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
- Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
- James Joyce Centre
- The GPO Witness History
- EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum
- 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.
They will witness one of the best-preserved Georgian streets in the city at Henrietta St.
Discover the Blessington Basin
And hear about Dublin’s docklands, Ireland’s tale of emigration and much more.
- 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.
They will learn all about Ireland’s best-known writers and talkers.
Enjoy the serenity of Glasnevin Cemetery
Take in the tropics at the 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.