For over 120 years, Kilmainham Gaol was witness to some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history such as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, the 1916 Rising leaders and Eamon de Valera, as well as the ordinary men and women of the city who suffered punishment or correction behind its imposing walls.
Kilmainham Gaol is remarkable for being the biggest unoccupied gaol in these islands, and offers the visitor a dramatic and realistic insight into what is was like to have been confined in one of these forbidding bastions of incarceration between 1796 when it opened and 1924 when it closed. It offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history. Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained and sometimes executed here. The Gaol also played a role during the harsh Famine times.
Located in the heart of the historic St James's Gate Brewery, The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland's No. 1 tourist attraction, celebrating over 250 years of brewing tradition as the Home of the Black Stuff.
The Tailors' Hall is Dublin's only surviving guildhall. Guilds were professional trades associations which once held huge sway in the commercial life of the city.…
St Patrick’s Tower is Europe’s tallest smock windmill (with a revolving top). It was built in 1757 to power the Roe Distillery, which by 1887…
Dublin's oldest pub dating to 1198
Experience over 1,000 of history at Christ Church Cathedral, which has been a centre of religious and political life in the city since medieval times.
Experience Dublin's oldest surviving medieval parish church and explore the history of the city's guilds in its Visitor Centre.