Experience Art, History and Scenery While Walking the Streets of Dublin

This list seeks to represent the best of both the historic nature of Dublin's streets, the scenery and the greenery that makes Ireland so enticing and the museums and attractions that seek to keep every traveller interested and occupied.

A huge benefit of the city is how close in proximity everything is, meaning that you can take in many sights in a single day without it being overly strenuous. Take a morning in Trinity College and see the Book of Kells before a quick five minute stroll up to the National Gallery for a mid-morning coffee. Even the furthest attractions are reachable within half an hour whether it be by bus or rail and this allows you to pack much more in than in many other cities.

Dublin has a rich cultural and architectural history and whether you seek to experience this in conventional museums or spots such as Christchurch or the Garden of Remembrance you can also try your hand at pouring a pint in the Guinness Brewery or pouring over artefacts of the 20th Century in The Little Museum of Dublin.

Finally, Dublin has a wealth of gorgeous, leafy parks that are a perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping district. Drop into Stephen's Green or the Iveagh Gardens and maybe you'll even get to see a free show or participate in a cultural event you might not have known about.

Northside coastal areas
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One of the beauties of Dublin is that a quick train journey from the city centre using the city's commuter rail service will take you to a seaside suburb that feels totally removed from the urban sprawl. Take the DART north to Howth, a...  Read More

Guinness Brewery / Guinness Hop Store

The Guinness Storehouse is somewhat of a stalwart of the Dublin tourism scene, and despite it being one of the more expensive options on offer it does really provide a well-rounded tour and experience for your money. Taking you through the...  Read More

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Dublin Castle

Having undergone many a rebuilding since it's original erection in the 13th century, Dublin Castle has served as a military fortress, a prison, courts of law and the seat of the English administration during its 700 years at the top of Dame...  Read More

While it takes a little bit more of a pilgrimage to get to the Irish Museum of Modern Art it is more than worth the journey. Located in the 17th century Royal Hospital Building both the building and the grounds are styled like that of Les...  Read More

The Iveagh Gardens
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The Iveagh Gardens are somewhat of a hidden gem of the city centre. Hidden away off Clonmel Street, just a stone's throw from Stephen's Green, Iveagh Gardens is an oasis with scultures, sunken lawns, rockeries, a rosarium, a hedge maze and a...  Read More

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St. Stephen's Green

If the weather is good Stephen's Green is a truly lovely park to while away an hour or two perusing. It is Ireland's best-known public park and was reopened to the public in 1880 by Lord Ardilaun. Maintained in the original Victorian style the...  Read More

The Little Museum of Dublin is the newest addition to the museum scene, opening its doors in October 2011. Occupying a Georgian townhouse and dedicating itself to remembering the 20th century, the Little Museum has over 400 artefacts that have...  Read More

Exit Trinity at the Lincoln Place gate and walk straight towards the National Gallery of Ireland on Nassau St. This is one of the best ways to spend an inclement afternoon in Dublin, exploring the many wings of art and sculpture that the...  Read More

The Book of Kells
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The Book of Kells and the Old Library in Trinity are usually the tourist's first port of call. The Book, dating back to 800 AD travelled from Iona, off the coast of Scotland, to Kells in Meath and features the four Gospels in Latin along with...  Read More

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Trinity College

No trip to Dublin is complete without looking around one of its oldest structures. Founded in 1592, Trinity was built during the 16th and 17th centuries and includes Jonathan Swift and Wolfe Tone in its alumni. It's well worth taking a stroll...  Read More


Meet Emily Carson

Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe...  More About Emily

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