Attractions

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…
Top Choice Library in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Marsh's Library

This magnificently preserved scholars' library, virtually unchanged in three centuries, is one of Dublin's most beautiful open secrets and an absolute highlight of any visit. Atop its ancient stairs are beautiful, d…
Top Choice Distillery in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Teeling Distillery

The first new distillery in Dublin for 125 years, it only began production in 2015 and it will be several years before any of the distillate can be called whiskey. In the meantime, you can explore the visitor centre…
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 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 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 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 Historic Building in Grafton Street & Around

Dublin Castle

If you're looking for a turreted castle straight out of central casting you'll be disappointed: the stronghold of British power in Ireland for 700 years is principally an 18th-century creation that is more hotch-pot…
Top Choice Museum in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Kilmainham Gaol

If you have any desire to understand Irish history – especially the juicy bits about resistance to British rule – then a visit to this former prison is an absolute must. This threatening grey building, built between…