Christ Church Cathedral Christchurch Place, Dublin 8
Step into Christ Church Cathedral – the Spiritual Heart of Dublin for almost 1,000 years. Christ Church Cathedral, originally a Viking Church, is almost 1,000 years old. It was founded circa 1028, is Dublin’s oldest working structure, and is the spiritual heart of Dublin. It is also one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and a place of pilgrimage through the centuries.
Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction. We hope you enjoy your visit.
Dublinia, High Street, Dublin 8
Dublinia is located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christchurch, where modern and old Dublin meet.
Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the city. Dublinia is history brought to life in an exciting way for all to engage, learn and share. With our four exciting exhibitions, you can visit Viking and Medieval Dublin, see Archaeology as a History Hunter and climb the medieval St Michael’s Tower. At Dublinia, see Dublin from a new perspective and come away knowing more about its citizens throughout the ages!
The iconic site where the country’s legal system was originally housed under one roof (built in the late 18th century). Almost completely demolished during the Irish civil war (1922). Noted for the Round Hall and the Dome. Location of the Supreme Court, the High Court, the District Court, and the Law Library.
Guinness Storehouse, Market Street, Dublin 8
Your trip to Ireland is not complete without visiting Dublin's #1 tourist attraction. While in Dublin, you can learn all about Guinness' rich history. As you walk through each floor you will learn what goes into making a perfect pint of Guinness.
Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road Dublin 8
Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin. It closed its doors in 1924.
Today the building symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848,1867 and 1916 were detained and in some cases executed here
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Nestled in 48 acres of land in the heart of Dublin 8, IMMA’s home is the extraordinary historical site of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Our programme extends beyond the gallery space, activating the beautiful grounds and buildings of the entire campus. A visit to IMMA can include time to discover, connect and reflect in our galleries, grounds, formal gardens, meadows, café or shop. You’ll find important info to inform your visit below. We look forward to welcoming you to IMMA.
Our mission is to care for, interpret, develop and showcase art in a way that makes the National Gallery of Ireland an exciting place to encounter art. We aim to provide an outstanding experience that inspires an interest in and an appreciation of art for all. We are dedicated to bringing people and their art together.
Explore the history of Collins Barracks: the spectacular Dublin home of National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
A House of Prayer for All Nations - The Cathedral is a place where history is alive and tradition breathes, where lives are remembered and transformed, and where all are welcome to experience and explore the loving presence of God.
Temple bar is located on the Southbank of the River Liffey. It is one of the oldest areas in Dublin and is home to one of Europe’s oldest built theatres (Smock Alley Theatre). Over the years it has maintained its medieval street exterior with narrow cobbled streets. It is famed as being the cultural quarter of Dublin with a number of cultural organisations, artists and creative professionals based in the area . It is well known for its lively nightlife and attracts a number of tourists with its large variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.
Trinity College, College Green, Dublin 2
This historic campus is located in the heart of Dublin city centre at the meeting place of the retail and cultural districts. As Ireland ’ s university on the world stage, Trinity is recognised for academic excellence and a transformative student experience.
Jameson Whiskey Distillery & Museum
Grafton Street is a pedestrianised street full of big brands, such as Zara, Monsoon, Ted Baker, etc., and the iconic Brown Thomas, with its beauty floor, designer floor, restaurant, home goods, jewellery, bags, shoes, and much more. You will also find lots of cafes, bars and restaurants on the side streets off Grafton Street.
Where to Eat: Restaurant Recommendations
- Hugo’s restaurant: https://www.hugos.ie
- Bang Restaurant & Bar: https://www.bangrestaurant.com
- Rustic Stone: https://www.rusticstone.ie
- Fade Street Restaurant, Bar & Tapas: https://www.fadestreetsocial.com
- Ely Wine Bar : https://www.elywinebar.ie/location/ely-wine-bar/
- Chapter One (Fine Dining Restaurant): https://www.chapteronerestaurant.com/the-restaurant/
- Shannahan’s on the Green (American Style Steakhouse & Seafood Restaurant: https://shanahans.ie
Famous Pubs in Dublin
The oldest pub in Dublin, The Brazen Head : http://www.brazenhead.com