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
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..
6-8 Wellington Quay IRL - Dublin D2
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..
23-24 Eustace Street IRL - Dublin D2
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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..
16-18 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar IRL - Dublin D2
Prix Prices from : 49 €
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
Two professional musicians set the pace for a night of vivacious Irish music. Traditional instruments such as the tin whistle, the accordion, the fiddle, and the uileann pipes animate the crowd as the duo relate the history of Irish music and its inf..
Prices from : 18 €
See Dublin's landmarks the easy waywith a hop-on, hop-off bus tour stopping at the cities best known sights including Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, and the Old Jameson Distillery. Inclusions : 24-hour pass fo..
Prices from : 34 €
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..
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.