Attractions in Dublin
The Wilder Townhouse is happy to recommend some the best visitor attractions in Dublin.
Leinster House (Irish: Teach Laighean) is the seat of the Oireachtas, the Parliament of Ireland.
Leinster House was originally the ducal palace of the Dukes of Leinster. Since 1922, it is a complex of buildings, of which the former ducal palace is the core. It is home to Oireachtas Éireann, the Irish Parliament and just a leisurely 15 minute stroll from The WIlder.
Trinity College Dublin Library
Dating back to 1592, Trinity College Library is not only historic but is also the largest library in Ireland. Set on the college campus in Dublin city centre, the library is home to 5 million printed volumes as well as the world renowned "Book of Kells". Well worth a visit.
Dublin Castle contains two museums, two gardens, government buildings and the state apartments; it is also home to the Chester Beatty Library. The grounds of the site are free to explore.
Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square
One of Ireland’s most famous writers, Oscar Wilde was born on nearby Westland Row and a statue to his memory sits one corner of Merrion Square, one of the finest examples of Georgian Parks in Dublin.
Irish Novelist and Poet. Ulysses is his most famous work, set in the streets and alleys of Dublin. There are plaques throughout the city celebrating his work. Bloomsday, celebrated on June 16th, celebrates the life and work of James Joyce all over the world. The Martello Tower in Sandycove is now a museum dedicated to his memory.
No trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to the home of the black stuff The Guiness Tour. Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery. The former Guinness fermentation plant has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. Learn everything there is to know about Guinness from barley to glass.
Dublin Writers Museum
The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners and for any other writers of international renown. The Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin.
Jameson Distillery Dublin
The building is no longer a working distillery but has been magically restored to take visitors on a journey through the seven stages of whiskey making. One of the most favoured whiskey tour dublin.Located in the original distillery in Bow Street, Smithfield, dating from 1780
Before its closure in 1924, Dublin's Kilmainham Gaol housed some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history. Kilmainham Gaol is steeped in history from the famine to rebellion in 1916. This is a must see attraction in Dublin for anyone interested in history.
Little Museum of Dublin
This mini museum on St Stephen’s Green, open since 2011, has already built up something of a cult following (nominated for the European Museum of the Year) The hourly guided tour has been voted best tour in Dublin.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art, housed in the city’s former 17th century Royal Hospital, is home to Ireland’s leading collection of contemporary art. The grounds are also a major highlight and one can stroll through the park as far as Kilmainham, and incorpate a visit to both IMMA and nearby Kilmainham Gaol.
Chester Beatty Library
Located in Dublin Castle the Library holds manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, rare books, drawings and decorative arts, all collected by Sir Alfred Chester
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Houses one of Ireland's best collections of modern and contemporary Irish and international art. It is thought to be among the first galleries of modern art in the world.
No 29 Dublin
Number Twenty Nine is Dublin's Georgian House Museum. Take a guided tour from the basement to the attic, through rooms which have been furnished with original artefacts as they would have been in the years 1790 to 1820.
National Museum of Ireland
Natural History Museum in Dublin.
The National Museum of Ireland, Natural History, on Merrion Street in Dublin, has galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas, as well as geological exhibits from a total collection of about two million scientific specimens. A wonderful collection.