Do you want to discover the Irish Culture in Dublin through visiting places and doing activities ? Here is a list of activites, places to visit in Dublin:
St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, is also one of the biggest tourist attractions in Dublin.
Built between 1220 and 1260, the Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. Historically, St Patrick was believed to have baptized converts from paganism to Christianity and a small wooden church was built on the site to commemorate his visit. The present building was constructed between 1191 and 1270 and became a cathedral.
There are over 700 burials on the site, many under the Cathedral's floor and more outside in the graveyard. The most famous one is Jonathan Swift, the author of “Gulliver’s Travels,” who was the Dean of the cathedral from 1713 to 1745. St. Patrick's is also home to six celtic grave slabs which are over a thousand years old and an unusual collection of monuments and brasses.
Today St. Patrick's is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and it is still very much a living building with services held every day of the year. It also hosts choral concerts regularly performed by members of the Choir School founded in 1432.
- Monday - Friday : 9:30 am to 5pm
- March to October : Saturday : 9 am - 6 pm Sunday: 9-10:30am / 12:30-14:30/ 4:30 - 6pm
- October to February 9 am to 5 pm : On Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm On Sunday: 9-10:30 am & 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
+353 1 677 8099
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.
March and October :
- Mond -Sat: 9:30 - 6pm
- Sunday: 12.30-14.30 / 16.30-18.00
April to September
- Mond-Sat :9:30-7pm
- Sunday 12.30 – 14.30 / 16.30 – 19.00
November to February
• Mond- Saturday: 9:30 - 5pm & Sunday: 12:30 - 14:30
Last admission- 45 minutes before closing.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time where the Cathedral Choir or the Girl Choristers are singing evensong the cathedral will have last entry at 17.15 in order to prepare.
Bow St, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7
+353 1 807 2355
Re-live the story of John Jameson Son through the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste. You will discover the time honoured secret of how three simple ingredients- water, barley and yeast – are transformed into the smooth golden spirit that has always been and continues to be Jameson Irish Whiskey.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 personalised Whiskey Taster Certificate.
Opening Hours :
- Monday & Thursday & Friday 10 am to 7 pm
- Saturday : 10 am to 7:30 pm
- Sunday & Tuesday & Wednesday : 10 am to 6.30 pm
Market Street | St James Gate, Dublin D8, Irlande
+353 1 408 4800
Guinness, the flagship brand of Irish beers known all over the world, has had its own museum in Dublin since 2000. Beer lovers and the curious ones will love to discover everything you need to know about Guinness. After its closure, the renovation began to transform the place into a museum retracing the history of the brand (from its creation to advertising, including the evolution of the bottles, its creator...), the ingredients used and the stages of manufacture of this legendary beverage worldwide. The highlight of the visit is the panoramic bar, the Gravity Bar, in which all visitors are entitled to a Guinness or a soda while enjoying a splendid view of all Dublin. A must-see!
- 9:30am - 7pm (last admission is at 5pm)
- July and August : 9am - 8pm (LA at 6pm)
Trinity College, College Street, Dublin 1
Trinity College is Ireland's most prestigious college. The college is best known for the Book of Kells, one of the most beautiful manuscripts in the world. It was written around 800AD 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.
The Book of Kells is held in the Long Room of Trinity’s Old Library; it was the inspiration for a room called the Jedi Archives in “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.”
October to April
- Mond- Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm
- Sunday : 12 pm - 4:30 pm
May to September
- Mond - Sat : 8:30 am - 5pm
- Sunday : 9:30 am - 5 pm
KILMAINHAM GAOL MUSEUM
Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Irlande
+353 1 453 5984
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.
•October – March 9:30 – 17:30 (last admission at 16:15)
• April & May 9:00 – 18:00 (LA at 16:45)
•June, July & August 9:00 – 19:00 (LA at 17:45)
•September 9:00 – 18:00 (LA at 16:45)
22 -25 Westmoreland Street Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Irlande / +353 1 16718373
The National Wax Museum Plus is one of Dublin's most popular attractions, ideal for a family outing! Located in the heart of the Temple Bar district, right between Dublin, this museum offers an exciting interactive experience. Visitors take a journey through Irish culture represented by its most famous (wax) characters, from writers to heroes of famous films. Go to the Green Room and meet your favorite Hollywood star.... A visit to the National Wax Museum promises exciting moments for everyone
Monday to Sunday: 10 to 10 pm ( Last admission 9 )
15 for Adults, €10 for Children
+ 353 1 815 5914
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 a fine example of Georgian-Victorian architecture. It 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.
Close from January until March 13th Included. Check all the hours here.
Parnell Square E, Rotunda,Dublin 1
+353 1 8213021
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.
- April to Sept: 8:30 am to 6 pm
- Oct to March : 9:30 to 4 pm
The National Botanic Garden
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
+353 1 804 0300
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 and burren area, large pond, extensive herbaceous borders, and a lot of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding.
Monday - Friday - 9am to 4.30pm
Winter Opening Hours: 28th October 2018 to the end of March 2019
10 am to 4.30pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Temple Bar Market
Meeting House Square, Dublin 2 +353 1 6772255
Every Saturday Temple Bar Food Market is held in the heart of cultural quarter in Temple Bar. A wide range of hot and cold food is available such as oysters, organic vegetables, Irish farmhouse cheeses, crepes and other fantastic food products.
On saturday : from 10 am to 4:30pm
Georges St. Arcade
South Great George's Street, Dublin
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.
- Mond - Wed : 9 to 6.30 pm
- Thur -Sat: 9 am to 7 pm
- Sunday: 12 to 6 pm
Aquatic Centre, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
+353 1 6464300
The National Aquatic Centre is an indoor aquatics facility in DublinIreland. The Centre houses a 50m swimming pool,diving pool,leisure pool and fitness centre.
- Mond -Sunday: 10am -6pm
- Check the prices here
St Stephens Green North, Dublin 2
+353 1 707 6000
Are you interested in a little boat tour of the city like the Vikings? A fun and amusing tourist activity to do with the whole family and which will make you discover the Irish capital and its history!
Book your trip on the website! (9am to 4pm everyday)