The Four Courts Hostel is ideally situated overlooking the banks of the River Liffey.
We are based in the heart of the historic sector, from the very spot where Dublin's roots were first planted and have since grown into the cosmopolitan city that thrives today.
We are surrounded on all sides by places of interest.
The largest park in Europe, encloses the home of the Irish President as well as the worlds 2nd oldest Zoological gardens.
National Museum - Decorative Arts & History
This branch of the National Museum of Ireland displays houses fine examples of silver, ceramics, glassware, weaponry, furniture, Folklife, clothing, jewellery, coins and medals. All of these are displayed with imagination in innovative and contemporary galleries, which entice you to go further, look harder and examine more closely.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of a wide variety of modern and contemporary art which comprises some 4,500 works.
Kilmainham Gaol (Jail)
The prison where the 1916 rebel leaders were held and later executed. A fascinating tour.
The Guinness Storehouse
Sample a pint of this famous creamy stout after an intriguing tour complete with a fantastic view over the city.
Old Jamerson Distillery
A guide to Irish whiskey making complete with sample tasting!
|St Michans Church
Look for the gravestone with vampire bats with connection to Bram Stoker, author of "Dracula". Contains Handel's Organ used to practice the Messiah. Also home to a fascinating display of naturally mummified corpses in the crypt and the death masks of Wolfe Tone.
The Four Courts- This edifice has stood for over two hundred years as a bastion of law in Ireland. During that time the old building has witnessed a great deal of social and political upheaval. Indeed, it has been at the heart of much of it including the Easter Rising in 1916. In April 1922 they were occupied by Republican forces opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty. http://www.courts.ie/courts.ie/library3.nsf/PageCurrent/F8280C1F8A2E6F2980256F20004F7A58?opendocument
|Christ church Cathedral- Founded in 1038, rebuilt in 1169 by "Strongbow", houses many relics and a unique crypt.||http://www.cccdub.ie/|
St Patrick's Cathedral-Founded in the 5th century, completed in the 13th century.
|The site of the first ever performance of "Handel's Messiah"||http://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/|
|Chester Beatty Library||http://www.cbl.ie/|