21–24 January 2018RDS, Dublin, Ireland
A collection of contemporary image and photography publications. Holding over 1000 items in a spacious Temple Bar shop front.
Walking tours in the company of an architect. Choose from Dublin’s world famous Georgian squares to the city’s youngest and trendiest urban quarters like Dublin Dockland.
The Horseshoe bar
Situated in the timeless Shelbourne Hotel, this is a distinctive, rich and unique bar that has seen its fair share of visiting personalities over the years.
Ireland’s National Theatre, founded by W. B. Yates and Lady Gregory over 100 year ago. Producing diverse, engaging, innovative Irish and international theatre and invests in and promotes new Irish writers and artists.
See the Masterpieces – including works from the early Renaissance through to the mid-twentieth century. The special collection on Irish art gives a snapshot of Ireland. Free.
A fascinating place where science and art fuse into a single museum. Highly recommended for their good service for lunch and coffee.
We recommend putting the National Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin on your list – their newly restored Victorian glasshouses are a wonder to behold in
Hugh Lane Gallery
Housing Irelands foremost collection of Irish and International contemporary art. Fans of the artist Francis Bacon (born in Dublin) will delight in seeing his studio, relocated in all its creative messiness to this permanent site. Free.
Dun Laoghaire Pier
Take the DART to Dún Laoghaire and walk the Pier- a great Dublin tradition (followed by a 99 icecone from Teddy’s on the pier front)
The Martello Tower the is scene of the opening chapter of Joyce’s Ulysses and houses the James Joyce Museum.
The national Abbey Theatre, set up by Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904, in January is showing George Bernard Shaw’s comedy You Never Can Tell – described as a joyous and witty battle of the sexes.
The Gate Theatre is showing Oscar Wilde’s Importance of being Earnest inJanuary
DLR Lexicon - Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre Dun Laoghaire
The stunning building offers a 21st century library and cultural space. Those interested in cutting-edge architecture will love it. Exquisitely dramatic spaces for reading and contemplating the panoramic views of the bay. Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dun Laoghaire. Take the DART along Dublin Bay to Dun Laoghaire.
The National Print Museum
The National Print Museum collects and exhibits the material evidence of the printing craft ain Ireland. It is a working museum with a panel of retired printers and typesetters maintaining and demonstrating the collection. Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4.
The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
A fine collection of silver, ceramics, clothing, jewellery, set in contemporary galleries within an historic building. Home to a permanent exhibition of Eileen Gray - the Irish avant-garde designer of furniture. Collins Barracks, Benburb St Dublin 7. Luas Red line tramline.
Hidden Dublin - Tours
Anyone interested in seeing unusual parts of Dublin, rarely visited by tour organisers, can find a choice of tours from Hidden Dublin .They reveal the dark mysteries and colourful history across many locations. This city has produced some quite astounding characters and stories across the centuries. Walking and bus tours.
The Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
Provides a quirky evening tour (which runs Thursday to Sunday evenings) and involves visits to several Dublin pubs and short street-side performances by professional actors from the works of Joyce, Beckett and others