Main Attractions

Do you want to discover the Irish Culture in Dublin through visiting places and doing activities ? Here is a list of activities, places to visit in Dublin:

The Book of Kells

This manuscript was written around 800 AD by Irish monks and later buried in the ground for fear of the Vikings. After being rediscovered, it was deposited in Trinity College Dublin in 1653. The book contains a richly decorated copy of the four gospels in a Latin. After looking at the book you are able to walk through the Long Room Library.  It costs between  €18- €34 .

Open Hours
April – September

Monday – Saturday

8:30 – 17:00

Sunday

9:30 – 17:00

October – March

Monday – Saturday

9:30 – 17:00

Sunday

12:00 – 16:30

Animals in the Zoo

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is the third oldest public zoo in the world. Located in Phoenix Park, the zoo was founded in 1830 and is noted for its lion breeding program, and since the 1850’s, more than 700 lions have been bred there. Over 700 animals live at Dublin Zoo, and a variety of tropical animals roam their areas in unbarred enclosures designed to replicate the natural environment as closely as possible. The 60-acre zoo contains more than 235 species of wild animals and tropical birds and is a great place to travel around on a sunny day! Prices range from Free – €21 depending on age, education and special needs of each guest.

Open Hours

Monday – Sunday

9:30 – 18:00

National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens are one of the most visited free attraction in Dublin. They are 19.5 hectares and contain many attractive areas such as arboretum, sensory garden, rock garden, large pond, extensive herbaceous borders, and a lot of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding.

Open Hours
Glasnevin

Monday – Sunday

9:00 – 18:00

Saturday – Sunday

10:00 – 18:00

The Gardens at Kilmacurragh

Monday – Friday

9:00 – 17:00

The Jameson Distillery

Located in the heart of Dublin, a visit to the Old Jameson Distillery is so much more than just a tour, it is an exciting and engaging experience, guaranteed to enlighten and entertain any visitor. After the Tour, all visitors are rewarded with a Jameson signature drink and lucky volunteers are selected to participate in a tutored whiskey comparison and earn a much coveted personalized Whiskey Taster Certificate. Depending on which ticket you purchase the admissions can be between €25 to € 100 . 

Open Hours

Monday – Thursday

11:00 – 18:00

Friday – Saturday

11:00 – 19:00

Sunday

12:00 – 18:00

Guinness Storehouse

Home to “the Black Stuff” since 1759, Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s #1 visitor attraction and you simply cannot leave Dublin without having paid a visit. The massive former Guinness fermentation plant, has been remodeled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. As you make your way up the floors you will learn the amazing history of Guinness and at the top you receive  a complimentary pint of Guinness while taking in the breathtaking  360-degree view in Gravity Bar.  Admissions cost €22 – €70 depending if you want to add more to the basic ticket. 

Open Hours

Wednesday – Monday

10:00 – 17:00

Tuesday

12 :00 – 17:00

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin’s oldest buildings and a place of pilgrimage for over 1,000 years. It was founded by Sitiuc, Norse King of Dublin in 1030 and it was incorporated into the Irish Church in 1152.The cathedral is worth a visit for its exquisite floor tiles, architecture and its famous 12th Century crypt, one of the oldest in Ireland and Britain, which hosts an exhibition of rare manuscripts and historic artifacts. Christ Church is also renowned for hosting the first performance of Handel’s Messiah.  It will costs between  €3.50- €24 depending on age and amount of family vs smaller.

Open Hours

Monday – Saturday

10:00 – 18:00

Sunday

13:00 – 15:00, 16:30 – 18:00

Inside Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol Museum

Find out what it would have been like to be imprisoned in this Irish “bastion of punishment and correction” between 1796, when it opened, and 1924, when it closed its doors. A guided tour of Kilmainham Prison (Kilmainham Gaol, in Irish), one of the largest unoccupied prisons in Europe, provides an overview of recent Irish political history and the Irish rebellion. Prison reveals a lot. This is a popular excursion: you can’t buy your tickets in advance, they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to arrive early. Tickets will coast between €4 – €20 depending age, group, and education.

Open Hours

October – 3rd April

9:30 – 17:15

4th April – 31st May

9:00 – 17:45

June, July, August

9:30 – 18:15

September

9:30 – 17:45

National Wax Museum Plus

Want to meet some famous Irish movie stars, TV personalities and singers? Well we can’t promise you will meet them but you can instead meet their waxy twins! Here at the National Wax Museum Plus, visitors take a journey through Irish culture represented by its most famous (wax) characters, from writers to heroes of famous films. If that isn’t enough to convince you, you are able to become a wax sculpture yourself with their Wax Hand Immortalization. You can get your hand dipped in wax and even pay to get it turned into a lamp if you wish. If you wanting to get a little weird on your trip head on over to the National Wax Museum! Tickets are between €14.50 – €16.50.

Open Hours

Monday – Sunday

10:00 – 19:00

Lastest entry to the museum is at 18:00 

Farmleigh House & Estate

Built in the late 18th century, the Farmleigh House was purchase in 1873 by a great-grandson of Arthur Guinness in 1873 becoming one of the Dublin residences of the Guinness Family.  The house is in the north-west of Dublin Phoenix Park. The house is a fine example of Georgian-Victorian architecture and contains many beautiful features such as the Main House, the Clock Tower, the Lake and the Library. This latter one holds some of the finest examples of Irish bookbinding from the last three centuries. Admission is free to the estate but if you wish to enter the house it will cost between €4- €8 depending on age and education.

Open Hours

Monday – Sunday

10:00 – 18:00

Tour

10:00 – 16:30

Garden of Remembrance

The Garden of Remembrance was inaugurated by President Eamon de Valera in 1966 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Easter Uprising. It is a small park built in memory of all those who lost their lives in the struggle for Irish independence. This was designed by architect Dáithí Hanly and has a poem by Liam Mac Uistin inscribed on the wall behind the sculpture. The park is intended to be a oasis from the city and a place for quiet remembrance.

Open Hours

Monday – Sunday

9:30 – 18:00

George St Arcade

Georges Street Arcade is Europe’s and Ireland’s oldest shopping centre. This shopping centre was built in 1881 in a beautiful Victorian building in Dublin. There is an eclectic mix of clothing and antiques stores.

Open Hours

Monday – Saturday

9:00 – 19:00

Sunday

10:00 – 18:00

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