Dublin Things to Do

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  • 1. Kilmainham Jail

    Kilmainham Jail or Kilmainham Gaol as it is known in Ireland is a former prison where the main rebellious leaders of the Irish Revolution were incarcerated. There is a small museum where you can look...

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  • 2. Guinness Brewery

    The Guinness Factory was really interesting, it is a self tour so you can take it at your own pace. They have lots and lots of signs, boards, things you can read and it makes your tour really long. So...

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  • 3. Trinity College

    Created in 1311, this ever since has been Dublin's largest college. For the tourist its famous as the home of the medieval manuscript, "the Book of Kells", one of the best preserved medieval...

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  • 4. Christ Church Cathedral

    Initially built in 1038 the cathedral suffered several transformations until the Victorian period when they decided to restore it following its medieval characteristics. Mixing some original details...

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  • 5. Temple Bar

    Music, beer and joy. No matter the ages, sex or culture, life pulses in Temple bar, where people converge naturally. It was funny, and the lunch at Oliver St John Gogarty was good, but I must...

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  • 6. St Stephen's Green

    We arrived in Dublin very early in the morning so took a city bus into town from the airport. We stored our luggage at the hotel until check-in time and headed out to St. Stephen's Green to get our...

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  • 7. Ha'penny Bridge

    Situated on the River Liffey not far from O'Connell Street. This was Dublin's only pedestrian bridge up until the year 2000. For a 100 years Iit cost a half penny to cross it, now of course it's free....

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  • 8. Castle

    Dublin Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhaile Átha Cliath) off Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland, was until 1922 the seat of British rule in Ireland, and is now a major Irish government complex. Most of it dates...

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  • 9. St Patrick's Cathedral

    During the 19th Century, Irish beer baron Benjamin Guinness was a member of St. Patrick's. Guinness made very generous contributions to the building (and re-building) fund, and the structure of the...

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  • 10. Phoenix Park

    VT-member Anne Marie took me to Phoenix Park, a place I had never been to before in Dublin. She told me we would probably see some deer and we did. There is a herd of 400 – 450 deer in the park, and...

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  • 11. O'Connell Street

    The largest (and longest) avenue in Dublin has a long and rich history, since its creation in the 18th century. After being neglected for some years, it was recently recovered, and shows today a wide...

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  • 12. Jameson Distillery

    Jameson was founded in 1780 by John Jameson, and whisky was produced on this Dublin site until 1971. The buildings and machinery are now restored, and you can join a guided tour around the old...

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  • 13. Famine Memorial

    Life-size bronzes, beautifully sculpted by the brilliant Rowan Gillespie (b. 1953). The sculpture group is on the quayside, in front of the Custom House. Gillespie is Dublin born and has his studio...

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  • 14. Millennium Spire

    Located on O'Connell Street, The Spire of Dublin (Spuaic Bhaile Átha Cliath), or it's official title, The Monument of Light (An Túr Solais) . It is also commonly known as The Spike - It is a tradition...

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  • 15. Grafton Street

    Do you know who did we meet in Grafton street? James Joyce, would you believe? He didn't accept any kind of conversation, but didn't refuse a picture. Not bad, but I do prefer his words to his image.

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  • 16. Merrion Square

    The birthplace of Oscar Wilde still exists and the building looking the very same as back in Wilde's times. It is located in the Merrion square almost on the opposite side of the Oscar Wilde...

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  • 17. Pubs

    Prior to my recent very quick trip throught Dublin in November 2012 (merely in transit to and from Connolly Station to the ferryport) if you had told me there was a pub in Dublin that does not serve...

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  • 18. Molly Malone Statue

    I love Molly Malone! No, I'm not exactly talking about the lady. As a matter of fact, we really don't know who she was - a fishmonger, a prostitute, or just a name. I was talking about the song...

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  • 19. General Post Office

    The post office itself is a beautiful building with Georgian, neoclassical architecture. Indeed, it was the last of its kind to be built in Dublin and opened to the public in 1818. Inside, all the...

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  • 20. National Gallery of Ireland

    The National Gallery has a very good collection of 19th and early 20th century Irish art, and also an excellent, world-class, Old Masters collections that includes a Caravaggio and a Vermeer! Some of...

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  • 21. Zoo

    A charming wonderfully landscaped zoo. The circuit is laid out so you can stroll the entire zoo without the necessity of doubling back. While the animal collection is somewhat limited, the walk around...

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  • 22. Dublinia

    Located within and connected to the infamous Christ Church Cathedral of Dublin (a.k.a. "The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity") is now one of Dublin's most spectacular and interactive museums/tourist...

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  • 23. Smithfield

    A very nice square in the Western part of the northbank of the Liffey is a square called Smithfield Plaza. The square is mostly famous because it has the Jameson Distillery at its eastside. Today you...

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  • 24. St. Michan's Church

    Speaking of spooky mummies, that's exactly what St. Michan's Church is famous for! St. Michan's is the oldest church north of the Liffey and the present building, dating back to 1686, was built on the...

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  • 25. Natural History Museum, Kildare Street

    I spent a couple of very interesting hours in the National Museum of Archaeology and History. The place has loads of collections from different eras and you can easily forget the time passin by as you...

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