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Dublin 1, Dublin City

Dublin 1 is home to the ever expanding Dublin’s financial district, the IFSC and includes one of the City’s most famous streets, O’Connell Street, on which the notorious spike was built. 

Not only is there excellent shopping to be found off and around O’Connell Street but this part of Dublin offers visitors many attractions, such as the landmark GPO on O’Connell Street, the headquarters of An Post was once the main stronghold of the Irish volunteers in the 1916 rising. 

The Dublin Writers museum (353 1 872 2077) traces Dublin’s literary celebrities from the past 300 year, as exhibits bring to life the times of such writers as Wilde, Beckett and Joyce.  The museum is set in a restored Georgian mansion and includes a bookshop and café. 

Other literary stops to make include the James Joyce Centre (353 1 878 8547), which is set in a fully restored Georgian house and offers visitors an exhibition area with period rooms and items relating to the life and times of Joyce.  

Historical buildings to look out for are St Mary’s Abbey (353 1 647 2461), which is one of the best medieval secrets, once the wealthiest Cistercian abbey in Ireland and now houses an interesting exhibition.  St Mary’s Pro Cathedral (01 874 5441) is also worth a visit which served as the ‘mother church’ for the Dublin archdiocese. 

Dublin has no shortage of art galleries and The Dublin Gallery on Hugh Lane (353 1 222 5550) is definitely one to take note of, it serves as the municipal gallery for Dublin city and includes impressionist pieces by Renoir and Monet, with the largest public collection of 20th Century Irish art. 

A walk along the river Liffey is towards the Point Depot is a must for visitors, along which is moored the Jeanie Johnston, a stunning replica of a 19th Century ship, which house a famine history exhibition.

Gardens

National Garden Exhibition Centre  - Kilquade County Wicklow Ireland
National Garden Exhibition Centre
Delgany, Co. Wicklow
To describe the National Garden Exhibition Centre as inspirational would be an understatement. The brainchild of nurseryman Tim Wallace, his wife Suzanne and garden designer Gordon Ledbetter, the idea was to show the best in garden design for a v ...
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Golf

Hollywood Lakes Golf Club - Ballyboughal Swords County Dublin Ireland
Hollywood Lakes Golf Club
Swords, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
The golf course at Hollywood Lakes is truly a test for every category of golfer. Currently there are 11 lakes and water features that sees water impact on 9 out of the 18 holes. Combine this element of the design with a multitude of trees a ...
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Avon Ri Blessington Resort
Blessington, Co. Wicklow
For centuries, the hill where Avon Rí is now located looked out over a valley created by the Liffey and King's River. Avon Rí has taken its name from the latter and now looks out of the Blessington Lakes – a reservoir created ...
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What's On

Celbridge - Village at Lyons Farmers Market - Co Kildare - Fridays
The Village at Lyons

Celbridge, Co Kildare

Friday 10am-3pm

Delicious organic meats, vegetables, dairy products and lots more
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Tourist Attractions

Pearse Museum & St. Endas Park - Rathfarnham Dublin 16 Ireland
Pearse Museum & St. Endas Park
Dublin 16, Dublin City
St. Enda's Park is one of Dublin city's most charming and atmospheric parks, with its riverside walks, waterfall and walled garden. At its' centre is the Pearse Museum, a former school run by Patrick Pearse, now a museum where attractions include ...
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Wedding Venues

Beaufield Mews Restaurant - Stillorgan Dublin Ireland
Beaufields Mews Restaurant & Gardens
Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Dublin’s oldest restaurant is located in a characterful 18th century coach house and stables - and, as the name implies, it is surrounded by beautiful mature gardens, which are lit up by night. It is in a built-up area and near a busy r ...
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