Sheela Na Gigs
Ogham Stones
Irish Cottages
Tower Houses
Ballybeg Village
Civil Records
Church Records
Land Divisions
V.I.P. Sources 

Contact Us



                    Irish Festival Highlights  -   Enjoying Ireland's Cities   -   Ancient Treasures

Five Things to see and do in Dublin

Molly Malone

Ireland’s capital and largest city is a melting pot of ancient civilisation and modern culture. With some of the country’s oldest and most majestic buildings, a network of delightful winding lanes to explore and thousands of shops, clubs, restaurants and pubs, it’s not surprising that it has become a popular destination for action-packed city breaks. If you’re considering a trip to Dublin in the near future, here are some of the landmarks that you simply can’t miss.

Dublin's 390 foot Spire


Dublin Castle:  Located right at the historical city centre, Dublin Castle is a popular tourist draw and an important attraction. It was originally built as a Gaelic ring fort in pre-Viking times, and later reconstructed as a Norse fortress. Nowadays, the castle’s state apartments are the venue for Ireland’s presidencies of the European community, presidential inaugurations and state functions.

Christ Church Cathedral: 
Dublin’s oldest building and the city’s most recognisable symbol, Christ Church Cathedral overshadows the surrounding streets. It was built in 1030 by a Norse king and offers visitors a chance to revel in 1000 years of Irish history and religion. Particularly noteworthy are the ‘Treasures of Christ Church’ exhibition and the choral services whose origin can be traced back to an original choir school formed in 1480.


Dublin Zoo: Take a break from history and culture for a little light fun and entertainment in the environs of Dublin Zoo. Visitors can see Asian elephants, lions and penguins, as well as finding out more about the animals and their capabilities in the ‘Tiger Talk’, ‘Chimpanzee Chat’ and ‘Sea Lion Splash’. The zoo also has a great restaurant where you can enjoy a wholesome Irish lunch.


The Guinness storehouse: The St James’s Gate Brewery has produced the famous Irish brew since 1759; and its storehouse, crafted into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness, is one of Dublin’s top tourist attractions. Visitors will learn how the world-famous beer is made before concluding with a complementary pint of the black stuff. Try visiting on St Patrick’s Day, when the entire storehouse comes alive with music, costumes and fun. 

Not only does Dublin boast some of Ireland’s most famous attractions, it is also served by budget airlines and cheap hotels – so visitors can enjoy a break which is both fun and inexpensive.

Ballycotton   Ardmore   Thatching Ireland   Irish Cottages    Irish Sheep     List of Irish Thatchers   Painting in Ireland   Irish Cows     Irish Christmas 1877  Home Index   Archaeology of Ireland  Newgrange  Old Newgrange Photos  Ogham Stones   Placenames Ireland   Portal Tomb  Poulnabrone       Irish Christmas  Fashion-Feast-Famine  Irish Genealogy  Irish Census and other Civil Records  ballybegvillagesitemap  Irish Castles and Tower Houses  Contact Us      Ballybeg Village   Ballymote  Bronze Age  Bronze Cottage  Church Records Ireland   Irish Tower House  Irish Baby Names   Iron Age  Land Division Explained  Large Bronze Tower House  Links  Open Fire  Old Irish Farmhouse  Sheela na Gig  Staigue Antiquarian Photos  Thatching and Thatched Cottage Insurance  Ancient Tombs  Tower-House-Cross-Section    Enjoying_Irelands_cities  Things to do and see in Dublin Irish Festival Highlights Ancient Treasures Boat Insurance Cruising Ireland Case Studies in Genealogy Cheap Car Insurance Fishing Boats Fishing Boats Scam Warning Griffiths Valuation House Insurance Rare Books Irish Songs Irish Cottage For Sale Old Newgrange Photos Some Irish Castle Ancient Irish Tombs In Terrible Discordance 




Copyright Ballybegvillage