Dublin's wealth of attractions can keep even the most determined sightseer occupied for weeks. If you just have a couple of days on your short break in Dublin, there are a handful of places that really should not be missed...
The National Museum of Archaeology on Kildare Street, parallel to Grafton Street, houses incredible collections including: Ór – Irelands gold from the Bronze Age; Kingship and Sacrifice in the Iron Age; and Viking Ireland. Please note the museum is closed on Mondays.
Just round the corner from the museum on Merrion Square is the National Gallery of Ireland which houses the national collection of Irish Art and European master paintings.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic programme of exhibitions.
Where our famous poet Patrick Kavanagh gleaned much of his inspiration, the Grand Canal offers a peaceful retreat from city life. His seat can be found on Mespil Road, have a rest and who knows what piece of literary genius might inspire you! The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel prize winners and for many other writers of international renown. A visit to the Dublin Writers Museum is well worth a visit and a special room is devoted to children’s literature.