of Dublin to browse the most extensive range of fine Irish & Celtic jewellery and choose from a huge selection of Authentic Claddagh Rings.
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Day tour of Wicklow
Day Tours of Wicklow from Dublin City 17 Dodder Lawn, Dodder Valley Park, Firehouse, Dublin 24, Ireland
Enjoy a fun filled day tour in County Wicklow with a real difference. You will have the option to leave the tour bus and get out into the Irish Countryside.
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a historical irish landscape
Discover Boyne Valley Drogheda Tourist Information Point, The Tholsel, West Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Boyne Valley is Ireland’s ancient capital and its most sacred and mythical landscape.
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Explore more with a DoDublin Card!
DoDublin Bus Tours 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
With unlimited trips on the Dublin Bus network, you’ll make the most of your time in Dublin with the DoDublin card!
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Historic Dublin
Dublin Castle Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Founded over 800 years ago, Dublin Castle is at the heart of the nations capital.
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Public Gallery of Art
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
The Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of Ireland’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary art, ranging from the Impressionist masterpieces to works by leading contemporary artists.
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The Story of the Capital
Dublin City Hall Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Dublin's City Hall, built by the Guild of Merchants, and originally known as the Royal Exchange, is a magnificent example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world-renowned.
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Discover Dublin’s Literary Past
Dublin Writers Museum 18 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
The museum holds exhibitions, lunchtime theatre and readings and has a special room devoted to children’s literature.
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Dublin in Viking Times
Dublinia St Michael’s Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8, Ireland
Dublinia is history brought to life in an exciting way, for all to engage, learn and share. With four exciting exhibitions, take a trip back to Dublin in Viking and Medieval Times.
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The Great Famine
Famine Memorial Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Unveiled in 1997, this memorial commemorates the victims of the Great Famine of the mid-19th century in which 1 million died and 1 million more emigrated.
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The official Irish State guesthouse
Farmleigh Phoenix Park, Dublin 15, Ireland
Historic house and former home of the Guinness family, providing accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation.
Open Mar to Dec
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A place of quiet reflection.
Garden of Remembrance Parnell Square East, Dublin 1, Ireland
This beautiful garden in the heart of the city was designed by Daithi Hanly and dedicated to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom.
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A grand and impressive Necropolis.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Guided Tours Finglas Road, Dublin 11, Ireland
Ireland’s largest cemetery where, since 1832, over 1.5 million people have been interred. Knowledgeable & witty guides bring history to life!
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The Government of Ireland
Government Buildings Upper Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
A number of departments are located here including the Department of the Taoiseach, the Department of Finance and the Office of the Attorney General.
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HQ of the 1916 Easter Rising
GPO Witness History O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland
GPO Witness History takes you on a journey of discovery to learn about the 1916 Easter rising from its rebel HQ!
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Famous Shopping Street
Grafton Street Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
With a host of cafés, bars and restaurants as well as great shops and stores, no visit to Dublin should be without a trip to Grafton Street.
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The Wonderful Home of Guinness
Guinness Storehouse St James’s Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland
Discover what goes into making a pint of Guinness. The journey begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors with interactive experiences.
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Crossing over the River Liffey
Ha’Penny Bridge Bachelors Walk, Dublin City, Ireland
Originally named the Wellington Bridge after the Duke of Wellington, but now known officially as the Liffey Bridge but affectionately as the Ha’Penny Bridge.
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leading shopping destination
Kildare Village Nurney Road, Kildare, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Kildare Village is home to over 100 designer boutiques, offering previous seasons’ collections at up to 60% off, seven days a week, all year round.
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The Lord Mayor's Residence
Mansion House Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Lord Mayor's residence is at the Mansion House built in 1710 by the merchant and property developer Joshua Dawson, for whom Dawson Street is named.
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The Park of the Privileged
Merrion Square Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Merrion Square has many associations with significant figures in Ireland’s political and cultural history. Former residents include Daniel O’Connell, Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats.
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Dublin's fictional fishmonger
Molly Malone Statue Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Molly Malone statue was unveiled in Grafton Street during the Dublin Millennium celebrations by the 1988 Lord Mayor of Dublin Ben Briscoe.
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Georgian Garden Square
Mountjoy Square Mounty Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
Georgian Garden Square which has been the location of many historic meetings as well as the setting for films such as the award-winning film 'Once'.
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An oasis of calm and beauty
National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
The Botanic Gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world.
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Must-visit cultural institution
National Library of Ireland Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is a must-visit cultural institution for any visitors to Dublin who are interested in exploring their family tree and Ireland's rich history.
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National archaeological objects
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
At the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street, you'll find artefacts dating from 7000BC to the 20th Century exhibited in seven galleries.
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Discover the natural world
National Museum of Ireland – Natural History Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Natural History collections comprise approximately two million specimens.
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An evening to remember!
Newbridge Greyhound Stadium Cornelscourt, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing and you can watch all the action unfold from the comfort of the bar or grandstand.
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First Cistercian Monastery
Old Mellifont Abbey Tullyallen, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
The first Cistercian monastery in Ireland founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh. The Visitor Centre houses an interesting exhibition on the work of masons in the Middle Ages.
Open Daily May to Sept
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Tree lined avenues and grassland
Phoenix Park Parkgate Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
One of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within a European Capital City with large grassland areas and tree-lined avenues and home to a herd of Wild Fallow Deer.
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The Royal Hibernian Academy
RHA Gallery Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Royal Hibernian Academy is an artist based and artist orientated institution dedicated to visual arts.
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An international phenomenon
Riverdance Gaiety Theatre Box Office, South King Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
For over two decades, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.
Open from Jun to Sept
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Largest cathedral in Ireland
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Saint Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, Ireland
As the largest cathedral and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s has been at the heart of Dublin and Ireland’s history and culture for over 800 years.
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Victorian Public Park
St. Stephen’s Green Dublin 2, Ireland
Covering 9 hectares St. Stephen's Green has been maintained in the original Victorian layout, centred on a formal garden with plants providing spectacular colour from spring to autumn.
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The Spirit of dublin
Teeling Whiskey Distillery 13-17 Newmarket, Dublin 8, Ireland
Teeling Whiskey Distillery the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years, and just a stone’s throw from their ancestral distillery, right in the heart of the Golden Triangle.
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An intriguing tale of Irish whiskey
The Irish Whiskey Museum 119 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Take a journey back through time at the Irish Whiskey Museum. Learn the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory and its dramatic fall and discover some new Irish whiskey brands.
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Hidden gem in Dublin’s City Centre
The Iveagh Gardens Clonmel Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Unique collection of landscape features including a Cascade, Rustic Grottos, Maze, Rosarium, American Garden, Archery Grounds, Rockeries and Rooteries.
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Gravedigger Ghost Bus Tours
Gravedigger Ghost Bus Tours 37 College Green, Dublin, Ireland
Join your guide as he takes you through the weird and wonderful events that have taken place in times gone by, unearthing legends and ghosts from Dublin’s past.
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Designed by James Gandon
The Custom House Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland
A neoclassical 18th century building which today houses Irish Government departments.
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Its one hell of a live experience
The Vaults John’s Lane West, Dublin 8, Ireland
Set in a stunning Victorian schoolhouse where the largest team of professional actors in Ireland has been gathered together and who know a thing or two about great entertainment.
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