The Dublin Region

Top Attractions

  • Trinity College and the Book of Kells: Ireland’s oldest university and home to the famous illuminated manuscript.
  • Dublin Castle: Historic heart of the city, with its beautiful gardens.
  • Temple Bar: Dublin’s cultural and nightlife district.
  • Guinness Storehouse: Learn about the iconic stout and enjoy panoramic views from the Gravity Bar.
  • Grafton Street: Dublin’s premier shopping location buzzing with buskers and boutiques, with a statue of Molly Malone at its end​​.
  • St. Stephen’s Green: A 22-acre park offering a peaceful escape from the city hustle with Georgian buildings surrounding it​​.
  • The Little Museum of Dublin: A charming space showcasing Dublin’s evolution over the past century​​.
  • Kildare Street Museums and Houses of Parliament: Home to the Irish Parliament and the National Library with a permanent W.B. Yeats exhibition​​.
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology: Features outstanding exhibitions including Ireland’s Gold, Prehistoric Ireland, and the Viking Collection​​.
  • National Gallery of Ireland: Houses the finest collection of Irish art and European art from the Middle Ages to the present day​​.
  • Merrion Square: Dublin’s grandest Georgian square with a vibrant statue of Oscar Wilde at its center​​.
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum: Provides an in-depth account of Irish emigration and its global influence, located in Dublin’s docklands area​​.
  • GPO Witness History Museum: Focuses on the 1916 Uprising and other key events in Irish history, located in the iconic General Post Office on O’Connell Street​.
  • James Joyce Centre: Dedicated to Ireland’s greatest writer, housed in a beautiful Georgian building​.
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History (Collins Barracks): Exhibits include Irish haute couture fashion, military history, and a retrospective of modernist designer Eileen Gray​1.
  • Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo: The largest enclosed urban park in Europe, housing Dublin Zoo, the President of Ireland’s official residence, and a visitor center near a 17th-century tower house, Ashtown Castle​.
  • Kilmainham Gaol: A notorious site in Irish nationalism history, where the leaders of the 1916 rebels were incarcerated and executed​​.
  • Christ Church Cathedral: Built on the site of Dublin’s first church, with a vast crypt dating from the 13th century and a historical recreation of life from the Viking to the medieval period in Dublinia located in its Synod Hall​​.
  • Dublin Pub Crawl: Explore Dublin’s pub culture, a staple of social interaction in the city, as you move from one pub to another enjoying the vibrant nightlife​2.
  • Poulaphouca Dam and Nearby Villages: Explore the lost underwater village at Poulaphouca dam, and visit the picturesque Enniskerry village and Glendalough lake nearby

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