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  • 1. Guinness Storehouse

    Dublin West | Museum/Gallery

    Ireland's all-dominating brewery—founded by Arthur Guinness in 1759 and at one time the largest stout-producing brewery in the world—spans a...Read More

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  • 2. Merrion Square

    Georgian Dublin | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Created between 1762 and 1764, this tranquil square a few blocks east of St. Stephen's Green is lined on three sides by some of Dublin's best...Read More

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  • 3. National Gallery of Ireland

    Georgian Dublin | Museum/Gallery

    Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ (1602), Van Gogh's Rooftops of Paris (1886), Vermeer's Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid (circa 1670...Read More

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  • 4. National Museum of Archaeology

    Georgian Dublin | Museum/Gallery

    Just south of Leinster House is Ireland's National Museum of Archaeology, one of four branches of the National Museum of Ireland, and home to...Read More

  • 5. St. Stephen's Green

    Park/Playground

    Dubliners call it simply Stephen's Green, and green it is (year-round), a verdant, 27-acre Southside square that was used for the public punishment...Read More

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  • 6. Trinity College Dublin

    Dublin South | Educational Institution

    Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I to "civilize" (Her Majesty's word) Dublin, Trinity is Ireland's oldest and most famous college. The memorably...Read More

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  • 7. City Hall

    Dublin West | Government Building

    Facing the Liffey from Cork Hill at the top of Parliament Street, this grand Georgian municipal building (1769–79), once the Royal Exchange...Read More

  • 8. Custom House

    Dublin North | Government Building

    Seen at its best when reflected in the waters of the Liffey during the short interval when the high tide is on the turn, the Custom House is...Read More

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  • 9. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

    Dublin North | Museum/Gallery

    The Francis Bacon studio, reconstructed here exactly as the artist left it on his death (including his diary, books, walls, floors, ceiling...Read More

  • 10. Grafton Street

    Neighborhood/Street

    It's no more than 200 yards long and about 20 feet wide, but Grafton Street, open only to pedestrians, can claim to be the most humming street...Read More

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  • 11. James Joyce Centre

    Dublin North | Library/Archive

    Few may have read him, but everyone in Ireland has at least heard of James Joyce (1882–1941)—especially since owning a copy of his censored...Read More

  • 12. O'Connell Street

    Dublin North | Neighborhood/Street

    Dublin's most famous thoroughfare, which is 150 feet wide, was once known as Sackville Street, but its name was changed in 1924, two years after...Read More

  • 13. Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Dublin West | Building/Architectural Site

    This replica of Les Invalides in Paris is regarded as the most important 17th-century building in Ireland. Commissioned as a hospice for disabled...Read More

  • 14. Newman House

    Georgian Dublin | Educational Institution

    One of the finest examples of Georgian Dublin, Newman House is actually two imposing town houses joined together. The earlier of the two, No...Read More

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