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Attractions

Dublin's finest visitor attractions, capture the essence of Ireland's cultural and historic capital city and county. From castles, museums and art galleries to the lively spirit of Temple Bar there is definitely something for everyone in Dublin City.

Dublin Zoo ... Go Wild!

Dublin Zoo is Ireland's No. 1 family visitor attraction. Visitors can explore the African Plains, which has doubled the size of the Zoo and is home to giraffes, zebras, hippos, rhinos, cheetahs, lions and chimpanzees. Discover World of Cats, World of Primates, Fringes of the Arctic and City Farm and be sure to take a trip on the Nakuru Safari in the African Plains! For a unique, fun and wild experience just a few minutes from the city centre, visit Dublin Zoo!

Opening Times:
How to Get There:
March-September: From Dublin city centre:
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-6pm
Sunday: 10:30am-6pm
By bus: 10/10A, 25/25A, 26, 66/66A/66B, 67/67A, 68, 69.
October-February By bus: 10/10A, 25/25A, 26, 66/66A/66B, 67/67A, 68, 69.
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-dusk
Sunday: 10:30am-dusk
By train: Dart feeder bus No. 90 from Connolly and Tara Street DART stations.
Last admission is one hour before closing. From all over Ireland: the Zoo is easily accessible by train and bus services.

Guinness Store House

Visit to the home of Guinness is the high point of any trip to Dublin. At the Guinness Storehouse you'll discover all there is to know about the world famous beer.

It's a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity, the sky bar, with a complimentary pint of Guinness and an astonishing view of Dublin City!

A visit includes: Brewing/Advertising/The Arthur Guinness Story/Copperage/Transport/Guinness/Around the World/Bars/Store. Guinness Storehouse-Home of Guinness

Opening Times:
  • 9.30am-5pm (last admission 5pm)
  • July and August 9.30am-7pm (last admission 7pm)
  • Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day & Good Friday.
Facilities:
  • Three Bars (Brewery, Source and Gravity)
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting and events facilities
  • Pour the perfect pint opportunity
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Car park on Crane Street
How to Get There:
  • Buses 51B and 78A (from Aston Quay) and 123 (from O'Connell Street).

ST Patricks Cathedral

Built in honour of Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick's Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.

A church was built on this site in 1191 and in 1991 we celebrated 800 years of worship. The present building dates from 1220. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland (Anglican).

Opening Times:
  • Open Mon - Sat: 9.00am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm)
  • Sunday opening: 9.00am – 3pm
  • July and August 9.30am-7pm (last admission 7pm)
  • Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day & Good Friday.

Croke Park Experience

Founded in 1884, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is Ireland's largest sporting and cultural organisation. Croke Park is the home of Ireland's unique national games of hurling and gaelic football. A visit to the GAA museum at Croke Park facilitates an interactive experience of an integral part of the fabric of Irish life and heritage. Historic exhibits and databacks provide an insight to the past. Touchscreen technology brings you the historic moments, the great games and names. Specially designed interctives allow you to test yourself in the skills of Ireland's most popular games. In addition to the museum you may tour Croke Park, the fourth largest stadium in Europe. The tour offers an in-depth look at one of the most historic and modern sporting arenas in the world and includes the dressing rooms, corporate suites, VIP section, media centre and, of course, pitch side.

Opening Times:
  • From March 15th, Monday - Sunday Opening Times are 9.30h to 17.00h
  • Opening on Bank holidays will be as above
  • Public Tours for April / May / June will be at 11.00h / 13.00h / 15.00h
  • Easter Week, ie w/c April 13th Public Tour Times will be 10.00h / 11.00h /12.00h / 13.00h / 14.00h / 15.00h

*Except on match days when the museum opens at the same time as the turnstiles. On match days the museum is accessible to Cusack Stand ticket holders only and regular museum admission rates apply. The museum remains open until one hour after the end of the main match.

Facilities:
  • Cafe, Toilets, Baby-changing, Audio-visual theatre, Parking
  • Museum is fully wheelchair accessible


How to Get There:
  • By bus: 3, 11, 11A, 16, 16A, 123 (from O'Connell Street), 51A (from lower Abbey Street to Clonliffe Road).
  • By foot/train: 15 minute walk from Connolly Station, 5 minutes from Drumcondra Rail Station.
Admission Prices:
Group Rates:
Museum Only: From Dublin city centre:
Adult: €5.50
Student/Senior: €4.00
Children (under 12): €3.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €15.00
Note: Children under 5 years - FREE
Adult: €8.50
Child: €6.00*
Student: €7.00*
*There must be 40 or more per group to qualify for the discount group rate
Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour Group Bookings
Adult: €10.50
Child: €7.00
Student: €8.00
Senior: €7.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €28.00
Note: Children under 5 years - FREE

Accommodation

B&B

Dublin's Townhouses (B&B) offer cost effective, comfortable accommodation in a personal and homely atmosphere. The choice of townhouses runs from detached and semidetached houses to larger period houses. Dublin's townhouses can be found all over the Dublin region in a variety of coastal, city centre and countryside locations and are often close to train and bus services.

Hotels

Dublin provides visitors with an extensive choice of Hotels to suit every budget. From stately country houses and luxurious castles to modern city centre premises, Dublin offers excellent value for money. There is also an exciting range of country retreats where you can enjoy some world class golf or check yourself in for a few hours of total relaxation in one of our many spas. If it’s a deeply satisfying break you’re after, it has to be Dublin.

Guest Houses

A stay in a Dublin Guesthouse gives you the chance to meet the locals and enjoy the warmth of the Irish welcome. Guesthouses vary from five bedroom family houses, Georgian and Victorian residencies to larger professionally serviced modern premises. Dublin's guesthouses offer excellent value for money in a comfortable, personal, friendly atmosphere.

Transport

Bus

Travelling by Bus is a quick and convenient way of getting around Dublin. Dublin has an excellent network of bus services that provide frequent, reliable and cost effective travel throughout the city and region. There is an excellent network of services from Dublin Airport, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire as well as a Nitelink and Sightseeing Tours, providing a vital service for commuters and visitors alike. There is also a number of high quality private and independent bus operators operating throughout the city.

Rail

Dublin's two main train stations Connolly Station and Heuston Station are vital hubs for the city transporting thousands of commuters and visitors to and around the city everyday.

Intercity services run from Dublin's Heuston and Connolly Stations to the major towns and cities in the country.

Commuter rail covers commuter routes to Dublin and the DART the towns along Dublin Bay.

Dublin is also served by LUAS, a state of the art light rail transit system. The LUAS provides a valuable rail link for commuters and visitors from Sandyford and Tallaght to the City Centre as well as linking Connolly and Hueston Rail Stations.

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