Interesting places in Dublin

St Anne’s Park

Saint Anne's Park is the second largest park in Dublin. It is located between Raheny and Clontarf suburbs on the northside of Dublin.

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Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium, previously known as Lansdowne Road stadium, is home to the Irish rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland football team. It is the only UEFA Category 4 Stadium in Ireland.

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Bull Island

Bull Island or more precisely North Bull Island is an island located in Dublin Bay, lying roughly parallel to the shore of Clontarf. The island is known for a sandy beach called Dollymount Strand. In recent years it has become very popular among kite surfers. It is a Special Protection Area under the EU Birds Directive

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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is one of the two medieval cathedrals in Dublin, the other being St Patrick’s Cathedral. It is the older of the two.

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Collins Barracks

Former military barracks. Nowadays the buildings are the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History.

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Croke Park Stadium

Croke Park Stadium, often referred to as Croker, serves as the main stadium of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It is primarily used to host GAA games and events.

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Eastpoint Business Park

Eastpoint Business Park is located in East Wall area of Dublin. It is one of Ireland’s largest business parks. It is home to more than 50 Irish, multinational and Fortune 500 companies.

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Fairview Park

Fairview Park is an urban park located in a coastal suburb or Dublin bearing the same name. Part of the park consists of land reclaimed from the sea. Clontarf Road DART station is located near the park.

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Four Courts

Ireland's main courts building, located on Inns Quay in Dublin.

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General Post Office

The General Post Office (GPO) is the headquarters if the Irish Postal Service -- AnPost. It is situated in the Centre of O’Connell Street right in the heart of the city. During the Easter Rising of 1916, the GPO served as the headquarters for the leaders of the rebellion.

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Grafton Street

The Grafton Street area is famous for its expensive shops, quality pubs and always present street performers. St Stephen's Green park is located at the top of Grafton Street. The large shopping centre opposite takes its name from it.

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Great South Wall

Great South Wall is a seawall protecting Dublin Bay from tides and waves. It once was the world’s longest seawall and to this day remains one of the longest in Europe. It extends more than four kilometers into the Dublin Bay.

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Guinness Storehouse

The Visitor Centre of the world famous Guinness brewery. Learn about the history of Guinness and enjoy stunning views of Dublin from the viewing tower.

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Henry Street

Henry Street is located on the Northside of Dublin. It runs from the Spire of Dublin in the western direction. It is one of the main shopping streets of Dublin.

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Herbert Park

Herbert Park is the name of a park and a road in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

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Kilmainham Gaol

A former prison. Currently a museum run by the Irish State. A number of prominent Irish revolutionaries were held captive and executed there by the British.

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O'Connell Street

O’Connell Street is one of the main streets in Dublin. It is situated north of the river Liffey. Central landmarks of Northside Dublin are located on or in vicinity of O’Connell Street.

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Old Jameson Distillery

The birthplace of the famous Jameson Whiskey.

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St Patrick’s Cathedral

National cathedral of the Church of Ireland. St Patrick’s is the tallest church in Ireland.

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Phoenix Park

An urban park north of the river Liffey. It is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city.

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Poolbeg Generating Station

The Poolbeg Generating Station is a power station administered by the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland. The two iconic chimneys located on its site stand over 200m tall and are visible over most of Dublin.

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Rathmines

Rathmines is an inner suburb on the Southside of Dublin. It is located in the Dublin 6 postal district. Rathmines village is packed with popular cafés, bars, pubs and restaurants. It offers great night-life too. There are several big discount shops in the village. Rathmines is a very popular neighborhood for students.

RDS Arena

RDS Arena is a multi-purpose venue owned by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). It is located in the suburb of Ballsbridge. It is mostly known for hosting the annual Dublin Horse Show but other sports, musical and cultural events are hosted there too.

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Sandymount Strand

Sandymount Strand is a large sandy strand near the suburb of Sandymount. It is a very popular place for scenic walks. Sandymount beach is featured in James Joyce’s Ulisses.

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Smithfield Square

Located in Dublin 7. The central point of Smithfield Village. Also known as Smithfield Plaza or Smithfield Market.

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Spire of Dublin

The Spire of Dublin or, more commonly, The Spire is located on O’Connell Street. It is one of the most prominent landmarks on the Northside of Dublin. It stands 120 meters tall serving as a popular meeting point.

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St Stephen’s Green

St Stephen’s Green is a city centre public park located on the Southside of Dublin. The park is situated in the vicinity of Dublin’s most famous shopping street -- Grafton Street.

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Temple Bar

Temple Bar is a cultural quarter located in central Dublin. It is mostly known for its nightlife and as such attracts a large number of tourists. Traditionally prices here will be much higher than elsewhere in Dublin. Temple Bar also boasts numerous artisan stores, several galleries, an arthouse cinema and a lot more.

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Trinity College Dublin

Established in 1592, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is Ireland’s oldest and possibly most prestigious university. TCD campus is located in the City Centre. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dublin.

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University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s second highest ranked university. It is located on an extensive campus at Belfield, four kilometers to the south of the City Centre.

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Vicar Street

An intimate concert venue located in Dublin 8.

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