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Here are our Top 5 Destinations
Explore Dublin, see the sights and soak up some culture before enjoying a delicious meal freshly prepared here at Morelands Grill, right in the heart of the city centre. Here are some of must see places on your day out discovering Dublin City:
Trinity College Dublin & The Book of Kells
The land of saints & scholars… Trinity College is a font of Dublin history. See the world-famous Book of Kells, a beautifully illustrated manuscript written around 800 BC by Irish monks and at Trinity College Dublin since 1653.
The Old Library features the stunning Long Room, Brian Boru Harp and many of Ireland’s most ancient texts. An enchanting place! Well-known alumni include Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. Why not take a 30-minute guided tour around the elegant grounds, pavilion and classical and modern buildings with one of today’s enthusiastic students?
Round off a relaxing morning stroll through Trinity College with a tasty lunch here at neighbouring Morelands Grill.
Find out more: Trinity College, Dublin 2
Dublin’s very own Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar, is the beating heart of the city. Bars, clubs and buskers keep the party going all night, while boho boutiques, art galleries and charming cafes bring an alternative vibe by day.
The cobblestone streets are electric at all times! Temple Bar has a rich tradition of artists, musicians and street performers. Check out the Project Arts Theatre and Smock Alley Theatre for cutting-edge plays. And the IFI for cult movies! Discover Viking Dublin at Dublinia, in Temple Bar’s Old City- also home to the magnificent Christchurch Cathedral. This area is steeped in history, seek out traditional Irish music at one of the many local pubs and enjoy a pint of Guinness! Try fresh Sligo oysters at Temple Bar Food Market on a Saturday afternoon, browse the Temple Bar Designer Mart and explore the hipster hub of Cow’s Lane. Then escape to Morelands Grill for a juicy Josper grilled steak & a glass of wine or two!
Where to next? Temple Bar, of course! Make a night of it in Dublin’s ultimate party-zone. Settle in at super-chill bar or get your dancing shoes on at Club M. Finally, wind down your day with a nightcap at The Mint Bar…
Find out more: Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Historic Dublin Castle boasts Viking, medieval and modern heritage. A colourful collection of eclectic buildings includes a Medieval Under croft, remains of a Viking Fortress and an original 13th Century Castle. The State Apartments, still in use today, were built as living quarters of the Viceregal Court, offering a fascinating glimpse into times-gone-by. Dublin Castle is also home to the Chester Beatty Library, a rare museum of world treasures from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, collected by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty on his many travels.
Wander through the vivid mosaics and sculptures at the quirky Dubh Linn Gardens. Why not top this cultural afternoon off with A Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea in The Atrium Lounge or delicious Lobster Roll in Morelands Grill?
Find out more: Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2
The National Gallery of Ireland hosts a collection of over 2,500 Irish and European paintings, with works from Picasso, Van Gogh and Jack.B.Yeats. The National Portrait Collection is essential viewing!
The National Museum of Ireland features Celtic relics the Ardagh Chalice and Tara Brooch, with cultural artifacts ranging from Viking to Victorian to Georgian.
Small but perfectly formed, the Little Museum of Dublin is a nod to 20th Century Dublin. Housed in a Georgian townhouse, this curious mix covers the 1916 Rising to JFK to U2. The spirit of Dublin is brought to life with a fun guided tour.
Take in nearby St Stephen’s Green, before heading to Morelands Grill to sit back and relax with our Signature Gin & Tonic.
Find out more: NGI, Merrion Square West, D2, NMI, Kildare Street, D2, Little museum of Dublin, St Stephens Green, D2
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre
This gorgeous shopping centre is a Dublin hidden gem! The perfect place to hunt for gifts (to self?), Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is filled with home-grown boutiques, jewellery studios, and international brands. Design Centre is THE go-to for Irish fashion, showcasing Philip Treacy among others. Fabulous lifestyle store, Article, recently featured in Vogue! The original Georgian house has been restored to its former glory, with the stone steps on South William Street serving as one of Dublin’s best-loved people-watching spots! Enjoy live piano music, browse seasonal art exhibitions or pop across the street to legendary Dublin pub Grogans and join the locals for a pint of Guinness.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2