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Top Choice Notable Building in Grafton Street & Around

Long Room

Trinity's Old 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 P…
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 Pub in Merrion Square & Around

Toner’s

Toner’s, with its stone floors and antique snugs, has changed little over the years and is the closest thing you’ll get to a country pub in the heart of the city. Next door, Toner's Yard is a comfortable outside spa…
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…
Mexican in North of the Liffey

K Chido Mexico

If you’ve a craving for authentic Mexican food, try this food truck tucked inside a garage. It's a huge hit with nearby office workers, and seats can be tough to find weekday lunchtimes, but for early risers, the br…
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…