Things to see and do - Dublin
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Dublin Travel guide
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
Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968) established one of the most beautiful collections of Islamic and Far Eastern art in the world. A small part of it is permanently exhibited in a building on the edge of the gardens of Dublin Castle. It includes Ar..
Dame St. IRL - Dublin
The castle was the seat of power of the British Crown for seven centuries until 1922; many prisoners languished in its dungeons and severed heads were displayed at is gates. At the urban heart of Dublin, it has evolved from an imposing fortress into ..
Fishamble Street IRL - Dublin D2
Overlooking Christ Church Cathedral, Harding Hotel is located beside Dublin’s Temple Bar district. It offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, a bistro-style restaurant and a lively bar. The en suite rooms at the Harding are decorated in warm colours ..
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..
16-18 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar IRL - Dublin D2
In Dublin’s fashionable Temple Bar area, this hotel with free Wi-Fi is set within a quiet location on the historic Fishamble Street. The George Frederic Handel's elegant rooms include private bathrooms, and the Olympia Theatre is a 5-minute walk away..
Leisure activities Dublin
From Cork and Blarney Castle to the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher, you'll see the best of Ireland's west and south-west on this leisurely three-day rail and coach tour from Dublin. Highlights Breakfast included Multi-Day Trip All entra..
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No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to Blarney Castle! On this full-day trip from Dublin you'll kiss the famous Blarney Stone, walk through the castle grounds and hear the moving story of Ireland's emigrants at the Queenstown Story in Cob..
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The Wild Wicklow Tour from Dublin is the perfect introduction to Wicklow's untamed landscapes. On this Wicklow day tour you'll explore ancient monastic ruins at Glendalough, enjoy the 'craic' in a traditional Irish pub, and see where film-makers brou..
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.
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.
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.