Things to do in Dublin

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Despite its rather diminutive stature, there are a staggering number of fascinating museums in Dublin. Travelers can amble through the ancient treasu... Read More

Despite its rather diminutive stature, there are a staggering number of fascinating museums in Dublin. Travelers can amble through the ancient treasures of medieval Ireland, or soak up the atmosphere in an 18th-century library. A visit to the world-renowned Guinness Storehouse—to learn how to pull a proper pint—should be your first stop during a tour of Dublin’s legendary pubs. Other cultural highlights include Newgrange, Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland, and the James Joyce Cultural Centre.

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    Guinness Storehouse

    This temple to the city’s renowned stout—a product that’s helped sustain Ireland’s economy for centuries—is one of the country’s star tourist... Read More

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    Hugh Lane Gallery

    Also known as the Dublin City Gallery, this delightful and manageable contemporary gallery is one of the city’s finest art spaces. The selection of work... Read More

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    Irish Film Institute

    Tucked away down an alley in Temple Bar, the Irish Film Institute is a cinema screening the best movies from Ireland and around the world; it has access... Read More

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    Irish Museum of Modern Art

    In a vast set of striking 17th-century buildings that were once the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, you’ll now find the Irish Museum of Modern Art, home to a... Read More

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    Little Museum of Dublin

    After opening in 2011, the Little Museum of Dublin has proved its worth as one of the top tourist draws in the city. Set within in a grand townhouse on... Read More

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    Marsh’s Library

    One of the most atmospheric spots in Dublin, Marsh’s Library is a hauntingly beautiful building, which has barely changed in three centuries. Home to 25... Read More

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    National Gallery of Ireland

    A standout collection of European masters, the National Gallery contains an exhaustive representation of fine art. It opened its doors to the public... Read More

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    National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

    There are three branches of the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin: Decorative Arts & History in Collins Barracks, Natural History on Merrion... Read More

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    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 entire... Read More

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    Trinity College and The Long Room

    An oasis of tranquility in the teeming center of Dublin, this campus of wide green lawns and stately 16th-century buildings is the city’s undisputed... Read More

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