By visiting KLM.com you accept the use of cookies. Read more about cookies.

Things to do in Dublin

Split into two by the River Liffey, compact Dublin is easy to walk around. South of the river are Georgian squares and museums, including Chester Beatty Library and the famous Guinness Storehouse. Slightly east is Kilmainham, home of Kilmainham Gaol and the Irish Museum of Modern Art's world–class collection. North of the Liffey is vast Croke Park, the venue for Irish sports such as Gaelic football and hurling. Most museums are free and open daily.

Croke Park, Dublin. © Emma Levine, 2007

Museums and Galleries

Expand all
  1. 1. Chester Beatty Library - Museums and Galleries

    Show more
    The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

    The private collection at Chester Beatty Library comprises the 20th-century collection of American-born Beatty, including centuries-old illuminated Qu'rans and Persian miniature paintings. Permanent exhibitions include Arts of the Book, with rare ancient Chinese jade books.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm (closed Mon Oct-Apr)

    Address

    Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

    Telephone

    +353 (0) 1 407 0750

    Transport

    Luas to Jervis or St Stephen's Green

    Website

    Chester Beatty Library Website

  2. 2. Irish Museum of Modern Art - Museums and Galleries

    Show more
    Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. © Emma Levine, 2007

    Housed in former 17th-century Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Kilmainham is Ireland's finest contemporary art collection, with 1600 works including Damien Hirst pieces. Temporary exhibitions might include sculptures in the courtyard.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm (from 10.30am Wed; 12pm Sun & bank hols)

    Address

    Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

    Telephone

    +353 (0) 1 612 9900

    Transport

    Luas or bus 123 to Heuston Station

    Website

    Irish Museum of Modern Art Website

Attractions

Expand all
  1. 3. St Patrick's Cathedral - Attractions

    Show more
    St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. © Emma Levine, 2007

    St Patrick's Cathedral, in Central Dublin, honours Ireland's patron, who brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century. Late afternoon, the stained-glass windows shine brightly, and there are occasional choir rehearsals. Look out for 18th-century author Dean Jonathan Swift's grave.Show this on map

    Cost

    €5.50; concessions & children €4.50; family €15

    Opening hours

    Mar-Oct Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm; Nov-Feb Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-3pm

    Address

    Saint Patrick's Close, Dublin 8

    Telephone

    +353 (0) 1 453 9472

    Transport

    Bus 50, 54A, 56A, 49, 49A, 65, 65B, 77, 77A from Eden Quay

    Website

    St Patrick's Cathedral Website

  2. 4. Kilmainham Gaol - Attractions

    Show more
    Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. © Emma Levine, 2007

    A tour around the bleak corridors and cells of mammoth Kilmainham Gaol, in Kilmainham, brings turbulent Irish history to life. Leaders of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising were incarcerated here, and you can even visit the yard where many were executed.Show this on map

    Cost

    €6; concessions €4; children & students €2

    Opening hours

    Apr-Sep: daily 9.30am-6pm; Oct-Mar: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm; Sun 10am-6pm; last admission one hour before closing

    Address

    Inchicore Road, Dublin 8

    Telephone

    +353 (0) 1 453 5984

    Transport

    Luas or bus to Heuston Station

    Website

    Kilmainham Gaol - Heritage Ireland Website

  3. 5. Guinness Storehouse - Attractions

    Show more
    Guinness Storehouse, Dublin. © Emma Levine, 2007

    Arthur Guinness brewed Ireland's best-known export at the Guinness Storehouse in St James's Gate from 1759. Now a seven-floor gallery, you can learn about its history, see James Gilroy's 1930s advertising posters, and sample a pint at the Gravity Bar.Show this on map

    Cost

    €15; students €11; 6-12s €6; family €34 (10% discount for adult online ticket)

    Opening hours

    Daily 9.30am-5pm (until 7pm Jul & Aug)

    Address

    St James's Gate, Dublin 8

    Telephone

    +353 (0) 1 408 4800

    Transport

    Luas to James's Street or bus 51B or 123 to St James's Gate

    Website

    Ginness Storehouse Website

Special things to do

Expand all
  1. 6. Croke Park - Special Things to do

    Show more
    Croke Park, Dublin. © Emma Levine, 2007

    Matches at huge historic Croke Park stadium by the Royal Canal immerse everyone into Ireland's real sporting culture. Locals love Gaelic football and fast-and-furious hurling, which see crowds of 80,000 fans in friendly rivalry. Competitions run from April to September.Show this on map

    Cost

    Tours: €11; concessions €8.50; seniors & children €7.50

    Opening hours

    Tours: Mon-Fri 11am, 1pm & 3pm; Sat every hour 10am-3pm

    Address

    Jones's Road, Dublin 3

    Telephone

    +353 (0) 1 819 2300

    Transport

    Bus to Mountjoy Square, then 15-min walk, or bus/train to O'Connell Street then 20-min walk

    Website

    Croke Park Website

Book a flight to Dublin

Search destination
Please check the entered city or airport code.
Search
 

Complete your trip

While booking your flight, you can add a hotel, rental car and activities to your order. You can also arrange parking and transfers to and from the airport.

Multiple destinations
Return flights, one way flights or a flight from and/or to a different destination can be booked online. For a ticket to more than 1 destination, please call KLM Telephone Reservations.

Enter the first 3 characters of the:

  • city name
  • airport name or code
  • country name

Destination not found? Click here to Search for a country and airport.

Click here to make a reservation in language

On this website, we guarantee you the best prices. If you find a lower fare for exactly the same KLM flight, we will compensate you for the difference.

Travelling with childrenCloseBirthday(s) of your child(ren)More informationDiscounts may apply for infants (0 - 1) and children (2 - 11). Children aged 5 - 14 may only travel with an adult (18+), or alone if our Unaccompanied Minor service is reserved at an extra fee through KLM Telephone Reservations.When booking at this website, you can book no more than 9 passengers per booking. If you want to book more passengers, please call KLM Reservations.Add another childContinueInfantChildYoung adultAdultRemovePlease fill in a correct date.
Recent searchesSelect one of your recent searches below or start a new search. SelectFromTo/travel/us_en/prepare_for_travel/travel_planning/children/index.htmDepartureReturnStart a new searchadult(s)child(ren)HotelCar
Search for a country and airportSelect a country and airportContinueSelect countrySelect an airport

Book a hotel in Dublin

Powered by
 

Rent a car in Dublin

 
Choose month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Back to top
  • www.airfrance.com
  • www.skyteam.com