Tourist attractions in Dublin

  • The Casino at Marino

    The Casino at Marino

    No, not a gambling haunt. It gets its name from the Italian meaning of Casino as a "small house". Despite its name and "apparently" small size, this house is full of optical trickery. It has 16 finely decorated rooms and is one of the finest 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe.
  • Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

    Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

    Dalkey Castle is the sole surviving castle from among seven built in Dalkey during the middle ages. They were built to securely hold goods which were offloaded from ships and incorporated several defensive features to protect them from attacking plunderers. Today it incorporates a heritage centre, writers' gallery and visitors can enjoy a "Living History" tour as actors, in period costume, tell their stories.
  • Glasnevin Cemetery

    Glasnevin Cemetery

    Dublin's graveyard with 1.5 million people buried here. Established by Daniel O'Connell in 1828 where political and civil war enemies are buried in close proximity. Famous "residents" from Ireland's history include "The Liberator" Daniel O'Connell, the charismatic Michael Collins, former President Eamon de Valera, and Parliamentarian Charles Stewart Parnell.
  • Malahide Castle and Gardens

    Malahide Castle and Gardens

    A visit to Malahide Castle and Gardens is a great day out for the family as there is just so much to see and do. Take a guided tour around the Castle which was originally built in the 12th century and see its lavish interior. Be transported back in time and see the wonderful examples of craftsmanship. The ornamental gardens will inspire you with over 5,000 different species of plants. Look out for the classic walled garden and the Discovery Room.
  • Smock Alley Theatre - Temple Bar

    Smock Alley Theatre - Temple Bar

    Recently opened after major refurbishment, the Smock Alley Theatre has risen from the ashes and is again operating as a theatre and tour destination. It originally opened as a theatre in 1662 and was a Catholic Church from 1811 to 1989. It was later used as a Viking adventure centre and is now, finally a theatre again. Discover why, among the artifacts found during pre-restoration excavations, oyster shells were found among the clay tobacco pipes.
  • Ardgillan Castle

    Ardgillan Castle

    Ardgillan Castle is a large and beautifully presented 18th century country hous…
  • Chester Beatty Library

    Chester Beatty Library

    Described by the Lonely Planet as "not just the best museum in Ireland, but one…
  • Christ Church Cathedral

    Christ Church Cathedral

    Founded c. 1030 by Sitriuc Silkenbeard, the Norse King, this Cathedral has a lo…
  • Drimnagh Castle

    Drimnagh Castle

    Built in the 13th century by Hugh De Berneval this wonderful example of a medie…
  • Dublin Castle

    Dublin Castle

    Dublin Castle, and the site on which it stands, has been a fortified, military …