Things to see and do - Dublin
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Dublin : Michelin's recommendations
Dublin is a city steeped in contradictions: Catholic and Anglican, Celtic beneath a classical exterior, working-class yet affluent. The city has been capital of the Republic of Ireland since 1949, and has not been able to rid itself of the influence of its one thousand year enemy, the British Crown. Although Dublin's vitality has never waned, as shown by the outstanding creativity of its writers and poets, Ireland's new prosperity is now spectacularly clear for all to see.
Tourist attractions Dublin : Things to see and do
College St. IRL - Dublin
This sober library (1712-1732) is by Thomas Burgh, chief engineer and surveyor general. The wonderful treasury includes some of the library's most important works including the extraordinary Book of Kells, and illuminated manuscript on vellum (c 800)..
Dublin Castle - accès par le château ou Ship St. IRL - Dublin
The Biblical works contain Syriac, Armenian, Ethiopian and Coptic works, together with copies of the first Western Bibles, Books of Hours and priceless papyri dating from the early 2C to the 4C. The section on Japanese and Chinese arts includes remar..
Dame St. IRL - Dublin
The State Apartments were built in the second half of the 18C and notably include several ceremonial rooms and the Picture Gallery, all luxuriously decorated. Much older is the Powder Tower Undercroft which rises from the remains of the Norman castle..
Essex Gate & Exchange Street IRL - Dublin D2
The boutique Paramount Hotel is in Dublin’s Temple Bar district, 500 metres from Dublin Castle. It offers stylish rooms designed in a 1930’s theme, free Wi-Fi, a bar and nightclub. Rooms at the hotel are decorated in warm colours and elegant furnish..
23-24 Eustace Street IRL - Dublin D2
In the centre of lively Temple Bar, with its famous pubs and restaurants, the RiverHouse Hotel offers modern rooms and its own nightclub. Trinity College is just 5 minutes’ walk away. Surrounded by cobbled streets, the hotel is just a 5-minute walk..
6-8 Wellington Quay IRL - Dublin D2
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Owned by Bono and The Edge of U2, The Clarence boasts sumptuous rooms with super king-size, wrought-iron beds and velvet drapes. On the River Liffey, the hotel is situated right in Dublin’s centre. Each individually designed room features custom-des..
Leisure activities Dublin
Meander through Ireland's picturesque countryside through the Wicklow Mountains. On your way to Avoca, also known as Ballykissangel, you will explore Glendalough's striking landscape and historic monastery. Visit Avoca Handweavers, Ireland's oldest ..
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Tour the passage tombs of Newgrange and visit the Irish burial chamber predating the pyramids of Egypt. Relive history at the site of the Battle of the Boyne and stop at Monasterboice, home to some of the best examples of high crosses in Ireland. Th..
Prices from : 109 €
Experience the shamrock greens and brilliant blues of County Kerry's mountains, lakes, and rugged coastline. Experience the wild splendour of County Kerry on a full-day tour by train and coach. You'll journey by train from Dublin to this south-weste..
4-6 Fade St IRL - Dublin D2
Have cocktails on the terrace then head for the big, modern brasserie with its raised open kitchen. Dishes use Irish ingredients but have a Mediterranean feel; they specialise in sharing dishes and large cuts of meat such as chateaubriand.
4-6 Fade St IRL - Dublin D2
Buzzy restaurant with an almost frenzied feel. It's all about a diverse range of original, interesting small plates, from a bacon and cabbage burger to a lobster hot dog. Eat at the kitchen counter or on leather cushioned 'saddle' benches.
25 Fitzwilliam Pl IRL - Dublin D2
In the basement of a Georgian townhouse; enjoy lunch at the counter or grab one of the booths for more privacy. Gallic cooking has a classical base but is presented in a light, modern manner. Resident jazz band plays Friday and Saturday.