The Dubline runs from College Green to Kilmainham. There are 6 discovery zones on The Dubline. These are College Green, The Castle, Christchurch, The Liberties, St James’s Gate and Kilmainham each with their own identity, themes, stories and must-see attractions.
Zone 1 College Green is at the heart of Dublin, an architectural arena where President Clinton and Obama addressed the nation. It is home to Trinity College and the famous Book of Kells. It is the perfect place to start your Dubline Adventure.
Attractions and points of interest in the College Green discovery zone include:
Trinity College - Book of Kells - Bank of Ireland - Powerscourt Townhouse - St.Andrew's Church - Fusiliers Arch - Mansion House - St. Ann's Church - Swenys Pharmacy - The Spire - General Post Office - Little Museum of Dublin - National Gallery of Ireland - National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology - National Library of Ireland - Dublin Science Museum - National Wax Museum Plus - St. Stephen's Green - Georges Street Arcade - Thomas Davis Memorial - Thomas Moore - Edmund Burke - Oliver Goldsmith - James Joyce - O'Connell Monument - Phil Lynott Statue - Henry Grattan - Robert Emmet
Zone 2 The Castle is home to Dublin Castle where Queen Elizabeth II delighted diners with her cupla focail (few words) of Irish in 2011 and The Chester Beatty Library described by the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe. You can also enjoy the ‘The Story of the Capital’ exhibition in City Hall.
Attractions and points of interest in The Castle discovery zone include:
Chapel Royal - Chester Beatty Library - Dublin Castle - City Hall - Wood Quay - Smock Alley Theatre - The New Theatre - Olympia Theatre - Irish Film Institute - The Ark, Cultural Centre for Children - Project Arts Centre - Iveagh Trust Museum Flat - Marsh's Library - National Archives - Revenue Museum - City Hall - Garda Museum - Gallery of Photography - National Photographic Archive - National Leprechaun Museum - Dublin Civic Trust - Werburghs Church - State Apartments - Saint Sepulci - White Friars Church - Wolfe Tone Square - Castle Gardens
Zone 3 At the heart of the Christchurch discovery zone is The Christ Church Cathedral itself. The Cathedral is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt. Just next door connected by a medieval footbridge is Dublinia, the Viking and medieval experience.
Attractions and points of interest in the Christchurch discovery zone include:
Christ Church Cathedral - Dublinia - City Walls - The Four Courts - St. Audeons's Church - St.Patrick's Cathedral - Old Jameson Distillery - St. Michans Church - St. Audeons's Gate - Franciscan Friary - Tailors Hall - Tivoli Theatre - St. Audeon's Park - Peace Park - St. Patrick's Park
Zone 4 The Liberties will give you one of the most memorable experiences on The Dubline especially if you get to meet some of the warm hearted witty Dubliners on the streets. You’ll find stallholders hawking their wares, students cooking up future fashions in the National College of Art and Design, globally-renowned musicians playing at Vicar Street, and house party shows at the Tivoli Theatre.
Attractions and points of interest in The Liberties discovery zone include:
St. Augustine and John Church - NCAD - St. Catherine's Church and Graveyard - Light House Cinema - James Joyce House of the Dead - St. Catherine's Meath Street Grotto - Vicar Street - St. Catherine's Church and Graveyard Park
Zone 5 St James’s Gate discovery zone is home to the No 1 visitor attraction in Ireland, The Guinness Storehouse. Across the river you will find the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History. Attractions and points of interest in St. James’s discovery zone include:
Guinness Storehouse - Windmill, Digital Hub - National Museum of Archaeologym Dercorative Arts & History - Arbour Hill Memorial - Guinness Brewery - Obelisk/Fountain - Croppies Acre
Zone 6 Kilmainham Royal Hospital is the architectural highlight of the Kilmainham discovery zone. Today the Royal Hospital is home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Nearby Irish soldiers are remembered at The National War Memorial Gardens. A visit to this zone must include a trip to Kilmainham Gaol, 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 and points of interest in the Kilmainham discovery zone include:
Heuston Station - The Royal Hospital Kilmainham (IMMA) - Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin Zoo - Phoenix Park - Royal Hospital Grounds - War Memorial Gardens - Irish Museum of Modern Art