Visiting Dublin

(Dublin, Ireland)

The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is a major city of culture, known for its magnificent architecture and exciting nightlife. Central Dublin stands either side of the River Liffey, with a number of historical bridges spanning the water.

The city of Dublin has recently been voted as one of the world's most liveable cities and successfully combines a rich heritage with modern living.

Visiting Dublin: Places to Visit

  • Dublin bus tours, open-top double decker buses taking in many of the city's most prominent sights and offering an insight into the area's past
  • Temple Bar, known for being the true cultural centre of Dublin, with a large selection of cafés and bars which come alive as night time approaches
  • Ha'Penny Bridge, a magnificent Victorian iron bridge, connected the Temple Bar area of Dublin with the Mary and Henry Street shopping district
  • Trinity College, the country's premier university, dating back to the late 16th century and once known as the 'University of Dublin'
  • Dublin's Viking Adventure, celebrating the city's rich Viking heritage from over 1,000 years ago, located along Essex Street West
  • Dublin Zoo, the third-oldest zoo on the planet, located in Phoenix Park and based around two lakes, with many enormous enclosures and landscaped paddocks
  • The James Joyce Centre, a renovated Georgian townhouse which was once the residence of Dublin's acclaimed writer James Joyce
  • Merrion Square, a spacious public square standing in the very centre of Georgian Dublin, featuring a museum celebrating the life and works of Oscar Wilde
  • Olympia Theatre, hosting many important plays, concerts and events throughout the year
  • Guinness Storehouse, a major brewery which has become a world-class museum and attraction in its own right, home to Dublin's Gravity Bar at the very top of the complex
  • Anna Livia, an eye-catching water feature standing in the centre of O'Connell Street, affectionately nicknamed the 'Floozy in the Jacuzzi'
  • Molly Malone, a colourful bronze statue stands where Nassau Street and Grafton Street meet
  • The Spire of Dublin, a modern and eye-catching stainless steel structure which towers over much of the city
  • Christ Church Cathedral, the most historic building in Dublin, first built in the mid-11th century by local Vikings
  • Áras an Uachtaráin, a grand mansion which has become the official residence of Ireland's president, known as the Irish White House
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral, dating back to the end of the 12th century and features impressive architecture and an enormous pipe organ
  • Dublin Castle, a magnificent structure built by the Normans in the 13th century and located on Cork Hill alongside Temple Bar

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