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CITY CENTRE ATTRACTIONS

Experience all that Dublin has to offer – from the great outdoors and historic walking tours to the best places to get some culture! There's so much to see and do in Dublin...

AquaZone, at the National Aquatic Centre, is one of the most innovative water parks in Europe and home to the perfect family day out. This indoor waterpark, at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre, Blanchardstown Dublin, is home to 8 rides, slides and experiences, catering for all ages. Open every weekend and national school holidays, with ample free parking and a fantastic restaurant, Aquazone is the perfect family activity no matter what the weather. CLICK HERE to learn more.

The National Wax Museum Plus is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located in the heart of Dublin’s city centre Temple Bar district. The museum is housed over four floors and 13,000 square feet in a historic landmark building on Foster Place. The National Wax Museum Plus offers a museum experience unlike any other, whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, star-struck or star-studded, The National Wax Museum Plus is a fun and interactive experience for all ages. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Established in 1705 by the Royal Dublin Society, the National Botanic Gardens are an asset of plant species. The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are an oasis of calm and beauty, and entry is free. A premier scientific institution, the Gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world. The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin are located in Glasnevin, just three kilometres from Dublin City Centre, and are famous for the exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. The garden, stretching over an area of 19.5 hectares is home to at least 20,000 plant species. CLICK HERE to learn more.

The Guinness Storehouse explains the history of beer. The story is told through various interactive exhibition areas including ingredients, brewing, transport, cooperage, advertising, and sponsorship. The Storehouse covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. The Gravity Bar, Dublin’s highest, allows visitors to enjoy panoramic views of the city. CLICK HERE to learn more.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland’s leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. IMMA is home to the National Collection of modern and contemporary art, with over 3,500 artworks by Irish and International artists. CLICK HERE to learn more.

The National Concert Hall is one of Dublin’s premier venues. No matter what your interest in music, the National Concert Hall has events throughout the year to suit your tastes. Located on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin, Ireland, it is a national cultural institution and the designated home of music in Ireland. It hosts over 1,000 events each year. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's most prestigious university, a collection of elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings, cobbled squares and nature-friendly wildflower meadows that make for a delightful place to wander. Located next to Grafton Street in the heart of the city, Trinity College is one of Ireland’s most visited sites, attracting more than two million visitors per year. Its biggest draws are the barrel-vaulted Long Room in Old Library, one of the most photographed rooms in Dublin, and the Book of Kells, the beautifully illuminated Gospel manuscript that dates back to the 9th-century and is one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Lasting approximately 90 minutes, the Sky Line tour at Croke Park features a walkway suspended above the Croke Park pitch, offering a view of Ireland’s most famous arena from a completely different angle. There are five viewing platforms on the 0.6km rooftop walkway. Admission includes a multilingual audio guide and admission to the GAA Museum. Featured exhibitions include the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups, the rousing Hall of Fame, and a whole floor dedicated to the games as they are today. When you’re done exploring, get a taste of the action in the popular Interactive Games Zone, where you can test your hurling and Gaelic football skills! CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

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