Dublin is full to the brim with fantastic cultural attractions. Why not download the free Dublin Culture Trail app for your mobile where you can easily find the information on the cultural sites that are of interest to you. Embark upon the fantastic Irish cultural journey on your next visit to the capital.
Chester Beatty Library
Situated in the heart of the city centre, the Chester Beatty exhibitions open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world - Asia, Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral is a truly historical building which dates back to 1220. The cathedral is one of Ireland's tourist attractions having been built in honour of the country's patron saint. The cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.
At the heart of the city of Dublin for almost a thousand years, Christ Church Cathedral has a rich cultural history which can be traced from the Vikings and the Anglo-Normans to the present. Its diverse architectural and sculptural heritage remains a source of fascination to visitors and pilgrims alike who enter this hallowed space.
Trinity College was founded in 1592 and continues its strong tradition of academic excellence to this day. It is the oldest Institute of Higher Education in the whole of Ireland. The college is the home of the Book of Kells, which is frequently described as Ireland's finest national treasure.
Dublin Castle plays a prominent role in Irish history, contributing to the castlebeing a top tourist attraction when visiting Dublin. Dublin Castle was originally built in the 13th century but today is used for important Irish State events such as State receptions and Presidential Inaugurations.
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. The gaol has received the TripAdvisor "Travellers' Choice Award 2014", making it a one of Dublin's most popular attractions.
The James Joyce Centre is a museum dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce. Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet from Rathgar, Dublin 6, who is considered to be one of the most influential.
EPIC is a state-of-the-art museum that tells the moving and unforgettable story of the 10 million people who left Ireland – and how they influenced and shaped the world. The only fully digital museum in the world, EPIC features 1,500 years of Irish history in its atmospheric vaults.