Top 10 tourist sites in Dublin

Christ_Church_Cathedral__Dublin__Ireland_897624376.jpg July 26 – (Relaxnews)

As Dublin is one of Europe’s most expensive cities, readers may appreciate that many free touris sites and activities were included on this list released July 24 from a website covering all things Irish,

1. Guinness Store House
No trip to Dublin is complete without visiting this impressive seven-storey building, the core of which is in the shape of giant pint glass. Visitors witness the process of making Guinness beer as they ascend each floor, then are given a free pint at the Gravity Bar when they reach the top, which affords a spectacular view of Dublin.

2. Kilmainham Gaol
This museum tells the story of Irish history, is located next to the Irish Museum of Modern Art and is a 15-minute bus ride from the city center.

3. Trinity College Dublin
Best known for the Book of Kells, a ninth century illustrated Christian manuscript, the exhibit and its spectacular surroundings inspired the Jedi archive scene from the movie Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

4. Phoenix Park
The largest urban park in Europe and twice the size of New York City’s Central Park.

5. National Gallery of Ireland
This impressive, and free, museum collection includes some 2,500 paintings and nearly 10,000 other works.

6. Leinster House

Free admission is granted to this elegant home of Irish parliament, but reservations are required.  

7. Croke Park
The fourth-largest sports stadium in Europe and the spiritual home of Irish cultural nationalism.  The soccer games are a treat for tourists, if you can get tickets, but so is the staduim tour, which includes the Gaelic Athletic Association’s museum.

8. St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Ireland’s largest church, built in the 12th century, close to Dublin’s center and an essential part of Dublin’s history.

9. Christ Church Cathedral
Close to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which it predates, the Cathedral is one of the city’s oldest buildings. There is an admission charge, as there also is for St. Patricks; both are around €6.

10. Dublin Castle
The former center of British rule in Ireland, the Chester Beatty Library has one of the finest collections of East Asian art in the world, and admission is free.

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  1. Avatar Robin November 22nd, 2011 at 7:37 am

    RIP Dr Peter Oriare. You were one great lecturer at UoN SoJ

  2. Avatar Chaxtine November 22nd, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Such a big Loss, His legacy will live on in all the people he mentored including myself

  3. Avatar Fiona Imbali November 22nd, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I could not have put it any better. The Uon School of Journalism is deeply saddened by his untimely demise. We shall surely miss a great scholar. RIP daktari,

  4. Avatar Ndegwa November 22nd, 2011 at 9:28 am

    RIP my former Masters lecturer Dr Oriare.

  5. Avatar Bob Koigi November 22nd, 2011 at 10:17 am

    You have lived your part great man, the world thanks you for changing the Kenyan media for the better.You contributed in changing the world and the heavens will never forget you for that.May the angels take you. RIP friend, soulmate, lecturer and my teacher of life.

  6. Avatar Duke Mwancha November 22nd, 2011 at 11:15 am

    The media world and the academia will not be complete without you……….have a good rest my friend!!

  7. Avatar Janet Otieno November 22nd, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Rest in Peace Dr Oriare Peter Mbeke. You were the best lecturer and I have ever had. So dedicated were you to your work and wanted to give your students only the best

  8. Avatar Paul Mboya November 22nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Sad indeed, a great elder in church, the chairman of building committee. He has left when the foundation of Donholm SDA church is almost being laid.

  9. Avatar Zachary November 22nd, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    A teacher and Christian to the true meaning of the word. May God rest your soul in peace.

  10. Avatar Faridah November 23rd, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Rest in Peace Dr Oriare.

  11. Avatar Jeff November 23rd, 2011 at 9:18 am

    rest in peace dad..

  12. Avatar Abel Odero November 23rd, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I remember the gentle spirit and helpful nature of Dr. Peter Oriare, and
    will always remember him as an exceptionally special and giving

  13. Avatar Anne November 23rd, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Dr. Oriare had a brilliant mind and delivered his lectures with ease.You could tell he knew his stuff well. One thing we admired about him as his students was the serious nature in which he carried out his work.  He remains unmatched at the SOJ,UON

  14. Avatar Wanja Njuguna November 23rd, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I just learnt of Oriare, my former colleague at Nation’s death and this feels really sad. This is the second person in like two years in the media to just leave when we need them so much. We have not even come to terms with Absolom Mutere’s death.  Great guy, gentle and unassuming. This is a great loss to media in Kenya. Rest in Peace Peter.

  15. Avatar tenderoni November 23rd, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Rest in peace uncle

  16. Avatar shikkoh November 23rd, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    it is with immense sorrow that we accept the untimely demise of one of our best lectures in S.O.J  U.O.N. Just the other day we sat under his lecture.. Reminds me how short life is.

  17. Avatar Ochula Michael November 24th, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Rest in peace.

  18. Avatar Julie Okiro November 25th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    A great man, a great elder, whom in my life i have known as Baba Sheila, You will truly be missed by everyome whom you touched their lives in one way or the other.

  19. Avatar Wamalwa Cindy November 27th, 2011 at 5:52 am

    R.I.P Dr. Just last month you taught us. Life really is short. I really enjoyed your lecturer and you sense of humor, little did I know it was the last time u were teaching us. You were such a great scholar. I am trully saddened by your passing on

  20. Avatar Mishael Nyangau November 27th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    My Teacher My Mentor my Post Graduate best lecturer who never missed his classes. RIP. There is a reason for everything God has his reason.

  21. Avatar Funmi November 29th, 2011 at 7:37 am

    This was really a shock. I have worked with Peter many times and we were still planning to have lunch sometime to discuss new projects when I saw his obituary. May his should rest in peace.

  22. Avatar Emokoro November 29th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Peter was a robust and thorough scholar. we will dearly miss him

  23. Avatar Ewabwaya December 1st, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I will miss my friend and mentor.I met him just two weeks before he passed on and he only complained of back pain to which he was receiving attention
    God rest him in peace

  24. Avatar Jeremiah Kiwoi December 1st, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Indeed a fine mind, a humble scholar, very insightful, committed to social transformation, a visionary, team player, promising,honest…and the list is endless. I worked with him  and learnt from him. He will be missed by many who knew and interracted with him. Death has robbed us yet again but we will soldier on to fulfill that which he believed in. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.


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