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Things to do in Dublin – Part 1 (Fee-Paying Attractions)-->
This is the first part in a two-part series on places to visit in Dublin if you are attending EuroSTAR 2014 from November 24th-28th. This week we look at some fee paying events that you might enjoy. Next week we will feature some free attrations to visit around Dublin.
Guinness Storehouse – St James’s Gate, Dublin 8
Open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 5pm (last admission is 5pm)
€18.00 or €16.20 if booked on line.
Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery, which has been home to the black stuff since 1759, this massive seven-storey building, a former Guinness® fermentation plant, has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness®. A visit will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about this world famous beer. The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar® where you receive a complimentary pint of Guinness® and can relax and enjoy the breath-taking 360-degree views across Dublin City. Guinness Storehouse is the number 1 top attraction in Ireland.
Join the EuroSTAR Conference team & some of your fellow delegates on a trip to the Guinness Storehouse on Thursday afternoon after the last session of the conference. Full details & registration here.
Book of Kells and Old Library- Trinity College Dublin 2
Open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 5pm (Mon to Sat) & Noon to 4.30pm on Sun
Your visit to the Old Library includes the Book Of Kells, Turning Darkness into Light Exhibition, the Long Room and the Long Room Exhibition.
The Book of Kells was written around the year 800 AD and is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world. Its 680 pages of vellum contain the Latin texts of the Four Gospels. It was written around 800AD by Irish monks and later buried in the ground for fear of the Vikings and after being eventually rediscovered it was deposited for safe keeping in Trinity in 1653. It has been on display in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin from the mid-19th century, and attracts over 500,000 visitors a year. It is the number 2 top attraction in Ireland.
The Old Jameson Distillery – Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Open 7 days, tours run from 10.00am until 5.15pm. Tour takes 1 hour
€12.60 on line price or €14 at door.
Located in the heart of Dublin, a visit to the Old Jameson Distillery is so much more than just a tour, it is an exciting and engaging experience, guaranteed to enlighten and entertain any visitor.
Re-live the story of John Jameson & Son through the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste. You will discover the time honoured secret of how three simple ingredients- water, barley and yeast – are transformed into the smooth golden spirit that has always been and continues to be Jameson Irish Whiskey.
After the Tour, all visitors are rewarded with a Jameson signature drink and lucky volunteers are selected to participate in a tutored whiskey comparison and earn a much coveted personalised Whiskey Taster Certificate.
St Patrick’s Cathedral – St Patrick’s Close Dublin 8
Open 7 days, tours run from 9am until 5.00pm. (except Sunday 12.30 to 2.30pm)
Built between 1220 and 1260 the Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. Today St Patricks is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and is still the largest cathedral in Ireland. Visitors can learn about the buildings fascinating history including its most famous Dean (head) Jonathan Swift who is one of around 700 burials on site.