Dublin - Attractions, Museums and Galleries, Theatres

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Main tourist Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

Guinness Storehouse is the most visited  tourist attraction in Ireland, it is a visitor centre alongside the brewery, a museum of beer-making, a gallery of past ads campaigns, restaurants, retail shop, and the famous Gravity Bar with panoramic views.   https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en


Book of Kells, (8th century manuscript) and the Trinity Old Library and Long hall tourthe Book of Kells is an illuminated 8th century manuscript and the iconic Old Library Long Hall is well worth a visit. Trinity College is the oldest University in Ireland, it is in the centre of Dublin City, the college campus is open to the public or there is also a student led campus tour that takes 30 mins.   https://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/


Kilmainham Gaol (Gaol is pronounced Jail) was the County Jail for Dublin from 1796 until 1924. Today the building symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. Bookings can only be made on-line in advance.  http://kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie/


EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum and also the CHQ building.  Very modern and interactive museum tells the story of the Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world, located in the historic CHQ building. Entertaining and informative and absolutely no leprechauns.   https://epicchq.com/


Dublinia is a fun, kid-friendly look at Dublin's Viking and medieval past, archaeology with a cool town model. It is a not for profit heritage centre, adjacent to Christchurch Cathedral   https://www.dublinia.ie/


14 Henrietta Street guided tours of a Georgian townhouse from aristocracy glory into a tenement slum over 150-year time period.  https://14henriettastreet.ie/


Dublin Castle Once the city's historic 700-year-old castle, now a Georgian palace, featuring ornate English state apartments.  https://www.dublincastle.ie/

Dublin City Hall and "Story of the Capital" Exhibit Grand 18th-century building occupied by rebel Irish forces in the 1916 Easter Rising.  http://www.dublincity.ie/dublincityhall


Whiskey Distilleries and Visitor Centres. The word whiskey most likely comes from the Irish Uisce Beatha (Water / Life) and Dublin has a long tradition of whiskey distilling. The three main distilleries and Jameson Visitor Centre and Whiskey Museum are all located in or near Dublin city centre

Teeling  Distillery          https://teelingdistillery.com/

Pearse Lyons               https://www.pearselyonsdistillery.com/

Roe & Co                     https://www.roeandcowhiskey.com/

Jameson                      https://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/en-IE/visit-us/jameson-distillery-bow-st

Whiskey Museum        https://www.irishwhiskeymuseum.ie/


National Museums and Art Galleries

National Museum of Archaeology   https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology

Natural History Museum        https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History

Decorative Arts                      https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History

National Art gallery                https://www.nationalgallery.ie/

Irish Museum of Modern Art  https://imma.ie/


Other Museums, Galleries and Attractions 

Little Museum of Dublin                            https://www.littlemuseum.ie/

Leprechaun museum                                http://www.leprechaunmuseum.ie/

Wax museum                                            https://waxmuseumplus.ie/

Ireland Rock n Roll museum                     https://irishrocknrollmuseum.com/

Glasnevin Cemetery                                 https://www.glasnevinmuseum.ie/

Botanic gardens                                        http://botanicgardens.ie/

Casino Building at Marino                         http://www.casinomarino.ie/

Irish Writers Centre                                   https://irishwriterscentre.ie/

Museum of Irish Literature                        https://moli.ie/

Jeanie Johnston, famine ship                   https://jeaniejohnston.ie/

GPO history Exhibit                                  https://www.gpowitnesshistory.ie/



Abbey                                  https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/

Olympia                              https://www.olympia.ie/

Gaiety                                 https://www.gaietytheatre.ie/

3 Arena                               https://3arena.ie/


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