Dublin's third-tallest storied building is either a modernist masterpiece or an unconscionable eyesore, depending on how you see modern...
1916 Easter Rising Coach Tour
A 90-minute tour of the sites that played a part in the 1916 Easter Rising. Buy your tickets online or at the Dublin Tourism office in...
Jim Larkin Statue
The spread-armed figure of trade-union leader Jim Larkin (1876–1947) is just south of the General Post Office ; you can almost hear the...
This longtime stalwart of Dublin's theatre-going community – the Abbey is directly across the street – has been given a spit shine in...
This Dublin classic has expertly resisted every trendy wave and has been a stalwart of good Irish cooking since opening more than two...
Lower Abbey St · interesting places nearby
Abbey Theatre information
Ireland’s national theatre was founded by WB Yeats in 1904 and was a central player in the development of a consciously native cultural identity. Its relevance has waned dramatically in recent decades but it still provides a mix of Irish classics (Synge, O'Casey etc), established international names (Shepard, Mamet) and contemporary talent (O'Rowe, Carr et al).
Debate over the theatre's home – an ugly, purpose-built box from 1966 – has been silenced by economic realities, and so the city's theatregoers have had to make do with an acoustic makeover that has improved the experience of going to a play. Monday performances are cheaper.