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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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Local Attractions #19: National Wax Museum Plus

05 October 2017

The brand new National Wax Museum Plus is now open and is located on Dublin’s Westmorland Street. The museum is bigger and better than ever, situated over three floors of the Lafayette Building opposite Temple Bar district.

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Local Attractions #18: GPO Witness History

06 September 2017

The GPO is situated only 7km from The West County Hotel. Following the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rebellion, “GPO Witness History” was created as a brand new permanent visitor attraction. Offering a highly immersive and engaging exhibition, this museum experience was awarded “best cultural experience over 100,000 people” at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards.

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Local Attractions #17: Gaiety Theatre

24 August 2017

The Gaiety Theatre is situated 8km from The West County Hotel Dublin and is a landmark of Dublin City Centre and has been showcasing productions and events in Dublin for nearly 150 years since 1871. The theatre has entertained millions of people in a variety of arts including opera, drama, musicals, comedy, dance, pantomime and much more.

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Local Attractions #16: Dublin Castle

18 August 2017

Built in the 13th Century, Dublin Castle is situated at the heart of Dublin City. Situated only 7km from The West County Hotel, Dublin Castle is steeped in history and was the seat of English and British rule in Ireland until 1922, when the last ever Viceroy of Ireland handed Dublin Castle over to the new Irish State following the War of Independence.

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