Attractions

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. And we're immensely grateful fo…
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 or Harvard. Just ambling about its cobbled squares it’s easy…
Top Choice Notable Building in Grafton Street & Around

Long Room

Trinity's greatest treasures are kept in the Old Library's stunning 65m Long Room, which houses about 200,000 of the library's oldest volumes, including the Book of Kells, a breathtaking, illuminated manuscript of t…
Top Choice Library in Grafton Street & Around

Old Library

To the south of Library Sq is the Old Library, built in a severe style by Thomas Burgh between 1712 and 1732. It is one of five copyright libraries across Ireland and the UK, which means it's entitled to a copy of e…
Top Choice Park in Grafton Street & Around

St Stephen's Green

As you watch the assorted groups of friends, lovers and individuals splaying themselves across the nine elegantly landscaped hectares of Dublin's most popular green lung, St Stephen's Green, consider that those same…
Top Choice Church in Temple Bar

Christ Church Cathedral

Its hilltop location and eye-catching flying buttresses make this the most photogenic of Dublin's cathedrals. It was founded in 1030 and rebuilt from 1172, mostly under the impetus of Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembr…
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 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 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, whose CV also includes t…
Top Choice Brewery in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Guinness Storehouse

The most popular visit in town is this multimedia homage to Guinness, one of Ireland's most enduring symbols. A converted grain storehouse is the only part of the 26-hectare brewery that is open to the public, but i…