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Local attractions #31 : Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Guided Tours

21 May 2018

Glasnevin Cemetery is one of Irelands largest visited Cemetery. Over 1.5 million people are buried on the grounds of the cemetery. Opened 7 days a week, with guided tours and a museum that will educate you beyond words. Everyday there is guided tours around the cemetery delivered by tour guides whom make the trip interesting and enjoyable for all ages.

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Local Attractions #30: National Botanic Gardens

01 May 2018

The National Botanic Gardens are a true beauty to the haven of over 20,000 living plants and flowers. The Botanic Gardens are famous for their planted glasshouse and its well-known Great Palm House and Turner Curvilinear Range. The Botanic gardens has received an award for ‘excellence in conservation architecture’.

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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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