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Dublin Tourist Attractions

There is never a dull moment on a trip to Dublin with a strong collection of Tourist Attractions 

Guinness Storehouse

Walk 5 minutes to Leeson Street Upper (Starbucks) and catch the 145 to Heuston Station - The Storehouse is 5 minutes away 

Home to the black stuff since 1759, a visit to ST. James Gate Brewery tells the story of one of Ireland's most famous produce. With seven unique floors, the Guinness Storehouse is a fun day out featuring installations, educational videos, 'Pull Your Own Pint' workshops, and finished off with a trip to the Gravity Bar on the seventh floor which boasts 360-degree views of Dublin. At the base of the atrium lies a copy of the 9,000-year lease signed by Arthur Guinness himself so if you run out of time to stop by on this visit, there's always next time!

Jameson Distillery

Catch the 70 towards Dunboyne outside the hotel (bus stop outside 'Connacht House'), get off at 'Blackhall Place/Law Society' and walk 6 minutes to the Distillery.  

The Old Jameson Distillery is located just off Smithfield Square on the Northside of the city. Originally built in 1780, this Distillery is the original site where Jameson Irish Whiskey was distilled until 1971 and was once considered one of the largest and finest in the world. It is now a visitors centre that provides guided tours, whiskey tasting workshops, bars, restaurants, and a gift shop. On the tour, you will re-live the history and discover the secret of how just three ingredients are transformed into the spirit known as Jameson Irish Whiskey. Mespil Guest's can avail of an exclusive 20% discount when booking online with code HOTEL20

Trinity College and the Book of Kells

Catch the 38 towards Damastown outside the hotel (Connacht House), hop off at 'Pearse Street/Tara Street' and walk 5 minutes to the destination.

A walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century. The Library of Trinity College is the largest research library in Ireland and boasts breathtaking architecture, with three million books held in the depository. The Book of Kells is a 9th-century gospel manuscript and is considered one of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts in the world. It was written around 800AD and has been in safekeeping in Trinity College Library since 1653.

Croke Park Skyline Tour

Are you looking for an adventure in the heart of the city? Croke Park's Skyline tour is a 17 storey high thrilling rooftop walkway. This 90 minute guided tour along Dublin's highest open-viewing platform offers stunning panoramic views of Dublin city, all the way from the mountains to the sea. 

O'Connell Street

Catch the 38 towards Damastown outside the hotel (Connacht House), hop off at 'O'Connell Street'.

Just north of the River Liffey, you'll find the grand boulevard that is O'Connell Street. Dotted with shops, bars, and restaurants there's lots to see and do, however, this humble street is home to what could be considered the most famous building in Ireland - The General Post Office (GPO). Opened in 1818, this is one of the city's most beloved structures. It played a prominent role in Irish history after it was destroyed during the 'Easter Rising' on 1916. It has since been restored to its former glory and is undoubtedly one of the most recognised buildings in Dublin.
 
 Take the 38 towards Damastown outside the hotel (Connacht House), hop off at 'Dawson Street', walk 4 minutes to College Green and take the 151 towards Foxborough, hop-off at The Coombe, Newmarket Street and walk 2 minutes to destination.
 
Located just 15 minutes from St Stephen's Green, The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is a perfect spot to treat your taste buds and enjoy a tasting experience. All tours are fully guided and offer visitors the chance to experience the complete whiskey-making process with a Teeling Whiskey Ambassador. Open 7 days a week with tours every 20 minutes, it's bound to be a great day out. 

Dublin Zoo

Walk 6 minutes to 'Leeson Street Upper', catch the 46a to Phoenix Park, hop off at 'Arbour Hill (Phoenix Park Gate) and walk 7 minutes

Covering over 69 acres of Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo has a variety of areas featuring some of the world's animals including Orangutan Forest, Fringes of the Arctic, Sea Lion Cove, African Plains, House of Reptiles, and City Farm.
Opened in 1831, the zoo describes its role as conservation, study, and education. Its stated mission is to "work in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of the endangered species on Earth".

Christ Church Cathedral

Catch the 70 towards Dunboyne outside the hotel (Connacht House), hop off at 'Essex Quay/Exchange Street' and walk 4 minutes to destination.

Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin's oldest building, a leader visitor attraction, and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years. Located in the heart of Medieval Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral is renowned for it's beautiful architecture, exquisite interior design, and is home to the famous 12th-century crypt, one of the oldest and largest in Britain and Ireland.
 

Catch the 39 towards Ongar outside the hotel (Connacht House), hop off at 'Ashtown Roundabout' and walk 4 minutes to destination.

The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre displays information and historical interpretations of Phoenix Park from 3500BC to the present day. Adjoining the Visitor Centre is the fully restored Ashtown Castle, a medieval tower house that dates before the 17th century. The beautifully maintained gardens are well worth a visit and on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 am the gardeners give a talk to the public.
 

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Catch the 70 towards Dunboyne outside the hotel (Connacht House), hop off at 'Essex Quay/Exchange Street' and walk 11 minutes to destination.

St. Patrick's Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. It is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and the largest cathedral in Ireland.

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