Dublin Sightseeing Ideas

Here are some ideas for tourist attractions or things to do while visiting Dublin.  They are not in any particular order – you might call it a sort of Top 10 List.

  1. Bewley’s
    78-79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
    Bewley’s began in 1835 when Charles Bewley landed 2000 chests of tea into Dublin, The family business expanded into coffee and finally into Coffee shops. 
    Find out more »
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  2. Book of Kells
    Trinity College Library, Trinity College, College Street , County Dublin
    The Book of Kells was written around the year 800 AD and is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world.
    Find out more »
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  3. National Library of Ireland
    Kildare Street, Dublin 2
    Exploring Ireland’s literary heritage, visiting award winning exhibitions, or researching an invaluable representation of Irish heritage.
    Find out more »
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  4. Temple Bar
    What the Left Bank is to Paris – this is Dublin’s version.

  5. Guinness Storehouse
    St. James’ Gate, Dublin 8
    Visit the gift shop – and see how it’s all made in the process.  Discount tickets available on their website.

  6. Near Clontarf
    There’s a great old cemetery next door, and a beautiful park/riverfront that stretches along the river just blocks from the hotel – where you can see the port, and go for a walk/run.  For other attractions near Clontarf, see their website for details.

  7. Kilmainham Gaol
    Considered by many to be the best tourist attraction in the Dublin area, visit this old historic prison, and ask for a private tour.

  8. St Stephen’s Green
    Dublin 2
    Probably Ireland’s best known Victorian public park.
    Find out more »
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  9. National Botanic Gardens
    Glasnevin, Dublin 9
    The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, were founded by the Royal Dublin Society in 1795.
    Find out more »
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  10. Dublin Post Office
    O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
    Sited in the centre of O’Connell Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, it is one of Ireland’s most famous buildings, and was the last of the great Georgian public buildings erected in the capital.
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