10 “Not to Miss” Things To Do in Dublin
10 “Not to Miss” Things To Do in Dublin. All are accessible by public transport.
MeasureCamp is making its way to Ireland for the very first time this year. The internationally-renowned data analytics unconference will take place at Google’s offices in Dublin, 19th October 2019. It is a great opportunity to get together with new and familiar faces in the analytics community to discuss and share your ideas. We have put together a list of 10 things not to miss out on when you’re in Dublin, for all those travelling to #MeasureCampDublin.
1. The Casino, Marino The Casino, meaning “small house”, contains 16 finely decorated rooms. It is considered to be one of the finest 18th-century neo-classical buildings in Europe. The interior is intricately decorated with ornate plaster-work and richly patterned marquetry floors, offering visitors a view of James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemonet’s, pleasure house. It is a box of tricks, full of illusions and architectural devices. Do note that as the interior is accessed by a stairway, there is limited disabled access.
2. Chester Beaty Library Nestled inside the walls of Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Library Museum houses a rare collection of ancient manuscripts, artworks, and rare books collected by world-traveller Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875–1968). Established in 1950 and bequeathed to the city of Dublin upon his death, it is the only Irish institution ever to win the European Museum of the Year award.
3. Farmleigh, the official Irish State Guest HouseIt was formerly one of the Dublin residences of the Guinness family. Now, it is the official Irish State Guest House for visiting heads of State and dignitaries.
5. The Book of Kells Exhibition and Old Library Written around 800 AD, the Book of Kells contains a finely decorated copy of the four gospels in Latin, and has been on display in Trinity since the 19th century. The Book of Kells is Ireland’s most significant cultural treasure, and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript and attracts over 500,000 visitors each year.
6. Go to Jail Some of the historical stories of Ireland from the 1780s to the 1920s are best told from within prison. Kilmainham Gaol is about 5 km from the city’s center. This is also the place where Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and other leading figures of Irish independence were jailed and executed.
7. Go Meatless at Cornucopia. Contemporary meets art nouveau in this vegetarian restaurant catering to various restricted diets in Dublin’s City Centre’s Wicklow Street.
8. Walk around the courtyards of Trinity College The historic collegiate dates back to 1592 and was modeled on the traditional English colleges of Oxford and Cambridge. As it is Ireland’s oldest university, it’s also one of the seven ancient universities in Britain. Its students have included playwrights and writers, like Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Samuel Beckett, among others.
9. Go for a Ride in Phoenix Park Some said Phoenix Park is bigger than all the parks in London put together, and twice the size of Central Park in New York! Things to check out along the way: Residence of the President of Ireland, Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin Zoo, The Magazine Fort, Papal Cross.
10. Take A Stroll Along The Great South Wall An 8 km walk that extends into Dublin Bay, with the reward of stunning views all round. Home to Poolbeg Lighthouse, Irishtown Nature Park, the southern part of Dublin Port, an energy-from-waste facility, and Dublin’s former main power station, including two landmark chimneys, which at just over 207m are Dublin’s tallest structures.
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