Sights in Dublin

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Dublin has a rich history and a lot of monuments to show for itself. The prosperity of the British Empire in the 18th century can still been seen in the splendour of some mansions build in that era. Also an important monument in Irish history is the GPO (general post office) on O'Connell Street where Patrick Pearse, James Connolly and Michael Collins acclaimed the Independence of Ireland in 1916. Some of the best of Dublin’s churches are St. Patrick’s Cathedral (whose most famous Dean was writer, Jonathan Swift) and Christ Church Cathedral (originally constructed in 1038 but has been rebuilt many times since).

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Guinness Hopstore

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Guinness Storehouse St.Patricks Weekend
Guinness Storehouse St.Patricks Weekend

This is the home of Guinness Stout, the famous black beer with the distinctive creamy head. Arthur Guinness purchased Rainsfords Brewery here in 1759 and began brewing his famous "Porter" which is now produced around the world at the rate of over 10 million glasses each day.

Located on Crane Street, in the heart of Dublin's Liberties, the Guinness Hopstore, a converted 19th century building, should be part of any visitor's itinerary around the city. The handsome four storey building houses the 'World of Guinness Exhibition', a fascinating audiovisual show on the history of more..

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address:James's Gate
tel:4536700 Ext. 5155
openings:1st October - 31st March: Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm (last admissions) Sunday and Bank holidays 12.00pm - 4.00pm (last admissions). 1st April - 30th September: Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm (last admissions) Sunday and Bank holidays 10.30am - 4.30pm (last admissions) Closed Christmas Day, St. Stephens Day and Good Friday.
openingHours:9am-5pm

St Stephen's Green

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Entrance to Stephen's Green
Entrance to Stephen's Green
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St Stephen's Green is a park in the city centre.

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The Chester Beatty Library

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European Museum of the Year 2002

Irish Museum of the Year 2000

The Library bequeated to the Irish nation in 1956 by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty contains approximately 22, 000 manuscripts, rare books, miniature paintings and objects from Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures.

There are over 270 copies of the Koran among the Islamic manuscripts, including illuminations by some of the greatest master calligraphers and 2, 700 Arabic texts. There is a very fine collection of Turkish manuscripts and paintings. The Library has particulary good more..

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address:Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
tel:4070750
admission:free.
email:info@cbl.ie
url:www.cbl.ie

Dublin Castle

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Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle
photo by: Hans-Peter Harmsen

Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets it name from the Black Pool - 'Dubh Linn' which was on the site of the present Castle Garden.

The Castle stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort. Later a Viking Fortress stood on this site - a portion of which is on view to Visitors at the Undercroft.

The largest visible fragment of the original 13th century Norman Castle is the Record Tower. Beside it is the early more..

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address:Dame Street
tel: 6797831
openings:Monday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Dublin Zoo

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Dublin Zoo is part of a worldwide network of zoos working together to breed endangered species. Studbooks are used to manage this captive breeding.

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url:www.dublinzoo.ie

Bank of Ireland

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This centre of 20th century commerce is one of the most striking of Dublin's 18th century buildings. Built in 1729 to house the Irish Parliament, it became redundant when the British and Irish Parliaments were united in London, when the Irish Parliament voted itself our of existence.

It would be a shame to leave our noble city without spending a few moments in one of Europe's most unique chambers, the Irish House of Lords where the Irish Parliament once sat in this magnificent chamber with woodwork in Irish oak, you can see the 18th century tapestries, and a sparkling Irish more..

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adress:2 College Green
tel:6776801

Powerscourt Estate & Gardens

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47 acres of gardens including fountains, a pet cemetery , Italian gardens, shops, and a cafe.  Very beautiful, including the drive there, and a nice way to get out of the city for a few hours.  WOOO

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address:Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
openings:Open Daily 9:30am to 5:30pm
tel:(01) 204 6000
url:www.powerscourt.ie
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St. Patricks Cathedral

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St Patricks Cathedral
St Patricks Cathedral
photo by: Hans-Peter Harmsen

St Patricks is one of the two roman Cathedrals in Dublin, the other being the Christ Church Cathedral close by. The cathedral has a very nice roman tower.

Inside you'll find statues of numerous famous Irish.

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Trinity College

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Trinity College Front Square
Trinity College Front Square
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The University of Dublin, founded in 1592, is the oldest university in Ireland. Trinity College is the sole constituent college of the University. At present there are over 15,000 students and 1,200 staff members working on the College campus.

Standing on a self-contained site in the heart of Dublin, the College covers some 40 acres of cobbled squares and green spaces, around buildings which represent the accumulated architectural riches of nearly three centuries. Its sixteen thousand staff and students form a compact academic community and are at the same time an more..

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address:College Green, Dublin 2
url:www.tcd.ie

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

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Outside Dublin at the shore you can find Dalkey Castle.

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre is housed in the Medieval Goat Castle one of seven original towerhouses 1 of only 2 surviving. A superb example you can climb the ancient battlements for the best views of Dublin the sea and mountains.

In the castle you can also glimpse down the original Murder Hole or read about the importance of the town of Dalkey during the middle ages written by Hugh Leonard. The models and audio visuals will also give you flavour as to how the town developed through the ages from an more..

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email:diht@indigo.ie
address:Castle Street, Dalkey
tel:+353 1 2858366
admission:£1.50-£2.50:Adult €6, Child €4, Family €16, Concession €5
url:www.dalkeycastle.com
openings:All year round
openingHours:Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 11.00am - 5.00 pm

Christ Church Cathedral

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Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
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The Dean and Chapter of Christ Church Cathedral welcome visitors to Dublin's oldest building - the mother church of the dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in the Church of Ireland.

Viking Dublin's cathedral was built on this site c. 1030, and briefly became a cathedral priory under the Benedictines at the end of the 11th century. In 1162, the archbishop of Dublin, Laurence O'Toole (later canonised) introduced the canons regular of St Augustine to the cathedral where they remained until the Reformation. When Henry VIII broke from Rome, the Irish Church, however reluctantly, more..

type:Churches and Cathedrals
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email:cccdub@indigo.ie
address:Christchurch Place
tel:+353 1 6778099
admission:Requested donation
openings:Every day 10am - 5pm (except 26 December)

Dublin's Rock N Roll, Writers Bus Tour

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This is a 75 minute Panoramic & Audiovisual Bus Tour of Dublin City. This is your ticket to explore the history of Irish musical literary talent as well as the lives of some of its greatest exponents including U2, Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Sinead O’Connor and Brendan Behan. And what better way to discover these settings than on a unique rock n roll tour bus - shipped in all the way from Nashville , Tennessee . Tickets cost EUR 15. No tours Mon, Tues (Nov - Feb)

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tel:+353 1 620 3929
openingHours:12:00,14:00,16:00,18:00
url:www.dublinrocktour.ie
address:Westmoreland St
email:bookings@dublinrocktour.ie

Kilmainham Gaol

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Kilmainham Gaol (Irish: Príosún Chill Mhaighneann) is a former prison, located in Kilmainham in Dublin, which is now a museum. It has been run since the mid-1980s by the Office of Public Works (O.P.W.), an Irish Government agency.

Kilmainham Gaol has played an important part in Irish history, as many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisioned and some executed in the jail. The jail has also been used as a set for several films.

When it was first built in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol was called the 'New Gaol' to distinguish it from the old jail it was intended to more..

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accessibility:Disabled friendly
tel:+353 1 453 5984
openingHours:09.00 - 17.30
url:www.heritageireland.ie
address:Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
email:kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

Dublin Visitors

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A collection of photos and videos can be seen on local guide Dublin Visitors.

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tel:00353 1 8510512
url:www.dublin1.webs.com
address:Dublin
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