Dublin Environs Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Dublin Environs - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Drogheda 7

Kildare Town 5

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Slane 4

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Powerscourt House, Gardens, and Waterfall 2

Straffan 2

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King William's Glen 1

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Ardee Castle

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

The angular Ardee Castle was founded by Roger de Peppard in 1207, but much of the present building dates to the 15th century and later.

Avondale Forest Park

  • Forest

Outside the quaint village of Rathdrum, on the west bank of the Avondale River, is the 523-acre Avondale Forest Park. Part of a then-burgeoning...

Bell Tower

  • Building/Architectural Site

This bell tower of a Franciscan monastery dates back to the 13th century. Keep an eye out for the lovely Gothic windows. ...

Black Castle

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Immediately south of the harbor, perched on a promontory that has good views of the coastline, are the ruins of the Black Castle. This...

Butler's Gate

  • Building/Architectural Site

One of the city's original 11 entrances, Butler's Gate predates St. Laurence's Gate by 50 years or more, making it one of the country's...

Castletown House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

In 1722, William Conolly (1662–1729) decided to build himself a house befitting his new status as the speaker of the Irish House of...

Cnoc an Linsigh

  • Forest

An attractive area south of Summerhill, Cnoc an Linsigh's forest walks and picnic sites are ideal for a half day of meandering. Many...

County Museum Dundalk

  • Museum/Gallery

Set in a beautifully restored 18th-century warehouse, this museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the dying local industries,...

Drogheda Museum Millmount

  • Museum/Gallery

It was in Millmount that the townsfolk made their last stand against the bloodthirsty Roundheads of Cromwell. Perhaps in defiance of...

Friary

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Closed down during the 16th-century dissolution of the monasteries, the Friary is a reminder of Wicklow's stormy past, which began with...

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