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Downtown Dublin:
Dublin downtown

Source: Hi res Map at   |   Area Map
Dublin City Community Maps @

10-minute taxi ride into Dublin's center from the cruise ship dock.
Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) - Wikipedia
See Bus Tours below

Hertz 151 S Circular Rd, Dublin +353 1 709 3060
  Airport +353 1 844 5466

Free Wi-fi Lists: | |

Mobile phone service:

Band GSM 900 and 1800 MHz (This is different than in the U.S.)
  Service providers: Vodafone, O2, Meteor
  If you have a quad band GSM (AT&T or T-Mobile) phone you have several options:
  • Call your service provider to provide roaming in Europe
  • Get your phone unlocked (T-mobile will send you a code to do this)
    and Rent a SIM card to work with one of the local carriers
If you have a CDMA phone (Verizon and Sprint) you need to rent a phone there.
See International Phone Service

Yell - the UK's local business search engine

  See - Low-Cost Ireland Cell Phone Service

Nassau St.: Blarney Woollen Mills, House of Ireland, Kilkenny
Electronics & Computer:
Several south of Parnell near Capel
Maplin Electronics - The Smyth's Building, Jervis Street
GSMsolutions - 7 Abbey Street Upper

Rotunda Hospital Parnell Square, Parnell St, +353 1 873 0700
St. Vincent's University Hospital 4 Herbert Avenue, +353 1 269 5622

Top sights in order of popularity based on rankings from 3 sources. Numbers refer to map above.

32. Trinity College - Also known as the University of Dublin, this college was founded in 1591 by Elizabeth I. Originally, it offered education to Catholics who had adopted the Protestant faith. Its library is the largest in Ireland and contains over 2 million volumes.
The Old Library contains the Book of Kells, the most richly decorated of Ireland's medieval illuminated manuscripts, the Book of Kells, may have been the work of monks from Iona, who fled to Kells in 806 AD after a Viking raid.
Library Phone: +353 1 8961127.

13. Guinness Storehouse (Hop Store)- The most popular visit in town is the beer-lover's Disneyland, a multimedia bells-and-whistles homage to the country's most famous export and the city's most enduring symbol. The old grain storehouse, the only part of the massive, 26-hectare St James's Gate Brewery open to the public, is a suitable cathedral in which to worship the black gold; shaped like a giant pint of Guinness, it rises seven impressive storeys high around a stunning central atrium. At the top is the head, represented by the Gravity Bar, with a panoramic view of Dublin.

18. Kilmainham Gaol - One of Europe's most notorious prisons and has been preserved in working order. Eternally cold and bare cells bear mute witness to the harsh prison life faced by inmates.

24. National Museum - This structure contains antiquities and artifacts dating back to 6,000 BC. It is located just off Kildare Street.

6. Dublin Castle - Dublin Castle formerly housed the offices of the British viceroy of Ireland and is the nucleus around which the modern town developed. Most of the structure was completed in the 16th century but parts of it date back to the 13th century.

29. St. Patricks Cathedral - Ireland's largest church and the National Cathedral - this special status was conferred on a church were no bishop actually has his throne! Founded in 1191 by Archbishop Comyn the building was substantially renovated between 1844 and 1869 with moneys granted and raised by Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness. Visitors will thus find a neo-gothic cathedral with some older parts.

1. Abbey Theater

31. Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin, Ireland. Unlike the areas surrounding it, Temple Bar has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets. It is promoted as "Dublin's cultural quarter" and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists See more sights outside of Dublin below.

Other Sights:
James Joyce Museum
34 Old Jameson Distillery -
Molly Malone Statue on [Grafton St. ?]

Food & Drink:
Lanigan's Pub (Lanigan's Plough) 10 Eden Quay,
Oliver St John Gogarty - pub - Irish music - Temple Bar

Dublin Restaurants: See 1,077 restaurants - TripAdvisor

  Bus Tours:
Bus Tours at Bus Eireann
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Gray Line Sightseeing Tours to Wicklow, Powerscourt and Newgrange

 The Top Ten Sights Not to Miss in Dublin -
 Dublin Vacations, Tourism and Dublin, Ireland Travel Reviews - TripAdvisor
 Sights in Dublin - Lonely Planet
 Visit Dublin - Official Tourist Information
 Local Flavour Dublin @ Yelp
 Dublin Port @
 R. Craig Collins' Portfolio: Dublin
 Visit Dublin - Dublin Events - Dublin Festival Season - September-October
About - History:
Dublin is the capital of Ireland with 1 million people. Dublin was famous for its textile industries, especially willens, cotton, silk and poplin.
Alexander Finley, my 7th Great Grandfather was a wool and linen merchant here from 1691-1706.

Dublin was the birthplace and home of several influential writers in the 19th and 20th centuries, including; William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett and George Bernard Shaw.

Dublin Area   
Dublin Area

Newgrange Stone Age Passage Tomb - Boyne Valley, Ireland 40 min from Dublin.
There is a Greyline tour 9AM-5PM $45 USD How to get there | Google Directions Forty Foot - A promontory on the southern tip of Dublin Bay at Sandycove, from which people have been swimming in the Irish Sea all year round for some 250 years. In former times it was kept solely as a gentlemen's bathing place and the gentlemen's swimming club was established to help conserve the area. See The famous 40 foot 'Gentleman's Bathing Area' @ apple8 Photoblog The nearby Martello tower, where James Joyce once lived, is now the James Joyce Tower and Museum. Powerscourt Estate and Gardens Wicklow County Tourism Wicklow's Historic Gaol (Prison) Glendalough Co Wicklow - Monastic settlements in Glacial Valley Surroundings 90 minutes south of Dublin. Map Kilkenny - 1 1/2 hr. south of Dublin. Kilkenny is known as the medieval capital of Ireland, exemplified by the magnificent Kilkenny Castle. Royal Caribbean Land Excursions: Dublin Port & Shopping @

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last updated 23 Sep 2012