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If you're planning a citytrip to Dublin, here's the place to start

Visit Dublin

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

Adelphi Guesthouse

If you are looking to book a centrally located bed & breakfast in the area of International Financial Services Centre - The O2, Dublin, Adelphi Guesthouse could be the right choice for you! There are many great attractions nearby, including The Spire, General Post Office, Trinity College and The Book of Kells. Also close by are Croke Park and National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square. This International Financial Services Centre - The O2 bed & breakfast, Dublin offers complimentary wireless Internet access and a 24-hour front desk. Staff can provide tour/ticket assistance. A fireplace creates a nice ambiance in the lobby, where you can catch up on the local news on TV. There is also a safe despot box at the front desk for your valuables. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (charges apply).
 

Generator Hostel

Located in the heart of Smithfield Square, the Generator Hostel Dublin is within short walking distance of some of Dublin City’s most popular visitor attractions including Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Trinity College,  The National Museum of Ireland, The Wax Musuem plus, and Jameson Distillery (which is right next door). For those interested in Dublin’s exciting scene – the famous Temple Bar district is within 10 minutes walking distance from the Generator Hostel – where you will find some of the city’s best nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Generator Hostel Dublin is a vibrant and welcoming establishment, providing high quality rooms, state of the art facilities, a central location and a fun and friendly atmosphere. Christening itself ‘the party king of all Dublin Hostels’, this hostel boasts an exciting bar and extensive entertainment programme including karaoke and quiz nights. Guests can relax watching movies in the chill out lounge or log onto the hostel’s wireless Internet whilst soaking up the amazing atmosphere within the hostel. Generator Hostel Dublin has a choice of private or dormitory rooms, all of which have en-suite bathroom facilities. All rooms have secure key-card access and prices include bed linen.
 

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.
 

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.
 

The Times Hostel - College Street

The Times Hostel - College Street Dublin is one of the city’s newest hostels, ideally located in the city centre of Dublin. The hostel is housed in a beautiful historic building, with the heart of the city on its doorstep. Guests can enjoy the views outside the window which overlook Trinity College, taking in over 400 years of tradition. The hostel is only a five-minute walk away from the well-known O’Connell Street, close to Trinity College and Grafton Street, and two minutes away from the renowned Temple Bar. The Times Hostel - College Street Dublin offers free breakfast every morning with pancakes on Sundays. There is also is free computer access as well as free Wi-Fi internet connection in every room and a free Skype phone, which allows to make calls to over 40 countries –a great way to keep in contact with family and friends while travelling. Also, this modern and simple Dublin hotel offers free 24-hour luggage storage and complimentary tea and coffee all day. The Times Hostel offers 30 rooms, including a range of different size rooms. Most of these bright rooms are en-suite and the toilets and showers are completely new. With a large fully equipped kitchen as well as a a nice TV room, you will feel at home when staying at this hostel. The friendly reception staff at the 24-hour reception desk can also help you with travel information, booking tours and free maps, as well as organising a reservation on the early morning airport shuttle.
 



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