Image of St Patrick’s Cathedral
St Patrick’s Cathedral

Welcome to The Heart of Dublin

From ancient churches and cathedrals, to recreated Viking life; from world-famous brewhouses and distilleries, to the hustle and bustle of historic market streets – there’s so much to discover and enjoy in the historic heart of Dublin.

The Liberties is Dublin’s ‘must-see area’, with some of the city’s top visitor spots waiting to be explored and over 800 years of history to uncover as you walk its ancient streets.

Explore the vestiges of Dublin’s medieval city wall and visit the city’s two beautiful cathedrals.  Follow The Liberties Distilleries Trail and sample the fare in the new brewhouses and craft distilleries establishing in what was once Dublin’s Golden Triangle of whiskey production.  Or uncover the stories and literary gems in centuries-old libraries, or explore local galleries and resist the temptation of Francis Street’s antiques shops.

Above all, The Liberties is about people – a lively city neighbourhood that serves up an authentic slice of Dublin life.

Things to See & Do

The Liberties is now at the heart of The Dubline – an exciting series of discovery trails through Dublin city centre telling the 1,000-year story of our beautiful capital.

We are famously the Home of the Black Stuff, and the iconic  Guinness Storehouse welcomes thousands of visitors each year to tell the story of this world-renowned Dublin brew. You can also sample the famous uisce beatha or ‘water of life’ – Irish whiskey – in any of the four craft distilleries that have established at Newmarket and James’s Street.

And there is plenty more to discover, including Dublin’s two cathedrals – Christ Church and St Patrick’s – a host of beautiful churches, the fascinating Dublinia experience of Viking and medieval Dublin, the atmospheric Marsh’s Library or the city’s oldest guildhall – Tailor’s Hall.

The Liberties boasts a wealth of local history and heritage that you can discover by walking its ancient streets. And if you need some time out, the area has plenty of restful parks and spaces, and you won’t be short of places to eat or have a relaxing pint.

Here’s just a flavour of what’s on offer…

Find Your Own Way

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