The Teeling Whiskey Company has opened its brand new distillery and visitor centre in the Liberties in Dublin 8. The €10 million distillery is the first in Dublin in over 125 years and the only fully operational distillery in the city at present. The whiskey tasting tour is not to be missed.
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.
This mini museum on St Stephen’s Green, open since 2011, has already built up something of a cult following(nominated for the European Museum of the Year) The hourly guided tour has been voted best tour in Dublin.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art, housed in the city’s former 17th century Royal Hospital, is home to Ireland’s leading collection of contemporary art. The grounds are also a major highlight
It’s clever, it’s cool and it boasts some of the best coffee in town (roasted in-house in the gallery’s café). Proper science buffs, curious kids and anyone with eyes and ears will love the Science Gallery’s interactive exhibitions
Located in Dublin castle the Library holds manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, rare books, drawings and decorative arts, all collected by Sir Alfred Chester
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
One of Ireland’s most famous writers, Oscar Wilde was born on nearby Westland Row and a statue to his memory sits one corner of Merrion Square, one of the finest examples of Georgian Parks in Dublin.
Irish Novelist and Poet, Ulysses is his most famous work set in the streets and alleys of Dublin and there are plaques throughout the city celebrating his work. 16th of June, Bloomsday celebrates the life and work of James Joyce all over the world. The Martello Tower in Sandycove is now a museum dedicated to his memory.
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.
Houses one of Ireland's best collections of modern and contemporary Irish and international art. It is thought to be among the first galleries of modern art in the world.
Number Twenty Nine is Dublin's Georgian House Museum. Take a guided tour from the basement to the attic, through rooms which have been furnished with original artefacts as they would have been in the years 1790 to 1820.
The National Museum of Ireland-Natural History, on Merrion Street in Dublin, has galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas, as well as geological exhibits from a total collection of about two million scientific specimens.
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.
The harbour of Howth is located on the northside of Dublin a quick train ride from nearby Grand Canal Station. Howth boasts some of the finest views over Dublin bay and its pubs and fish restaurants are some of the best in Ireland.
One of the best things about Dublin is the fact you can leave the city centre and be out to the sea or mountains in a blink. A train ride to Dalkey one of the best seaside towns, one stop further down the line is Killiney with breath-taking views of the Irish seas and Bray head. Killiney beach is a great place for walking, keep an eye out for Bono, a local resident.
Dublin’s closet neighbour Co Wicklow is just 35 mins drive from the city centre, but that short journey will take you into another world. Glendalough, The Sally Gap, Powerscourt House and Gardens, Enniskerry Village and Avoca Woollen Mills are just some of the sights to see.