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10 Things To See & Do In Dublin

10 THINGS TO SEE & DO IN DUBLIN GUINESS STOREHOUSE GUINNESS The old grain storehouse is the only part of St James's Gate Brewery open to the public. Shaped like a giant pint of Guinness, the seven story high building boasts the Gravity Bar at the top, with panoramic Dublin views ST JAMES GATE BREWERY DUBLIN DUBLIN CASTLE Dublin Castle sits atop Cork Hill, behind City HallI, is one of Dublin's most famous landmarks and a fantastic place to visit in the city. The castle is also home to one of Dublin's best museums, the Chester Beatty Library ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL Ireland's largest church and the National Cathedral, this neo-gothic cathedral is beautiful, breathtaking and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It also houses the graves of Dean Swift and his beloved Stella KILMAINHAM GAOL If you want to learn about Irish history, then Kilmainham Gaol is an absolute must-visit. This threatening grey building has played a role in virtually every act of Ireland's painful path to independence OLD LIBRARY Despite Ireland's independence, the Library Act of 1801 still entitles Trinity College Library to a free copy of every book published in the UK. The collection amounts to around 4.5 million books NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND The museum is split into three sections - Archaeology and History, Decorative Arts and History and Natural History. There are no shortage of exhibitions and educational offerings regulaly held at Ireland's most famous museum C obblestone THE COBBLESTONE The Cobblestone is a gem - the musicians corner downstairs attracts traditional players whom you would pay to see elsewhere. It's cosy, showcases traditional and folk music and regular quality bands GRAFTON STREET Shopping on Grafton Street is a real experience - it boasts everything from Marks & Spencers to the Brown Thomas exclusive department store. It also houses St Stephens Shopping Centre with over 100 shops SIX NATIONS RUGBY The Six Nations tournament is among the highlights of the Irish sporting calender, with the whole city caught up in the excitement. The games are played throughout the months of February and March each year, and match days are one big party, even if Ireland aren't playing PHOENIX PARK The world's largest enclosed municipal park can keep you busy for days - from magnificent residences of the Irish President to quaint cricket pitches, from Ashtown Castle to the animals in Dublin Zoo SOURCES: http://www.thrifty.ie/about10thingsdublin.php http://goireland.about.com/od/dublinandleinster/tp/top10dublin.htm http://www.timeout.com/dublin/features/47/20-great-things-to-do-in-dublin http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/dublin/things-to-do ..... %3. Loo

10 Things To See & Do In Dublin

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Dublin is one of the most famous Irish cities, and rightly so! Form traditional music at the Cobblestone to the classic Guinness Brewery at St. James' Gate there's a wealth of things to do. Find out s...

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