Dublin Attractions

Attractions

The Casino Marino

Address: Cherrymount Crescent, off the Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin 3.

The Casino was designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont. It is one of the finest 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe.

 http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/CasinoMarino/



The National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens is noted for its fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from all around the world. Famous for its exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture.

www.botanicgardens.ie


Kilmainham Gaol

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. The tour of the prison includes an audio-visual show. Tours may be arranged for visitors with special needs by prior arrangement.

http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/KilmainhamGaol/




Farmleigh House

Farmleigh is an estate of 78 acres situated to the north-west of Dublin's Phoenix Park. It remains a unique representation of its heyday, the Edwardian period, when wealthy industrialists had replaced landowners as the builders of large mansions in Ireland.

www.heritageireland.ie

http://www.farmleigh.ie/


St Stephens Green

Ireland's best known Victorian public park. Re-opened by Lord Ardilaun in 1880 for the citizens of Dublin. This 9 hectare / 22 acre park has been maintained in the original Victorian layout with extensive perimeter tree and shrub planting, spectacular spring and summer Victorian bedding. The herbaceous border also provides colour from early spring to late autumn. Sanctuary from inclement weather can be obtained in the Victorian lakeside shelter or in the Victorian Swiss shelters in the center of the park.


http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/StStephensGreen/



The Guinness Storehouse

An incredible journey through the history and making of GUINNESS, immerse yourself in the illustrious history of GUINNESS and its Irish heritage.

http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Index.aspx

Trinity College

Founded by the English Queen, Elizabeth, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's oldest and most famous college. The atmospheric campus is open to visitors, who walk in the footsteps of some of the college's noted alumni - among them Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and Samuel Beckett - and see the famous Book of Kells in the beautiful Old Library.
The Books of Kells is a splendidly illuminated version of the Christian Gospels dating from the 9th century. It was once thought to be lost -- the Vikings looted the book in 1007 for its jeweled cover but ultimately left the manuscript behind.

http://www.tcd.ie/

Temple Bar

Temple Bar is reputed to be Dublin's "bohemian quarter" - it certainly is full of entertainment, art and culinary action. It is generally regarded to be on the list of top attractions in Dublin and visited by everybody and their grandmother for the ceol agus craic
It has a huge and diverse amount of restaurants, pubs, art and entertainment venues and is the center of Dublin's nightlife and has a vibrant atmosphere in evenings and at night.

http://www.templebar.ie/