Books of Kells
Books of Kells is one of the most important libraries in Dublin. It is Ireland’s biggest library and historically significant. A library which is 800 years old. The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. With its magnificent features the library attracts in excess of 500,000 visitors a year.
Guinness Store House
Located in St. James's Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland's most popular tourist attraction. It's the home of the Black Stuff. This production site has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years. The Guinness Storehouse is the Home of Guinness, where you will discover what goes into the making of each and every pint, and learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years.The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar, symbolically the ‘Head of the Pint”, where visitors can enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of Dublin city.
The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres), is a historic landscape of international importance and one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city. It was originally established as a Royal deer park in the 17th century.
This place is considered the cultural quarter of the city. The Temple Bar Pub occupies a corner property and is brightly colored on the outside. The pub was established in 1840 and has been making customers smile ever since. The pub is famous for its beer garden, music nights, craft beer, oysters, Whiskey Tuesdays knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. Kilmainham is about 15-20 min (by bus) far from the city center.
St. Patrick Cathedral
St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity’s most widely known figures.Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been part of Ireland’s history for over 800 years and today is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint between 1220 and 1260 Saint Patrick’s Cathedral offers visitors a rich and compelling cultural experience and is one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin. The Cathedral is 20- 25 minutes far from the centre of the city.
Chester Beatty Library
With free admission and described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Dublin, but one of the best in Europe, the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any Dublin visitor's itinerary. The library's rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.