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Interesting Areas

City Centre****:
Grafton Street**(2)
Trinity College***(1592) (2)
College Green** (2)
Temple Bar ** (2) (Behind Central Bank on Dame Street)
O'Connell Street** (1)
Henry Street* (1)
 

Georgian Architecture


Merrion Square** (floodlit) (2)
Fitzwilliam Square** (2)
Upper Mount Street/Mount Street Crescent* (2)
No Twenty Nine (29)* (Georgian House (1790-1820) open to public at 29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street (2) Tel 702 6165
 

Main Museums, Galleries and Libraries




The National Museum, Kildare Street 2

National Gallery*** (1864) (incorporating the new Yeats Museum) (Merrion Square West 2 Tel 661 5133)
Trinity College**Book of Kells*** (1732) $ (Book of Kells) Tel 608 1462 (entrance via Nassau Street 2) and The Dublin Experience (May-Sep) $ Tel 608 1688
The Chester Beatty Library** $
Marsh's Library** $ (St Patrick's Close 8) Tel 454 3511
National Museum** (Kildare Street 2 Tel 661 8811)
Royal Hospital and Irish Museum of Modern Art** (Kilmainham 8) Tel 671 8666
The (Hugh Lane) Municipal Gallery of Modern Art* (Parnell Square 1) Tel 874 1903
The National Library** (1877) (Kildare Street 2) Tel 661 8811
Royal Irish Academy Library* $ (19 Dawson Street 2) Tel 676 2570
Collins Barracks Museum of History** (1997) (Benburb Street 7 Tel 661 8811)

Other Museums, Galleries and Libraries

National Wax Museum* $ (Granby Row 1) Tel 872 6340
Guinness Brewery and Museum* $ (Crane Street 8 Tel 453 6700)
Dublin Writers' Museum $ (18 Parnell Square 1 Tel 872 2077)
Natural History Museum* (Merrion Square 2 Tel 661 8811)
Civic Museum (58 Sth William St 2 Tel 679 4260) Heraldic Museum* $ (Kildare Street 2 Tel 661 1626)
James Joyce Tower* $ (at Sandycove DART > Sandycove & Glasthule Tel 280 9265)
National Maritime Museum* $ (at Dun Laoghaire Tel 280 0969)
Pearse Museum (Grange Road 16 Tel 493 4208)
Shaw Birthplace Museum $ (33 Synge Street 8 Tel 475 0854)
Findlater's Museum* (Harcourt Street Vaults 2 Tel 475 1699)
The Fry Model Railway Museum* (Malahide Castle $ Tel 845 2758)
Kilmainham Gaol* $ (Inchicore Road, Kilmainham 8 Tel 453 5984)
Waterways Visitor Centre* (Exhibition of Ireland's inland waterways) $ (Grand Canal Quay at Ringsend Tel 661 3111)

 

Public Buildings


Custom House***(1791)

Government Buildings** (Merrion St Sa only 10.30-14.50)


(Government Buildings)

Leinster House* (1745) (Houses Dáil Eireann (Chamber of Deputies) and the Senate (Kildare St 2 Tel 618 3000)


(Interior of St Patrick's Cathedral - click here for virtual tour)


Casino at Marino* (1791) $ Tel 833 1618
City Hall* (1769-79 Dame St 2)
The Four Courts** (Inns Quay 7)(1785-1802)
Bank of Ireland College Green** (1729) (former Parliament House)
Dublin Castle and State Apartments** (dating from 13th Century) $ (Dame Street 2)
General Post Office* (1818) (Lower O'Connell Street 1)
Mansion House* (1715) (Dawson Street 2)
Churches: St Patrick's Cathedral** (dating from 1191) (Patrick Street 8 (N81) Tel 475 4817)
Christ Church Cathedral** (dating from 1030) (Christ Church Place 8 Tel 677 8099 & Dublinia Exhibition* St Michael's Hill 8)
St Mary's Pro Cathedral* (1815-1825)(Marlborough Street 1 Tel 874 5441)
Rotunda Hospital Chapel** (Parnell Street 1)
Tailor's Hall* (1707) (Back Lane 8 Tel 454 1786)
Newbridge House* (18C) $ (at Donabate, Co Dublin 20kms NE via N1 and R126 Tel 843 6534)
St Mary's Abbey* (12C) $ (Off Capel Street 1 Tel 872 1490)
St Audoen's Church* (High Street 8) (dating from 1124)

 

Universities



Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin
Dublin City University
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

 

Parks and Gardens

Phoenix Park**** (709 ha 5km W via N4 + R109) includes. Aras an Uachtaráin (Official Residence of The President of Ireland), Dublin Zoo * $ Tel 677 1425, Ashdown Castle Visitor Centre* $ Tel 677 0095 (Phoenix Park interpretative centre), Farmleigh  and US Ambassador's Residence


St Stephen's Green***
Merrion Square Park**
St Anne's Park* (R105 3km NE)
Herbert Park** (Ballsbridge 3kms S via N11
DART: Lansdowne Road 1km)
Killiney Hill Park** (Views of Dublin and Killiney Bay 14kms SE via N11 or R118)
National Botanic Gardens* (1795) (Glasnevin 9 N2 4kms N Tel 837 7596)
Blackrock Park* (at Blackrock R118 5kms SE or DART > Blackrock)
Beech Park* $ (Clonsilla 16kms W via N3 + R121 (S) Tel 821 2216)
Iveagh Gardens* (Clonmel Street 2 Tel 661 3111)
Trinity College Garden* (Nassau Street 2) Tel 608 1724
St Enda's Park* (Grange Road, Rathfarnham bus 16 Tel 493 4208)
Marlay Park* (Grange Road, Rathfarnham in foothills of Dublin Mountains R117 (Dundrum/Sandyford) + R113 W)

 

Bird's Eye View of Dublin

Killiney Hill Park** (view of South City/Dun Laoghaire/Bay
access via R119 Coast Road via Dun Laoghaire
Sandycove
Dalkey
Vico Road
Victoria Road and Killiney Hill Road or DART to Killiney (1km from Station dir N)


Views from Sandycove (above) and Killiney below - two Dublin suburbs within a short walk of DART (Metro) stations


 

Music and Theatre

Abbey & Peacock Theatre (Abbey Street Lr 1 Tel 878 7222)
Olympia Theatre (72 Dame Street Tel 677 7744)
Gaiety Theatre (South King Street 2 Tel 677 1717)
Point Depot (North Wall Quay 1 Tel 836 6777)
National Concert Hall (Earlsfort Terrace 2 Tel 671 1533)


 

Downtown Shopping

Grafton Street (2)***
Powerscourt Townhouse (2)**
St Stephen's Green Centre (2)*
Nassau Street (2)**
Temple Bar (2)**
O'Connell Street (1)*
Henry Street (1)**
Abbey Street (1)*
Talbot Street (1)*

 

Dublin Traffic Control Centre

Call 1-800 29 39 49 (free incl. from payphones and mobiles) with signposting suggestions, traffic signal fault reports, information on parked vehicles causing congestion and traffic jams caused by roadworks.

Information on roadworks in the Dublin area which may delay your journey can be found here

Planned road closures and related traffic information

 

Traffic Control System: SCATS
 

Shopping Malls

There are over 40 shopping malls and centers in the Dublin area. For fresh food excellence, checkout Blackrock Shopping Centre (follow N11 to N31 to the Centre or DART train (dir Bray) to Blackrock + 5 min walk). The largest mall is Blanchardstown Centre (opened October 1996 - follow N4 to M50 Northbound to N3 from Dublin centre). Another large mall is the Liffey Valley Centre (opened October 1998 - signposted from N4 just West of M50 interchange). These large malls are dominated by tacky downmarket chain stores and contain very little that is Irish in origin. Street shops in central Dublin generally offer better quality merchandise, much of which is Irish.


 

Genealogical Research

Genealogical Office (founded 1522), Kildare Street (2) Tel 661 8811


The National Archives

 

Nightclubs

Lilies Bordello*** (Adam Court, Grafton St 2 Tel 679 9204)
The Waterfront Nightclub* (14 Sir John Rogerson Quay 2 Tel 677 8466)
Anabels* (Burlington Hotel, Leeson St Upr 4 Tel 660 5228)

 

Excursions in the Dublin Area



Powerscourt House Gardens*** - The Dolphin Pond

Powerscourt House Gardens** Powerscourt Waterfall*** 22km S on N11 and R117 DART (Train) Excursion: S Centre > Killiney** DART N from Centre > Howth*
Castletown House** (1722) $ (at Celbridge 19kms W via N4 + R403 + R405 off Main Street)
Glendalough Monastic City*** (45kms S via N11 and R755 and R756)
Russborough House*** (1740) (Tel 045 865239 35kms SW via N81)
Newgrange****(3000 BC) (50kms N via N2 and N51)
Sightseeing tour by bus Dublin Bus Tel 873 4222 (59 Upper O'Connell Street)

 

Tourist Offices

Suffolk Street (2) (near Grafton Street / Trinity College)
Arrivals Hall Dublin Airport
Baggot Street Bridge (2)
Dun Laoghaire Ferryport
The Square, Tallaght (24)

Telephone numbers:
Credit card reservations: (Voice) 605 7777 (Fax) 605 7787
24/hr Information Service 1-550 11 22 33 (58p/min from IRL only)

24-hour Information and Reservations touch screen SSU (self service units) available at Suffolk Street at Dublin Airport
 

Taxis

24h Taxi - Tel 676 6666 - 872 7272 - 668 3333 - Toll-free 1-800 727272

 

City buses

 

The Dublin Tram System

Dublin Area Trains

Inter-City Bus Services (Coach Station)

Gare Routière - Autobusbahnhof - Stazione per gli Autobus - Estación de Autobuses

Bus Éireann Bus Station - "Busarus" - (Store Street, Dublin 1) Connolly Station 200m

Schedules and General Information Tel 836 6111 08h30-19h00 MoSa 09-19h00 Su/Hol
 

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    Inter-City Railway

     

    Inter-City Rail Information Service (Interactive voice server timetable system)

     

    Tel: 01- Int: +353-1

    Dublin-Cork*
    805 4200
    Dublin-Limerick*
    805 4211
    Dublin-Galway*
    805 4222
    Dublin-Waterford*
    805 4233
    Dublin-Westport*
    805 4244
    Dublin-Sligo*
    805 4255
    Dublin-Killarney/Tralee
    805 4266
    Dublin-Belfast**
    805 4277
    Dublin-Wexford/Rosslare*
    805 4288
    Dublin-Ballina*
    805 4299
    Other Information - Intercity & Suburban
    836 6222
    Reservations
    703 4070

    *24h/24h **International train service operated by Irish Rail and Northern Ireland Railways

    Railway Stations (Irish Rail)

    Gares Irish Rail - Bahnhöfe der Irish Rail - Stazioni Irish Rail - Estaciones Irish Rail

    Heuston Station (St John's Road W, Dublin 8) Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Killarney Inter City routes and Arrow suburban services to Kildare.
    Connolly Station (Amiens Street, Dublin 1) Belfast, Dundalk, Drogheda, Sligo, Wicklow, Wexford
    Pearse Station (Westland Row, Dublin 2) Dundalk, Drogheda, Wicklow, Wexford

    Inter-Station Shuttle Bus # 90 between Heuston and Connolly


    Late night pharmacy/pharmacie/Apotheke/farmacia: 55 O'Connell Street 1

     

    Sailing

    Howth Marina Tel 839 2777
    Fingal Sailing School Tel 845 1979
    Irish National Sailing School Dun Laoghaire Tel 284 4195
    Malahide Marina Village Tel 845 4129

     

    Holiday home rental

    Brookman Holiday Homes**** (Donnybrook) Tel 283 9088
    Mount Merrion Town Homes*** (Blackrock) Tel 283 3683
    Sandymount Holiday Homes*** Tel 668 3534
    Trident Holiday Homes*** Tel 668 3534
    Devil's Glen Holiday Homes**** (At Ashford WW via N11 60kms S) Tel 0404 40637

     

    University Campus holiday accommodation

    UCD Blackrock Tel 706 8797
    Trinity College (2) Tel 608 2358 Fax 671 1267 e-mail: reservations@tcd.ie Cards: VS/MC
    Trinity Hall (Dartry Rd 6) Tel 497 1772
    UCD Village (Bellfield 4) Tel 269 7111
    Royal College of Surgeons Tel 478 0200
    Dublin City University Tel 704 5736
    St Patrick's College (Drumcondra) Tel 837 6191

     

    Other Activities

    Bowling (Herbert Park, Ballsbridge 4)
    Greyhound Racing (Shelbourne Greyhound Stadium, Ringsend 4 Mo We Sa at 19.30 and Harold's Cross Stadium 6 Tu Th Fr at 20.00)
    Tennis (Public Courts at Herbert Park, Ballsbridge 4 - Ellenfield Park, Whitehall 9 - Bushy Park, Terenure 6)

    Golf

    Elm Park** (4) (Donnybrook N11) 269 3438
    Milltown** (Lr Churchtown Rd 6) 497 7060 (R117 7kms S)
    Woodbrook*** (N1117kms S) Tel 282 4799
    Royal Dublin**** (Bull Island R105 6kms N) 833 7153 / 833 6346
    Edmonstown** (Rathfarnham 16) (N81 8kms S) 493 2461
    Portmarnock**** Tel 846 2968 (R106 16km NE)
    The Kildare Country Club**** Tel 627 3111 (at Straffan 36kms W via N7 and R406)

    Note: The Number after street address = Postal Zone or District Number/Arrondissement/Stadtkreis nummer
    Odd numbered zones are North and even numbered zones are South of the River Liffey


     

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