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Rush, County Dublin

Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can be reached within 20 minutes from the Dublin airport. Before serving as the commuter belt town to Dublin, Rush was popular as a centre of market gardening. Life in Rush can be traced back to Neolithic times. Passage grave and cist located off the Skerries Road, stand as evidence of that period. Bronze or Iron Age civilizations also flourished in Rush, which is evident from Drumanagh, a gigantic fort in the northern part of the town.

St. Maur’s Chapel, which is situated in Whitestown Cemetery, dates back to the Anglo-Norman times. It is believed to be built by French navigators in the honour of Saint Maurus. Presently, the chapel houses Fingal Arts Centre that holds exhibits of artwork and crafts. Other than historical attractions, this town is also famous for its natural and scenic beauty. For beach lovers, be it families or sunbathers, beaches situated at the north and south of the harbour are ideal spots for indulging in different beach activities. Of the two beaches in the town, south beach is most popular among kite surfers and joggers.

Situated towards south of Rush, Rogerstown Estuary is celebrated amongst the ornithologists around the world. Spread over an area of 900 acres, this estuary is made up of saltwater marshes, grasslands, wet meadows and riverine shallows as well as creeks. Flocks of Brent, Shelduck, Wigeon and Teal are a common sight in this wildfowl sanctuary. Lapwing, Curlew, Oystercatchers Golden Plover, Knot, Dunlin and Black-tailed Godwit can also be spotted by visitors in this sanctuary. Autumn species like Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper and Ruff are also regulars in Rogerstown.

Off the east coast, Rush overlooks at mystique Lambay Island which was once an active volcano. The island that is owned by Martin Breyer family since 1530, houses an old castle, a village of cottages, a communal hall and two family houses. Lambay Island is inhabited by over 50,000 Common Guillemots, 5,000 Kittiwakes, 3,500 Razorbills and 2,500 pairs of Herring Gulls. Mammals like Grey Seals, herd of 200 fallow deer and wallabies can also be spotted on the island. Internationally, Lambay Island is famed as a designated nature conservation site, where visitors can see the biggest seabird colony in Ireland.

Sports amenities in Rush have developed with the opening of clubs like Naomh Maur GAA club, Rush Sailing Club, Rush Cricket Club and Rush Fight Academy. The town also boasts Rush Golf Club and Rush Drama Society that have increased the opportunities for locals as well as visitors to enjoy different sports and activities. Apart from sports clubs, art and music groups like Rush Art Group, St. Maur’s Pipe Band and Fingal Chamber Choir can also be found in the town.

Besides, the commuter suburban trains and buses connect Rush to Dublin, hence making it easier and convenient to reach the town. Tourist attractions, easy modes of transport, friendly people and beautiful surroundings, have all contributed towards making Rush favourite destination among people living in or visiting Ireland.

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Rathmichael Lodge, County Dublin

The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. The romantic aura of the place is further strengthened by the presence of old roses twisting around apple trees, honeysuckle and clematis. It is due to this reason that one is overwhelmed by different fragrances, color and bounty of nature while taking a tour of the garden. One can also spot several herbaceous flowers around the roses and pleasant colors on the borders. Tended by Richard and Corinne Hewat, Rathmichael Lodge also has a cutting and vegetable garden as well as a grass tennis court. A Millennium walk of Turkish Hazel has also been planted recently to drag the tourists to visit the place.

  • Opening Time: By appointment only
  • Admission Charges: 5 Pounds, Tea/coffee and biscuits available by arrangement (3 pounds per person)

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Howth Golf Club
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Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
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Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

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Neptune Gallery
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Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
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National Museum of Ireland, County Dublin

Established in the year 1890, National Museum of Ireland is always on the top of every tourist itinerary. With its three branches in Dublin and one branch in County Mayo, National Museum of Ireland is devoted to Irish decorative art, rich culture and heritage as well as natural history.

The collections belonging to the bygone eras of Ireland are displayed in these four museums, namely Archeology and History, Decorative Arts and History, Natural History and lastly Country Life. All these museums focus on different aspects of the Ireland, showcasing the artifacts and precious metal antiquities belonging to different eras.

This museum is one of the best tourist attractions in Dublin where visitors get the chance to understand the history, culture, background and heritage of this spectacular country.

· Facilities: Guided tours, Access for Disabled

· Opening Time:

· Tuesdays to Saturdays (10am to 5pm)

· Sundays (2pm to 5pm) and Mondays (Closed)

· Admission Charge: €2 per person

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Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
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Howth Golf Club
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Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

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Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
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Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
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Howth Golf Club, County Dublin

Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at a place that allows one to soak in nature’s beauty. The mesmerizingly picturesque view visible from its premises makes it one of the most popular golfing destinations in Ireland.

It would rather be unfair if one was to miss out on the extraordinary sights visible from 16th tee of the course. With Dun Laoghaire, Bray and County Wicklow to the South and County Dublin and County Louth to the North, one can expect nothing less than amazing sight-seeing. One should not fail to notice the impressive scenes of the city of Dublin either. The visibility of Mountains of Mourne in County Down is also a possibility on a day when the sky happens to be clear. The Sea on the Eastern side only adds to the visual treat while witnessing the wealth put on display by nature at this place.

One gets to see a great example of James Braid’s architectural talents at the 5th hole. It shows how an impressive golf hole can be fit into the distinct Howth heathers by an architect who knows his job well. The dog leg design golf holes observed here are, in fact, one of the chief characteristics of his style and give a visitor another reason to include this club on his itinerary, apart from the love of golf.

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Swords formed in 560AD, the county town of Fingal, County Dublin as of 1994 after Dublin County Councils breakup is loca…read on
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Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal is…read on
Rush
Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
Portmarnock
Portmarnock, a beautiful town in the outskirts of County Dublin is located between Malahide and Baldoyle. The name of…read on
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Located in County Dublin, Malahide is a coastal suburban town that derives its modern name from “Mullach Íde”, meanin…read on
Lusk
Lusk is small village in County Dublin, which is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The v…read on
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Dublin City is the most important city of Ireland and also the capital city. In Irish it is officially known as Baile Á…read on
Donabate
Located 20 km north-east of County Dublin, Donabate is a suburban coastal town. The town is situated on a peninsula that…read on
Balbriggan
Balbriggan is a beautiful sea-side town situated 32km away to the north of Dublin City Centre which is in North County…read on

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Howth Golf Club
Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at …read on

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Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

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Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
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Framework Gallery, County Dublin

Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on site that have facilities for Coin and Medal Displaying, Conservation Map Displaying and Dry Mounting. The collection has options for photographic dry mounting as well for print Mounting. It is well-maintained and frequented by thousands of travellers throughout the year.

The gallery has amenities required for needlepoint and embroidery mounting as well as rugby football shirt 3D framing. On the basis of requirements, explorers can even try tapestry stretching and silk stretching.

· Opening Times

· Monday – Saturday: 9.00 to 5.30

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Swords formed in 560AD, the county town of Fingal, County Dublin as of 1994 after Dublin County Councils breakup is loca…read on
Skerries
Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal is…read on
Rush
Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
Portmarnock
Portmarnock, a beautiful town in the outskirts of County Dublin is located between Malahide and Baldoyle. The name of…read on
Malahide
Located in County Dublin, Malahide is a coastal suburban town that derives its modern name from “Mullach Íde”, meanin…read on
Lusk
Lusk is small village in County Dublin, which is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The v…read on
Dublin City
Dublin City is the most important city of Ireland and also the capital city. In Irish it is officially known as Baile Á…read on
Donabate
Located 20 km north-east of County Dublin, Donabate is a suburban coastal town. The town is situated on a peninsula that…read on
Balbriggan
Balbriggan is a beautiful sea-side town situated 32km away to the north of Dublin City Centre which is in North County…read on

MuseumsGolf

Howth Golf Club
Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at …read on

Gardens

Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

Art-galleries

Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Douglas Hyde Gallery, named after the first President of Ireland, is a contemporary art gallery funded by public money. …read on

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Eblana Gallery, County Dublin

Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of artworks created by the contemporary applied artists of Ireland. One can even find exhibits of various jewellers and local artists of the County of Dublin. Additionally, there are numerous artefacts made using ceramics, wood, textiles, glass, bronze, silver and gold. The creations of artists namely Mandy Parslow, Margaret O Connor, Karl Harron and Tiffany Budd can be found in abundance.

Due to the richness and diversity of collection in the gallery, it is frequented by visitors across the globe.

· Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm

· Saturday: 10.30am 5pm

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Skerries
Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal is…read on
Rush
Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
Portmarnock
Portmarnock, a beautiful town in the outskirts of County Dublin is located between Malahide and Baldoyle. The name of…read on
Malahide
Located in County Dublin, Malahide is a coastal suburban town that derives its modern name from “Mullach Íde”, meanin…read on
Lusk
Lusk is small village in County Dublin, which is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The v…read on
Dublin City
Dublin City is the most important city of Ireland and also the capital city. In Irish it is officially known as Baile Á…read on
Donabate
Located 20 km north-east of County Dublin, Donabate is a suburban coastal town. The town is situated on a peninsula that…read on
Balbriggan
Balbriggan is a beautiful sea-side town situated 32km away to the north of Dublin City Centre which is in North County…read on

MuseumsGolf

Howth Golf Club
Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at …read on

Gardens

Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

Art-galleries

Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Douglas Hyde Gallery, named after the first President of Ireland, is a contemporary art gallery funded by public money. …read on

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Clontarf Castle, County Dublin

Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Ireland. Its current location was the site where most of the action of the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 happened. It is believed that the castle was built by either Hugh de Lacy or his tenant Adam de Phepoe. The first castle came to existence on the site in 1172.

Although there is no visible trace left of the 1172 castle, the ground has always had a castle ever since then. The possession of the castle changed several hands in its long history till 1957. It was temporarily possessed by Knights Templar before their suppression in 1308. At one point of time in the 16th century, it was under the control of the British crown as well. From there on it became the property of Vernon family and also had other owners subsequently. Finally, the castle re-opened to general public in June 1997 as a four star hotel with 111 rooms for guests.

The present structure of Clontarf Castle traces its genesis to 1837 when it was still part of the Vernon Estate. The brain behind the design of this splendid castle is of an Irish architect named William Vitruvius Morrison. He was commissioned for the work when the old building was deemed to be unsafe to live in. The structure underwent further renovations when it was converted into a hotel that has all the modern facilities and amenities. As a result, most visitors always find their stay at this magnificent castle turned hotel pleasurable and memorable.

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Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal is…read on
Rush
Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
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Portmarnock, a beautiful town in the outskirts of County Dublin is located between Malahide and Baldoyle. The name of…read on
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Located in County Dublin, Malahide is a coastal suburban town that derives its modern name from “Mullach Íde”, meanin…read on
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Lusk is small village in County Dublin, which is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The v…read on
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Dublin City is the most important city of Ireland and also the capital city. In Irish it is officially known as Baile Á…read on
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Located 20 km north-east of County Dublin, Donabate is a suburban coastal town. The town is situated on a peninsula that…read on
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Balbriggan is a beautiful sea-side town situated 32km away to the north of Dublin City Centre which is in North County…read on

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Howth Golf Club
Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at …read on

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Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

Art-galleries

Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Douglas Hyde Gallery, named after the first President of Ireland, is a contemporary art gallery funded by public money. …read on

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The National Leprechaun Museum, County Dublin

The National Leprechaun Museum based in the heart of Dublin is the best place to discover enigmatic tales of Irish and Celtic culture. Dedicated to leprechauns, the museum has been designed by Tom O’Rahilly and claims to be the first ever leprechaun museum of the world. The National Leprechaun Museum is divided into several rooms, explaining the leprechaun folklore.

Different rooms offer a range of enthralling attractions such as a tunnel full of optical illusions and wooden replica of the Giants Causeway located in County Antrim. In addition, there is one room that is sheltered by umbrellas from falling rain while the other room displays a rainbow, followed by another room with a tree stump and crock of shining gold. Visitors follow a guided tour explaining the significance of each room and at the end they can purchase souvenirs like umbrellas and T-shirts from the gift shop.

· Facilities: Car Parking and Gift Shop

· Opening Time:

· Mon-Sat (9:30 am to 6:30 pm)

· Sun (10:30 am to 6:30 pm)

· Note: Last entry till 5:45 pm

· Admission Charges:

· Adults- €10.00

· Senior Citizens and Students- €7.00

· Children (5 to 6 years)- €7.00

· Family (2 adults and 2 children) – €27.00

· Group Rates: Available on request

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Swords formed in 560AD, the county town of Fingal, County Dublin as of 1994 after Dublin County Councils breakup is loca…read on
Skerries
Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal is…read on
Rush
Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
Portmarnock
Portmarnock, a beautiful town in the outskirts of County Dublin is located between Malahide and Baldoyle. The name of…read on
Malahide
Located in County Dublin, Malahide is a coastal suburban town that derives its modern name from “Mullach Íde”, meanin…read on
Lusk
Lusk is small village in County Dublin, which is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The v…read on
Dublin City
Dublin City is the most important city of Ireland and also the capital city. In Irish it is officially known as Baile Á…read on
Donabate
Located 20 km north-east of County Dublin, Donabate is a suburban coastal town. The town is situated on a peninsula that…read on
Balbriggan
Balbriggan is a beautiful sea-side town situated 32km away to the north of Dublin City Centre which is in North County…read on

MuseumsGolf

Howth Golf Club
Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at …read on

Gardens

Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

Art-galleries

Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Douglas Hyde Gallery, named after the first President of Ireland, is a contemporary art gallery funded by public money. …read on

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Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, County Dublin

Established in the year 1983, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios is one of the leading contemporary art venues of Ireland. Based in the center of Temple Bar, it was result of the rising demand for affordable studio spaces in Dublin city center. This move proved to be an important step in establishing status of Temple Bar as Dublin’s cultural quarter. In the mid-nineties, custom designing was done for an entirely new studio and gallery complex by leading Irish architects McCullough and Mulvin.

The building houses one of the Ireland’s leading Contemporary Visual Art galleries programmed by Director and Curator Marian Lovett and curated by Claire Power. The exhibition programme arranged by the gallery displays a range of contemporary art practices such as sound, film, photography, multimedia, performance and painting. Moreover, the gallery also showcases work by both international and Irish artists.

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Swords
Swords formed in 560AD, the county town of Fingal, County Dublin as of 1994 after Dublin County Councils breakup is loca…read on
Skerries
Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal is…read on
Rush
Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
Portmarnock
Portmarnock, a beautiful town in the outskirts of County Dublin is located between Malahide and Baldoyle. The name of…read on
Malahide
Located in County Dublin, Malahide is a coastal suburban town that derives its modern name from “Mullach Íde”, meanin…read on
Lusk
Lusk is small village in County Dublin, which is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The v…read on
Dublin City
Dublin City is the most important city of Ireland and also the capital city. In Irish it is officially known as Baile Á…read on
Donabate
Located 20 km north-east of County Dublin, Donabate is a suburban coastal town. The town is situated on a peninsula that…read on
Balbriggan
Balbriggan is a beautiful sea-side town situated 32km away to the north of Dublin City Centre which is in North County…read on

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Howth Golf Club
Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at …read on

Gardens

Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

Art-galleries

Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Douglas Hyde Gallery, named after the first President of Ireland, is a contemporary art gallery funded by public money. …read on

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Skerries, County Dublin

Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal island. This small fishing town is often referred to as the seaside capital of Fingal. It is surrounded by five islands, namely Shenick Island, St Patrick’s, Colt, Rockabill and Red Island. The island has witnessed series of invasions during the second century. Skerries were used as a stopover by invaders going towards Knocknagin, north of Balbriggan.

Built around low lying beaches with two long streets namely Sand Street and Church Street, the town has been famous as a prominent center for hand embroidery and as a fishing port. The town is also home to a watermill and two windmills, along with mill pond, mill races and wetlands. Open to public after completion of the restoration work, the mills of Skerries beautifully describes use of wind energy, complemented with water energy. Besides, a watermill cafe and a craft shop are also available within the mill complex.

The islands off its coast have also to history and life of this seaside town. Located to its north is the Red Island, which forms a shelter and breakwater for the harbor. Known as Key Island in earlier times and later as Heaven Island, this rocky headland got its name due to the reddish color of rock and soil. The coloring was caused by dyeing of sails, an industry which earned recognition for Skerries. A center for activities during summer, the island also has a Martello tower. This massive two-storeyed tower has stone steps and cannon mounted on the pivot on the roof. The origin of the tower revels the story of great defends during the approach to the Gulf of Fiorenza.

Similar to this another defensive Martello tower, another tower stands at one end of the Shenick Island. One of the largest islands off Skerries coast, it got its name from Irish word ”sionnach,” meaning a fox. The land also witnessed a tax war for seaweed between the farmers of Rush and landlord of Skerries. East of Skerries is another island named Lambay Island. Renamed by Danish from its earlier Irish name “Reachra”, it now means Lamb Island. At this island, there is a castle, which was built using Milverton limestone and has no right angles. Close to Skerries lies the Rockabill Island, which has a prominent 18th century light house that alerts ships at night.

In Skerries, one can watch ruins of a large castle and a church at Baldongan, which was built in the 13th century. It was created by Knight Templar, a semi-military religious order, and later on became the property of De Birmingham family, at the beginning of 16th century. The castle witnessed an onslaught by Colonel Trafford and his Parliamentary forces, causing death of 200 people. Another popular landmark is the Ardgillan Castle, located on the hills that overlook the Barnageeragh Bay. Within its complex, one can see walled garden, old ice house and extensive parkland.

A group of rocky islands, Skerries is well connected with airports, ferry ports, rail tracks and bus services. People visiting Skerries have a lot to keep themselves busy in this seaside town of County Dublin.

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Towns

Swords
Swords formed in 560AD, the county town of Fingal, County Dublin as of 1994 after Dublin County Councils breakup is loca…read on
Skerries
Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal is…read on
Rush
Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
Portmarnock
Portmarnock, a beautiful town in the outskirts of County Dublin is located between Malahide and Baldoyle. The name of…read on
Malahide
Located in County Dublin, Malahide is a coastal suburban town that derives its modern name from “Mullach Íde”, meanin…read on
Lusk
Lusk is small village in County Dublin, which is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The v…read on
Dublin City
Dublin City is the most important city of Ireland and also the capital city. In Irish it is officially known as Baile Á…read on
Donabate
Located 20 km north-east of County Dublin, Donabate is a suburban coastal town. The town is situated on a peninsula that…read on
Balbriggan
Balbriggan is a beautiful sea-side town situated 32km away to the north of Dublin City Centre which is in North County…read on

MuseumsGolf

Howth Golf Club
Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at …read on

Gardens

Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

Art-galleries

Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Douglas Hyde Gallery, named after the first President of Ireland, is a contemporary art gallery funded by public money. …read on

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