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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship – Stories from the Famine

The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship tells the desperate stories of those who fled the Great Famine in Ireland, in search of a better life abroad. Many of these people died in harrowing circumstances and the sadness of these people is etched in many of the stories from the ship. Any yet there is hope for those that make it. The tales from this recreated ship are both heartbreaking and hopeful, the tantalising promise of a new life always pulling at those people with life changing choices to make. And...
EPIC Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin’s Docklands

Get to Dublin's Docklands and you'll discover a relatively new, award winning, attraction in the city. Anyone who knows anything about Ireland knows that it has a long history of emigration right across the world. The EPIC Irish Emigration Museum will give you an entertaining and sophisticated interactive experience with a myriad of information on why and where the Irish emigrated to all over the world. Learn how a small island on the periphery of Europe made a huge impression and impact on the world. The museum brings you on...
National Wax Museum Plus

The National Wax Museum Plus – Great for all the Family

The National Wax Museum Plus isn't an exquisite showcase of the best that can be done with wax sculptures. However, it is a interesting walk-through of Irelands social and cultural history. Kids will really enjoy the wax museum especially the science & discovery section and the tunnels. They can also get a sculpture of their hands in wax which is great fun. Zoltar is available to tell fortunes and the Chamber of horrors is sure to get a couple of screams, although it might be a little too scary...
Teeling Distillery, Dublin

The Teeling Distillery – Phoenix from the Ashes

The Teeling Distillery was established in 2015 in Dublin. It is the first distillery to open in Dublin in 125 years. This is unusual given that Dublin was once the whiskey capital of the world. However the emergence of Scotch whiskey, and other factors, led to a decline in Irish whiskey making in the early 20th century. Now however Dublin is getting its mojo again and Teeling is a major part of that. Stephen and Jack Teeling founded the distillery, whose father John had previously established the Cooley Distillery...
Dublinia Viking Museum

Dublinia Viking Museum – Medieval History of Dublin

The Dublinia Viking Museum focuses on Dublin's rich Viking and Medieval past. It is located in the Christ Church area which formed the centre of the Viking settlement in Dublin. The focus of this museum is very much on having an interactive and immersive experience. See how the Vikings lived, worked and entertained themselves. You can visit a smokey Viking house, try on clothes of the time and learn the mysteries and myths surrounding this ancient race. This museum aims to stimulate your senses, allowing to feel everything about...
little-museum

Little Museum of Dublin: A Gem You Will Love

This space is a relatively new addition to the streets of Dublin, but its a museum which gets to the core and the heart of 'Dublin'. Many people in Dublin refer it to as the 'Peoples' museum. It's full of trinkets and treasures donated by ordinary Dublin people making it a fascinating mix of culture and heritage. The museum mainly focuses on life in the 20th century, with a collection of over 5,000 items. There are different spaces in the museum with a focus on specific themes, for example...
Covid19

Latest COVID-19 Information

Government Advice Ireland is at level 5 restrictions. All details are available at the official government Covid-19 page. Tourism Industry Partners  Further information for our industry partners can be found on the Fáilte Ireland corporate website which is being updated regularly.   We will be updating this page as and when we receive further information. 

O’Donoghues Pub, a Dublin Institution

O ’Donoghues of Merrion Road is probably the most famous traditional pub in Dublin with a storied and rich history. Steeped in musical tradition, it occupies a special place in Dublin’s pub culture.The bar opened first in 1934 and soon developed a reputation for traditional Irish music, becoming a bee hive for many of the up and coming musicians and bands of the time. Perhaps the band most associated with the pub is the Dubliners. Fronted by the irrepressible Ronnie Drew the band went on to find international success,...

Discover Dublin’s Historic Gaiety Theatre

Dublin’s longest running theatre in continuous production, The Gaiety Theatre had its opening night all the way back on 27th November 1871. Since then it has maintained its position as the city’s top venue for musical, opera, dance and drama shows. ‘The Gaiety is the most aptly named place I know ‘ – Maureen Potter With extensive refurbishments carried out in 2007 the Theatre is a wonderful and comfortable place to spend an evening. Did you know it hosted the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest? Location: South Kings Street, close to Grafton Street....

Serving Contemporary Art at the Project Arts Centre

The Project Arts Centre located in Temple Bar is Ireland’s leading centre for the display and performance of contemporary art. It helps grow the next generation of performing and visual arts. Each year the venue hosts over 600 events including 6 exhibitions per year and co-producing 38 productions. Over 50 years young, the centre evolved from a festival in the Gate Theatre in November 1966 which gave impetus to the setting up of a venue on Lover Abbey Street in 1967. After a number of moves through the years, the...

Best of Arthouse and International Films at Irish Film Institute

The IFI has quite the cult following and simply a must visit for any film buffs. Supercool, this is where you go for more alternative and arthouse movies. Located in an 18th Century Quaker Meeting House the cosy and atmospheric cinema rooms transport you to a time when movies were to be immersed in and experienced, a far cry from the very commercial chain stores which by all means serve a purpose but are not what a lot of people really want. The IFI also supports Irish films and their...

Out in Dublin’s Temple Bar

Dublin's Temple Bar is an enigma! Set up originally as a cultural quarter in an effort to regenerate a run down part of town, it now is a mish mash of culture, cobbled streets, stag/ hen partys, beautiful buildings and (some) terrible pubs. Its definitely worth a visit and is a fun lively way to spend a few hours. However you need to understand what it is you are visiting. Firstly, you will find very few Irish people will socialise here (see our Dublin 2 guide). There are a...