No trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to the home of the black stuff. Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery. The former Guinness fermentation plant has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. Learn everything there is to know about Guinness from barley seed to glass.
The building is no longer a working distillery but has been magically restored to take visitors on a journey through the seven stages of whiskey making. Located in the original distillery in Bow Street, Smithfield from 1780.
Before its closure in 1924, Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol housed some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history. Kilmainham Gaol is steeped in history from the famine to rebellion in 1916. This is a must-see attraction in Dublin.
CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY
Located in Dublin castle the Library holds manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, rare books, drawings and decorative arts, all collected by Sir Alfred Chester.
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN LIBRARY
Dating back to 1592, Trinity College Library is not only historic but is also the largest library in Ireland. Set on the college campus in Dublin city centre, the library is home to 5 million printed volumes as well as the Book of Kells.
Dublin Castle contains two museums, two gardens, government buildings and the state apartments; it is also home to the Chester Beatty Library. The grounds of the site are free to explore.
The Phoenix Park is said to be the largest enclosed city park in Europe, consisting of 1,752 acres. It is home to Áras an Uachtaráin (the official residence of the President of Ireland) and Dublin Zoo.
Dublin Writers Museum
The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners and for any other writers of international renown. The Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin.