Ireland is a beautiful country with fantastic places to visit and wonderful attractions to see. To see what the island of Ireland has to offer, visit www.discoverireland.ie.
For a small taste of what the capital city of Dublin, CCT’s home, has to offer, see www.visitdublin.com.
CCT has compiled a list of attractions below, including Theatre, Cinema, Comedy, Sports, Galleries, Archives, Houses, Castles, Gardens, Parks, and more:
Dublin has several theatres with music events, shows and plays happening every night of the week:
- Abbey Theatre, 26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1
- Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2
- Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2
- Gate Theatre, Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
- Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2
- Peacock Theatre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1
- Vicar Street, 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin
Many theatres will offer a special student rate, please contact the theatre directly to see what offers you can avail of. Tickets can also be purchased through www.ticketmaster.ie – although it is often better value purchasing directly from the Box Office as there are often no additional charges.
Cinemas throughout the city offer student discounts on movies, food and car parking. Visit their websites to see what deals you can avail of:
- Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1
- Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2
- Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7
- Odeon, The Point Village, Dublin 1
- Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
- Screen Cinema, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2
Ireland is a proud sporting nation; a fun way to pass a Saturday or fill in an evening is to attend one of the numerous sporting events which take place in the city.
- Soccer: The Airtricity League is Ireland’s domestic soccer league, with stadiums all around the country and several matches played a week. For venue information and fixtures and ticket information please visit – http://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/.
- International Soccer: The Republic of Ireland Football team play a range of friendly and qualifying matches in the Aviva Stadium come along and support the boys in green! Full details can be found on www.fai.ie.
- Rugby: Ireland’s rugby teams, both the national team and the provincial teams, have achieved great success over the years. RBS 6 Nations & World Cup qualifying matches are played in the Aviva Stadium. Provincial matches are held in local stadiums, and details of fixtures for all matches are available on http://www.irishrugby.ie
- Leinster – RDS Stadium Dublin
- Munster – Thomond Park, Limerick
- Ulster – Kingspan Stadium, Belfast
- Connacht – The Sportsground, Galway
- GAA: The Gaelic Athletic Association / Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is a 32 county sporting and cultural organisation that has a presence on all five continents. The GAA is a volunteer led, community based organisation that promotes Gaelic games such as Hurling, Football, Handball and Rounders and works with sister organisations to promote Ladies Football and Camogie. Football and Hurling games are played at club and county level. There are many clubs throughout Dublin and tickets are reasonably priced. The All-Ireland final, for both sports takes place in Croke Park in September and is one of the biggest sporting events of the Irish Sporting Calendar. Should you wish to attend a game, or you’d like to take it up as a hobby please visit www.gaa.ie for full details.
- Basketball: Basketball has had a strong presence in Ireland since the early 1900s. Ireland have progressed up the ranks in both men and women’s basketball. Ireland’s premier indoor sports facility and the home of Irish Basketball, the National Basketball Arena, was opened in Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24 in January 1993. To find further details on upcoming events please visit http://www.basketballireland.ie/.
Museums & Attractions
All details of the National Museums of Ireland can be found on their website http://www.museum.ie. These include:
- National Museum of Ireland – Natural History
- National Museum of Archaeology
- National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History
Galleries & Archives
- National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
- Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
- Merrion Square Art Exhibition, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
- Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
- The Science Gallery, Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2
- Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North. Dublin 1
Points of Interest
- Discover Dublin Centre, St. Andrew’s Church, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
- General Post Office, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
- Àras an Uachtaràin, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
- Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
- City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2
- Newgrange, Donore, Co. Meath
- Glendalough, Wicklow
- Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
House & Castles
- Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
- Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2
- Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin
- Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Rd, Dublin 14
Gardens & Parks
- Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
- National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
- Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
- Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
- War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin 8
- The Iveagh Gardens, Clonmel Street, Dublin 2
- Anne’s Park & Rose Garden, Raheny, Dublin 5
Luas (Light Rail in Dublin): www.luas.ie
Hiring Bicycles in Dublin: Dublinbikes – www.dublinbikes.ie