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Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse (St. James’ Gate, Dublin 8) – this is a Guinness-themed tourist attraction housed within St. James’ gate Brewery in Dublin (receiving over 4 million visitors since 2000). Tours conducted there cover everything connected to the Guinness label – from its rich history to its brewing process. Tickets: €16.50 (adult), €13 (seniors and students […]

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Guinness Series

Guinness Series (Aviva Stadium, 62 Lansdowne Road, Dublin) – held every November, Ireland’s national rugby team competes with other rugby-playing countries, such as South Africa, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. See the event website for more details: www.irishrugby.ie

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Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo (Phoenix Park, Dublin 8) — Dublin Zoo, located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, is Ireland’s No.1 visitor attraction and welcomed almost one million visitors last year. As one of the world’s oldest and most popular zoos, the 70-acre park in the heart of Dublin is home to some […]

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Dublin Theatre Festival

Dublin Theatre Festival (various sites within Dublin) – launched in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world. The festival currently takes place over 18 days from the final Thursday in September to the second Saturday in October (at various theaters and […]

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Dublin Marathon

Dublin Marathon (downtown Dublin) – held annually in late October, this is one of the great European city marathons. The Marathon is run through the capital’s historic Georgian streets and its magnificent Phoenix Park. Thousands of boisterous spectators line the route and in fact, such is the buzz from the crowd, that overseas participants in […]

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Dublin Ghostbus Tour

Dublin Ghostbus Tour (Dublin Bus Headquarters at O’Connell Street) – this two-hour bus tour takes participants to various sites in Dublin that are said to be haunted or have a notorious past. The tour mentions Dracula author Bram Stoker (which uncovers his origins in Dublin), the 12th-century St Audeon’s Church (where the ghost of Darkey […]

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Dublin Fashion Festival

Dublin Fashion Festival (downtown Dublin) — Dublin Fashion Festival is an annual shopping event which takes place over four days each year. Over 250 retailers, restaurants, bars and hotels participate in the event, including the city’s 8 flagships: Brown Thomas & BT2, Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Powerscourt Centre, Arnotts, Clery’s, Ilac Shopping Centre (including Debenhams), […]

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Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show (RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4) – this event takes place annually in early August, which includes live music and entertainment, art, fashion, shopping, gourmet food and the best in national and international equestrian competitions. The popular Kids’ Zone offers school children pony rides, fun inflatables, face painting, Billy Bubbles […]

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Croke Park

Croke Park (Croke Park Stadium, Jones Road, Dublin 3) — home to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years. Boasting a capacity for 82,300 people, the stadium is the 4th largest stadium in Europe and is a carbon neutral venue. The […]

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St. Stephen’s Green Center

St. Stephen’s Green Centre (northwest corner of St. Stephen’s Green, Southside, Dublin 2) – this shopping center, which resembles a giant greenhouse, has three levels with over 100 local & regional retailers selling fashions, crafts, and household items.