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Powerscourt House

Powerscourt House (Enniskerry Co. Wicklow) — Where Powerscourt House stands today there was once a 13th century medieval castle, owned by the Le Power Family from which ‘Powerscourt’ takes its name. Powerful Irish families including the O’Tooles and the Fitzgeralds battled for possession of the castle and its lands over the succeeding centuries. In 1603 […]

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum (Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2) — also known as ‘The Dead Zoo’, the Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has […]

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National Wax Museum

National Wax Museum (The Armoury, 4 Foster Place, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) — The National Wax Museum Plus is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located in the heart of Dublin’s city center Temple Bar district and just off Dame Street. The museum is housed over four floors and 13,000 square feet in a historic Foster […]

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National Museum of Ireland

National Museum of Ireland (Kildare Street, Dublin 2) – this is the place to go for those wanting to explore Ireland’s history, especially during its medieval (1150 – 1550) and earlier periods (like the Iron Age). First opened in 1890, this museum’s mission is to exhibit Ireland’s archeological findings. Take time at The Treasury which […]

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National Library of Ireland

National Library of Ireland (Kildare Street, Dublin 2) — With over eight million items in its collection, the National Library of Ireland in Dublin City is home to the most comprehensive compilation of Irish documentary material in the world. From music, periodicals and photographs to maps, manuscripts and genealogical material, the library offers and provides […]

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National Leprechaun Museum

National Leprechaun Museum (Twilfit House, Jervis Street, Dublin 1) — this museum is a national cultural entertainment center that takes visitors deep into Irish and Celtic culture to discover what really lies behind the well-known tales of Irish cultural icons – leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold! The museum is a story of 12 chapters […]

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Irish Museum of Modern Art

Irish Museum of Modern Art (Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8) – this is Ireland’s leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic program of exhibitions, which regularly includes bodies of work from its own Collection and its […]

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Government Buildings

Government Buildings (Upper Merrion Street, Dublin) – this is a complex of government buildings was constructed by the British authorities during the early 20th century. Ironically, by the time they were opened (1922), Ireland achieved independence from Britain, and the Irish Free State government moved right into these buildings.   More recently, the complex has […]

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GAA Museum

GAA Museum (Croke Park, Dublin 3) – The GAA stands for Gaelic Athletic Association. The GAA Museum, located under the Cusack Stand in Croke Park (stadium), was set up to commemorate, recognize and celebrate the GAA’s major contribution to Irish sporting, cultural and social life since its establishment in 1884. Interactive and touch-screen technology help […]

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Farmleigh House

Farmleigh House (Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15) — Farmleigh, situated to the north-west of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, was purchased from the Guinness (brewing) family by the Irish Government in 1999. The house has been carefully refurbished by the Office of Public Works as the premier accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation, for […]