Historic Attractions in Dublin

All of our day tours begin and end in Dublin so we have put together a list of some of the best historic attractions for you to explore once you have finished with us!

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle remains one of the most important buildings in Dublin as it is host to a range of government buildings. The castle used to be the administrative centre for the British government in Ireland. Today it remains an architectural beauty and a must see if you are in Dublin.

Dublin Castle

The G.P.O

Dublin’s general post office played a major role in the 1916 rising. Today it is one of the city’s most recognisable buildings. The building was used as the headquarters for the rebels during the rising. It is also the location of the first reading of the Proclamation of the Republic of Ireland by Padraig Pearse.

St Stephens Green

It’s hard to believe it now but this beautiful city centre park was once used as a base of the Irish Citizens Army. Unfortunately for the Irish a park was not the best place to set up headquarters especially when it was surrounded by tall buildings. The British quickly took over the Shelbourne Hotel which overlooked the park. This gave them a perfect aim on the Irish & bullet holes can still be seen on the arch at the entrance of the park.

St. Stephen's Green

Kilmainham Gaol

This former prison was built in 1796 and closed its doors in 1924. Many members of the Irish Republican movement during the Anglo-Irish War (1919-21) were also detained in Kilmainham Gaol, guarded by British troops. In fact 14 of the 16 Irish soldiers who were executed by British Forces were shot inside the jail. Today the jail functions as a museum which serves to educate visitors of the plight of the Irish revolutionaries.

Kilmainham Gaol

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