Finally, a list of the best things to do on your visit to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without Dublin, the capital. This bustling, friendly city attracts visitors for its culture, rich heritage, and elegant Georgian architecture. Here are just a couple of the top attractions.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Notably, Dublin is home to the colossal, neo-Gothic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The ancient sanctuary, which dates back to 1220, was built next to a well where St. Patrick baptized converts. It’s simply stunning, filled with monuments and beautiful stained glass. Just a short distance away is Christ Church, renowned for its medieval crypt containing the relics of St. Laurence O’Toole.
Trinity College and the Book of Kells
You’ll also enjoy the charming Trinity College, dating back to 1592. Among its illustrious alumni are Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker. Safely tucked inside the College Treasure is the legendary Book of Kells, one of the most important Early Christian illuminated manuscripts in the world. Moreover, the Book of Kells has a fascinating backstory that we’ll let you hear firsthand from your guide.
Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital, is friendly, intimate and full of classic landmarks.