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

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Slane 5

Bray 4

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Straffan 3

Avondale 2

Powerscourt House, Gardens, and Waterfall 2

Maynooth 2

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Navan 2

Mount Usher Gardens 1

Glendalough 1

Mellifont Abbey 1

King William's Glen 1

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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...

Glendalough

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Nestled in a lush, quiet valley deep in the rugged Wicklow Mountains, among two lakes and acres of windswept heather, Gleann dá Loch...

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...

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...

Newtown Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

East of Trim on the banks of the River Boyne, Newtown contains the ruins of what was once the largest cathedral in Ireland, built beginning...

St. Brigid's Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The Church of Ireland St. Brigid's Cathedral is where the eponymous saint founded a religious settlement in the 5th century. The present...

St. Colmcille's House

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Similar in appearance to St. Kevin's Church at Glendalough and Cormac's Chapel at Cashel, St. Colmcille's House is an 11th-century church...

St. Columba's

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Four elaborately carved High Crosses stand in the church graveyard; you'll find the stump of a fifth in the marketplace—during the...

St. Mary's Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Built in 1839, St. Mary's Church has a late-18th-century wood carving of the Crucifixion, the work of a local artist, Edward Smyth. At...

St. Mary's Church of Ireland

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Parts of a 13th-century Carmelite church burned by Edward the Bruce in 1316, including the holy-water font, can be seen at St. Mary's.

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