Sights & Attractions in Dublin Environs

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Name Category Location
 
Ardee Castle
The angular Ardee Castle was founded by Roger de...
Castles / Palaces Ardee
 
Avondale Forest Park
Outside the quaint village of Rathdrum, on the...
Forests Avondale House and Forest Park
 
Bell Tower
On Mill Street, the bell tower of a Franciscan...
Architectural Sites Dundalk
 
Black Castle
Immediately south of the harbor, perched on a...
Castles / Palaces Wicklow Town
 
Butler's Gate
One of the city's original 11 entrances, Butler's...
Architectural Sites Drogheda
 
Castletown House
In 1722, William Conolly (1662–1729) decided to...
Houses / Mansions Maynooth
 
Cnoc an Linsigh
An attractive area south of Summerhill, Cnoc an...
Forests Trim
 
County Louth Golf Club
How do they keep this links treasure such a...
Golf Course Drogheda
 
County Museum Dundalk
Set in a beautifully restored 18th-century...
Museums / Galleries Dundalk
 
Drogheda Museum Millmount
It was in Millmount that the townsfolk made their...
Museums / Galleries Drogheda
 
Friary
Closed down during the 16th-century...
Archaeological Sites Wicklow Town
 
Glendalough
Nestled in a lush, quiet valley deep in the...
Religious Sites Glendalough
 
Hatch's Castle
Known for its unusual rounded corners, Hatch's...
Castles / Palaces Ardee
 
Hermitage
The 16th-century Hermitage was constructed on the...
Architectural Sites Slane
 
Hill of Tara
In legends and in the popular imagination, the...
Historic Districts / Sites Hill of Tara
 
Irish National Stud
If you're a horse aficionado, or even just...
Museums / Galleries Kildare Town
 
Japanese Gardens
Adjacent to the Irish National Stud, the Japanese...
Gardens / Arboretums Kildare Town
 
Kells Heritage Centre
Temporarily located in the tourist office at...
Libraries Kells
 
Killruddery
The 17th-century formal gardens at Killruddery...
Houses / Mansions Bray
 
King William's Glen
On the northern bank of the River Boyne, King...
Military Sites King William's Glen
 
Knowth
Under excavation since 1962, the prehistoric...
Archaeological Sites Newgrange
 
Laracor
In the village of Laracor, 3 km (2 miles)...
Towns Trim
 
Meath Heritage Centre
If your ancestors are from County Meath, take...
Libraries Trim
 
Mellifont Abbey
On the eastern banks of the River Mattock, which...
Religious Sites Mellifont Abbey
 
Motte of Navan
The best views of town and the surrounding area...
Memorials / Monuments Navan
 
Mount Usher Gardens
Covering more than 20 acres on the banks of the...
Gardens / Arboretums Mount Usher Gardens
 
Muireadach Cross
Dating to AD 923, the Muireadach Cross stands...
Religious Sites Monasterboice
 
National Sealife
Dedicated to the creatures of the sea, National...
Zoos / Aquariums Bray
 
Newgrange
How the people who built Newgrange transported...
Memorials / Monuments Newgrange
 
Newgrange Farm
A two-hour tour of farmer Willie Redhouse's fully...
Farms Slane
 
Newtown Abbey
East of Trim on the banks of the River Boyne,...
Religious Sites Trim
 
One Martello Terrace
Novelist James Joyce (1882–1941) lived here...
Houses / Mansions Bray
 
Piper's Stones
Beyond the southern tip of the Poulaphouca...
Memorials / Monuments Blessington
 
Poulaphouca Reservoir
Known locally as the Blessington Lakes,...
Bodies of Water Blessington
 
Powerscourt House & Gardens
They really had the life, those old...
Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums Powerscourt House, Gardens, and Waterfall
 
Powerscourt Waterfall
One of the most inspiring sights to the writers...
Bodies of Water Powerscourt House, Gardens, and Waterfall
 
Protestant Church
Between the River Vartry and the road to Dublin...
Religious Sites Wicklow Town
 
Round Tower
The nearly 100-foot-high Round Tower, adjacent to...
Military Sites Kells
 
Round Tower
The 108-foot-high Round Tower, dating from the...
Military Sites Kildare Town
 
Royal Mint
Facing the river is the Royal Mint, a ruin that...
Archaeological Sites Trim
 
Russborough House
A conspicuously grand house rising seemingly in...
Houses / Mansions Blessington
 
Silken Thomas
Right off Kildare's main market square, the...
Restaurants Kildare Town
 
Slane Castle
The stately 18th-century Slane Castle overlooks a...
Castles / Palaces Slane
 
Slane Hill
North of Slane is the 500-foot-high Slane Hill,...
Viewpoints Slane
 
St. Brigid's Cathedral
The Church of Ireland St. Brigid's Cathedral is...
Religious Sites Kildare Town
 
St. Colmcille's House
Similar in appearance to St. Kevin's Church at...
Religious Sites Kells
 
St. Columba's
Four elaborately carved High Crosses stand in the...
Religious Sites Kells
 
St. Laurence's Gate
There were once 11 passages through the city...
Architectural Sites Drogheda
 
St. Mary's Church
Built in 1839, St. Mary's Church has a...
Religious Sites Navan
 
St. Mary's Church of Ireland
Parts of a 13th-century Carmelite church...
Religious Sites Ardee
 
St. Mochta's House
Standing at the center of the village is the...
Religious Sites Louth
 
St. Patrick's Cathedral
This church dates from early in the 19th century,...
Religious Sites Trim
 
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Built between 1835 and 1847, this grand cathedral...
Religious Sites Dundalk
 
St. Patrick's College
What was once a center for the training of...
Educational Institutions Maynooth
 
St. Peter's
A severe church within an enclosed courtyard, the...
Religious Sites Drogheda
 
St. Peter's Church
The Gothic-Revival Roman Catholic St. Peter's...
Religious Sites Drogheda
 
The Steam Museum
This museum covers the history of Irish steam...
Museums / Galleries Straffan
 
Straffan Butterfly Farm
The only place of its kind in Ireland, this farm...
Zoos / Aquariums Straffan
 
Summerhill
One of the most pleasant villages of southern...
Towns Trim
 
Tholsel
This bank building has an 18th-century square...
Financial Institutions Drogheda
 
Trim Castle
The largest Anglo-Norman fortress in Ireland,...
Castles / Palaces Trim
 
Victorian Railway Viaduct
Among the town's landmarks is its long railway...
Architectural Sites Drogheda
 
Wicklow Harbor
The town's most appealing area is Wicklow Harbor....
Beaches Wicklow Town
 
Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Just above Market Square, the town's old jail has...
Museums / Galleries Wicklow Town
 
Yellow Steeple
On a ridge overlooking Trim Castle, the Yellow...
Archaeological Sites Trim

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