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Best things to do in Dublin

Brewery
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“A favourite amongst tourists, and well deserved. Book in advance to avoid long queues. ”
427 locals recommend
Museum
“Known as the "Irish Bastille," many significant political prisoners were held and, at times, executed here at Kilmainham. Want to learn about Ireland's fight for independence? Look no further.”
243 locals recommend
Art Museum
“By global standards not the most impressive modern art museum but on your doorstep and worth a visit”
156 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great art collection - modern and ancient! Beautiful building too ... close to our parliament too!!”
125 locals recommend
Museum
“Go see the bog men. That's all you have to know. The rest of the museum is interesting, but not great. The bog men are super interesting, but best of all this museum is free to wander in, take a peak and be ready to have your mind blown!”
78 locals recommend
History Museum
“Located by the Museum Luas stop, really easy to get to, this is a big museum so allow yourself some time here so that you get to see it all. Might not be open on Mondays ”
67 locals recommend
Museum
“A free museum in a beautiful building. I take all my friends here first time in Dublin”
72 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A stunning gem on a charming road in the very heart of the gorgeous old city of Dublin. Enter through the garden of Dublin Castle and you will be truly within the pale here. Local tip: Check out the Roof Garden , landscaped in a tranquil style to reflect the gallery. ”
101 locals recommend
History Museum
“Dublinia is a historical recreation museum and visitor attraction in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the Viking and Medieval history of the city. Dublinia is located in a part of Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral, known as the Synod hall. ”
54 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The historical Charlemont House (1908) is home to The Dublin City Gallery also known as the Hugh Lane after the Irish born art collector. He left two wills one bequeathing his entire collection firstly to the National Gallery in London and later to The Dublin City Gallery. So what this means to us is that 4 of its 8 masterpieces are in Dublin until 2021 : Les Parapluies by Renoir Eva Gonzales by Manet Jour d ete by Morisot and View of Louveciennes by Picasso Unmissable also are the bejeweled Harry Clarke Stained glass window display and the entire chaotic studio of Francis Bacon exactly as he left it. ”
57 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Glasnevin is Ireland's largest cemetery where over one and a half million people are buried including icons such as Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Maud Gonne, and Eamon DeValera.”
64 locals recommend
College Library
“Trinity College is a stunning University and well worth the visit. It is home to the Book of Kells, the worlds oldest and most famous book.”
43 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
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“Movies - not always big box office, often has festivals. Great little restaurant & bar so go early. You can bring your drinks into the auditorium!”
52 locals recommend
Science Museum
“An interesting place with regular exhibitions, and also cafe. Check in advance to see what is currently on. ”
50 locals recommend
Museum
“If you want to have an overall idea of the Irish contribution to the world (sports, science, inventors, politicians, etc) this is a great place to go. The museum is very interactive and you can spend up to 2 hours there. It's outside the city centre caos, which is great for families looking a peaceful activity.”
30 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A beautifully-preserved building from the early eighteenth century. Opened as Ireland’s first public library in 1707, the original oak bookcases house more than 25,000 rare and fascinating books and the Library features year round exhibitions. Famous past readers have included Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, and James Joyce. Children particularly welcome, but do beware of the ghost of the Archbishop”
26 locals recommend