Historic Sites

Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Dublin, users recommend paying a visit to Four Courts, in the Airport - Dub area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.

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Dublin Castle


You walk through the brick gate built in the 13th century, and the first sight you see is the hulking circular tower. Once prisoners' quarters, the tower now includes huge chandeliers, brass work and elaborate carpeting. State Apartments are...  Read More

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Trinity College


One of Ireland's top attractions is the \"Book of Kells\", which is housed at Trinity College Old Library. The book, dating from around 800 AD, is considered by many to be the most beautifully illustrated book ever created. Elaborate portraits...  Read More

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Situated right between Trinity College and verdant St. Stephen's Green is the Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. The house, built in 1705, exemplifies the neoclassic style that was popular at the time right before the Georgian...  Read More

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Bank of Ireland


Originally the Parliament House, the Bank of Ireland adopted its present identity in 1808. The original House of Lords is still exquisitely decorated with tapestries, woodwork, and elaborate ceilings. The chandelier that adorns the House of...  Read More

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The magnificent Four Courts were built between 1786 and 1802, but they were tragically damaged in the Irish Civil War in 1922. Now restored, the courts have elaborate Corinthian columns and a beautiful massive dome. Four statues stand outside...  Read More

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In this cemetery are the graves of many men and women who have paved the way through Irish history. The cemetery was founded in 1832 and covers 124 acres of land. Before it was built, there were no cemeteries for Irish Catholics due to the penal...  Read More

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Custom House


This remarkable building designed by renowned architect James Gandon sports a classical architectural style and was completed in 1791. With columns, pavilions, and a central dome, it has an elegant beauty that never fades. You can only admire the building from the exterior.



History buffs will be thrilled to get a firsthand look at the GPO, the headquarters of the Irish Volunteers in 1916 during the fight for independence known as the Easter Rising. Today, the huge landmark with its mammoth, bullet-riddled columns...  Read More

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Abbey Theatre


This active theater, which frequently puts on elaborate productions of the plays that catapulted writers such as O'Casey and Behan to prominence, had its creative heyday under the direction of W.B. Yeats after it was founded in 1903 by Yeats and...  Read More

Malahide Castle


This 12th century castle was home to the Talbot family for nearly eight centuries. The interior decor is reflective of Ireland's past, containing authentic period furniture, Irish portraits, and other works of art depicting Irish life through...  Read More