Explore Iconic Sights and Hidden Highlights With Free New Tours in Dublin’s Northside

Fáilte Ireland has launched two new free Dublin Discovery Trails, which will allow visitors to explore more of the North of the city.

The latest addition to the current trails, which were developed in conjunction with Dublin City Council and Dublin’s Northside Attractions, will focus around Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, James Joyce Centre, The GPO Witness History, EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum and Croke Park.

Visitors to the city can avail of a series of free self-guided walking trails connected by The Dubline, an orientation route through the heart of the city.

The first of the new trails is ‘Iconic Sights, Hidden Highlights’, which allows visitors to discover how the Four Courts paid a heavy price in the fight for independence.

They can also explore 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.

The second trail, entitled ‘Inspiring Places, Hallowed Spaces’, brings visitors on the journey through Dublin’s Northside where they will visit Croke Park, the icon of Irish culture and history.

Following this, visitors can learn all about Ireland’s best known writers and talkers and enjoy the serenity of Glasnevin Cemetery.

For a break, take in the tropics at the National Botanical Gardens and walk through the suburbs of Dublin, which housed some of Ireland’s rebels.

Launching the new Trails at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath, Mícheál MacDonncha, said: “I am delighted to launch the New Northside trails which are sure to be a welcome addition to the existing Dublin Discovery Trails.

It is fitting that the launch is taking place here in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, one of the iconic venues on the trail. Tá stair fada ag an cathair seo agus tá an-suim ag saoránaigh agus cuairteoirí sa scéal sin.”

For more information, visit Dublin Discovery Trails online here.

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