Destination Dublin 8
Rascals HQ in Dublin is a visitor destination for food and drink lovers, just minutes from Kilmainham Gaol in the heart of historic Inchicore. The building houses the award winning independent craft brewery Rascals Brewing Company, as well as a pizza restaurant, taproom and event spaces. Rascals HQ also provides immersive tours of the brewery with guided beer tasting after visitors learn all about the brewing process.
IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, is a dynamic Modern Art Museum housed in the magnificent 17th century Royal Hospital Kilmainham in the heart of Dublin 8. IMMA hosts the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art and presents ground-breaking exhibitions. IMMA runs an extensive outdoor programme with performances, talks and music events. A visit to IMMA can include time to reflect in the galleries, explore the stunning formal gardens, browse the shop and relax in the café. Visit imma.ie
The Circular on the South Circular Road, is a multi room pub with a café, pizza kitchen and an event space with a sunny front terrace, in the heart of Rialto village, Dublin 8.
The Circular Bar is a large bar on Dublin City’s South Circular Road with multiple options for visitors to enjoy. By day, it is home to Daddy’s Café, serving Irish comfort food using seasonal and local produce.
From late afternoon, the space is transformed into The Circular Bar with Coke Lane Pizza providing wood fired pizza in the bright and airy main room area, which is enhanced by their cosy side bar, The Other Hand, where you will find live bands and DJs on weekends.
The Circular Bar also has two outdoor spaces, with the front terrace getting plenty of sunshine, from sun up to sun down.
Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
A short walk from Stillgarden Distillery, the hotel is across the street from Kilmainham Gaol, Hilton Dublin Kilmainham features stylish décor with a light and airy atmosphere. Relax in the LivingWell leisure centre, complete with soothing hydrotherapy pool. Try a taste of Ireland in Cinnamon Restaurant, serving seasonal, locally sourced food in a stylish, contemporary setting. Dublin’s city centre is 20 minutes away.
This convenient location makes for the perfect Dublin City Centre hotel for exploring top attractions, uncovering centuries-old history and everything in-between.
All that you need for a great stay and excellent 4-star hotel experience is right here in one of the oldest parts of Dublin, The Liberties. Visit The website for more information.
Marsh’s Library is a beautifully preserved building and is one of the few in Ireland still used for its original purpose. Unchanged since it was established in 1707, it is the oldest public library in Ireland. It contains 25,000 rare and fascinating books, as well as 300 manuscripts.
Famous readers have included the Irish writers Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, and James Joyce. You will see the cages into which readers were locked, the courtyard garden and perhaps even the ghost of Archbishop Marsh. Children are particularly welcome, and they will enjoy the minifigure hunt through the library. Visit the website for information on current exhibitions and its range of online resources and activities.