Dublin Visitor Attractions
Chester Beatty Library – The Chester Beatty Library, one of Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions, was created by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty and bequeathed by him to a trust for the benefit of the public.
Dublin’s City Hall – Dublin’s City Hall is just one fine example of Georgian architecture in Dublins City Centre, built in the 1700′s, has a grand entrance hall when you enter, with Dublins Coat of Arms in mosaic on the ground, and its highly decorated dome and 12 column design. Dublin’s City Hall was where the funerals of many of Irelands leading states men were held including Michael Collins. It was from here that the majority of Dublin’s civic adminsitration was carried out until 1995 when this section was moved. The vault area is where you will find the “Story of the Capital” Exhibition, telling the story behind Dublins history including the foundation of the City, the arrival of the Vikings in 837, Anglo-Norman invasion 1170, the Medieval period, and the Georgian period, upto modern day Dublin.
Dublin Zoo – Dublin Zoo is part of a worldwide network of zoos working together to breed endangered species. Dublin Zoo supports and funds research and Dublin Zoo provides a series of structured education programmes for schools
Gallery of Photography – Gallery of Photography has become Ireland’s premier venue for photography. It has staged exhibitions with many of the major names in contemporary photography.
Guinness Storehouse – Located in Dublin 8 on St James’s Gate and you can take a bus from Aston Quay to the Storehouse, walk from the city centre or the Luas Tram stops on James Street . Enjoy panoramic views from the viewing room while sampling our Guinness. Learn some of the history behind the brewing industry and this great Irish product. Book tickets online for the Guinness brewery, one of the places to visit in Dublin. No Dublin holiday is complete without visiting the number one Dublin tourism attraction. It has a Coffee Bar and Restaurant and Retail Shop on site.
National Gallery of Ireland – The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of Irish art and European master paintings. Admission to the permanent collection is free
Douglas Hyde Gallery – Named after Ireland’s first president, this two-story gallery focuses on contemporary Irish and International avant-garde art, bringing in works from Berlin, Tokyo, and New York as well as London and Paris.
Dublin Castle – built in the 13th century was used during the English rule until 1922, it is a beautiful building, holding a large part of Ireland’s history, it is open for public tours with coffee shop and restaurant attached. It is used for major state receptions, and Irelands Presidential Inaugurations. Dublin Castle is located off Dame Street in the heart of Dublin City Centre.
More Dublin Visitor Attractions include :
■Aras an Uachtarain
■Garden of Remembrance
■Dublin’s National Botanical Gardens
■Phoneix Park and Gardens
■Trinity College Dublin