Thursday, March 31, 2016


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Dublin Castle was formerly the center of Administration during 700 years of British rule in Ireland. Today, the castle is a popular venue for ceremonial occasions, exhibitions, and concerts.

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The Chester Beatty Library is located within the Castle and it is worth a visit to browse through some of the most impressive collections of Oriental art in the world. Admission to the Chester Beatty Library is free.

Opening Hours:
Dublin Castle: Monday-Friday 10am-4.45pm,
                        Saturday-Sunday 2pm-4.45pm 
Chester Beatty Library: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm March-October,
                                       Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm November-February (Closes on Monday), 
                                       Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Closed 1 January; Good Friday; 24, 25 and 26 December.
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Dublin Castle:
Self-guided tours, adults - €4.50,
students & seniors €3.50,
under 12 years €2,
under 6 years free
Chester Beatty Library - free

Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2

Parking: There are a few public car parks nearby.
                Nearest: Parkrite Christchurch Carpark (Werburg Street)

Bus Routes:
Dame Street 13, 27, 40, 49, 54a, 56a, 77a, 123, 150 and 747 Airlink
Georges Street 9, 14, 15, 15a, 15b, 16, 65, 65b, 83, 122 and 140.


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