Aghadoe House Bed & Breakfast is ideally located close to many popular Dublin attractions and a short bus journey into Dublin City Centre.

 

 

National Botanic Gardens (4 minutes walk from Aghadoe House).

The National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin Dublin were founded in 1795.  Besides being a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year the main activities of the gardens is to promote conservation of endangered species, increase public awareness and promote scientific knowledge.  It also provides a unique reference source for gardeners, horticulturlists and botanists.

Open to the Public - Admission is Free of Charge.

 

  • Mid November to Mid February - every day 09.00hrs to 16.30hrs
  • Mid February to Mid November - every day 09.00hrs to 18.00hrs

 

Glasnevin Cemetery (10 minutes walk from Aghadoe House)

Since 1832 over 1 million people have been buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.  Guided walking tours are available daily at 11.20hrs, 12.30hrs and 14.30hrs.  Tour cost €5.  The Cemerery has become a national monument and a vital part of the Irish Heritage story.   Many historical fitures have been laid to rest here and it is an interesting place to visit.

 

Croke Park (15 minutes walk from Aghadoe House)

Boasting a capacity for 82,300 people, Croke Park stadium is the home of Gaelic Games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Aside from GAA matches,they also host concerts, exhibitions and a variety of cultural and educational events. Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years.

 

Guinness Storehouse (25 minutes from Aghadoe House)

Guinness Storehouse is the number 1 Dublin Tourist Attraction. Guinness brewery was founded by Arthur Guinness in 1759.  Guinness has been part of Irish culture for hundreds of years and is now a popular drink sold all over the world.

Opening Hours:

 

  • Daily 09.30hrs to 17.00hrs

 

Trinity College - The Book of Kells (10 minutes on bus from Aghadoe House)

Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592. Trinity College is considered to be one of the great universities of the world.  The college is committed to excellence in research and teaching.   The famous "BOOK OF KELLS" manuscript is one of the greatest treasures of Ireland and is to be found in the Old Libaray.  Over 1200 years old, it depicts the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  Highly decorative and artistic, the Book of Kells is the work of Columbian Monks whose monastery in Scotland was raided by the Vikings in the year 806.  68 of the monks were killed and the remainder fled to Ireland and tood refuge in their monastery at Kells.  It is not known exactly if the book was written in Scotland or Kells or in both locations.

Opening Hours:

 

  • Monday - Saturday 09.30hrs to 17.00hrs
  • Sundays and Public Holidays(May to September) 09.30hrs to 16.30hrs
  • Sundays and Public Holidays  (October to April) 12.00noon to 16.30hrs

 

James Joyce Centre (5 minutes by bus from Aghadoe House)

The Centre is dedicated to promoting and understanding the works of James Joyce, Irish literary genius.  Why not experience "Bloomsday" during your visit to Dublin on 16th June annually.  This date is dedicated to remembering "Bloomsday" in the year 1904 and there are many events depicting life in Dublin on that day from James Joyce's book "Ulysses"

Opening Hours:

 

  • Tuesday to Saturday 10.00hrs to 17.00hrs
  • Sundays 12.00 noon to 17.00hrs

 

Hugh Lane Gallery (5 minutes by bus from Aghadoe House) Admission is free

The gallery houses one of Ireland's foremost collections of modern and contemporary art.  The original collection was donated by Sir Hugh Lane to the people of Ireland and is constantly adding more works.  Some of the masterpieces include works by Renoir, Monet, Manet and Degas.  The gallery has gained world wide recognition with the acquisition of the entire contents of Francis Bacon's art studio.

Opening Hours:

 

  • Tuesdays to Thursdays 10.00hrs to 18.00hrs
  • Fridays and Saturdays 10.00hrs to 17.00hrs
  • Sundays 11.00hrs tp 17.00hrs
  • Mondays and Christmas period Closed

 

 

National Gallery of Ireland (15 minutes by bus from Aghadoe House)

The National Gallery of Ireland was founded in 1854.  There is an extensive collection of Irish paintings and notable works from Italian Baroque and Dutch masters. Admission is Free, however donations are welcome.

Opening Hours:

 

  • Mondays to Staurdays 09.30hrs to 17.30hrs
  • Sundays 12.00 noon to 17.00hrs
  • Closed 24th to 26th December and Good Friday

 

 

National Museum of Ireland (15 minutes by bus from Aghadoe House)

Ireland's premier cultural institution. Home to the greatest collections of Irish material heritage, culture and natural history of the world. Admission is Free.

 

  • Arcaeology Museum in Kildare Street.
  • Decorative Arts and History in Collins Barracks, Benburb Street.
  • Natural History Museum in Merrion Street

 

Opening Hours:

 

  • Tuesday to Saturday 10.00hrs to 17.00hrs
  • Sunday 14.00hrs to 17.00hrs
  • Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday

 

 

Shopping (10 minutes by bus from Aghadoe House)

Grafton Street, Henry Street, Jervis Centre and the newly opened IKEA Store in Ballymun Dublin (IKEA is a 10 minute drive from our B&B and close to the M50 motorway).

 

Gate Theatre (5 minutes by bus from Aghadoe House)

The Gate Theatre Dublin was founded in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheal Mac Liammoir.  In its 80 year history continually attracts large audiences to a wide variety of performances.

 

Abbey Theatre (10 minutes by bus from Aghadoe House)

The Abbey Theatre Dublin was founded in 1903 by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory to foster and encourage Irish writers to produce Irish works.  Workshops, readings and script discussions are regularly held.