Posted by: chiarraigrrl | September 22, 2014

Off the top of my head- a handful of things to do in Dublin…

City Centre

Trinity College/Book of Kells (I also love the Long Room, part of the Book of Kells tour-

Kilmainham Gaol



Viking Dublin

House of Lords @ Bank of Ireland College Green (, interesting info here: Bank of Ireland College Green at night 10 March

Dublin Castle

Chester Beatty Library (don’t let the name put you off- one of my favorite hidden gems, described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe):

Museum of Decorative Arts & History @ Collins Barracks (particularly excellent)

Museum of Archaeology

National Gallery of Ireland

St. Stephen’s Green

Grand Canal and the Grand Canal Way: and

Powerscourt townhouse

Georges Street arcade

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Dublin City Hall:

Casino in Marino:

Shrine (and remains) of St. Valentine:

The Waterways Ireland visitors centre in Grand Canal Dock:

National Wax Museum:

There’s even great information on the unique bridges of Dublin (which each have their own story, as you might expect):

National Concert Hall

Olympia Theatre

Vicar Street

Abbey Theatre

Gate Theatre


Brazen Head (oldest pub in Ireland)

Grand Canal Theatre:

Gravedigger ghost bus tour:

Further out:

Glasnevin Cemetary

National Botanic Gardens:

Phoenix Park

James Joyce Tower and Museum, Sandycove

Padraig Pearse museum, St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham

Rathfarnham Castle (and Rathfarnham Castle park)

If parks are your thing, Bushy Park is nice for a walk (,_Dublin) and of course there’s always Marlay Park ( or And for the fearless, there’s the Hellfire Club ( and

Howth Castle:

Malahide Castle and Gardens: (Dublin bus do a wonderful day tour to Howth & Malahide Castle)

National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire (and while there, the promenade is not bad, either)

compiled in reaction to having seen this tweet with photo of an article by Damien O’Reilly of RTE’s “Countrywide” in the Farmer’s Journal: Yeah, Dublin has nothing to offer visitors… (with thanks to friends who have made suggestions after seeing what I had so far)


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