Dublin Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Historic Sites

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  • Rick and Jenny
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to Dublin on a City break and was advised by friends to try and visit this jail. However.... it is so popular that you need to book well in advance as it was sold out for the entire month that we visited. Luckily we managed to log onto the booking screen between 0900 and 0915hrs and obtain two cancellation tickets for the same day.
    Where do we start?
    What an historic place with so many thought provoking accounts. Learning about Irelands past and the conflicts was very sobering, but worth every second. Seeing first hand the conditions that the inmates would have lived in and hearing the accounts from the excellent tour guides made for a fascinating couple of hours that will live with us for the rest of our lives.
    At only 8 euros each this was by far the best value for money during our stay and highly recommended.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Snoop MK
    Nashville, TN69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the end, I only spent about an hour here including the free beer at the end. If I had to do it again I’d have added one of the premium experiences as there’s a lot more science even in the beer pour that I could have learned. Not a great value overall but it’s a one of a kind experience I think most people will enjoy.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • Amy V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to visit, the tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable about the rich history of Henrietta street. Would definitely recommend to all family and friends visiting Dublin- this is a must!
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Lígia L
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a very interesting experience. While getting to know the cathedral I also got to know a bit mor about Ireland’s History.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Salvatore
    Naples, Italy86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I think about Dublin the first think that come to my mind is the Christ Church Chatedral. One of the most photogenich building that you can find in Dublin. From outside the church is impressive, the interior is also noticeable and worth to visit. You'll receive an audioguide for a brief selftour for free. It's less crowded then St. Patrick Chatedral which made my visit super enjoyable.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • amanda5805
    Duncan, Canada5,082 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dublinia is a cool place to visit in Dublin. It's all about the history of the city, especially the Viking and Medieval times. You get to see how people lived back then and learn about important stuff like how they built things and what they ate. The exhibitions are fun and there's lots of interactive stuff to do, like trying on Viking clothes and climbing up a medieval tower. It's a neat way to learn about Dublin's past and have fun at the same time
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Liyuno
    Bonn, Germany18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Since the price for students is 6€, we definitely got what we paid for. It was very interesting and we particularly liked the throne room and the knight's hall. Otherwise it is more of a picture gallery.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • Bernie C
    Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to Casino Marino last Monday. I rang and booked the 4pm tour. I had my 10yr old grandson with me. I wasn't sure if we would last long on the tour. I explained this to our tour guide Robert. We headed up being the only visitors on the tour. We had a most wonderful, interesting and exciting tour. Robert went above and beyond to make this tour special. I personally learner lots of new pieces of our Irish history. We both really enjoyed the tour. We have been advising people to visit before the season ends. Even with the very basic facilities attached to the site. It didn't distract from the tour. Thank you Robert for all the laughs and education. We will visit again soon.
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • Mary
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blayney Blades
    Our visit was a wonderful experience. Tommy our guide was very informative, we learned lots from him.Sabina Higgins met with us. She greeted us warmly and gave us lots of her time .Tea and refreshments on arrival were delicious, staff were friendly. We saw Misneach from a distance and we got to ring the Peace bell
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Dublin Gráinne
    Dublin, Ireland51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic to be able to visit the Custom House Visitor Centre and experience the wealth of information to be found on two levels of this magnificent building. My Grandfather was one of the stonemasons employed in the rebuilding of the Custom House between 1926-1930 so a bit of a special visit. Tour is self guided and audio guides are available. Inexpensive entry fee and no.time limit on visit.
    One small suggestion would be to improve signage / marketing as it isn't obvious that the Visitor Centre exists.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    located a little out from Dublin city, is the most beautiful structure and ground, built in the late 1600's it was a home for retired veterans/soldiers, these days in is home to modern arts museums and holds cultural events within the grounds, definitely a must see.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Grainne B
    Cork, Ireland13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trip to Leinster house
    Invitation required from a sitting politician - TD or Senator
    1 hour tour including leaders questions in the Dáil chamber and some time in the Senate chamber, a look at an amazing 300+ year old building and some historical paintings and sculptures
    A quick side trip to international women’s day event and some lunch in the Dáil bar
    Fantastic day
    Mobility scooter access excellent and lift access facilitated by porters during tour
    Porters get 5 stars for service!
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • quiggers
    Greystones, Ireland108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A super tour of the Freemasons Hall, that we came upon by chance. One of teh best tours in Dublin, and not well known. Tours are I believe every weekday at 3pm, but check in advance by a quick phone call as sometimes a Lodge meeting will cancel the odd tour. Go in with an open mind, the history is stunning.
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • Keith S
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were lucky to obtain tickets for the gaol tour and were expertly and entertainingly taken round by guide Jonathan (aka Kaiser Sose) who brought the history of this terrible building to life. There was much reference to the Irish struggle for independence, so a great history lesson.
    The museum on 3 floors was a welcome (and warm!) 2nd part of the experience.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland8,170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Smithfield Square is unrecognisable from what it was before the rejuvenation for the 21st century. I’m in the motor industry and I remember going to the Corporation Weight Bridge at the top of the square to get vans weighted to get them taxed. Today the old businesses and scrapyards are gone and it’s a beautiful cosmopolitan area with tourist attractions bars, restaurants, museums and a cinema plus lots of apartments
    Written 22 October 2020
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