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City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Choose from a 1- or 2-day ticket and step aboard the City Sightseeing open-top double-decker bus at any of the 28 stops around the city. Cruise Ireland’s ancient capital in style and take in amazing city views from the comfort of your seat.Travel the red route to hit top Dublin highlights such as the National Art Gallery St Patrick’s Cathedral and the world-famous Guinness Storehouse or the yellow route for Trinity College Parnell Square Christ Church Cathedral and Dublinia. Buses depart regularly from each stop along both the red and yellow itinerary routes leaving you free to hop on and off at your leisure. Enjoy the freedom to use the City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off service as much or as little as you like. Stay on board for a complete city tour
From EUR19.00
 
Dublin Freedom Pass: Transport and Sightseeing
"Your Dublin Freedom Ticket is valid for 72 hours from the time of first use making it perfect for a short vacation or to help you get your bearings at the start of a longer trip. After redeeming your voucher for your pass you’ll also receive a map with detailed information about Dublin and its famous attractions. Use the map to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The pass includes airport transfers by Airlink Express a Dublin hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour public transport by bus around the city (daytime only) and discounted entry to select top city attractions.Airlink 747 Express Service:Use the bus service to travel between Dublin Airport and the city center Temple Bar and all Dublin train and bus stations. The convenient service operates daily every 15 – 20 minutes.Dublin Green Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:Show your pass on a choice of two routes around the city
From EUR33.00
 
Dublin Historical Highlights Walking Tour
"With your knowledgeable guide start your tour in central Dublin and walk through Dublin's broad streets and narrow passageways to admire the city’s famed historical sights. A map is also provided which you can keep to use after your tour if you wish. Pass by the former Houses of Parliament and make your way to Trinity College the oldest university in Ireland. Stroll past City Hall before wandering past the garden of Dublin Castle. Then see Chester Beatty Library the medieval city wall and a beautiful vantage point that overlooks St Patrick’s Cathedral. Hear how the cathedral was a favorite place of worship of the renowned Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift in the 18th century
From EUR12.00

Dublin Castle Tips (114)

THE NORMAN TOWER

This intact Norman Tower dates to 1226 and is a beauty!It has walls 4.6 metres thick, no wonder it was used as a high security prison during Tudor times. The Irish Chieftain, Red Hugh O'Donnell, was...
balhannah
Nov 04, 2016

THE CHAPEL ROYAL

The Gothic Revival Chapel Royal was the official Church of Ireland chapel of the Household of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1814 until the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. Behind...
balhannah
Nov 04, 2016

DUBH LINN GARDENS

I was so pleased to find Dubh Linn gardens where I had a nice view of Dublin Castle how it should look like, not painted in some modern day colour! This area is accessed from either an open area in...
balhannah
Nov 04, 2016

DUBLIN'S LEGOLAND

Dublin Castle is different to other castles in that it's situated right in Dublin and isn't located on a high point of land.It has been altered over the years and been converted into government...
balhannah
Nov 03, 2016

I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED

Before coming to Dublin i had heard that there was a castle there so i was looking forward to seeing something like the wonderful castles of Edinburgh, Stirling, Warwick but unfortunately there was...
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davidjo
Aug 01, 2015

Dublin Castle

The first structure was built here by King John in 1204 and served as the seat of British power in Ireland until 1922. Today, the Irish government uses the castle for state events along with other...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 06, 2013

Dublin 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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yvgr
Apr 22, 2012

DUBLIN CASTLE

Dublin castle was the headquarters of British rule in Ireland for over 700 years.All the remains of the original structure, which was a viking fortress, is the modified record tower, which holds the...
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alyf1961
Aug 15, 2011

THE POST OFFICE

The general post office is situated in O'Connell street and was built in 1818.This building was important during the history of irish independance.Padraic Pearse (1879-1916) leader of Irish...
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alyf1961
Aug 15, 2011

Dublin Castle

For centuries, this has been the centre of British oppression. Now, it is a remembrance of the past and a governmental building often used for ceremonial purposes. Unfortunately, most parts of the...
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Airpunk
May 08, 2011

Small Castle of Disappointment

Looking for a huge castle, dungeons, towers, a huge kitchen, and more? Not here. There is only a part of the old castle left and you can see it in a short time if you made the effort to walk in this...
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painterdave
Apr 28, 2011

Restoration of City Hall

In 1.998 Dublin City Council embarked on an ambitious programme of restoration aimed at returning City Hall to its original Georgian configuration. The Rotunda has been opened up with the removal of...
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lina112
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Dublin Castle

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Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library is housed in the 18th century Clock Tower Building that has a wooden clock tower and a Peacock weather vane. It's named after Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, a rich American...
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City Hall

Dublin's City Hall was designed by architect Thomas Cooley who was the winner from 62 applicants in an advertised design competition. It took ten years to complete. We came across city Hall after...
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum

Even if you don't have time to tour the Famine museum on the Jeanie Johnston tall ship, I still think it is worthwhile taking the walk to view the ship. Jeanie Johnston is a replica of a three masted...
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Temple Bar

In Temple bar you will find many younger people trying to earn a few euro by selling their home made craftwork. These people just display their goods on a sheet on the ground or a small table. I am...
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Gallery of Photography

At Meeting House Square i saw several strange looking sculpture and thought no more about it as they were outside the Gallery of Photography but these sculptures turned out to be giant umbrellas that...
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Christ Church Cathedral

So much has been written about Christchurch Cathedral i just like to point out a few facts that people may not be aware of. The official name of Christ Church is The Cathedral of the Holy and...
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Dame Street, Dublin 2

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