Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.
Dublin brings to mind literary giants, Georgian architecture, and Guinness galore. Nights here are alive with pub crawls and spirited music. But the days are also full of revelry, with enchanting architecture, tucked-away bookstores, and singular museums like the Chester Beatty. Green spaces abound, such as the St Stephens Green or Iveagh Gardens. And no trip is complete without a tour of a local distillery, where you can sample local spirits like Jameson or Teeling.
Heralded as Ireland’s greatest national treasure, this hand-scribed and delicately illustrated, medieval religious text dates back to 800AD. Located in the superbly crafted 18th century Old Library at Trinity College, visitors will also marvel at the 65-metre Long Room, home to more than 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books soaring overhead at the upper gallery bookcases towards the distinctive barrel-vaulted ceiling.
Whether you love shopping, fine food or historic Irish architecture, Grafton Street offers something for everyone. Discover the latest European fashions, Irish antiquities, cosy cafes and distinctive arts and crafts amidst the colourful backdrop of street performers in this lively high street known throughout Europe for its vitality.
Ever wondered why Guinness is so dark, or how to achieve the ideal pour? Explore seven floors of intriguing exhibits at the Guinness Storehouse to learn all about one of the world’s most iconic brews.
Come face-to-face with Ireland’s Iron Age bog men in the Kingship and Sacrifice exhibit. With their bodies preserved over thousands of years thanks to the distinctive qualities of the peat bog, the story of the bog men is brought to life through this fascinating exhibit.
The Brazen Head is Ireland’s oldest pub and dates back to 1198. With a palpable sense of times past heightened by traditional Irish music and folk storytelling, this historic pub and restaurant offers a truly authentic Irish experience.
Situated on 28 acres in Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo offers one of the city’s most popular visitor experiences for families. Enjoy immersive animal exhibits including the Orangutan Forest, the Sea Lion Cove, the City Farm, African Plains and the House of Reptiles.
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