Vikings settled in the area over 1,000 years ago. Discover what life was like as a Viking warrior and the sights, smells and sounds of medieval Dublin.
Dublinia is adjacent to Christ Church Cathedral.
A cemetery may seem like an unusual recommendation but the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is an incredible introduction to the history of the ordinary and extraordinary people who shaped Ireland.
The stories of normal people, revolutionaries, rebels, heroes, statesmen, even villains, gravediggers and body snatchers are told in the visitor centre. We particularly recommend the guided tours which are led by passionate historians.
If you wish to uncover your families Irish ancestry the Glasnevin genealogy service has records dating from 1828.
The easiest way to get to Glasnevin Cemetery is the City Sightseeing Dublin Tour Blue Route from the city centre.
You can’t visit Dublin without paying a visit! Guinness has been brewed on the site since Sir Arthur famously opened in 1759. The Guinness Storehouse will teach you everything about the world famous beer before rewarding you with a freshly pulled pint in the Gravity Bar where you can enjoy 360° views across the city.
We suggest using the Hop On, Hop Off bus tour to get to Guinness Storehouse, alternatively it is 5 minutes' walk from St James Hospital Luas stop (red line).
Expert guides tell tales and share the secrets of the magical craft. All visitors enjoy a complimentary sample and lucky volunteers are selected to take part in whiskey tasting with advisors to guide you every sip of the way.
The Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield is a short stroll from O’Connell Street, on the Red Luas line or use your Hop On, Hop Off bus.