This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century is next to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ with its spectacular scenery.
50km from Dublin Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Howth (rhymes with both), is a fishing and yachting port, with a beautiful scenic walk is only 15km (9½ miles) north-east of the city centre.
Whether you are interested in a walk with the family, a cross county hike or a spin on a mountain bike, the trails and forests of the Dublin Mountains has something for everyone.
Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in Dublin with a lively reputation for night-life and galleries.
This is the Wall where U2 began at Windmill Studios. Many fans of the band come to write Graffitti on the Wall.
Dublin Bay Cruises sail between Dun Laoghaire and Howth up to six times a day from March to October. A 90 min trip around Dublin Bay, and also helps you to travel through time and to understand how and why the modern city of Dublin developed to become the capital city of Ireland.
Established in 1830, this is the third-oldest zoo in the world (after London and Paris), nestled in the midst of the city’s largest playground, the Phoenix Park, about 3km (2M) west of the city centre.