The Top 10 Attractions in Dublin

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Dublins Top 10 Attractions


Molly Malone with her Cockles & MusselsHere you will find Dublin's carefully chosen Top 10 visitor attractions. The must-sees, must-haves and must-dos of Irelands marvellous capital.

1. Dublin Pass [ www.dublinpass.com ]

The Dublin Pass is a great opportunity to explore and discover Dublin without spending a fortune. It includes free entry to galleries, museums & historical sites, airport transfer and tours. It also offers special discounts in restaurants and shops. The Dublin Pass can be purchased at any of the tourist offices in Dublin or under www.dublinpass.com.

Prices:
  • 1 Day €29
  • 2 Days €49
  • 3 Days €59
  • 6 Days €89
2. St. Patrick's Cathedral [ www.stpatrickscathedral.ie ]

Patrick's Close,
Dublin 8
Tel: 00353 (0)1 475 4817
Fax: 00353 (0)1 454 6374
Email: admin@stpatrickscathedral.ie

St. Patrick's Cathedral was built in 1192 by John Comyn, the first Anglo-Norman Bishop of Dublin. The present building was constructed between 1200 and 1270. Gradually the cathedral fell into disrepair, but was eventually restored between 1860 and 1900. St. Patrick's Cathedral is not only a museum, but also a church with services held every day of the year.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday
  • All year 9.00-18.00
Saturday
  • March to October 9.00-18.00
  • November to February 9.00-17.00
Sunday
  • March to October 9.00-11.00; 12.45-15.00; 16.15-18.00
  • November to February 10.00-11.00; 12.45-15.00
Admission Charges:
  • Adult €4.50
  • OAP, student, unemployed €3.50
  • Family: 2 adults, 2 children (under 18 years) €10.00
3. Phoenix Park / Dublin Zoo [ www.dublinzoo.ie ]

Dublin 8
Tel: 00353 (0)1 474 8900

Phoenix Park is a place for the whole family. Young and old may take a rest and watch the beautiful scenery. With its 1,760 acres, Phoenix Park is considered to be the largest municipal park in the world. Dublin Zoo is located directly in the centre of the Park and has become home to many species.

Opening Hours:

Summer:
  • Monday to Saturday 9.30-18.00
  • Sunday 10.30-18.00
Winter:
  • Monday to Saturday 9.30-dusk
  • Sunday 10.30-dusk
Dublin's Trinity College4. Trinity College [ www.tcd.ie/library/ ]

College Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 608 2320
Fax: 00353 (0)1 608 2690
Email: adiffley@tcd.ie

Trinity College is the oldest University in Ireland, founded in 1592. The Old Library was built between 1712 and 1732 and houses the Book of Kells, a 9th Century manuscript of the gospels.

Opening Times:

May to September:
  • Monday to Saturday & Bank Holidays 9.30-17.00
  • Sunday 9.30-16.30
October to April:
  • Monday to Saturday 09.30-17.00
  • Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.00-16.30
Admission Charges:
  • Adult: €7.50
  • Child: Free
5. Guinness Storehouse [ www.guinnessstorehouse.com ]

St. James's Gate
Dublin 8
Tel: 00353 (0)1 408 4800
Fax: 00353 (0)1 408 4965
Email: guinness-storehouse@guinness.com

The Guinness Storehouse gives you the opportunity to discover the story behind the famous Irish beer. A must see place for any visit to the capital. 250 years of brewing history - from Arthur Guinness and the first shipment of his beer in 1769 to the modern brewing methods. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to taste a complimentary pint in the Gravity Bar and enjoy a 360-degree view of Dublin.

Opening Hours:
  • Monday to Friday 9.30-17.00
  • July and August 9.30-20.00
Admission Charges:
  • Adult €14
  • Family (2 Adults, 4 children) €30
  • Student with ID over 18 €9.50
  • Student with ID under 18 €7.50
  • Senior Citizens €9.50
  • Children between 6 and 12 €5
  • Children under 6 Free
  • Standard Group of 15 €13 per person
6. Christ Church Cathedral [ www.cccdub.ie ]

High Street / Dublin Street
Dublin 8
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 8099

The Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin's oldest building and was founded by the Norse King Sitric around 1030. The city's history is obviously linked with Christ Church as the medieval Irish Parliament met within the church and it is also the place where King Edward VI of England was crowned.

Opening Hours:
  • Monday to Friday 09.45 - 16.30
  • Saturday 10.00 - 16.30
  • Sunday 12.45 - 14.45
Admission Charges:
  • Adult €5
  • Unwaged €2.50
  • Parent accompanied children free
7. Dublin Castle [ www.dublincastle.ie ]

Dame Street Dublin 2 Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 7129 Fax: 00353 (0)1 679 7831 Email: tours@dublincastle.ie

Dublin Castle is a major tourist attraction. Based in Dublin city centre right between of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle. All historic buildings have been restored and may be visited - from the Medieval Tower to the Chester Beatty Library. The castles State Apartments today host Heads of State, Presidents and leaders of business, industry and government.

Opening Hours:
  • Monday to Friday 10.00-17.00
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 14.00-17.00
Admission Charges:
  • Entrance is free, guided tours cost 2€ per person.
8. The Kitchen

6-8 Welligton Quay
Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 6635

Owned by U2, "The Kitchen" is one of Dublin's finest nightclubs. It is considered to be one of the best nightclubs in the world and has won the prestigious "Best Venue" Award at the Smirnoff Dance Awards. The Kitchen has developed a strong and loyal following.

9. Dundrum Town Centre

The Dundrum Town Centre is a shopping paradise for everyone. With best-known brands and lesser-known brands it offers everything from clothes to jewellery and tour agencies.

Opening Hours:
  • Monday to Friday 09.00-21.00
  • Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00-19.00
10. Historical Walking Tours

64 Mary Street Dublin 1 Tel: 00353 (0)1 878 0227 Fax: 00353 (0)1 878 3787 Email: tours@historicalinsights.ie

Irish History in two hours. The historical walking tours of Dublin deal with the Potato Famine, the Easter Rising as well as the War of Independence. Meeting point is the Trinity College front gate.

Tour Hours:

May to September:
  • Daily 11.00 & 15.00
April & October:
  • Daily 11.00
November to March:
  • Friday-Sunday 11.00
Tickets:

  • Adults €10
  • Concession €8
  • Groups (15 or more) €190
  • Concession €150

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