Dublin Attraction Discounts 2019-20
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This year get 5% off top Dublin attractions when you book standard entry and/or tour tickets through CityXplora. See below for a full list of attractions we have available in 2019-20.
Discounted tickets can be cancelled and a full refund provided as long as they are notified at least 24 hours in advance.
Use code DC5 at checkout and the reduced price will be applied automatically.
The following 14 attractions are listed A-Z. Favourites include the Guinness Storehouse, Book of Kells and the Irish Whiskey Experience:
1) Book of Kells & Dublin Castle Tour:
Few objects epitomise the artistic and religious heritage of Ireland like the Book of Kells. Produced around the 9th century, this illuminated book of gospels is considered a masterpiece of Hiberno-Saxon art. It's currently housed in Trinity College Library, on permanent display to all who wish to see it.
This guided walking tour includes early access to the Old Library Exhibition and Treasury, where you'll be able to view the Book of Kells and learn about its incredible history and ornamentation. Later you'll proceed to Dublin Castle for a tour of the building's gardens (around 50 minutes), followed by a parting sing-song next to the Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street.
2) Croke Park Tour and GAA Museum:
Explore the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association and hear stories of its greatest sportsmen and women. Stadium tours last around 2 hours and are led by a passionate, English-speaking tour guide. You'll receive access to the pitch edge, VIP areas, media centre, dressing rooms and player tunnel! Entry to the GAA Museum is included, which you'll be free to peruse at your own pace at the end of the tour.
3) Dublin Christ Church Cathedral:
Receive entry to Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral and see the treasures within. Its 12th century crypt is home to an exhibition of medieval manuscripts and artefacts, silverware gifted by King William III following his victory at the battle of the Boyne, and a copy of the Magna Carta. Stranger yet is the locally famous 'Cat and the Rat', a mummified feline and his rodent pray, both mentioned in James Joyce's in Finnegans Wake.
4) Dublin Liberties Distillery Tour With Tasting:
Embark on a choice of two guided tours at The Dublin Liberties Distillery: the Discover Tour, or the Explorer Tour. The main difference is the after-tour tasting selection. Both tours start with a complimentary Dubliner Whiskey & Honeycomb. The Discover Tour ends with a sample of the 'Dubliner Original' and 'Liberties Oak Devil'. The Explorer Tour concludes with a choice tasting of 4 whiskey's from the distillery bar.
5) EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum:
War, famine, political disenfranchisement, the events that lead millions of Irish people to leave their homeland over the past few centuries are myriad and complex. Often we view the reasons in simplistic terms: figures in a ledger, the date of a key event, or even just a poorly understood link to a distant Irish ancestor.
'EPIC' is a state-of-the-art visitor attraction located in the CHQ Building of Dublin’s Docklands. It consists of 20 themed galleries examining the whos, the whys and the whens of Ireland's global exodus. You'll learn about particular historical figures and their descendants, as well as the overall impact that the Irish diaspora has had on the modern world.
Note that the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum won the World Travel Awards for Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction in 2019.
6) Glasnevin Cemetery Tour:
Winner of a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of excellence, this exploration of Ireland's famous historical figures is a must-do walking tour. It begins outside the gates of the cemetery, where you'll meet your guide before embarking on a 1.5-hour journey through Ireland's early modern history. Along the way you'll learn about Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins, Constance Markievicz and more.
Certain departures also feature a re-enactment of Pádraig Pearse’s famous oration by the grave of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. At the end of the tour you'll receive entry to Glasnevin Cemetry Museum, plus a 'genealogy voucher' that you can use to chart your family tree in the on-site Genealogy Research Centre.
7) Guinness Storehouse:
The Guinness Storehouse has been delighting millions of international visitors since its opening in 2000. The former fermentation plant has seven floors which have all been renovated into separate exhibition spaces each exploring a different aspect of the popular Irish stout. Meet Arthur Guinness himself and learn about the ingredients that go into his drink, then ascend to the higher levels where Guinness' brewing process, logistics, cooperage, advertising and sponsorship all come to light.
As you move up the floors you'll also find yourself getting closer and closer to the top of the gigantic pint glass which rises through the centre of the building. Peer down into the awesome core of the structure before ascending to the final floor - the Gravity Bar. This circular observation deck offers panoramic views across Dublin and you'll even be poured a complimentary Guinness (pint included in ticket price).
8) Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience:
Enjoy an intimate, small-group tour of the Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum in Dublin. Upon arrival you'll be greeted by a guide who will lead through the exhibitions and talk about Ireland's influential rock scene. Along the way you'll learn about famous Irish musicians such as U2, Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison and Sinead O’Connor, as well as photographs and artefacts related to their careers. All tours are conducted in English and last around 1 hour 15 minutes.
9) Irish Whiskey Museum | Classic & Premium Tours:
One of the capital's newest and most popular attractions in the Irish Whiskey Museum on Grafton Street. 20 tours are conducted daily, with guides taking visitors on a journey that encapsulates the entire history of the country's famous spirit. Discover the drink's origins as way for an impoverished Gaelic people to escape reality, through its renaissance and refinement, to eventual worldwide renown.
10) Jameson Distillery | Bow St. Experience:
As well as exploring the history behind Ireland's best selling whiskey and the story of its founders John Jameson & Son’s, the Old Jameson Distillery aims to give visitors a true taste for the drink. See the seven stages of whiskey making brought to life through a guided tour of the original facilities and enjoy a tipple from one of their signature bottles.
All guests receive a comparison whisky tasting, see if you can tell your Irish from your Scotch or American whiskey? All guests are rewarded with a signature Jameson Ginger and Lime after completing the tasting and a much coveted Irish Whiskey Taster Certificate. The Jameson Distillery also houses a gift shop, JJ’s bar and the 3rd Still Restaurant.
11) Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum Tour:
Whereas the EPIC museum examines the entire phenomenon of Irish emigration, the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship focuses on a particularly dark chapter in the centuries long story. Aboard this replica transit vessel you'll find the Famine Museum, a visitor attraction that tells the story of the infamous Irish Potato Famine.
Lasting from 1845 to 1849, the Famine caused Ireland's population to fall by around a quarter. It was caused primarily by potato blight disease, and exacerbated by political neglect. These causes and their effects will be explored during the 50-minute guided tour aboard the ship. You'll hear stories of real families who were forced to make the crossing to America, and the hardships they faced along the way.
12) Malahide Castle and Gardens:
Why not ride the DART from Dublin city centre and pay a visit to the ancient seat of the Talbot family. Entry tickets include a tour by an English-speaking guide who will show you the ornate reception rooms, bedrooms, stunning furniture collection and artworks loaned by the National Gallery of Ireland. At the end of your tour feel free to explore the castle at your own pace, or its lush 260 acre parkland.
13) Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery Tour With Tasting:
Enjoy a guided tour of the Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery located inside the historic St. James’ Church. The standard facilities tour lasts around 1 hour and finishes with a sampling of three tipples from the Pearse Irish Whiskey range.
14) Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tour With Tasting:
Embark on 1-hour guided tour of Teeling Whiskey Distillery's facilities with a professional, friendly guide. Each tour concludes with a complimentary tasting of one small batch whiskey, and a hand crafted whiskey cocktail. For those who don't drink alcohol a tasty mocktail alternative is available.