Start off your day with a hearty, full Irish Breakfast that will fuel your busy day of sightseeing. Beanhive Café on Dawson Street has a renowned full Irish breakfast. They also have vegan options, so there are options for everyone.
Once you have finished your breakfast make your way to your next attraction Kilmainham Gaol. Hop on the Green Line Luas on Harcourt Street just outside – from there ride four stops to Abbey Street (or walk if you are up to it), there you change to the Luas Red line towards Tallaght/Red Cow/ Saggart. Once on the red line Luas ride a few stops to Suir Road, this is a short walk to Kilmainham Gaol.
Kilmainham Gaol, a once-active prison with a rich historical significance, played a pivotal part in Ireland’s struggle for independence. Nowadays, it has been transformed into a museum and visitor centre, where you can learn about the war of independence. A guided tour lasting one hour offers a captivating journey back in time, granting visitors insight into the political, social, and cultural landscape of Ireland during that era. As you traverse through the prison’s historic wings, cells, and courtyards, you gain a deeper understanding of what life was like for the prisoners and the prominent figure leads that awaited execution.
The Bow Street Distillery in Smithfield is the home of Jameson Irish Whiskey. At the distillery, you can enjoy an interactive tour of how whiskey is made. If you fancy yourself as a whiskey contour you can book into a Whiskey tasting experience where you sample premium labels or a fun cocktail-making class.
In Smithfield, you will find a delicious place for lunch Urbanity. Urbanity is a small-batch roaster coffee house that also does a small menu of delicious dishes.
Hop on the Luas red line after your lunch to Georges Dock and the EPIC Museum awaits. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum tells the story of Irish emigration around the world. The interactive museum is particularly interesting if you are of Irish descent and have travelled to Ireland to learn about your heritage. In the museum, you can discover why your ancestors emigrated, their voyage to a new world and their life in their new home.
The museum is located in Dublin’s doc lands and is right by the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship, an Irish famine boat that transported over 1 million Irish to new countries during the Famine.
Whether you would like to stay around the quays for your final evening stroll or head back to the hotel to relax, there are plenty of places for a nice dinner in Dublin. Why not try something different like PINK on South William Street or Herb Street if you would prefer a night-time view of the water?
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