History & heritage

History all around!

History all around!

Go back in time and experience Dublin’s ancient and often turbulent past.

Castletown

Castletown

Castletown is Ireland’s first and finest Palladian country house, the estate is situated on the banks of the River Liffey within 120 acres of beautifully-restored parklands and with views of the Wicklow Mountains.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

The story of Dublin Castle is the story of Ireland over more than 1,000 years. You can discover a treasure trove of art and culture and experience a story of tragedy and triumph that changed Ireland forever.

Farmleigh House

Farmleigh House

Farmleigh House provides accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation. As a former home of the Guinness family, Farmleigh remains a unique representation of the Edwardian period.

Generation Tours

Generation Tours

Generation Tours makes authentic local culture, heritage and history easily accessible regardless of budget; connecting smart travellers with great locals for an unrivalled insider perspective while embracing the fun of travelling.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.5 million people. Hear their stories through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history.

Irish National War Memorial Gardens

Irish National War Memorial Gardens

The Irish National War Memorial Gardens are the most famous Irish work of noted architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. They are dedicated to the Irish men and women who died in World War I and are full of treasures to be discovered.

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Take the whole family to Kilkenny Castle and journey through 900 years of captivating history and 50 acres of beautiful parkland, the castle is open all year round and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Rathfarnham Castle

Rathfarnham Castle

Visit Rathfarnham Castle, take a guided tour and discover the varied history of this fascinating building and its former residents which included Lord Chancellors, an Earl, a 17th-century beauty and a renowned physicist.

Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks contains outstanding exhibitions relating to the fascinating history and heritage of the buildings. A visit to this beautifully-restored venue, will engage visitors with history, spanning over 200 years.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a place where history is alive and tradition breathes, where lives are remembered and transformed, and where all are welcome to experience and explore the loving presence of God.