Things to see and do - Dublin
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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 ..
6-8 Wellington Quay IRL - Dublin D2
Prix Prices from : 134 €
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..
Fishamble Street IRL - Dublin D2
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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 ..
23-24 Eustace Street IRL - Dublin D2
Prix Prices from : 69 €
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..
Leisure activities Dublin
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..
Prices from : 109 €
Sit back and relax on this combined rail and coach day trip from Dublin to Northern Ireland. With all your travel arrangements organized for you, you'll see Belfast and visit the famous coastal landscape known as the Giant’s Causeway, with its stunni..
Prices from : 61 €
Dublin, a wealth of history and culture. So whether you prefer museums or galleries, cathedrals or castles - Dublin has it all. The pass offers FREE ENTRY to 27 of Dublin's top visitor attractions, free transport from the airport to the city and acce..
39 Camden Street Lower IRL - D2 Dublin
A former Victorian grocer's shop, mentioned in James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. The old counter is now a bar and the clerk's snug is a glass-enclosed private dining room. Lunch offer two choices per course and dinner, four. Precisely executed, flavoursome di..
64 South Great George's St IRL - D2 Dublin
A vast, vibrant bar-cum-bistro in a former nightclub, with numerous rooms and even a chill-out lounge. Skilfully prepared Asian small plates are a mix of the modern and the classic; they are appealing, satisfying and good value.
4-6 Fade St IRL - D2 Dublin
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.
52-55 Drury St IRL - D2 Dublin
A hip, laid-back 'New York loft': its impressive terrace has a retractable roof and reclaimed furniture features in the stylish cocktail bar, which offers cicchetti and sharing boards. The airy restaurant serves rustic Italian dishes.
25 Fitzwilliam Pl IRL - D2 Dublin
Set in the basement of a Georgian townhouse; enjoy lunch at the marble-topped counter or out on the terrace - or nab the intimate booth for more privacy. Cooking has a classic Gallic base but is presented in a light, modern manner.
4-6 Fade St IRL - D2 Dublin
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.