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  • Lechosława F
    Warsaw, Poland4 contributions
    Amazing place! I have been living in Ireland for a while now and I've only had the chanceto appreciate the architecture of this wonderful building up until recently. Architecture is my life and i am happy and blessed to have finally had the chance to see what lies within it! Wonderful exhibitions outlining Ireland's culture and achievements. I had my partner who's a complete history geek 🤓walk me through it and be my personal guide. Was a great day off! Would reccomend to any tourist (or local 😉)!
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • jsknight20
    Austin, TX210 contributions
    Walked the entire park reading all the signs there about the 1916 Easter Rising. History is humorous sometimes, and other times you realize that people trapped by an overbearing force will go to extremes to get their freedom.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Ronald L
    Denver, CO2,454 contributions
    President of Ireland’s home and the US Ambassador's home are in Phoenix Park. This park, at 1752 acres, is twice the size of New York’s Central Park. Park contains the
    Dublin Zoo, Wellington Monument, Magazine Fort and numerous sports fields. The two main gates are open 24 hours a day.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Jacqueline C
    2 contributions
    Lovely visit yesterday. So much to see in the glasshouses and the grounds and enjoyed all the birds visiting too. Friendly staff, free entry with just a small car park charge. Would definitely recommend.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • jsknight20
    Austin, TX210 contributions
    Illustrated literature from the dawn of time till now is the highlight of this collection, and I can see why Mr. Beatty collected what he did. Don't miss this free museum when in central Dublin. The grounds outside are really nice too, and there was someone playing an Irish flute while we were there.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Marie P
    Mankato, MN19 contributions
    Lovely museum. Great place to spend a rainy afternoon in Dublin. I particularly liked the Yeats exhibit.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • LynnZ
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia203 contributions
    A happening street in Dublin, and the actual Temple Bar itself is said to be the most photographed (or Instagrammed?) building in Dublin. Very festive and crowded with people at all times, but beware of tourist trap and tourist prices for food and drinks.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Kalkan White
    Kalkan, Turkey6,963 contributions
    If you like a bit of quality shopping, Grafton Street is the place to be. All the household names, designer brands & an upmarket department store. Don’t forget your credit card!
    Written 11 August 2021
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  • Bernie O
    Brigantine, NJ163 contributions
    Although it is a little out of the way, we were very happy that we made our way to the Famine Sculptures. It was a very moving experience
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • DML17
    Annandale, VA42 contributions
    Loved visiting this place! It has a diverse offering of exhibits, covering Irish military history, jewelry, furniture, and fashion as well as a collection of Asian artifacts and art. The staff were wonderful, asking us our interests and how much time we had, then guiding us in the right direction to make the most of our experience. Being at Collins Barracks and learning military history along with pictures of the barracks through time was pretty cool. The military portion of the visit was the best, with some interactive exhibits and interesting vignettes of events.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania8,588 contributions
    Once more Barcelona has La Rambla, Berlin has Unter der Linden ... Dublin has O'Connell street ... the iconic street of Dublin.
    Stating at O'Connell bridge and the Daniel O'Connell monument at the the beginning of the street, a gathering point for people and popular meeting place.
    Also on the O'Connell street you shall find "the Spire" - a piece of art ? whatever... it is a 38 meter tall stainless steel column. (until the 1966 there stood the Nelson column that was blown up by republicans).
    Shops, restaurants , historical buildings ... you shall find those on O'Connell street.
    At the other end of the street you shall find the Parnell monument .... at the point where the trams turn.
    Overall it is the street to walk in Dublin when you feel like...
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Tom B
    Barnegat, NJ806 contributions
    It's a neat little statue...try to get your guide to sing her tune! Common meeting place for tours, right near Grafton St.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • MammaShibs
    Agawam, MA523 contributions
    A great experience for anyone interested in animals native to Ireland. Species were clearly labeled and arranged. I would have liked to go to the upper floor, but this section was blocked off due to renovations. Gift shop was small, but I managed to buy a few things.
    Written 22 April 2020
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  • Paul T
    Chertsey, UK137 contributions
    We wanted to visit the Square/Park to see the Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture.
    There is a very interesting opportunity to 'hear' Oscar Wilde via your mobile phone!
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • Niamh Connellan
    Dublin, Ireland66 contributions
    Staff very helpful and informative about anywhere want to visit and the best way of planning visit around Ireland
    Written 18 May 2022
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