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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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Local Attractions #15: National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History

01 August 2017

The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History is one of four sites under the National Museum umbrella. It is situated in Collins Barracks, once an army barracks for over 300 years. The museum is home to a wide range of objects and artefacts including weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics, glassware, Asian art and the Asgard, as well as folk life and costume artefacts.

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Local Attractions #14: Irish Folk Tours

25 July 2017

Irish Folk Tours offer a unique story-telling experience presented in Ireland’s oldest pub, The Brazen Head. Immerse yourself into the mythical world of Celtic Ireland and learn about the history of Irish Storytelling and the importance it played in the culture of society centuries ago.

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS #13: MARSH’S LIBRARY

18 July 2017

Marsh’s Library is situated right beside St. Patrick’s Cathedral and is home to over 25,000 rare and fascinating books and manuscripts. The library allows the guest to step back into the eighteenth century, due to its largely unchanged interior since its founding in 1707.

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS #12: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

05 July 2017

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a brand new award-wining experience located in the beautiful chq building in Dublin’s Docklands only a quick trip from The West County Hotel. The museum brings you on a journey through Ireland's history of emigration.

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Local Attractions #11: Teeling Whiskey Distillery

27 June 2017

Located in the historic Libertines in the centre of Dublin, Teeling Whiskey Distillery is one of Dublin’s newest tourist areas for whiskey lovers. The distillery is currently Dublin City’s only fully operational distillery, the first to open in the capital for 125 years.

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