Dublin vacation highlights|must see places

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Wall of Water

Ireland is split into several areas, each with its own personality, look and feel.  The first stop for most guests is Dublin, where the major airport is located.  Dublin is a safe city and is perfect for walking.  Below are the must see vacation highlights in Dublin.

Dublin, the county’s capital, is located in the middle of the east coast.  It’s best known for the Guinness Storehouse, seven floors of displays describing how the brew is made, and leading you to the top floor where you will enjoy a pint while you view the entire city from this glass enclosed bar.  Guinness, by the way, is recommended for all ages group; the displays are great.

The Chester Beatty Library is so much more than a public library.  Be sure to check on the special displays that are on exhibit; often becoming a highlight of a family visit to Dublin.  Allow a half day to see the sights including the rooftop garden and museums at this complex located at the Dublin Castle.

The Book of Kells is located at Trinity College.  The Book of Kells contains manuscripts of the gospels from the 9th century are on display in the beautiful old library, which in itself is worth visiting too.  Allow 2-3 hours for this visit and consider taking a guided tour to fully understand the significance of this bit of history.

 

 

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