Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Brú na Bóinne

Newgrange

A startling 80m in diameter and 13m high, Newgrange's white round stone walls, topped by a grass dome, look eerily futuristic. Underneath lies the finest Stone Age passage tomb in Ireland – one of the most remarkabl…
Top Choice Library in Grafton Street & Around

Old Library & Book of Kells

Trinity's greatest treasures are found within the Old Library, built by Thomas Burgh between 1712 and 1732. The star of the show is the Book of Kells, a breathtaking, illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels of th…
Top Choice Notable Building in Grafton Street & Around

Long Room

Trinity College's greatest literary treasures are in the Old Library's stunning 65m Long Room, which houses about 200,000 of the library's oldest volumes. Other displays include a rare copy of the Proclamation of th…
Top Choice Museum in North of the Liffey

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History

Once the world’s largest military barracks, this splendid early neoclassical grey-stone building on the Liffey’s northern banks was completed in 1704 according to the design of Thomas Burgh (he of Trinity College's …
Top Choice Historic Site in Around Drogheda

Monasterboice

Crowing ravens lend an eerie atmosphere to Monasterboice, an intriguing monastic site down a leafy lane in sweeping farmland, which contains a cemetery, two ancient church ruins, one of the finest and tallest round …
Top Choice Gallery in North of the Liffey

Dublin City Gallery – Hugh Lane

Whatever reputation Dublin has as a repository of world-class art has a lot to do with the simply stunning collection at this exquisite gallery, housed in the equally impressive Charlemont House, designed by William…
Top Choice Historic Building in Grafton Street & Around

Trinity College

Ireland’s most prestigious university is a bucolic retreat in the heart of the city that puts one in mind of the great universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. Just ambling about its cobbled squares it’s eas…
Top Choice Museum in Merrion Square & Around

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

Ireland's most important cultural institution was established in 1877 as the primary repository of the nation’s archaeological treasures. These include the most famous of Ireland's crafted artefacts, the Ardagh Chal…
Top Choice Museum in Grafton Street & Around

Chester Beatty Library

This world-famous library, in the grounds of Dublin Castle, houses the collection of mining engineer Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875–1968), bequeathed to the Irish State on his death. Spread over two floors, the bre…
Top Choice Brewery in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Guinness Storehouse

The most popular visit in town is this multimedia homage to Guinness in a converted grain storehouse that is part of the 26-hectare brewery. Across its seven floors you'll discover everything about Guinness before g…