Must-see attractions in Dublin

  • DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEB 15: The Long Room in the Trinity College Library on Feb 15, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. Trinity College Library is the largest library in Ireland and home to The Book of Kells.

    Old Library & Book of Kells

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    Trinity's greatest treasures are found within the Old Library and the incredible Long Room is one of the most photographed rooms in Dublin, for good…

  • August 2019: A tour group on the floor of the Victorian main hall in the Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison which is now a museum. 

    Kilmainham Gaol


    If you have any desire to understand Irish history – especially the long-running resistance to British colonial rule – then a visit to this former prison…

  • Dublin, Ireland - August 3, 2013: Visitors under the Campanile of the Trinity College

    Trinity College

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's most prestigious university, a collection of elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings, cobbled squares and nature…

  • DUBLIN, IRELAND - 10th June, 2017: the beautiful architecture of the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin city centre

    National Gallery


    A magnificent Caravaggio and a breathtaking collection of works by Jack B Yeats – William Butler Yeats' younger brother – are the main reasons to visit…

  • DUBLIN, IRELAND - APR 1: The Guinness Storehouse Brewery at St. James Gate, Dublin Ireland on April 1, 2013.  Guinness brewery  was founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness.

    Guinness Storehouse


    The most popular attraction in Dublin is this multimedia homage to Guinness. An old fermentation plant in the St James's Gate Brewery has been converted…

  • A replica of a tenement room from the early 20th century, 14 Henrietta Street.

    14 Henrietta Street

    North of the Liffey

    Explore behind the facade of one of Dublin's famous Georgian townhouses, carefully restored to gently peel back layers of complex social history over 250…

  • St Patrick's Park, Dublin City, Ireland

    St Patrick's Cathedral


    Ireland's largest church and the final resting place of Jonathan Swift, St Patrick's stands on the spot where St Patrick himself reputedly baptised the…

  • A stag stands in front of a herd of deer under a beautiful summer sunset in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland, on a grassy plain with clumps of trees in the distance

    Phoenix Park


    The hugely impressive 707 hectares that comprise Dublin's Phoenix Park are not just a magnificent playground for all kinds of sport—from running to polo…

  • Archway leading into Dublin Castle

    Dublin Castle

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    As the stronghold of British power in Ireland for more than 700 years, Dublin Castle has played a central - and often adversarial - role in the history of…

  • Museum of Natural History


    Affectionately known as the 'Dead Zoo', this dusty, weird and utterly compelling museum is a fine example of the scientific wonderment of the Victorian…

  • Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin City, Ireland

    Christ Church Cathedral

    Temple Bar

    Its hilltop location and eye-catching flying buttresses make this the most photogenic of Dublin's three cathedrals, as well as one of the capital's most…

  • Dublin City Gallery.

    Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

    North of the Liffey

    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…

  • Koran at Chester Beatty Library.

    Chester Beatty Library

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    This world-famous library in the grounds of Dublin Castle houses the collection of mining engineer Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875–1968), bequeathed to…

  • March 29, 2019: Crowd of people sitting on the grass in St Stephen's Green city centre public park on a hot sunny day.

    St Stephen's Green

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    St Stephen's Green’s 27 acres is the most popular park in Dublin city centre. Come for a leisurely stroll in elegant landscaped gardens, stay for the…

  • Inside Merrion Square, where Pride Village sets up every year

    Merrion Square


    Merrion Sq is the most prestigious and, arguably, the most elegant of Dublin's Georgian squares. Its well-kept lawns and tended flower beds are flanked on…

  • The entrace to Jameson Distillery, Bow Lane.

    Jameson Distillery Bow Street

    North of the Liffey

    Smithfield’s biggest draw is devoted to uisce beatha (ish-kuh ba-ha, ‘the water of life’); that's Irish for whiskey. To its more serious devotees, that is…

  • The entrance door to Marsh's Library

    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…

  • Seats at Croke Park Stadium.

    Croke Park Stadium & Museum


    This museum is all about the history and importance of Gaelic sports in Ireland and the role of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) as the stout…

  • Georgian entrance to the Little Museum of Dublin

    Little Museum of Dublin

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    This award-winning museum tells the story of Dublin over the last century via memorabilia, photographs and artefacts donated by the general public. The…

  • Gravestone of Michael Collins at Glasnevin Cemetery.

    Glasnevin Cemetery


    The tombstones at Ireland's largest and most historically important burial site read like a 'who's who' of Irish history, as most of the leading names of…

  • Military Road entrance to IMMA

    Irish Museum of Modern Art


    Ireland's most important collection of modern and contemporary Irish and international art is housed in the elegant, airy expanse of the Royal Hospital…

  • Museum of Literature Ireland

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    Newly opened in September 2019, the Museum of Literature Ireland is a digital, interactive exploration of Ireland's deep literary heritage, from the…

  • St Michan’s Church

    North of the Liffey

    Macabre remains are the main attraction at this church, which was founded by the Danes in 1095 and named after one of their saints. Among the ‘attractions…

  • Bank of Ireland 19th century building on College Green at night.

    Bank of Ireland

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    A sweeping Palladian pile occupying one side of College Green, this magnificent building was the Irish Parliament House until 1801 and was the first…

  • A reproduction of what the GPO looked like in 1916, at the General Post Office.

    General Post Office

    North of the Liffey

    It's not just the country's main post office, or an eye-catching neoclassical building: the General Post Office is at the heart of Ireland's struggle for…

  • President's residence in Dublin.

    Áras an Uachtaráin


    The official residence of the Irish president, this white Palladian lodge was originally built in 1751 and has been enlarged a couple of times since, most…

  • James Joyce Cultural Centre

    North of the Liffey

    James Joyce is brought to virtual life in this beautifully restored Georgian house. As well as some wonderful interactive details, the exhibits include…

  • City Hall

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    This beautiful Georgian structure was originally built by Thomas Cooley as the Royal Exchange between 1769 and 1779, and botched in the mid-19th century…

  • Sideview of an Indian elephant mother and her calf as seen in Dublin Zoo

    Dublin Zoo


    Established in 1831, the 28-hectare Dublin Zoo just north of the Hollow is one of the oldest in the world. It is well known for its lion-breeding program,…

  • The entrance to Teeling Distillery

    Teeling Distillery


    The first new distillery in Dublin for 125 years, Teeling only began production in 2015 and it will be several years before any of the distillate can be…

  • CF6A45 IRELAND, Dublin, Glasnevin Cemetery, Visitor Centre

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

    Glasnevin Cemetery Museum


    The history of Glasnevin Cemetery unfolds in wonderful, award-winning detail in this museum, which tells the social and political story of Ireland through…

  • Casino at Marino


    It's not the roulette-wheel kind of casino but rather the original Italian kind, the one that means 'summer home' (it literally means 'small house'), and…

  • Wide view of Farmleigh house, a historic house, estate and working farm is the official Irish state guest house, in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland. Shot on a sunny day with blue skies and lots of foliage



    The Irish government's official guesthouse is this fine Georgian-Victorian pile designed by James Gandon. Originally part of the Guinness estate, it was…

  • The River Liffey as it flows through the Strawberry Beds area of Chapelizod, Dublin, Ireland.

    Strawberry Beds


    Running alongside the northern banks of the Liffey between the villages of Chapelizod and Lucan, roughly along the western edge of Phoenix Park, is the…

  • The outside of the Icon Factory

    Icon Factory

    Temple Bar

    This artists' collective in the heart of Temple Bar hosts exhibitions on Ireland’s cultural heritage. You’ll find colourful, unique souvenirs celebrating…

  • Dublin, Ireland - Sept 26, 2020: Big group of adult people attending outdoor class, practicing social distancing and exercising yoga outside on lawn on sunny warm autumn day in Marlay Park. Lifestyle; Shutterstock ID 1901169343; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Marlay House & Park


    Marlay Park, 9km south of the city centre, is a wonderful 83-hectare open space, with 17th-century buildings, wooded areas, duck ponds, abundant wildlife,…

  • Poolbeg Chimneys visible from Dollymount Strand

    Dollymount Strand


    In the coastal suburb of Clontarf, follow the tang of sea air from the promenade across the wooden footbridge and continue down Bull Walk, enjoying an…

  • The exterior sign for Irish Whiskey Museum

    Irish Whiskey Museum

    Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

    If you’d like to learn a little more about one of Ireland’s most famous tipples, spend an hour here. You’ll find out why the Irish call it uisce beatha …