DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is a quick and easy way to get around Dublin. It runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide or Howth in north County Dublin soutwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow.
Luas is a tram/light rail system in Dublin, there are two main lines: the Green Line, which began operating on 30 June 2004, and the Red Line which opened on 26 September 2004. The Luas Red Line links Tallaght/Saggart to Connolly/The Point. The Luas Green Line links Brides Glen/Sandyford to St. Stephen’s Green. Both lines have Park + Ride and Cycle + Ride facilities.
Dublin Bus a bus operator providing services in Dublin. It operates an extensive network of 110 radial, cross-city and peripheral routes and 18 night routes in the city of Dublin and the Greater Dublin Area.
Irish Rail is the national railway system operator of Ireland. Intercity rail passenger services operate between Dublin and Belfast, Sligo, Ballina, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Ennis, Tralee, Cork, Waterford and Rosslare Europort.
Bus Eireann is a bus and coach operator providing services throughout Ireland with the exception of Dublin Region bus services which are provided by Dublin Bus.
In the city
Walking tour of Dublin is a 2-jours long award-winning and entertaining walking tour, conducted by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland. It explores the main features of Irish history – Dublin’s development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine, the Great War and the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, the Northern conflict and Ireland today.
Tickets: €12, €10 students/seniors, under 14s free.
Viking Splash Tour is a thrilling tour around the main sights of Dublin City – by land and water. You will be taken around Dublin not on a bus, but on an amphibious vehicle called a Dukw (an authentic World War Two American land to sea vehicle). Nowadays in Dublin these Dukws have been pressed into service as unique tour vehicles and are ‘piloted’ by Vikings.
Tickets: €22, €20 students/seniors, €12 children
Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration.
Tickets: €4, €2 students, €3 seniors
Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin’s most iconic attractions and is hugely popular with visitors to the capital. The journey begins at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors filled with interactive experiences that fuse our long brewing heritage with Ireland’s rich history. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with a pint of perfection in our world-famous rooftop Gravity Bar.
Tickets: €20, €18 students, €16 seniors
The Gate Theatre has been, artistically and architecturally, a landmark building for over 250 years. Established as a theatre company in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir, the Gate offers Dublin audiences an introduction to the world of European and American theatre and also to classics from the modern and Irish repertoire.
The Abbey Theatre was founded as Ireland’s national theatre, by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904 “to bring upon the stage the deeper emotions of Ireland”. As Ireland’s national theatre the Abbey Theatre produces an annual programme of diverse, engaging, innovative Irish and international theatre and invests in and promotes new Irish writers and artists.
The National Concert Hall is one of Ireland’s principal music venues, showcasing many musical types but especially classical. It is regarded by performing artists as one of the finest concert halls
in Europe. At the heart of Dublin’s city centre it boasts a thrilling programme of the world’s greatest
performers and Ireland’s finest musicians.
Newgrange is a Stone Age monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, Ireland. Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.) during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and Great Pyramids of Giza. Newgrange is a large circular mound with a stone passageway and chambers inside. The mound is ringed by 97 large kerbstones.
The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way.