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Abbey Presbyterian Church
Built on the profits of sin—well, by a generous wine merchant...
Religious Sites The Northside
 
Arbour Hill Cemetery
All 14 Irishmen executed by the British following the 1916 Easter...
Cemeteries Phoenix Park and Environs
 
The Ark
A self-described cultural center for children, The Ark engages...
Arts / Performance Venues Temple Bar
 
Bank of Ireland
Across the street from the west facade of Trinity College stands...
Financial Institutions The Southside
 
Central Bank
Everyone in Dublin seems to have an opinion on the Central Bank...
Financial Institutions Temple Bar
 
Chester Beatty Library
A connoisseur's delight, this "library" is considered one of...
Libraries Dublin West
 
Christ Church Cathedral
From its exterior, you'd never guess that the first Christianized...
Religious Sites Dublin West
 
City Hall
Facing the Liffey from Cork Hill at the top of Parliament Street...
Government Buildings Dublin West
 
Custom House
Seen at its best when reflected in the waters of the Liffey during...
Government Buildings The Northside
 
Dublin Castle
As seat and symbol of the British rule of Ireland for more than...
Castles / Palaces Dublin West
 
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
The Francis Bacon studio, reconstructed here exactly as the artist...
Museums / Galleries The Northside
 
Dublin Discover Ireland Centre
Medieval St. Andrew's Church, deconsecrated and fallen into ruin...
Information Centers The Southside
 
Dublin Writers Museum
"If you would know Ireland—body and soul—you must read its poems...
Museums / Galleries The Northside
 
Dublinia
Ever wanted a chance to put your head in the stocks? Dublin's...
Museums / Galleries Dublin West
 
Four Courts
The stately Corinthian portico and the circular central hall...
Government Buildings Dublin West
 
GAA Museum
The Irish are sports crazy and reserve their fiercest pride for...
Museums / Galleries The Northside
 
Gallery of Photography
Dublin's premier photography gallery has a permanent collection...
Museums / Galleries Temple Bar
 
Garden of Remembrance
Opened 50 years after the Easter Rising of 1916, the garden in...
Parks The Northside
 
Gate Theatre
The show begins here as soon as you walk into the auditorium...
Arts / Performance Venues The Northside
 
General Post Office (GPO)
One of the great civic buildings of Dublin's Georgian era, the...
Government Buildings The Northside
 
George's Street Arcade
This Victorian covered market fills the block between Drury Street...
Markets / Bazaars The Southside
 
Government Buildings
The swan song of British architecture in the capital, this enormous...
Government Buildings The Southside
 
Grafton Street
It's no more than 200 yards long and about 20 feet wide, but...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Southside
 
Guinness Storehouse
Ireland's all-dominating brewery—founded by Arthur Guinness in...
Museums / Galleries, Wineries / Breweries Dublin West
 
Ha'penny Bridge
Every Dubliner has a story about meeting someone on this cast-iron...
Bridges / Tunnels Temple Bar
 
Huguenot Cemetery
One of the last such burial grounds in Dublin, this cemetery...
Cemeteries The Southside
 
Irish Film Institute (IFI)
The opening of the IFI in a former Quaker meetinghouse helped...
Arts / Performance Venues Temple Bar
 
James Joyce Centre
Few may have read him, but everyone in Ireland has at least heard...
Libraries The Northside
 
Kilmainham Gaol
Leaders of many failed Irish rebellions spent their last days...
Museums / Galleries Dublin West
 
Marsh's Library
When Ireland's first public library was founded and endowed in...
Libraries Dublin West
 
Meeting House Square
A spectacular, new, retractable canopy of four 70-foot "umbrellas"...
Squares Temple Bar
 
Merrion Square
Created between 1762 and 1764, this tranquil square a few blocks...
Squares The Southside
 
Mountjoy Square
Irishman Brian Boru, who led his soldiers to victory against...
Squares The Northside
 
The National College of Art & Design
The delicate welding of glass and iron onto the redbrick Victorian...
Educational Institutions Dublin West
 
National Gallery of Ireland
Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ (1602), Van Gogh's Rooftops...
Museums / Galleries The Southside
 
National Library
Along with works by W. B. Yeats (1923), George Bernard Shaw (1925)...
Libraries The Southside
 
National Library Photographic Archive
This important photographic resource holds regular exhibitions...
Museums / Galleries Temple Bar
 
National Museum of Archaeology
Just south of Leinster House is Ireland's National Museum of...
Museums / Galleries The Southside
 
National Museum of Decorative Arts and History
Here, in one gigantic treasure chest, is the full panoply of...
Museums / Galleries Phoenix Park and Environs
 
National Museum of Natural History
One of four branches of the National Museum of Ireland, this...
Museums / Galleries The Southside
 
Neary's Pub
The exotic, Victorian-style interiors here were once haunted...
Restaurants The Southside
 
Newman House
One of the finest examples of Georgian Dublin, Newman House is...
Educational Institutions The Southside
 
No. 29
Everything in this carefully refurbished 1794 home, known simply...
Houses / Mansions The Southside
 
O'Connell Street
Dublin's most famous thoroughfare, which is 150 feet wide, was...
Neighborhoods / Streets The Northside
 
Old Jameson Distillery
Founded in 1791, this distillery produced one of Ireland's most...
Wineries / Breweries Dublin West
 
Olympia Theatre
One of the most atmospheric places in Europe to see musical acts...
Arts / Performance Venues Temple Bar
 
Phoenix Park
Europe's largest public park, which extends about 5 km (3 mi)...
Parks Phoenix Park and Environs
 
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre
One of the finest 18th-century mansions in Dublin, the Powerscourt...
Stores / Malls The Southside
 
Rotunda Hospital
Founded in 1745 as the first maternity hospital in Ireland and...
Hospitals The Northside
 
Royal Hibernian Academy
The Royal Hibernian Academy, an old Dublin institution, is housed...
Museums / Galleries The Southside
 
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
This replica of Les Invalides in Paris is regarded as the most...
Architectural Sites Dublin West
 
Royal Irish Academy
The country's leading learned society houses important documents...
Libraries The Southside
 
Sean O'Casey House
A one-time construction laborer, O'Casey became Ireland's greatest...
Houses / Mansions The Northside
 
Shelbourne Hotel
The iconic, redbrick, white-wood-trim Shelbourne hotel commands...
Hotels The Southside
 
The Silk Road Cafe
A great-value, Middle Eastern delight hidden away in the Chester...
Libraries Dublin West
 
The Spire
Christened the "Stiletto in the Ghetto" by local smart alecks...
Memorials / Monuments The Northside
 
St. Ann's Church
A plain, neo-Romanesque granite exterior, built in 1868, belies...
Religious Sites The Southside
 
St. Francis Xavier Church
One of the city's finest churches in the classical style, the...
Religious Sites The Northside
 
St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral
Dublin's principal Catholic cathedral (also known as St. Mary's)...
Religious Sites The Northside
 
St. Michan's Church
However macabre, St. Michan's main claim to fame is down in the...
Religious Sites Dublin West
 
St. Nicholas of Myra's Church
A grand Neoclassical style characterizes this church, completed...
Religious Sites Dublin West
 
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The largest cathedral in Dublin and also the national cathedral...
Religious Sites Dublin West
 
St. Stephen's Green
Dubliners call it simply Stephen's Green, and green it is (year-round)—a...
Parks The Southside
 
Trinity College Dublin
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I to "civilize" (Her Majesty's...
Educational Institutions The Southside
 
Wall of Fame
If you're strolling through Temple Bar and suddenly come upon...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Temple Bar
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