Kilmainham Gaol

This former prison, now a museum, is rich in Irish history. This gaol held many famous Irish rebellions from 1798 to 1916. A guided tour is provided in this museum.

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Opening Time:

Apr – Sept: 09.30 – 18.00 daily
(last admission 17.00)
Oct – Mar: Mon – Sat: 09.30 – 17.30
(last admission 16.00)
Sundays: 10.00 – 18.00
(last admission 17.00)

Closed on the 24th, 25th & 26th December.
Prices  (includes a guided tour):

Adult: €6
Senior / Group: €4
Child / Student: €2
Family Rate: €14

Tip for visitors: This is a very popular museum and large queues can be expected, especially on weekends.

Address: Inchicore Rd, Dublin 8. Telephone : +353 1 453 5984.

Email : kilmainhamgaol@opw.ie

For more information visit http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/kilmainhamgaol/

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Castle Dracula Dublin

Looking for a good scare? This tour tells the story of Dracula bringing you through Castle Dracula’s Tunnels, Spinning Bridges, the Gargoyle Courtyard, up to the Haunted Library and the Graveyard Theatre Great fun and a good way to spend an evening. It’s located behind the Westwood Club in Clontarf. Check out the video.

Check the website for bookings : http://www.castledracula.ie/

Prices:

€25 or €20 concessions. Mininum Age 14 Years

Castle Dracula starts at 7.30pm and is finished by 9.30pm.

Address: Behind Westwood Club Clontarf (see below).

Telephone :+353 1 8 51 21 51

Email : BramStoker@CastleDracula.ie

For more information visit http://www.castledracula.ie/

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

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Located on the great grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, the Irish Museum of Modern Art is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art.

From http://www.imma.ie/en/nav_15.htm

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Royal Hospital was founded in 1684 by James Butler, Duke of Ormonde and Viceroy to Charles II, as a home for retired soldiers and continued in that use for almost 250 years. The style is based on Les Invalides in Paris with a formal facade and a large elegant courtyard. The Royal Hospital in Chelsea was completed two years later and also contains many similarities in style. The Royal Hospital Kilmainham was restored by the Government in 1984 and opened as the Irish Museum of Modern Art in May 1991.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Friday:
11.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday:
10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays:
12noon – 5.30pm

Monday: Closed

Last Admission 5.15pm

Admission free except for occasional special exhibitions

Address: Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Telephone: +353-1-6129900

Email : info@imma.ie

For more information visit http://www.imma.ie/

The Little Museum of Dublin

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The Little Museum tells the history of Dublin in the 20th century through a collection of artifacts. The Museum is located on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin. The museum offers a number of great tours.

Opening Hours:

Thu 9:30 – 20:00

Fri – Wed 9:30 – 17:00
Admission
  • Deluxe admission €12 (includes private guided tour)
  • Adult: €7.00
  • Senior citizens (over 65) €5.50
  • Students/Under 18 €4.50
  • Family €14 (up to 2 adults and 3 children)
  • Jobseekers: Free
  • Children under 3: Free

Address: 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Telephone: +353 1 661 1000

Email : bureau@littlemuseum.ie

For more information visit http://www.littlemuseum.ie/

National Leprechaun Museum

This is another great spot to visit, young and old. While it’s called the National Leprechaun Museum, it really is about a lot more than the little fellas! It goes through a lot of other Irish mythology like the Bansee and Cú Chulainn and focuses on Irish storytelling. They have great props in here too including huge furniture so you can experience what it would be like to be leprechaun size in height! Good fun if you can manage to get up on the chairs (it’s not easy).

Along with the typical day tours for adults and kids, they do a night time show too (adults only) on the darker side of Irish folklore. Enjoy!

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Opening Hours

Everyday  10.00 – 18.30 (last entry 17.45)

Evening Tours 7.30pm and 8pm (Friday & Saturday Nights only)

Address: Jervis Street, Dublin 1, Ireland. Telephone : +353 1 873 3899

Email : rainbow@leprechaunmuseum.ie

For more information visit http://www.leprechaunmuseum.ie/

 

One Million Dubliners – Glasnevin Cemetery

RTÉ are airing this documentary on Glasnevin cemetery tonight, Thursday 10th November, at 10:15pm. Really looking forward to this. For those who don’t know, Glasnevin cemetery has over 1.2 million buried in it and is full of Irish history with some famous names like Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera, Brendan Behan and Luke Kelly.

The place is well worth a visit, the tour of the cemetery is very interesting and the guides are great.

Jameson Distillery Tours Dublin

Visit and tour where Jameson Irish Whiskey was first made and sample this famous whiskey. The venue also has a bar and restaurant where you can do a comparison whiskey tasting or Jameson Reserve Whiskey tasting.

Jameson is now distilled in Midleton, Cork. Similar tours and whiskey tasting is available here also.

Opening Time:

Mon-Sat: 09.00 – 18.00
Sun: 10.00 – 18.00

Prices:

Adult €14.00

Family (2 Adults, 3 children under 18) –  €35.00

Student with ID over 18  – €10.60

Senior Citizens –  €9.60

Children under 18 – €7.70

Group rates: for +15 – €11.00

10% online discount on adult admission

Address: Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7  . Telephone :+353 1 807 2355.

Email : reservations@ojd.ie

For more information visit http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/ie/

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