Dublin Discovery Trails
A unique way to experience Dublin
If you’re new to Dublin and want to explore the city’s hidden (and not so hidden) treasures, the Dublin Discovery Trail is for you. It is an orientation route that runs through the city, from Kilmainham in the west, east to Trinity College then north to Parnell Square and will help you to navigate some of Dublin’s most visited sites and attractions. It’s a discovery trail, a string of suggestions…you can start or finish where you choose.
You can find big hits like the Book of Kells, Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol. But you can also listen to music, taste the Guinness and kick back with the locals as you go. The Dublin Discovery Trail is about famous buildings and friendly pubs, medieval crypts and memorable characters, bygone centuries and the living, breathing Dublin of the moment.
Beyond the main tourist attractions, there are hidden places where you’ll find a rich culture, vibrant arts, iconic architecture, great food made by passionate people, nature and so much more. The Dublin Discovery Trail is about wandering off the beaten track and uncovering some of Dublin’s secrets, waiting to be revealed to the curious, before re-orientating yourself back on the Dublin Discovery Trail, ready for your next experience.
- Discover the stories of Dublin’s 1000 year history, from Viking ships to Norman warlords and from English Kings to Irish rebels.
- Go back in time to the busy streets of Dublin when it was one of the most important Cities in the British Empire, where the fabulously rich and the desperately poor lived side by side.
- Be inspired by Georgian architecture or relive the dramatic events of the 1916 Rising which changed the course of Irish history.
- Experience Dublin’s vibrancy through music, literature, film and theatre. Discover why Dublin has a reputation for innovation and imagination.
Lastly, and most importantly… have fun!