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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Trim 10

Drogheda 8

Kildare Town 5

Wicklow Town 5

Slane 5

Bray 4

Dundalk 4

Ardee 4

Kells 4

Blessington 3

Straffan 3

Avondale 2

Powerscourt House, Gardens, and Waterfall 2

Maynooth 2

Louth 2

Newgrange 2

Navan 2

Mount Usher Gardens 1

Glendalough 1

Mellifont Abbey 1

King William's Glen 1

Hill of Tara 1

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  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Under excavation since 1962, the prehistoric site of Knowth is comparable in size and shape to Newgrange, standing at 40 feet and having...


  • Town/Village

In the village of Laracor, a wall to the left of the rectory marks the now-destroyed building where Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), the...

Meath Heritage Centre

  • Library/Archive

If your ancestors are from County Meath, take advantage of the family-history tracing service at this genealogy center. ...

Mellifont Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Founded in 1142 by St. Malachy, Mellifont Abbey was inspired by the formal structure surrounding a courtyard of St. Bernard of Clairvaux's...

Motte of Navan

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The best views of town and the surrounding area are from the top of the Motte of Navan. This grassy mound is said to be the tomb of Odhbha,...

Mount Usher Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

Covering more than 20 acres on the banks of the River Vartry, the gardens were first laid out in 1868 by textile magnate Edward Walpole.

Muireadach Cross

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Dating to AD 923, the Muireadach Cross stands nearly 20 feet high and is considered to be the best-preserved example of a High Cross...

National SEA LIFE

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Dedicated to the creatures of the sea, National SEA LIFE emphasizes those that occupy the waters around Ireland. Besides massive tanks...


  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

How the people who built Newgrange transported the stones to the spot remains a mystery. The mound above the tomb measures more than...

Newgrange Farm

  • Farm/Ranch

A two-hour tour of farmer Willie Redhouse's fully functioning farm includes feeding the ducks, bottle-feeding the lambs, a visit to aviaries...


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