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Dublin Shore Excursion: Dublin and Glendalough
"Your guide will be waiting for you at the Dublin cruise terminal ready for you to begin your marvelous journey. The tour begins by enjoying a drive through the garden of Ireland - Co. Wicklow. With its rolling hills babbling brooks and romantic glens one can easily understand how this landscape was a highlight and feature of both Hollywood blockbusters ""P.S. I love you"" and ""Braveheart"". From here it is onward to Glendalough made famous by St. Kevin's monastery which dates back to the 6th century. The monastic site has Ireland's finest example of a round tower and you can even try and touch your hands around St. Kevin's cross. Legend has it that if successful
From EUR39.00
 
Giant's Causeway Day Tour From Dublin
"On this day tour you will enjoy a full-day scenic tour to the basalt rocks of the Giant’s Causeway. Formed more than 60 million years ago the legend of the rocks features an Irish giant named Finn who was challenged to bridge the sea between Ireland and Scotland.The tour departs from Dublin stroll along the windswept path of County Antrim on arrival and get panoramic views of the Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island. Continue along the coastal road and enjoy wonderful views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden.It is then time to explore the 37000 basalt “stepping stone” columns of the Giant’s Causeway. Towering from the cliff
From EUR60.00
 
Blarney Day Tour From Dublin
"Your first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. One of Ireland's most evocative sites you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins Celtic crosses and round towers. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1000 years ago for use as a cathedral. It is one of the best examples of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. Enjoy 1.5 hours of leisure time in the city of Cork Ireland's southern capital. Highlights include the gourmet English Markets (1788) with a large selection of food stalls representing the best of local produce. Queen Elizabeth II of England thoroughly enjoyed meeting local artisans here on her State Visi Cork has a vibrant Irish atmosphere. Perhaps sample a pint of Murphy's Irish Stout or pick up a bottle of Paddy Flaherty Irish Whiskey. From Cork the tour will continue on to Blarney Castle
From EUR50.00

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Custom House

I stayed in a hostel located just behind the Custom House, so it was the first "attraction" that I saw. It was restored in 1991, but it's basically just government offices now, although you can tour it between 10am and 5pm. It is striking mostly because of its size and it really dominates the view along the north side of the Liffey. Look for the Irish coat of arms on the front facade.

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Jun 07, 2003

Custom House

Custom House was built to house the cities tax commissioners. The 18th century building has a copper dome set with faces and neoclassical coloums. Today it houses the Department of the Enviroment. A Visitor centre gives you the history of the building.
Open from Mon - Fri 10am to 12.30
Sat - Sun from 2pm to 5pm

Winter times are slightly different.

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Jun 03, 2003

Custom House

Custom House
The Custom House stands on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Built by James Gandon in 1781-1791, it extends for over 114 meters and it's attic storey is adorned with statues with allegorical themes, for example Navigation, Industry and Wealth. The building burned for five days after being set alight by Republicans in 1921 in an attempt to disable British administration It was throroughly restored, however, and now houses government offices.

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Aug 25, 2002

CUSTOMS HOUSE

One of three buildings in the city designed by the architect James Gandon. This one is situated on the banks of the Liffey and dominates the view eastwards when its all lit up at night

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Nov 26, 2006
 
 
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Custom House

Fabulous building, one of Gandon's Dublin Masterpieces.
Best photographed from the far side of the river.

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Aug 20, 2004

Check out the Custom House.

Check out the Custom House.
The Custom House is a fine example of Georgian building. It was destroyed during the war of Independence in 1921. It was designed by James Gandon.

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Abbey Theatre

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O'Connell Bridge

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General Post Office

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O'Connell Street

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Book of Kells @ Trinity College

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