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Sightseeing in Dublin

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
Government Building
“ Dublin Castle was a key target during the Easter Rising of 1916, which marked the first step towards the end of British rule in Ireland. It is steeped in Irish History”
133 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Centre of Dublin The Spire on O' Connell St a good guide to where you are going, iconic structure”
37 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
Monument / Landmark
“Wonderful open parkland to walk, picnic & relax in, my go to place fro relaxing”
18 locals recommend
Theatre
“Ireland's National Theatre, The Abbey Theatre stages world class plays by Irish and international playwrights. If you're planning your trip in advance it's well work checking out the early bird tickets and previews; some tickets can be as cheap as €9! They also run free previews on certain shows- check out their website for details. The Peacock is also part of The Abbey but via a different entrance. If booking, make sure to know if it's The Abbey or The Peacock.”
31 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The famous Molly Malone statue is a classic in Dublin and you should check her out!”
19 locals recommend
Garden
“These gardens are one of the most famous memorial gardens in Europe. They are dedicated to the memory of 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in the 1914 – 1918 war. The names of all the soldiers are contained in the beautifully illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite bookrooms in the gardens. These gardens are not only a place of remembrance but are also of great architectural interest and beauty. They are one of four gardens in this country designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). The others being Heywood Gardens (see p.63), Lambay Island and those in Howth Castle. Sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders and extensive tree planting make for an enjoyable visit to the gardens in any season.”
38 locals recommend
Plaza
“The red line Luas connects to the green line as well as the DART (train) at Connolly station.”
8 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
Farm
“A historic house holding important collections, an art gallery, a working farm, and the official Irish State guest house, Farmleigh House and Estate is open seven days a week, all year round. An estate of seventy-eight acres situated to the north-west of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Farmleigh provides accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation. As a historic house, Farmleigh remains a unique representation of its heyday, the Edwardian period, and houses important artworks and furnishings, as well as the Benjamin Iveagh collection of rare books, bindings, and manuscripts which is held in the Library. ”
11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Beautiful Views over Dublin. Museum to James Joyce. You can also have a swim in the 40ft swimming area just beside the tower.”
16 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Tiny Museum with a trove of machines and stories and a simple cafe. An unusual place but good for kids and adults alike.”
5 locals recommend
College Library
“Architecturally stunning library where the Book of Kells manuscript is housed. ”
8 locals recommend
Plaza
“Location of the Saturday morning Temple Bar Food Market under the biggest umbrellas in Dublin. Bring a hungry belly and nice modern architecture.”
9 locals recommend
Government Building
“Leinster House (Irish: Teach Laighean) is the seat of the Oireachtas, the parliament of Ireland.”
7 locals recommend