Things to do in Dublin

James Joyce Cultural Centre

James Joyce Cultural Centre

This house was built in 1784 by Francis Ryan for Valentine Brown, the Earl of Kenmare, who used it as his townhouse. The plasterwork here was done by Michael Stapleton, one of the finest stuccadores of the time. The house was given special mention by Constantine Curran in his book Dublin

35 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1
Rathfarnham Castle

Rathfarnham Castle

The Castle has a colourful and interesting history with 18th century interiors. The Castle is presented to visitors as a castle undergoing active conservation. The visitor can see, at first hand, tantalizing glimpses of layers of the Castles earlier existence uncovered during research. Con

Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
National Botanic Gardens

National Botanic Gardens

The activies and role of the Gardens is a great deal more varied than meets the eye. Our purpose is to explore, understand, conserve, and share the importance of plants. We aim to make the National Botanic Gardens a place where leisure, recreation and education are all compatible for the e

Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin is famous as a city of writers and literature, and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore, or simply enjoy Dublins immense literary heritage. At the Writers Museum, Dublins literary celebrities from the past three hundred years

19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of Irish art and European master paintings. The collection spans from the 14th to the 20th centuries and includes all the major Continental Schools. Irish painting is charted from its re-emergence in the 17th century to Jack B.

Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Irelands emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. The tour o

Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

Located in Dublins city centre, the Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of Irelands foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. The original collection, donated by the Gallerys founder Sir Hugh Lane, has now grown to include almost 2000 artworks, ranging from the Impressionist masterpiec

Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1.
Dublin City Hall

Dublin City Hall

The Story of the Capital is an exciting exhibition tracing the history of Dublin City. It tells of the citys founding, through Viking times and into the unique and vibrant city of today. The story is told through multimedia displays, which offer a fascinating insight into the citys evoluti

Dame Street, Dublin 2.
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