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The area between Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral is the ancient heart of the city with the oldest buildings such as City Hall and Dublin Castle. The main museums, such as the National Museum of Ireland are located to the east, between Saint Stephen's Green and Trinity College.

Tourist favorites in Dublin

The Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library, established in 1950, is home to the collections of mining magnate, Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. The library is housed on the grounds of Dublin Castle, and was opened on February 7, 2000, the 125th anniversary of Beatty's birth. The library, named European Museum of the Year in 2002, contains two collections: "Sacred Traditions" and "Artistic Traditions"; they both exhibit manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts from the Islamic, East Asian and Western Collections. The Chester Beatty Library, home to one of the most significant collections of Islamic and Far Eastern artefacts, is one of the most visited attractions of Dublin.
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The Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison in Kilmainham, is now a museum presenting the history of Irish nationalism and offering guided tours of the building. Opened its doors as a museum in the mid-1980s, one of top must visit attractions in Dublin, Kilmainham Gaol is notable for being a place where many leaders of Irish rebellions were imprisoned and some executed here by the British and in 1923 by the Irish Free State. First built in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol was decommissioned as a prison by the Irish Free State government in 1924. The former prison was finally restored in 1971 when Kilmainham Gaol chapel was re-opened to the public. Kilmainham Gaol's art gallery on the top floor exhibits paintings, sculptures and jewelry of prisoners incarcerated in prisons all over contemporary Ireland.
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The Glasnevin Cemetery

Inaugurated in 1832, Glasnevin Cemetery is the largest non-denominational cemetery in Ireland, containing approx. 1. 5 million burials. Located in Glasnevin, the cemetery now covers about 124 acres and holds historically notable monuments and the graves of many of Ireland's most prominent national figures such as Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera, Arthur Griffith, Maude Gonne, Kevin Barry, Roger Casement, Constance Markievicz, Pádraig Ó Domhnaill, Seán MacBride, and many others. The cemetery is a great place to explore the 200 years of monuments history ranging from the austere, simple, high stone erections of the period up until the 1860s, to the elaborate Celtic crosses of the nationalistic revival from the 1860s to 1960s, to the plain Italian marble of the late 20th century.
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National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens, located in Glasnevin, 5 km north-west of Dublin city centre, is a large garden, covering some 19. 5 ha. Established in 1795 by the Dublin Society, it contains several architecturally notable greenhouses, and a double line of yew trees, known as "Addison's Walk", dating from the 1800s. The gardens is also home to the National Herbarium, which contains some 20,000 samples of plant products, including fruits, seeds, wood, fibres, plant extracts and artefacts, collected over the garden's two-hundred-year history; the Palm House which houses many tropical and subtropical plants; multistorey complex which incorporates a cafe and a large lecture theatre.
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Croke Park

Croke Park is a sports stadium located in Dublin. It is the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Since 1884 the site has been used primarily by the GAA to host Gaelic games, most notably the annual finals of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and Senior Hurling Championship. Music concerts by major international acts have also been held in "Croker". It also includes the GAA Museum and offers guided tours, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dublin.
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Great hotels in Dublin

Harrington Hall Hotel

Surrounded by restaurants, galleries, museums and cathedrals, the luxurious Harrington Hall Hotel Dublin enjoys a prestigious city location. The green Luas line runs alongside the hotel and the famous Grafton Street is only a 5 minute walk away. This privately owned establishment was opened in the year 1998 and has since been renovated, retaining the original Georgian features that give the hotel its trademark character. Harrington Hall still offers its guest the Irish hospitality that made the hotel famous. This magnificent hotel conveniently sits in the heart of Georgian Dublin which is an exceptional location. As a guest you can wake up to a fresh cup of coffee courtesy of the in-room coffee maker or go out for breakfast. The business facilities, conference room and laundry service makes it an ideal place for any business traveler. While the childcare services, television with cable and no smoking rooms make it perfect for the family vacationers. They even offer parking services for their guests. Theaters and restaurants are available within walking distance and streets filled with shops, perfect for the dedicated shoppers, are plentiful. The single guest will surely enjoy visiting the pubs that are within walking distance of the hotel. Harrington Hall is a unique four star hotel that has a lot to offer anyone who is interested in visiting the city of Georgian Dublin.

North Star Hotel

North Star Hotel Dublin houses in a 19th century building that was once a railway station, mentioned by James Joyce in his famous masterpiece Ulysses. The hotel is great for business and leisure travelers, because it is virtually opposite the Financial Services Centre and close to many attractions the city has to offer. North Star Hotel Dublin offers serenity for the weary traveler and the hospitality is as good as it gets in the Dublin area. The concierge, Kieran, is famous for his friendliness to all visitors of the hotel. He can arrange bus tickets, tours through the country of Ireland, dinner reservations and many more services. The North Star Hotel in Dublin has a traditional Irish bar, McCoy's, and a restaurant, Bianconi, which is specialized in international dishes. The 130 rooms are decorated in a bright, contemporary style and facilitate all your needs with modern amenities. For the business traveler, Dublin Hotel North Star has conference facilities and meeting rooms available on request. Active guests can enjoy the health club for free, including a Scandinavian sauna, fitness equipment and more.

Brooks Hotel

Brooks Hotel Dublin enjoys a privileged location in the heart of the city, just a short walk from major attractions like Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral and The Chester Beatty Library. Several means of public transport are in close proximity to the hotel, providing easy access to all of Dublin. Dublin Hotel Brooks is a stylish 4-star hotel with a classic décor. The hotel boasts a calming atmosphere with all the amenities to unwind after a busy day in Dublin. Guests can watch a movie in the private cinema, work out in the fitness suite with sauna or enjoy a drink at the Jasmine Bar, one of the ‘Great Whisky Bars of the World’. The restaurant offers high-quality Irish and International meals, created with the finest ingredients. Furthermore, the hotel can accommodate meeting facilities for up to 60 people. The 98 comfortable bedrooms of Brooks Hotel Dublin are luxuriously decorated with classical furnishings. They are bright, cosy and equipped with king-size beds.

Ashling Hotel

A spacious hotel in a superb location, the Ashling Hotel Dublin provides excellent access to Dublin city centre and the rest of Ireland. Walk to the city centre and Temple Bar in just 20 minutes or board the Luas tram - it passes right by the door of the hotel, bringing you to the heart of the city in just five minutes. Renowned for its comfort and friendly welcome, the Ashling Hotel Dublin offers laundry and dry cleaning services, in addition to conference and meeting facilities, making it ideal for both business and leisure guests. Car parking and coach parking is also available. Each of the rooms in the Ashling has all the amenities you might need during your trip to Ireland. The hotel offers modern en-suite bedrooms with room service, all designed to make sure you have a very pleasant stay. The Ashling Dublin is a great choice for anyone looking to visit this great city. This four-star hotel has 225 non-smoking rooms to choose from.

Pembroke Townhouse

Proudly standing on one of the capital’s finest Georgian Streets, Pembroke Townhouse Dublin enjoys an exclusive location in a tranquil leafy area on the edge of the city centre. St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square Park can be reached on foot via Baggot Street, whilst just beyond lie St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Grafton Street and Trinity College. Local transportation from Northumberland Road also connects to the city centre and attractions such as Temple Bar and O’Connell Street are easy to reach. Townhouse Pembroke occupies three stunning Georgian houses, impeccably restored and conscientiously maintained. Staff are courteous and efficient, demonstrating exemplary Irish hospitality. The hotel offers a generous range of services catering to corporate liaisons, family holidays, or city breaks, including complimentary on-site parking, massage service and a famous home-cooked Irish breakfast. Rooms at Pembroke Townhouse Dublin are spacious, elegantly decorated and bathed in light. Privately commissioned contemporary Irish art adorns the walls, coffee and homemade cookies are provided with compliments, and Green Tea toiletries are supplied for the extra comfort of guests.

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