The Storehouse covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. The ground floor introduces the beer's four ingredients (water, barley, hops and yeast), and the brewery's founder, Arthur Guinness. Other floors feature the history of Guinness advertising and include an interactive exhibit on responsible drinking. The seventh floor houses the Gravity Bar with views of Dublin and where visitors may drink a pint of Guinness included in the price of admission.
Book of Kells 800AD
The Book of Kells was created around the year 800AD and researchers believe that it was originally produced in a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. It appears to have been created by three artists and four scribes. When Iona was attacked by Vikings, the surviving monks moved to a sister monastery in Kells, Co. Meath. Some scholars believe that it was here that the Book of Kells was finished.
Located in Phoenix Park, Dublin, is a zoo in Ireland, and one of Dublin's most popular attractions. Established and designed in 1830 by Decimus Burton, it opened the following year. Covering over 28 hectares (69 acres) of Phoenix Park, it is divided into areas named Asian Forests, Orangutan Forest, The Kaziranga Forest Trail, Fringes of the Arctic, Sea Lion Cove, African Plains, Roberts House, House of Reptiles, City Farm and South American House.
The Library dates back to the establishment of the College in 1592 and is the largest research library in Ireland.
Today it has six million volumes with extensive collections of journals, manuscripts, maps and music reflecting 400 years of academic development. The most famous of its manuscripts, the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow, were presented by Henry Jones, Bishop of Meath and former vice-chancellor of the University, in the 1660s. Other special collections include the Ussher Collection acquired in 1661 and the Fagel Collection of 1802.
The Library was endowed with legal deposit privilege in 1801 and continues to receive copies of material published in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Founded by John Jameson in 1780, today the former factory stands as a monument to Irish Whiskey. Visit us for tours of the Distillery, cocktail-making classes, premium whiskey tasting sessions or to learn how to blend your own whiskey. All topped off with a Jameson at our centrepiece bar, straight from the proverbial source.
The Cliffs of Moher are a Signature Discovery Point at the heart of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
The beauty of the Cliffs of Moher is that they offer us a totally multi-faceted experience of Ireland’s incredible west coast – as much a historical landmark as they are a geographical and geological wonder, conservation hotspot and area of immense natural richness and importance. Stretching for 8km along Ireland’s the west coast, the Cliffs of Moher will leave you awestruck, creating memories that will stay with you forever.
There are few buildings in Ireland with such a long history of settlement with Kilkenny Castle. The Castle was built soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland and in the 800 years since it was rebuilt, restored and extended as the circumstances of the day changed.
Kilkenny Castle is open to visitors all year round today. Hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive each year to see this elegant big house and walk among the mature trees and extensive wildlife in the fifty-acre domain around it. On top of the beauty, a formal banned rose garden was added to the domain in the nineteenth century, as well as an artificial woodland and lake. There are also tea rooms, a playground and some orienteering routes for the visitor's sake.