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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.
Top things to do in Dublin
The National Gallery houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art. It was founded in 1854 and opened its doors to the public ten years later. The Gallery has an extensive, representative collection of Irish painting and is also notable for its Italian Baroque and Dutch masters painting. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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 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.
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.
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.