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Local Attractions #29: Jameson Distillery Bow St.

09 April 2018

Located just distance walk from the city centre Jameson Distillery is a must see attraction when visiting Dublin. Jameson is the only place in Dublin in which you will truly get the best taste of Irish whiskey. Each year Jameson Distillery bring thousands of visitors through its doors.

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS #28: Smithfield Square

04 April 2018

Smithfield the original mid-17th century marketplace. To the people of Dublin today it is the home of the fruit, vegetables and flowers market. Smithfield is famous for the shooting of John Le Carre’s novel “The Spy Who Came in from the cold”.

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Local Attractions #27: Merrion Square

27 February 2018

Merrion square the home of Georgian houses and the park of the privileged. When walking down the streets of Dublin’s Merrion Square you can still see remaining Georgian Houses and feel like you are no longer in Dublin city because it shows a different side of what Dublin has.

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Local Attractions #26: St. Stephens Green

27 February 2018

St. Stephen’s Green the home of not only Dublin’s beautiful landscape of Victorian Public Park but Irelands. After a long day on your feet shopping in the City why not walk across the road from Grafton Street sit down and rest your feet while taking in the beautiful views of the park.

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Local Attractions #25: Chester Beatty Library

20 February 2018

Chester Beatty Library is a museum within the grounds of Dublin Castle, dedicated to the exploration & understanding of world cultures & religious traditions. Described by Lonely Planet as one of the best museums in Europe, this award-winning location is a must-see for those visiting Dublin.

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Local Attractions #24: Temple Bar Dublin

01 February 2018

Guests travelling to Ireland (and particular Dublin) in search of culture, tradition and “the craic” will be hard to find a more suitable place than Dublin’s Temple Bar. Situated on the old cobbles of Dublin city, Temple Bar is the historic heart of Dublin.

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Local Attractions #23: Dublin Bay Cruises

23 January 2018

Dublin Bay Cruises provide the ultimate experience of Dublin's natural and maritime environment. Family owned and operated, Dublin Bay Cruises offer a unique experience for guests and visitors of Dublin, helping guests take home cherished memories of a cruise around Dublin Bay.

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Local Attractions #22: The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History

07 December 2017

The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History is located 9km from The West County and dates back to 1857 when it opened to house the ever growing collection of the Royal Dublin Society. As the years went by, it was developed as a zoological museum featuring animals from all over the world, now featuring over 10,000 exhibits.

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Local Attractions #21: The Iveagh Gardens

28 November 2017

The Iveagh Gardens are situated only 9km from The West County Hotel Dublin and display an extraordinary collection of landscaped gardens and features, including the yew maze, the rosarium, and the fountains. Chief among the beautiful features are the Rustic Grottos and Cascade, all helping to create the wonder and awe of Dublin’s “Secret Garden”.

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Local Attractions #20: Gravedigger Ghost Tour

26 October 2017

The Gravedigger Ghost Tour takes brave souls on a mysterious tour to Dublin’s strange and creepy places. The tour is both fun and educational, as you learn of Dublin’s forgotten dark history from the time of the plague right up to famine times.

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