On a trip to Dublin, you’ll discover a city with a rich heritage and many places to see including many fine museums and historic buildings and you’ll always have a warm welcome.
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Here are some of the places you can visit:
National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology
One of three departments of the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, this Museum houses fascinating collections dating from prehistory up to and including the medieval period. Here you can see a wide and varied range of collections including stone age tools, Bronze Age weapons and pottery, Iron Age jewellery, weapons and mummified bog bodies, and Viking coins and medieval jewellery. The collections also include ancient Egyptian mummies and jewellery, Roman floor mosaics and pottery.
National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History
At this Museum visitors can see collections relating to the cultural, social and industrial history of the country through the last 300 years. The extensive range of exhibits include ceramics, clothing, watercolour paintings, jewellery, textiles, weaponry, furniture and toys.
National Museum of Ireland, Natural History
At this department of the National Museum you can see a wide range of interesting natural collections that include stuffed animals, birds, fish and insects including butterflies and moths.
National Gallery of Ireland
At the National Gallery visitors can see a large range of fine art collections ranging from the 1200’s to the mid 1900’s, and include paintings, sculpture and drawings. Housed at the Gallery are both national and international exhibits and include works by artists such as Uccello, Joshua Reynolds, Gainsborough, Picasso, Goya, Canova, Fra Angelico, Monet and Poussin.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
This is Ireland’s largest church, which was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is a distinctive landmark in the City. The author Jonathan Swift was the Cathedral’s Dean for a number of years in the 18th century, and his grave and bust are situated here. You can also see the heraldic banners of the Knights of St. Patrick from the Cathedral’s history as the Chapel of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick in the 18th and 19th centuries.
This is a great place to come for a family day out where you can see a wide variety of animals, many of which are endangered, along with a range of habitats and surroundings of lakes and gardens. Among the animals you can see here are elephants, chimps, gorillas, hippos, Asian lions, rhinos and zebras, and among the habitats in the Zoo are a Gorilla Rainforest and African Savanna.
National Botanic Gardens
This is a lovely place to visit where you can relax in the peaceful surroundings and see a range of displays including a colourful herbaceous border, native displays with heathland and woodland, carpet beds, Alpine house, Sensory Garden, large pond and sculptures.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
At this Museum visitors can see a wide range of interesting collections of modern and contemporary art and the Museum houses works by both national and international artists. The Museum is situated in the 17th century former Royal Hospital, and is host to a variety of regular exhibitions.
Croke Park Stadium
At Ireland’s famous Stadium, home to Gaelic football and hurling, you can have a guided tour and learn all about the Stadium and the games played here. You can have great views across the top of the stands, see the changing rooms, and sit in the VIP area next to the pitch. You can also visit the Museum with interesting galleries displaying the history of the sports and there are also interactive games.
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