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  • National Gallery of Ireland

    A standout collection of European masters. More
  • National Museum, Dublin

    Housed in a graceful building that is itself a sort of exhibit (with classically Victorian architecture and a rotunda based on Rome’s Pantheon), th... More
  • Newgrange/Brú na Bóinne

    To the north of Dublin, the rural county of Meath and the Boyne Valley comprise an area rich with ancient sites. The best known among these is Newg... More
  • O’Donoghues

    When Paddy and Maureen O’Donoghue opened this bar in 1934, they invited local musicians to perform each night. Considered to be the birthplace of t... More
  • Olympia Theatre

    This Victorian gem with its ornate molding and red velvet boxes is a Dublin institution, hosting a rotating schedule of stand-up comedy, big-name r... More
  • Palace Bar

    One of the oldest pubs in Dublin, the Palace Bar was once frequented by such renowned writers as James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, and R.M. Smyllie, form... More
  • Peter’s Pub

    There’s nothing immediately distinctive or compelling about Peter’s…but then, unassuming comfort is essential for a good Dublin pub. What is notabl... More
  • Phoenix Park

    Europe’s largest enclosed urban park—encompassing more than 1,700 acres—is set just two miles west from the city center. You can easily spend an en... More
  • POD

    Though Dublin’s better known for its pub culture than its nightclubs, this converted train station has been packing in crowds since the early 1990s... More
  • Powerscourt Townhouse

    This magnificent 1774 Georgian townhouse (which lingered in a semi-ruined state for years before it was transformed in 1981) is now one of Dublin’s... More
  • Shebeen Chic

    The latest addition to the George’s Street scene takes a humorous angle on the current economic recession. The owners have outfitted the bar-restau... More
  • Sheridan’s Cheesemongers

    The cheeses are displayed on long wooden tables and kept at a constant temperature of around 50 degrees. More
  • Smock

    Karen Crawford’s boutique originally began life on Smock Alley in Temple Bar before moving to the heart of Dublin’s fashion hub on Drury Street. Th... More
  • St. Michan’s Church

    Walking into this somber, dignified Protestant church with its magnificent organ is certainly impressive—but the star attraction here is underneath... More

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