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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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240 years of Jameson History
Jameson Distillery Bow St, Dublin Smithfield, Dublin 7
The Jameson Distillery Bow St. carries on this ambition through five fully guided experiences: Bow St. Experience*, Secret Whiskey Tasting, Whiskey Cocktail Making Class, and more.
Open Daily Year Round
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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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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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Time to explore
The Old Rail Trail Greenway Athlone to Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
The Old Rail Trail traces the historic Midlands Great Western Railway track, past restored station houses and under pretty stone arched bridges.
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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 14 breath-taking locations.
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Gardens and Farm Experience
Airfield Estate Overend Way, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Visitor experience with farm, gardens, play areas and dining.
Open Wed to Sun
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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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‘The Liberator’
Daniel O’Connell Monument O’Connell Street, Dublin City
Referred to as ‘The Liberator’, Daniel O’Connell was an Irish political leader in the early 19th Century. The O’Connell statue was made by sculptor John Henry Foley and unveiled in 1882.
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a historical irish landscape
Discover Boyne Valley Boyne Valley Tourism, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath
Boyne Valley is Ireland’s ancient capital and its most sacred and mythical landscape.
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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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steeped in mythology
Explore County Longford Market Square, Longford
Longford is steeped in Irish mythology and history. Visit the Knights & Conquests Heritage Centre to experience a journey through time and don the clothes of our Norman ancestors.
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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.
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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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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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Public Gallery of Art
Hugh Lane Gallery Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
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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Meet the Living Legends
Irish National Stud & Gardens Tully, Co. Kildare
The Irish National Stud prides itself on being enjoyed by visitors from all over the world. It’s a unique attraction of outstanding beauty that is home to magnificent horses.
Open Feb to Dec
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Discover the story of Irish whiskey
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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One of Ireland’s oldest towns
Kildare Town Kildare Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare
Explore the fascinating history of the medieval town of Kildare at Kildare Town Heritage Centre which is located in the restored 18th century Market House opposite St Brigid’s Cathedral.
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An 800 year heritage
Malahide Castle Malahide Demesne, Malahide, Co. Dublin
Visit the magnificent medieval castle with a dramatic 800 year heritage, just minutes away from Dublin city centre. Generations of the Talbot family called Malahide Castle home.
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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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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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Precision craftsmanship
Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre Athgarvan Rd, Newbridge, Co.Kildare, Ireland
Take the Newbridge Silverware factory tour, talk to the craftsmen and marvel at the unique skills used to craft their famous tableware and jewellery.
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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.
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Stunning Palladian Mansion
Russborough House & Parklands Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Russborough House, built in 1740, is often referred to as ‘the most beautiful in Ireland’ and houses one of the most impressive private art collections in Ireland
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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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On the ancient lands of Ferncullen
The Powerscourt Distillery Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
With six tasting rooms, a gift shop, café/bar, and on-site maturation warehouse–Powerscourt Distillery offers extraordinary Irish Whiskey.
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1 Tower, 1,000 years of History
The Round Tower Clondalkin The Round Tower Visitor Centre, Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Ireland    
Interactive multimedia exhibition tells the story of over 1,000 years of Clondalkin’s history and heritage.
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One of Ireland’s largest castles
Tullynally Castle and Gardens Tullynally Castle and Gardens, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
The Pakenhams (later Earls of Longford) settled here in the 17th century and three generations still live here as their family home.
Open Apr to Sept
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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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Dublin's secret garden
Blessington Street Basin Blessington Street Dublin 7
Public park with a fountain and bird sanctuary on its central island. Formerly a water reservoir in Dublin which operated from 1810-1970.
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An iconic model railway
Malahide Casino Model Railway Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
Visit The Casino Model Railway Museum to experience the iconic model railway collection crafted by Cyril Fry, now housed in the restored Casino cottage in the heart of Malahide Village.
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Step back in time
Newbridge House & Farm Hearse Road, Newbridge Demesne, Donabate, Co. Dublin
Step back in time in Ireland’s only intact Georgian mansion and estate, nestled among the wildflower meadows of Newbridge Demesne. Take a guided tour through three centuries of history.
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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 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.
Open Saturday Only
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An extraordinary space
Irish Museum of Modern Art Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
IMMA is home to the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, now numbering over 3,000 artworks and is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
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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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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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World glass collection of Art
National Gallery of Ireland Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland
Admission to the National Gallery of Ireland is free and many talks, tours and events, as well as the audioguides, are free of charge.
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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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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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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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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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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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A place of remembrance and beauty
War Memorial Gardens Islandbridge, Dublin 8, Ireland
Beautiful gardens of great architectural interest dedicated to the memory of Irish soldiers who died in the 1914-1918 war.
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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.
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