Dublin 7, Dublin City

Over the last few years Dublin 7 has become a regenerated area with a new lease of life.  This area of Dublin is home to Smithfield Village (353 1 679 2226), which is one of the most historic places in Dublin.  Horse and cattle trading has taken place here since the 17th Century and it is still the place from where a lot of fruit and vegetables are supplied. 

The area has now been developed into a modern residential, commercial and cultural district, which plays host to a number of cultural events throughout the year.  Dublin 7 offers visitors some of the top tourist attractions, namely the Old Jameson Distillery (353 1 807 2369) which exhibits the story of John Jameson and Son, showing how the famous whiskey is made.  Guided tours are provided, finished with a drink at the bar and a tutored whiskey tasting. 

In addition to the distillery the existing 185ft Old Jameson Distillery chimney has been topped with a two tiered glass enclosed viewing platform (Chimney Viewing Tour 353 1 817 3839), which provides a stunning 360º panoramic view of Dublin City. 

The rich history of the area is evident in St Michan’s Church (353 1 878 2615) which was founded in 1095, and was until 1686 the only church on the north side of Dublin.  Guided tours take visitors down to the vaults which are home to mummified corpses. 

The area also includes some art galleries of note, the Bridge Art gallery (353 1 872 9702) houses exhibits of contemporary arts and the Mill Race gallery (353 1 830 0104) is the location of Gerard McGourky’s studio, which has some impressive features of high ceilings, stained glass and baroque style pieces by the artist. 

Collins Barracks is a popular stop off for visitors as this historic, fully restored building is now home to the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History (353 1 677 7444).  The exhibits highlight the economic, political and social progress of Ireland and include artefacts of silver, ceramics, glassware and weaponry. 

Dublin 7 also includes one of the City’s hidden jewels, Blessington Street Basin is a ten minute walk from O’Connell Street, which is a former city reservoir and is often referred to as Dublin’s secret garden.        

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

Citywest Golf Club - Saggart County Dublin Ireland - Championship Course
CityWest Golf Club
Saggart, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
The golf courses at CityWest Hotel are amoung the finest in Ireland featuring challenging fairways, immaculately kept greens, and a experience that all golfer's will enjoy from novice to professional. The Championship Course The Christy O' ...
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Self Catering

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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

Ballymun Farmers Market - Dublin - Every Thursday
Ballymun Farmers Market

Ballymun Shopping Centre, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Every Thursday 9am - 3.30pm

Each market has a wide selection of stalls from organic vegetables ...
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Tourist Attractions

National Library of Ireland - Kildare Street Dublin 2 Ireland
National Library of Ireland
Dublin 2, Dublin City
The National Library of Ireland was established by the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, 1877, which provided that the bulk of the collections in the possession of the Royal Dublin Society, should be vested in the then Department of Science and ...
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Wedding
Powerscourt House
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Located in the picturesque Wicklow Mountains, just outside Enniskerry village, Powerscourt House is at the heart of an historical country estate, renowned world-wide for its spectacular formal gardens set against the backdrop of the Sugar Loaf Mo ...
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