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  • Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

    1. Dublin: National Wax Museum Plus Entrance Tickets

    Go to Dublin’s National Wax Museum Plus to experience a museum unlike any other. Whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, male or female, star struck or star studded, the National Wax Museum is the ultimate entertainment experience. Wander the galleries to try out the exciting interactive attractions, including a salute to the legacy of Dublin’s literary heritage in the Writers Room, and the stages of Irish history in the Time Vaults.   Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, at 22-25 Westmoreland Street, the museum is housed over 3 floors and covers 13,000 square feet in a historic Lafayette landmark building. Designed to deliver the most thrilling interactive experience possible, attractions include an enchanting children's wax world, Ireland's only dedicated tribute to its top scientific inventors, a Father Ted room and all the exceptional lifelike waxwork ...

    The man at the desk was very helpful. My daughter age 11 was a bit frightened of the scary stuff, but her friend same age wasn't. It was a short visit for the money we paid but got lots of photos.

  • From Dublin: Cahir and Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour

    2. From Dublin: Cahir and Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour

    Set off on board a luxury, air-conditioned motor-coach and watch Dublin's urban cityscape give way to the rolling, green hills of the Irish countryside. This full-day trip will drive through several areas of interest, including the Galtee Mountains and the Curragh in County Kildare, which is home to Ireland's National Stud Farm. First, arrive at Blarney Castle which is known around the world for its famous Blarney Stone. Kiss the stone and receive the “gift of the gab." Be sure to explore the rest of Blarney Castle as well as its lush grounds and woodland walks. Discover the scenic Rock Close by taking the Wishing Steps.  Depart Cork and arrive at one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Explore the Hall of Vicars, Cormack’s Chapel, the Celtic Cathedral, the Round Tower, and the surrounding grounds filled with ancient high crosses. In addition, admire one of ...

    It was great, not in a hurry, a lot of information about Irland received on the bus from our driver Harry. Good jokes and songs! Beside that the weather was just fine: plenty of sun but not too hot so we can not enjoy spending time outside. I had a cracking day

  • Wicklow Historic Gaol: 1-Hour Tour

    3. Wicklow Historic Gaol: 1-Hour Tour

    Take a trip back in time and experience prison life in Wicklow Gaol as it would have been endured by its 18th century inmates. After being greeted by either the matron or the jailer, step through the Gates of Hell to begin your partially guided tour of this fascinating museum. After descending down a narrow spiral staircase, discover the dark history of the jail from your guide, including the number of prisoners held in Wicklow, the crimes they had committed and the torture methods used on the inmates. Hear fascinating stories of famous prisoners housed at Wicklow, and their executions at the gallows!  As you proceed through the jail, feel a shiver down your spine and ask your guide about accounts of paranormal activities. With the help of videos, holograms and lifelike mannequins, bring to life the inmates' experiences. For you younger inmates, there is a fun quiz to complete as you m...

    The Goal is very interesting and we thought the waxworks in the cells were very good. It was all very informative. It would have been better to have had a guided tour as there was a lot of reading which might have been better explained. We were certainly recommend this experience.

  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Entrance Ticket

    4. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Entrance Ticket

    Explore the emigration history of Ireland at the world's first fully digital museum in Dublin, winner of Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019. Learn how 10 million people have left the island over the centuries through the amazing exhibitions at the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Follow the dramatic story of how the people of Ireland have left home to settle around the globe, and how they changed the world along the way. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure and discovery the world has ever known as you explore the 20 state-of-the-art galleries. Located in the CHQ building in the historic docklands, the museum brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way. Experience this digital and interactive award-winning technology and receive a souvenir passport to take home ...

    Overall fantastic. Needs more publicity I did not know it was there only told by chance. Well done

  • Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

    5. Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour

    Discover the “most precious object in the western world,” according to the 1007 Chronicles of Ulster, on a cultural fast-track easy access tour of the Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin. Meet your local Dublin guide at the main entrance to Trinity College and marvel at the rich ornamentation and dense symbolism of the 8th century Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the 4 Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Get up close and admire one of the finest examples of medieval illumination. On the second part of this fascinating tour visit the 12th century Dublin Castle built by King John where your professional local English-speaking guide will show you all the exterior highlights including the Castle gardens, affording you one of the best tour experiences in Ireland. An expert local guide will show and explain all of the history and stories connected to Dublin's famous Castl...

    An excellent way to view the Book of Kells and Trinity College. The tour was well organized and the process was efficient.

  • Giant's Causeway and Belfast Titanic Experience from Dublin

    6. Giant's Causeway and Belfast Titanic Experience from Dublin

    This full-day tour takes you from Dublin to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The pickup time from Dublin City Gallery is at 7:15 AM until 10 April 2019. From the 11 April 2019 onward, the pickup time will be at 6:45 AM. Visit the Titanic Museum and spend 1.5 hours learning the story of the Titanic ocean liner and her ill-fated maiden voyage. The story comes alive with innovative technology, scale models and more. See the Giant's Causeway, comprising about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Spend 1.5 hours getting up close to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. You will have the time to walk along the cliffs overlooking the Causeway taking stunning pictures, before going for a stroll on the Giant's Causeway itself. The tour will then include a photo stop at the magnificent Dunluce Castle. This 13 century castle ruin is known as th...

    Really enjoyed the tour. Everything was organized well. Professional knowledgeable guide told us about country's history, attractions we seen and answered all questions. The only thing - I wish there is more time at the Titanic museum, was just a brief visit. Though overall can recommend this tour.

  • From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

    7. From Dublin: Giant's Causeway Full-Day Trip with Titanic Belfast Entry

    Leave the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day trip that boats spectacular views from start to finish. Visit both Titanic Belfast and the Giant's Causeway and soak up the coastal scenery of Norther Ireland.

    From Dublin, go first to the world’s largest state-of-the-art Titanic experience in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, located in the former shipyards of Harland and Wolf. Relive the liner’s tragic voyage, sinking, and eventful discovery on the seabed via exhibits that explain her construction, launch, and history in 9 different galleries. You’ll also be swept away to the Giant’s Causeway. While there, marvel at this jewel of the Antrim coast, the legends of giants, and the unique geological structure composed of thousands of hexagonal stones and symmetrical columns.

    Enjoy plenty of time at this UNESCO World Heritage Site to walk along the cliffs overlook...

  • Dublin: Skip-the-Line Little Museum of Dublin Ticket

    8. Dublin: Skip-the-Line Little Museum of Dublin Ticket

    Arrive at a historic Georgian townhouse located on St Stephen's Green, situated in the heart of Dublin City. Walk up the front steps, and be greeted by a smile and warm welcome.  Start your visit by exploring a series of self-guided exhibitions. Explore exhibitions which tell the story of famous Irish band U2, the Irish Times Newspaper, and the "Golden Age" of Dublin. Within each room, discover fascinating stories and anecdotes about Ireland's capital city. Then, meet with a guide who will take you through a collection donated by the people of Ireland to tell the story of their capital. After about 29 minutes, you will have a comprehensive understanding of Dublin's long history. As your visit to the Little Museum comes to an end, be sure to chat with your guide. Get specialized recommendations depending on your interests, and discover the best that the city has to offer during your sta...

    We really enjoyed our visit and spent over 2 hours reading all the historic messages and fabulous photos. It was thorpughky enjoyable and so up to date. Its fun and we took out time, we had a lovely welcome by the staff. I will definitely return and would highly recommend families to visit.

  • MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

    9. MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland All-Day Ticket

    Discover Ireland’s rich literary heritage from past to present at the Museum of Literature Ireland located in the historic UCD Newman House in the heart of Dublin. Along with your all-day ticket, enjoy a downloadable audio guide to enrich your visit. The Museum of Literature Ireland is a new home for the world's greatest storytellers. Experience immersive exhibitions, view treasures from the National Library of Ireland, and relax amid the birdsong in the tranquil gardens and café. MoLI is a partnership with the University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland. The museum aims to bring visitors of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and abilities on an inspiring journey through Irish writing and to encourage them to explore their own creative potential.

  • Dublin: Treasure Hunt and Little Museum Entrance

    10. Dublin: Treasure Hunt and Little Museum Entrance

    Enjoy a treasure hunt and entrance to two of Dublin's finest museums in this all-in-one experience. Grab a map of Stephen's Green and compete to find the answers and the treasure. Race around this beautiful Georgian square as fast as you can, or make the journey at a leisurely Victorian pace. Learn about Irish history, have some laughs and stretch your legs in the very center of the capital. Your treasure includes a free ticket to the Little Museum of Dublin and the Museum of Irish Literature. Complete the treasure hunt challenge the fastest time of 2021 and you will free admission to the Little Museum for the rest of your life.

    I was looking for something to do around Dublin City of a Sunday Afternon and I came across this online and the experience was a lot of fun. I had my niece with me and we went on a tour of St Stephen's Green with our knowledge guide Ciarán. Then we done the the treasure hunt around St Stephens Green and it was fun but challenging so we asked people around the park to assist us and we finished the treasure hunt in just under 1 hour. We arrived back just as they were closing the little museum of Dublin and we handed our answer sheet in to the manager. As it turns out we got 100% and a certificate of achievement for our hard work.All in all a fun day out for big kids and little kids. Highly recommended.

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