Sightseeing, Attractions, Around Dublin

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CITY TOURS in Dublin

DUBLIN BUS (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 15 EUR/adult, 6 EUR/child

Schedule: 9:30-17:00

Frequency: 10-15 minutes

Stops: Cathal Brugha Street - Abbey Street - Trinity College Dublin  - Nassau Street  - National Gallery  - Government Buildings  - St. Stephen's Green  - Tourism Centre - Temple Bar - Dublin Castle  - Christchurch / Dublinia - St Patrick's Cathedral – Guinness Storehouse – Museum of Modern Art – Kilmainham Gaol – Heuston Rail Station – Dublin Zoo – Ryan’s Victorian Bar – National Museum – Old Jameson Distillery – Liffey River Cruise – Dublin Bus HQ – Writers’ Museum


IRISH CITY TOURS (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 15,5 EUR/adult, 7 EUR/child

Combined tickets (bus + return airport transfer): 24 EUR/person

Schedule: 9:30-16:30/17:30

Frequency: 1,5 hours

Stops: O'Connell Street - Trinity College - Nassau Street – South Leinster Street - National Gallery - Merrion Square - St. Stephens Green - Suffolk Street - Darne Street - Lord Edward Street - Nicholas Street - St. Patrick's Cathedral - High Street - Guinness Storehouse - Royal Hospital Kilmainham - Heuston Station - Kilmainham Gaol - Parkgate Street - Phoenix Park - National Museum - Arran Quay - Bachelor's Walk

Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese


CITYTOUR BY DUKWS (sightseeing by bus-boat)

Tickets: 20 EUR/adult, 10 EUR/child

Schedule: 10:00, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30

Duration: 75 minutes

Starting: St. Stephen's Green North



Themes: Historic Northside, Viking and Medieval Dublin, Great Dublin, Temple Bar, Castle Courtyards etc.


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Opening hours: October-April, Monday-Saturday 9:30-17:00, Sunday 12:00-16:30, May-September, Monday-Saturday 9:30-17:00, Sunday 9:30-16:30

Tickets: 9 EUR/adult, free for children

The Trinity Library’s history dates back to the establishment of the College in 1592 and it is the largest library in Ireland. Today it has 5 million printed volumes with extensive collections of journals, manuscripts, maps and music reflecting over 400 years of academic development. The most famous of its manuscripts, the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow, were presented by Henry Jones, Bishop of Meath and former vice-chancellor of the University, in the 1660s. Other special collections include the Ussher Collection acquired in 1661 and the Fagel Collection of 1802.



Food Market: Saturday 10:00-17:00

Free admission.

Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin. Unlike the areas surrounding it, Temple Bar has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets. With its outdoor cafe terraces, delicious eateries and pedestrianised streets this historic area is the place to visit for the discerning and adventurous shopper with high quality fashion, footwear, furniture, food and culture.  The area is also home to one of our three outdoor markets here in the Temple Bar area- the all new Designer Mart at Cow's Lane. Every Saturday from 10am-5pm over 30 Irish and Irish-based designers showcase an eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage crafts, handmade clothing, ceramics, visual art, jewellery and crafts.



Opening hours: March-September, 10:00-18:30, October-February 10:00-17:30

(last admission 60 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 8,5 EUR/adult, 5,5 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 50 - Eden Quay or Luas - red line - Four Courts

Dublinia and The Viking World is a heritage centre, located in central Dublin, at the heart of the medieval city. These exciting exhibitions contain life-sized reconstructions which will take you back to Viking and Medieval Dublin with a variety of sights, sounds, and smells!



Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15

(last admission 1 hours before closing)

Tickets: 4 EUR/adult, 1,5 EUR/child

Audio guide (English, Irish, German, Spanish, Italian, French)

Getting there: Bus 77, 77A, 56A, 49, 123 - City Hall or Luas - read line - Jervis

The City Hall, Dublin originally the Royal Exchange, is a civic building in Dublin. It was built between 1769 and 1779 to the designs of architect Thomas Cooley and is a notable example of 18th-century Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world-renowned.



Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-16:45, Saturday-Sunday 14:00-16:45

Tickets: 4,5 EUR/adult, 2 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 77, 77A, 56A, 49, 123 - Palace Street Gate

Dublin Castle was until 1922 the fortified seat of British rule in Ireland, and is now a major Irish government complex. Highlights include the 13th-century record tower, the largest visible fragment of the original Norman castle and the State Apartments, once the residence of English viceroys and now the focal point for government ceremonial functions, including the inauguration of Ireland's presidents. The newest developments for visitors are the Undercroft, and excavates site on the grounds where an early Viking fortress stood, and the treasury, built between 1712 and 1715, believed to be the oldest surviving purpose-built office building in Ireland.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-13:00, Saturday 14:00-17:00, Monday and Sunday closed

Tickets: 6 EUR/adult, 4 EUR/child

Combined tickets (Shaw Birthplace + one of the following attractions: Malahide Castle, Fry Model Railway, Dublin Writers Museum): 11,5 EUR/adult, 7,5 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 122 - Harcort Road

The first home of the Shaw family and the renowned playwright has been restored to its Victorian elegance and charm and has the appearance that the family have just gone out for the afternoon. The neat terraced house is as much a celebration of Victorian Dublin domestic life as of the early years of one of Dublin's Nobel Prize winners for literature.



Guided tours: March-October 9:00-17:30, November-February, Monday-Friday 9:00-17:30, Satuday 9:00-17:00, Sunday 9:00-15:00

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 5,5 EUR/adult, free for children

Getting there: Bus 49/A, 54A, 77/A, 150, 151 - St. Patrick's Cathedral

Newman House is made up of two of the finest Georgian buildings in Dublin. Famous for their spectacular plaster decoration, both houses are also home to some of the magnificent eighteenth-century interiors to be found in this city.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-17:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 6 EUR/adult, free for children

Getting there: Bus 7, 10, 45 - Merrion Square

Number Twenty Nine is Dublin's Georgian House Museum.Visitors to this house today, are acquainted with the story of its first occupant, Mrs. Olivia Beatty who moved here in November 1794. From the basement right through to the attic is housed a unique collection of artefacts and works of art of the time.



Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:00, Sunday and public holidays 11:00-17:00

(last admission 45 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 7,5 EUR/adult, 4,7 EUR/child

Combined tickets (Dublin Writers Museum + one of the following attractions: Malahide Castle, James Joyce Museum, The George Bernard Shaw Birthplace, The Fry Model Railway): 11,5 EUR/adult, 7,5 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 10, 11, 11B, 13, 13A, 16, 16A, 19, 19A - O'Connell Station

At the Writers Museum, Dublin’s literary celebrities from the past three hundred years are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal items. On a national level it acts as a centre, simultaneously pulling together the strands of Irish literature and complementing the smaller, more detailed museums devoted to individuals like James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats and Patrick Pearse.



Opening hours: April-September 9:30-18:00, October-March, Monday-Saturday 9:30-17:30, Sunday 10:00-18:00

(last admisson 1 hour before closing)

Tickets: 6 EUR/adult, 2 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 79, 79A, 78A, 51B - Aston Quay

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration.



Opening hours: 15 April-September, Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00 (booking in advance needed)

Duration: 2 hours

Tickets: 12,5 EUR/person (above 6 years old)

Getting there: Bus 50 77 77A - Walkinstown

The Chocolate Warehouse is a unique venue where visitors can enjoy learning the story of chocolate and mystique of chocolate with hands on working experience provided. The two hour event which covers a 25 minute film explains in detail the story of chocolate and how the cocoa beans are grown and harvested. The visitors are given a chocolate demonstration on how chocolates and Easter eggs are made. They are also shown the different machinery needed to make chocolate and the method of how to use a piping bag filled with chocolate.



Opening hours: 9:30-17:00

Tickets: 15 EUR/adult, 5 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 51B, 78A, 123 - Thomas Street

The Storehouse is laid out over seven floors surrounding a glass atrium taking the shape of a pint of Guinness. On the ground floor the massive exhibit introduces you to the four ingredients; water, barley, hops and yeast, all of which combine together to make a pint of Guinness.



Opening hours: 9:30-18:00

(last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: 13 EUR/adult, 8 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 68, 69, 79 - Aston Quay or Luas - red line - Smithfield

Learning is fun and while a sip of Jameson can tell you everything you need to know about good whiskey, a tour of the Old Jameson Distillery can tell all you need to know about everything else. You can explore our history and find out about the legend that is John Jameson. You'll be able to impress your friends with the fascinating facts behind our smooth Irish Whiskeys journey from barley to bottle.



Opening hours: April-October 19:30, November-March, Thursday-Sunday 19:30

Duration: 2,5 hours

Tickets: 12 EUR/person

Starting: The Duke Pub



Opening hours: Friday 10:00

Duration: 2,5 hours

Tickets: 45 EUR/person


Getting there: Bus 42 from Dublin to Malahide



Opening hours: April-September 10:00-17:00, October-March, Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:00, Sunday 11:00-17:00

Tickets: 7,5 EUR/adult, 4,7 EUR/child

Combined tickets (Malahide Castle + one of the following attractions: Dublin Writers Museum James Joyce Museum, The George Bernard Shaw Birthplace, The Fry Model Railway): 11,5 EUR/adult, 7,5 EUR/child

Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide,was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles. The Talbot family lived here from 1185 to 1973, when the last Talbot died. The house is furnished with beautiful period furniture together with an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings, mainly from the National Gallery. The history of the Talbot family is recorded in the Great Hall, where portraits of generations of the family tell their own story of Ireland's stormy history.



Opening hours: April-September, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-17:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 7,5 EUR/adult, 4,7 EUR/child

Combined tickets (Malahide Castle + Shaw Birthplace or Fry Model Railway or Dublin Writers Museum): 12,5 EUR/adult, 7,7 EUR/child

Getting there: Bus 42 - Malahide

The Fry Model Railway is a unique collection of handmade models of Irish trains, from the beginning of rail travel to modern times. One of the world’s largest miniature railways, the exhibition is unique in that it is a working railway covering an area of 2,500 square feet. The beautifully engineered models are from a collection originally built up in the 1920s and 1930s by Cyril Fry, a railway engineer and draughtsman, with each piece assembled with the finest attention to detail.


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Getting there: Bus 44C from Dublin to Enniskerry Village



Opening hours: 

Gardens - 9:30-17:30

Ballroom and Garden Rooms - Sunday 9:30-13:30, May-September 9:30-13:30 Monday and Sunday

Fountain - November-February 10:30-16:00, March-April and September-October 10:30-17:30, May-August 9:30-19:00


Gardens: 6 EUR/adult, 3,5 EUR/child

Fountain: 5 EUR/adult, 3,5 EUR/child

The glorious formal gardens at Powerscourt, which boast stunning views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. The gardens, spanning 47 acres, began when the house was built for Richard Wingfield between 1731 and 1740. A century later the 7th Viscount Powerscourt decided to expand the family fortunes with the creation of an elaborate garden. It's certainly worth a visit and features include well-maintained gardens, sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes, picturesque walks as well as walled gardens.


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