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The Westin Dublin
at College Green, Westmoreland Street · Dublin2 · Ireland  • Phone: +353 (0)1 645 1000 • Fax: +353 (0)1 645 1234
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Trinity College

Trinity College - Book of Kells
College Green, Dublin 2
The college, now over 400 years old houses in its Long Room Library the world famous Book of Kells.  The library itself is the longest single chamber library in Europe and is also one of only four libraries in the British and Irish Isles that contains every published work produced between the two islands.

Guinness Storehouse   

The Guinness Storehouse
Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Located within the brewery itself, the newly developed Storehouse is the visitor center for Guinness.  It involves a self-guided tour over 6 floors with everything you ever wanted to know about the famous "Black Stuff".  The final part of the tour takes place in "Gravity", it is a bar on the top of the Storehouse and is 350 degrees glass, offering the best views of Dublin.

Kilmainham Jail   

Kilmainham Gaol
Kilmainham, Dublin 8
One of the largest decommissioned gaols in Europe, and an integral part of the history of this nation.  It features many exhibitions, a multi-lingual audio-visual show and a guided tour around the inside of the gaol.  It is probably the best tour available in Dublin for it's historical content.

Dublin Castle   

Dublin Castle
Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Castle is set at a very historic location where the city derived its name "Black Pool" (Dubh Linn). The splendour of the Castle combines various styles of architecture introduced from the different settlers including the Viking Fortress, the Norman Record Tower and the 19th Century Gothic Chapel Royal. The State Apartments, Undercroft and Chapel Royal are open to visitors. Visitors can also enjoy the Vault Restaurant, Heritage Centre and Craft shop.

Bank of Ireland   

Bank of Ireland (former Irish Houses of Parliament)
College Green, Dublin 2
This beautiful 18th Century building was the former Irish Parliament. Tours are available of the unique chambers including the former old Irish House Of Lords. This chamber is noted for its 18th Century tapestries and the sparkling chandelier.

St. Stephens Green   

St. Stephen's Green
St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Ireland's best known Victorian public park. Re-opened by Lord Ardilaun in 1880 for the citizens of Dublin. This 9 hectare / 22 acre park has been maintained in the original Victorian layout with extensive perimeter tree and shrub planting, spectacular spring and summer Victorian bedding.

St. Patricks Cathedral   

St. Patrick's Cathedral
Patrick Street, Dublin 2
Rebuilt in 1191 and given cathedral status in 1213 St. Patrick's later became a university in 1320 and was then later suppressed by Henry VIII. Jonathan Swift was Dean of St. Patrick's from 1703 to 1745, both his pulpit and his tomb can still be seen in inside the cathedral. 

 

Other Attractions

Jameson Distillery   

The Old Jameson Distillery
Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7
This is a tour of the famous whiskey distillery. The tour details the craft and traditional skills of whiskey making. The tour of the Old Distillery is rounded off with a traditional Irish whiskey tasting.

Phoenix Park   

Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
One of the most unique and precious emeralds in Dublin's treasury is the Phoenix Park, larger than all the London city-centre parks combined and possibly the biggest urban park in Europe. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries several magnificent mansions, lodges, institutions and memorials were erected in different corners of the park including, in 1831, the Royal Zoological Gardens, one of the oldest zoos in the world.

Merrion Square   

Merrion Square
Merrion Square, Dublin 2

This is an elegant Georgian Square with a beautiful public park. The houses around the Square are the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Dublin. There are plaques on the walls of the mansions, which honour the notable occupants such as Daniel O' Connell, W.B. Yeats and Oscar Wilde. Inside the gardens of Merrion Square there is a statue commemorating Oscar Wilde.

Leopardstown Races   

Leopardstown Racecourse
Leopardstown, Dublin 18
Leopardstown Racecourse was completed in 1888 and was built by Captain George Quin, having been modelled on Sandown Racecourse in England. Situated in the heart of the suburban belt, Leopardstown has always been a prime development area. In order to secure the future of the racetrack, the owners of Leopardstown, led by Mr. Fred Clarke, accepted an offer for the course from The Racing Board in 1967.