Free trails will lead visitors to discover some of the most interesting historic sites and attractions

Visitors to Dublin are invited to explore the hidden histories and inspiring sites of Dublin city’s northside with the launch of two new trails – “Iconic Sights, Hidden Highlights” and “Inspiring Places, Hallowed Spaces”.

Launched by Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonnacha the trails, created in conjunction with Dublin City Council and Dublin’s Northside Attractions (Dublin’s DNA), designed to provide more ways for visitors to explore some of the most interesting historic sites and attractions located on the northside of Dublin city.

The new trails are the latest addition to the existing Dublin Discovery Trails - a series of free self-guided walking trails connected by The Dubline, an orientation route through the heart of the city which introduces visitors to the magical tales of the city’s colorful past as they explore the capital.

Included sites along these trails are:

- Glasnevin Cemetery

Historic Glasnevin Cemetery.

Historic Glasnevin Cemetery.

- Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

The Hugh Lane Gallery.

The Hugh Lane Gallery.

- James Joyce Centre

 

The James Joyce Centre.

The James Joyce Centre.

- The GPO Witness History

The GPO Witness History, on O'Connell Street.

The GPO Witness History, on O'Connell Street.

- EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum

Inside EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum.

Inside EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum.

- Croke Park

The heart of Ireland's GAA, Croke Park.

The heart of Ireland's GAA, Croke Park.

Speaking at the launch of the new trails Fáilte Ireland’s Chief Executive Paul Kelly commented that “these new trails on the northside of the city are all part of our evolving program to enrich the visitor experience by leveraging Dublin’s great stories, and making it easy for visitors to delve deeper into real Dublin.”

The two new Dublin Discovery Trails, which are now available to download for free, are:

- Iconic Sights, Hidden Highlights

On this trail visitors can discover how the Four Courts paid a heavy price in the fight for independence.

Dublin's Four Courts.

Dublin's Four Courts.

They will witness one of the best-preserved Georgian streets in the city at Henrietta St.

Stunning buildings of Henrietta Street.

Stunning buildings of Henrietta Street.

Discover the Blessington Basin

Blessington Basin, in Dublin's city center.

Blessington Basin, in Dublin's city center.

And hear about Dublin’s docklands, Ireland’s tale of emigration and much more.

Dublin's Docklands by night.

Dublin's Docklands by night.

- Inspiring Places, Hallowed Spaces

This trial brings visitors on the fascinating journey through Dublin’s Northside where they will visit the icon of Irish culture and history, Croke Park.

Home of the GAA - Croke Park.

Home of the GAA - Croke Park.

They will learn all about Ireland’s best-known writers and talkers.

Dublin's Writers Museum.

Dublin's Writers Museum.

Enjoy the serenity of Glasnevin Cemetery

Glasnevin Cemetery.

Glasnevin Cemetery.

Take in the tropics at the National Botanical Gardens

Dublin's National Botanical Gardens.

Dublin's National Botanical Gardens.

 

Matthew Jebb, Chairman of the Dublin Northside Alliance explained “The Dublin Northside Attractions (DNA) Alliance came about in 2015 as a forum for like-minded cultural attractions in the north city center quarter. It has rapidly grown into a fully-fledged tourist experience.

The Dublin Discovery Trails were launched in December 2015 and since then the Dublin Discovery Trails App has recorded over 25,000 downloads.

You can download the trails here: Iconic Sights, Hidden Highlights and the Inspiring Places, Hallowed Spaces.

Take a walk on the northside! Two new free Dublin city trails now available for download.