Dublin Castle was the centre of British rule in Ireland for centuries and scene of many contentious events over the years. It now houses state offices, but guided tours are available.
Recent excavations have exposed parts of the original 13th century castle, built at the ‘black pool’ that gave Dublin its name.Read More
An architectural gem, this folly was built as a garden pavilion for James Caulfield, the 1st Earl of Charlemont, a wealthy landowner with a huge interest in art.
The design is based on classical Greek architecture for which the young earl acquired a taste during visits to Italy and Greece while on his ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe. It is not now, and never was, a gambling casino!Read More
Located in the wonderful Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions and is a perennial kid’s favourite.
The zoo is involved in many international breeding programmes for endangered species, which means there are always baby animals to see. But despite all the exotic animals on show, a favourite spot for many is the Pets Corner, where domestic animals live.Read More
Kilmainham Gaol (or Kilmainham Jail) has a central role in Irish political and social history and was the place of execution of leaders of many Irish rebellions.
It is still a grim place to-day, with loud echoes of the suffering that took place within its walls, but a visit is well worthwhile and puts a very human face on many of the tragic events in Ireland’s past.Read More
The Dublin Pass is a widely advertised card which gives free entry to many of Dublin’s major tourist attractions. At first glance it seems like a no-brainer to get this card if you’re visiting Dublin – but is it?
Our answer is a definite… maybe! Read on to discover whether or not the pass will be a good buy for you, or whether it will actually cost you moneyRead More
Deciding whether a Dublin pass is a good buy for you means deciding how many of the attractions to which it gives entrance are ones you want to visit. Some of the best attractions on the list are free to enter anyway, so this isn’t as easy as it seems.
This full list of Dublin Pass attractions, with our ratings of each added, will help you decide if it will work for you.Read More
The Dublin Pass is definitely not always good value – but it can be with a little forward planning.
We have itineraries for three different days out in Dublin, including one designed for kids, which are not only interesting and fun, but ensure that you get maximum value from your Dublin pass.Read More