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The official Dublin tourism site contains a wealth of information relating to tourism in Dublin: events, accommodation, things to do, shopping, and much more. This page only gives you a few starting points.

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Things to do and see around Trinity College

Book of Kells
In the Old Library of Trinity College, this ancient illustrated Bible is a must see for any visitor to Dublin. An exhibition gives you the background to the book and the other, similar books exhibited there. After seeing the Book of Kells, you visit the Long Room upstairs in the Old Library.
National Gallery
Conveniently located on Merrion Square with an entrance on Clare Street opposite Trinity College, features among its highlights collections of Italian and Dutch 17th century masters.
www.nationalgallery.ie. Admission free.
National Museum of Ireland
The Archaeology & History and Natural History branches of the National Museum of Ireland are located next to Leinster House, on Merrion Square and Kildare Street respectively.
Leinster House
Between Kildare Street and Merrion Square, this is the seat of the Oireachtas or Irish Parliament.
Georgian Dublin
The area around Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Street is the main area of Georgian architecture in Dublin. Stroll around this area to see some of the splendid rows of houses.
Dublin Castle
Tucked away off Dame Street, Dublin Castle gives you a good insight into medieval Dublin. You also get a glimpse of the river Poddle, which formed the black pool (dubh linn) after which Dublin is named, but which is now under ground.
Grafton Street
The main shopping street on Dublin's south side, and the fifth most expensive street in the world in terms of commercial property prices, according to a recent survey.
Cafes
There are numerous cafes around Trinity College, but many of them are of dubious quality. Some of the better ones are in the lunch guide. The best coffee is arguably found in Butler's Chocolate Cafe, on Nassau Street, Wicklow Street and Grafton Street. It comes with a free piece of chocolate.
Last updated 8 July 2005