Dublin city, Irelands capital city, is awash with attractions for visitors of all age groups and tastes. The city hosts one of the worlds biggest St Patrick's Day Parades in the world, a parade full of culture, history and fun for all the family.
One of the city's biggest attractions is Trinity College Dublin. Founded in 1592 Trinity is an historic world centre for learning and has nurtured such talents as Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and many more.
One of the main attractions on display in the Old Library is the world renowned illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells which dates from around AD 800.
Opening hours for the Old Library are: (Jun - Sep) Mon-Sat: 0930-1700, Sun: 0930-1630, (Oct - May) Mon-Sat: 0930-1700, Sun: 1200-1630. Please visit www.tcd.ie for further information or call 00 353 1 6082320.
The National Museum of Ireland hosts many of Irelands major prehistoric exhibits and displays relating from Viking Ireland through to the modern day.
Key artefacts from the museums expansive collection include the Ardagh Chalice and The Tara Brooch.
The museum is open to the public Tue-Sat: 1000-1700, Sun: 1400-1700, closed on Mondays. To obtain further information please visit www.museum.ie or call 00 353 1 6777444.
Another popular attraction for young and old is Dublin Zoo. The Zoo plays an important role by participating in international breeding programs for endangered species and more information on the important work of the Zoo can be found at www.dublinzoo.ie
The heart of the City's cultural and entertainment scene can be found in the Temple Bar area. Full of Bars, Restaurants, Hotels and Shops, Temple Bar covers an estimated 28 acres and is sure to cater for all tastes.
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