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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

Carysfort Lodge Garden
Carysfort Lodge
Blackrock, Co. Dublin
This pretty 1890s lodge and its sunny, square back garden were rescued from a dreadful fate as the car park for a nearby pub. When the Dillons became its saviour the property was run down, there were a few old apple trees in the garden and the ho ...
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Golf

Dun Laoghaire Golf CLub - Enniskerry County Wicklow Ireland
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Course Type: Parkland
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club sits dramatically between mountains and the sea in Ballyman Glen, a uniquely beautiful valley on the borders of Counties Dublin and Wicklow. One of the best courses in Ireland, the 27 hole championship course has been desi ...
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The Merrion Mews & Stables
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dublin’s only surviving intact example of Georgian Domestic architecture at No. 63 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2. This quaint and charming 18th Century holiday retreat in the heart of the city has been restored to its original charm. The Mew ...
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What's On

Red Stables Food Market - Clontarf Dublin - Saturdays
Red Stables Food Market

St Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Saturday 10-5pm

Red Stables, Mount Prospect Avenue, St Anne’s Park, Clontarf - beside the Ros ...
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Tourist Attractions

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) - Royal Hospital Kilmainham - Dublin 8 Ireland
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) - Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, Dublin City
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The style is based on Les Invalides in Paris with a formal facade and a large elegant courtyard. The Royal Hospital in Chelsea ...
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Wedding Venues

The Station House Hotel - County Meath Wedding Venue
The Station House Hotel
Kilmessan, Co. Meath
The Slattery family’s unique hotel and wedding venues an old railway junction, which was closed in 1963 and all the various buildings have since been converted to create an hotel of character - and it is set in 12 acres of gardens, creating ...
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    Special offers throughout the week in Bar Italia Ormond Quay - 3 Course Evening Set Menu - €28; Afternoon Special - Pasta or Pizza and tea/coffee €12

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