05:00 10 Sep 2020

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Dublin Attractions

Our city is full of so many fun, adventurous, historical and educational attractions.

Whether zip-lining through a forest is your thing, or you'd prefer to spend a day learning about our history, there's something to suit everyone's taste right on our doorstep.

We've teamed up with to give you some great ideas for your next day out, including the one of the world's best distillery tours and Europe's best tourist attraction for 2019!

Check out some of Dublin's best bits below.


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Head to Dublinia to learn all about Dublin's Viking and Medieval history.

This fully immersive tour uses sights, sounds and smells to transport back in time and experience the full story.

Finish your visit by taking in breathtaking views across the city from the medieval tower.

Airfield Estate

As Dublin's only 38-acre urban working farm, Airfield Estate is the perfect place to take the whole family.

Open to the public all year round, you can visit the Overend family home, kitchen, gardens, vintage cars, farm and play area.

Get close to the farm's resident hens, goats, pigs and donkeys. You can even collect your own eggs!

Christchurch Cathedral

Often referred to as the spiritual heart of Dublin, Christchurch Cathedral has been standing for over 1,000 years.

The Viking church is Dublin's oldest working structure and boasts a stunning interior, fascinating history and some important treasures.

Fully-guided tours are on offer or you can choose to explore yourself. Be sure to check out the 'Homeless Jesus' statue in the grounds too.

Chester Beatty

The Chester Beatty is world renowned and the only Irish museum to ever win European Museum of the Year.

Sir Alfred Chester Beatty donated this diverse collection to the Irish nation and it features pieces from Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

Miniature paintings, decorative arts, manuscripts, prints and drawings span centuries and cultures, giving visitors a taste of global artistic heritage.


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Carved in cameo from chalcedony, a pair of moths or maybe butterflies engage in a perpetual dance. In Chinese art, pairs of facing butterflies form the rebus (pictures representing words) of ‘joyful encounter’. With their tapering tipped antennae and rounded bodies, it seems likely that these graceful creatures are moths, but it is difficult to be sure. In either case, the encounter on this delicate little snuff bottle remains one of joy #TeamMoth #TeamButterfly #Cameo #Craft #Moth #Butterfly #Mothsofinstagram #butterfliesofinstagram #naturalmaterials #ChineseArt #Joy #ChesterBeatty #FillYourHeartWithIreland #IrishMuseumsOnline #MakeABreakForIt #ConnectwithCulture #WelcomeBack (Image: Snuff bottle carved with moths or butterflies, China, 1800-1880, CBL C 0681)

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EPIC - Irish Emigration Museum

At the Irish Emigration Museum EPIC stands for Every Person Is Connected.

At Europe's leading tourist attraction for 2019, you can examine the emigration history of Ireland and the influence it has had worldwide.

The tour is a fully interactive experience with video galleries, remastered historical audio, motion sensor quizzes and much more.

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol is steeped in Irish political history, having housed some of the most famous leaders in the country.

Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, the 1916 Rising leaders and Eamon de Valera are just some of the prominent figures jailed here.

The huge unoccupied gaol gives you the chance to see exactly how prisoners lived, from exploring the basement and prison yards, to learning more about the political graffiti.


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One for the movie buffs – what movies has Kilmainham Gaol appeared in? Awesome shot by @traveling_ireland .

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Jameson Distillery Bow St

Since it opened in 1708, Jameson Distillery on Bow Street has been dedicated to producing world class Irish whiskey.

Now, their distillery tour has been named one of the best in the world where you can immerse yourself in making, mixing and tasting.

Finish off your visit by climbing the 244 steps to the top The old Jameson Chimney Tower and taking in spectacular views of the city.

Plus, check out where Dermot Kennedy recently filmed a music video!


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Windmill Lane Recording Studios

Windmill Lane's iconic Art Deco building has been visited by some of the music industry's greatest acts.

Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, The Cranberries, Depeche Mode, Hozier, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Spice Girls, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran and U2 are just some of the royalty to have recorded here.

Take a tour of the world-famous studios and learn about the 40 years of music made there.


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Those seeking an adrenaline rush will want to check out Zipit.

Just outside the city in Tibradden Wood you can fly through the trees on zip lines, tackle rope bridges and suspended ladders and even ride a BMX across a tree top bridge.

The course has five circuits which range from 1 metre to 20 metres high.

It's a great day out for all the family as children from age seven up can join the adventure.


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Marsh’s Library

Marsh's Library is one of few buildings in Dublin city that is still used for it's original purpose.

Dating back to the 18th Century, it is Ireland's first public library and has been visited by the likes of Bram Stoker and James Joyce.

Their original oak bookcases hold 25,000 books for all the family to explore and learn.


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Dublin has some of the best attractions in the world.

For more ideas of things to see, do and explore in the city check out

We've also recommended great things to see and do along Dublin's coast.

Failte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter

As you get back to exploring Ireland, you’ll want to know you’re safe.

That’s why Fáilte Ireland has introduced the Covid-19 Safety Charter.

Whenever you see this symbol, you can relax and enjoy yourself with confidence because you’ll know that business is agreeing to follow the recommended safety and cleaning guidelines, all staff have completed hygiene and safety control training and these premises agree to undergo spot checks too.


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