Ranelagh is a lively and vibrant suburb of Dublin with Victorian and Georgian Terraces, side by side with excellent restaurants and bars. It's 10 minutes to the city centre on the Luas, and close to the following:
The National Gallery
In 1864 the National Gallery was opened and houses many fine art pieces. there is a strongly emphasised on Irish art balanced carefully with a representation of the major European schools of art. There are More than 600 works are on display in the gallery that was largely donated over the past few decades with special exhibitions changed on a regular basis. Admission is free but group tours should book in advance.
The National Museum
The National Museum in Ireland is location in its capital city Dublin and was opened in 1890 where a large number of collections merged artefacts and antiquities dating back from 2000 BC to the 20th Century. Such as a collection, Ór (Gold), from Ireland's Bronze Age representing the finest gold jewellery from prehistoric times. Most bed and breakfasts in Dublin would highly recommend a visit as you can aso see the historic Ár Thóir na Saoirse (On The Road To Freedom) which deals with Irish history from the 1916 rising to the Irish civil war in 1922. You will find famous artifacts such as the Ardagh Chalice and the Tara Brooch.
Dvblinia Heritage Centre
An interactive experience of Medieval Dublin in the former Synod hall of the Church of Ireland that takes you through a Journey through time with an audio tour (available in five languages) and takes you through colourful moments of Dublin's history. A major attraction here is a scaled model of Medieval Dublin and numerous life-sized reconstructions, one of the most famous being a 15th Century merchant's kitchen. Christ Church Cathedral is linked by a bridge at the top of St Michael's Tower to the Dvblinia experience. Dublin tourism is proud to show its visitors such unique heritage during a visit to a Dublin accommodation.
The Dublin Experience
In Trinity College, "The Dublin Experience" is a major multi-media audio-visual show that uses state of the art, cutting edge modern techniques to tell Dublin's story. Dramatic script combined with stunning photographs and enthralling music combines to give tourists visiting Dublin an unprecedented view of Dublin.
Dublin Viking Experience
Dublin is traditionally a viking town of "Dyflin" on the river Liffey in Ireland. See the sites, chat to the locals, take a strole and experience Viking Dublin. The Viking Experience is located close to Wood Quay and contains a collection of Viking artifacts considered to be the most important viking collection outside of Scandinavia.
Dublin Zoo is located in the Phoenix Park and has always been an attraction in Dublin City. It was opened in 1830 and has a long history associated with it. Children are attracted to the impressive display enacted daily by the sea lions, while the penguins and elephants always generate major interest.
The Hugh Lane Gallery
Funded by Dublin Corporation to host private collections of the famous art collector Sir Hugh Lane. Some works of distinction by Monet, Degas, Manet and Renoir are on display here. In recent times the Francis Bacon's Reece Mews studio was newly acquired by the Hugh Lane with its faithful reconstruction of this unorthadox artists unique insight.
Rich in Irish history and culture, Kilmainham Jail is the largest unoccupied jail in these islands and is a visitor centre and a major tourist attraction to visitors staying in Dublin city, it offers a panoramic view of Irish history and a remarkably chilling taste of how it was like to be incarcerated here between 1796 and 1924 when it opened an closed. Some of Ireland's famous rebel leaders were imprisoned here such as Robert Emmet and Charles Stewart Parnell, as well as the names of the leaders of the 1916 rebel leaders.
The Guinness Storehouse
In Dublin the Guinness Storehouse brews black beer known as stout, and has been established for over 200 years, a must see for people staying a city center accommodation. There is an exhibition of Guinness's history in a 19th century warehouse that was used for storing bales of hops, hence the name "Hopstore" up as recently as the 1950s. There is a walking tour through the brewing process at St. James's Gate where illustrations of brewing techniques from past to present of Arthur Guinness can be experienced. Enjoy a short video presentation at the end of the tour and why not take a sample in the sampling bar where the finest pints of draft Guinness are available to visitors, please note you must be over 18 to sample the Guinness.
Great location for a Dublin visit. Colette is a great hostess and will try to accommodate special diets for breakfast, which is huge and delicious. When you stay, take time to talk with her -- she's so interesting, a wealth of information.
Sharon T Knoxville, Tennessee (via Tripadvisor)