Dublin 9, Dublin City

The Botanic Gardens (Botanic Road; 01 804 0300; www.botanicgardens.ie; open 9am daily) are in Glasnevin and provide a great (free!) morning or afternoon out for visitors to Dublin. They are only a few minutes bus or taxi ride from the city centre and guided tours are available at various times of the day; the tea rooms are not especially pretty, but well worth knowing about - everything is made freshly on the premises, and salads include fresh herbs form the walled garden when available.

Further out from the city is DCU (Dublin College University) which is home to Ireland's newest and most exciting multi-venue performance space - The Helix (Collins Avenue, Glasnevin; 01 700 7000; www.thehelix.ie). The Helix is a multi-venue arts centre that comprises three auditoria serving a mixture of high quality music, drama and entertainment. Since its opening in 2002 by President Mary McAleese, The Helix has generated an impressive reputation for staging cutting edge and diverse theatre and music.

Gardens

Killruddery House and Gardens - Bray County Wicklow Ireland
Killruddery House & Gardens
Bray, Co. Wicklow
The venerable garden at Killruddery, beautifully situated on the flank of the Little Sugar Loaf, is a unique survivor of history. Edward de Brabazon commissioned a Monsieur Bonet, trained at Versailles, to create the formal gardens there in 1682. ...

Golf

The Island Golf Clubhouse
Island Golf Club, The
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Links
The Island Golf Club is one of Ireland's premier links courses. A mere 15 minutes from Dublin Airport. This links course is located across the estuary from the quaint village of Malahide, just north of Portmarnock. This beautiful links course, ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
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 ...

What's On

Fingal Food Fayre - Rush - County Dublin
Fingal Food Fayre

Fingal Arts Centre

Rush, County Dublin

Last Sunday of every month, 12-5pm.

As well as a wide range of organic, fresh and international foods, ...

Tourist Attractions

Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium - Dublin 4
Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium
Dublin 4, Dublin City
Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium is Ireland's premier greyhound racing venue. 11 races on three nights a week. Top of the range facilities including restaurants, tote, bars, corporate suites etc. Races on Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday night ...

Wedding Venues

Aqua Restaurant - Wedding Venue Howth County Dublin Ireland
Aqua
Howth, Co. Dublin
Previously a yacht club, this fine contemporary restaurant makes a wonderful venue for any special occasion. It recently celebrated its' 10th year in business and is right at the end of the west pier, beside the fishing boats - guests will pass t ...
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