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Best things to do in Dublin Northside

History Museum
“Located by the Museum Luas stop, really easy to get to, this is a big museum so allow yourself some time here so that you get to see it all. Might not be open on Mondays ”
67 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The historical Charlemont House (1908) is home to The Dublin City Gallery also known as the Hugh Lane after the Irish born art collector. He left two wills one bequeathing his entire collection firstly to the National Gallery in London and later to The Dublin City Gallery. So what this means to us is that 4 of its 8 masterpieces are in Dublin until 2021 : Les Parapluies by Renoir Eva Gonzales by Manet Jour d ete by Morisot and View of Louveciennes by Picasso Unmissable also are the bejeweled Harry Clarke Stained glass window display and the entire chaotic studio of Francis Bacon exactly as he left it. ”
58 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Glasnevin is Ireland's largest cemetery where over one and a half million people are buried including icons such as Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Maud Gonne, and Eamon DeValera.”
64 locals recommend
Museum
“Award-winning exhibition space of historical and cultural heritage; museum of the Irish diaspora; a gem of an exhibition enjoyed by young and old.”
31 locals recommend
Museum
“The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners and for many other writers of international renown. In 1991, the Dublin Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin. Situated in a magnificent 18th century mansion in the north city centre, the collection features the lives and works of Dublin's literary celebrities over the past three hundred years. Swift and Sheridan, Shaw and Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are among those presented through their books, letters, portraits and personal items. The museum holds exhibitions, lunchtime theatre and readings and has a special room devoted to ch”
25 locals recommend
History Museum
“Dedicated to promoting the life and work of James Joyce, one of Ireland's greatest modern writers, in a beautiful restored listed Georgian house. Also run Joycean walking tours at 11am and 2pm every Tuesday/Thur/Sat 35 North Great George's Street 10 am - 5pm Monday - Saturday 12 - 5pm Sunday”
14 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Hugh Lane Gallery is one of Dublin's other great, free attractions that features the collectors collection which he bequeathed to the State along with over 2000 works of contemporary and modern art. ”
20 locals recommend
Museum
“At first hearing about this you might be thinking kitschy stuff and begorrah and begosh, but this is actually a fun and informative way to learn about Irish myths and fairytales. There are a number of rooms, each with their own story. The guides are really entertaining, and the daytime tour is fun for both children and adults. On Friday and Saturday nights, there’s an adults only interactive show, with a darker side to it. Be warned, when you get there a member of the cast will dress you up in a costume – this is part of the interactive experience. ”
18 locals recommend
History Museum
“The 50 minute guided tour will lead you through the historic Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship – Take in the detailed craftsmanship as you board the ship before journeying to the cabins where their celebrated guides lead you through the dimly-lit quarters to show what life was like for those passengers who made the transatlantic voyage to an uncertain future in the ‘New World’.”
14 locals recommend
Museum
“Great storytelling and mythology of Irish culture. Learn the origins of the leprechaun. ”
7 locals recommend
History Museum
“Award winning GPO Witness History visitor centre is one of the main things to see and do in Dublin. It is an immersive, interactive and engaging experience of modern Irish history from the late 19th century to modern times with particular emphasis on the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish War of Independence, the Irish Civil War and the peace process in Northern Ireland. ”
6 locals recommend
Cemetery
“This is one of my favourite places in Dublin to wander around. There is a museum which is worth visiting and tours also but if you just want to walk around the grounds it's free. Please note this is a functional cemetery so be respectful at all times, especially if taking photos. The Grave Diggers Pub (Kavanagh's) next door is great for a pint of Guinness and does lovely food too.”
6 locals recommend
Museum
“14 Henrietta Street is a newly opened museum in a restored 18th century Victorian townhouse which charts the social history of the building from the home of Lord Viscount Molesworth to twentieth century tenement. The building has been rescued from decline and carefully restored into a living history museum which is only accessible via guided tour, which together with stories, short videos and the building itself, bring the story of 14 Henrietta Street, and the story of Dublin alive ”
3 locals recommend
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Museum
“A quaint art gallery with some spectacular works. Situated beside the Irish Garden of Remembrance and spectacular and interesting park. ”
1 local recommends
History Museum
“A 10 minute walk away. This museum is home to a wide range of objects, which include weaponry, furniture, silver, ceramics and glassware; as well as examples of Folklife and costume. ”
1 local recommends