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Dublin's Best Attractions

As we spend more time at home in Ireland we're discovering just how many great attractions Dublin has on offer.

From fascinating museums and visitor centres to great outdoor adventures and escape rooms, there's something to suit everyone.

We've teamed up with VisitDublin.com to give you some great ideas for your next day out in Dublin. Check them out below.

The National Wax Museum Plus

At The National Wax Museum Plus you can experience original wax figures and characters from Irish history along with some special celebrities.

The museum now offers a number of interactive exhibits on everything from how the body works to the solar system.

You can also check out the Time Vaults of Irish History and Mythology to experience Ireland’s cultural heritage down through the ages.

Newbridge House & Farm

Newbridge House & Farm is surrounded by 370 acres of beautiful parkland to be explored.

The fully furnished 18th century Georgian manor is open for tours and is home to a spectacular 18th century art collection.

In the surrounding land you can find woodland walks, a working farm, children's playground, Discovery Trail and the Coach House Café.

 

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Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Dalkey Castle's history is brought to life by Living History actors.

Visitor's will be brought through the eras of the full site, with demonstrations in archery, barber surgery and cookery.

Then visit The Writer's Gallery where you can check out the work influential artists such as Joyce, Bono and Maeve Binchy.

Shane’s Howth Adventures

Shane's Howth Adventures are guided tours lead by true Howth locals who know all the hidden gems.

You can walk, hike or take an electric bike to explore the North Dublin seaside town and clifftops.

A number of tour options are available including the Howth Safari Hike, Coastal Walk and Chowder Trail and the Panoramic e-bike tour.

Skerries Mills

Skerries Mills has been milling flour since the 12th century on their two windmills and watermill.

On their guided tour you can try your hand at stone-grinding flour and see the watermill in action.

While learning about how our ancestors harnessed the power of wind and water, you can also take in the stunning coastal views.

 

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Escape Boats

Dublin's Grand Canal Dock is home to one of Europe's highest rated escape rooms, the Escape Boat.

Groups of 2 to 10 people can take on their SOS and CONVICTS games on the first ever boat escape room.

Crack codes, solve puzzles and uncover mysteries in a bid to make your way out in 60 minutes.

Pearse Lyons Distillery

Pearse Lyons is Dublin's only boutique distillery and is set in the beautiful building of St. Jame's Church.

The Pearse family have a long history of supplying barrels to many of Dublin's distilleries and here you can learn about the characters behind it and their local history.

The distillery offers four different tour options; the Private Distillery Tour, the Cocktail Masterclass Experience, the VIP Food Pairing Experience and the Art of Whiskey Distilling.

 

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IMMA

The Irish Museum Of Modern Art sits in the 48 acres of Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

IMMA claims to create a space where contemporary life and contemporary art connect.

The museum hosts an ever-changing roster of exhibits along with gallery-based tours, workshops, talks, seminars and artist-led events.

 

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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol housed some of Ireland's most famous political leaders including Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, the 1916 Rising leaders and Eamon de Valera.

The unoccupied jail is full of interesting history and gives you the chance to experience exactly how prisoners lived. Whether political leaders or working class citizens.

Take a walk through the prison yards, basement and learn the stories behind the political graffiti.

 

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GPO Museum

The GPO was central to the 1916 rising and on this immersive tour you'll learn all about this important time in Irish history.

One of Dublin's most historic buildings, here you'll see all sides of the conflict.

The engaging exhibition includes making newspaper reports, learning Morse code and examining the original copy of the Proclamation.

 

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Dublin has some of the best attractions in the world.

For more things to see, do and explore in the city check out VisitDublin.com.

We've also recommended great things to see and do along Dublin's coast.

Failte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter

As you get back to exploring Ireland, you’ll want to know you’re safe.

That’s why Fáilte Ireland has introduced the Covid-19 Safety Charter.

Whenever you see this symbol, you can relax and enjoy yourself with confidence because you’ll know that business is agreeing to follow the recommended safety and cleaning guidelines, all staff have completed hygiene and safety control training and these premises agree to undergo spot checks too.

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