What to See in Dublin?

St. Patrick's Cathedral has marvelous exhibits and spectacular Evening Song.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral has marvelous exhibits and spectacular Evening Song. (Image from the Cathedral’s website.)

My aunt Kitty Lee is coming to Dublin soon for a visit, along with her friend Patty. They asked:

Are there websites we should check out before we arrive in Dublin for planning our days when you are working or do you have things to suggest?  Neither one of us is big on museums.  We prefer to see the sights and experience the culture.  Obviously we have to visit the Cobblestone Pub with you 🙂. Did you mention some cathedrals in Dublin?  We wouldn’t mind visiting/touring one of them.

With their preferences in mind, Dave and I quickly assembled a list of sites I think they should see in Dublin.

Dublin Castle as seen from the garden of the Chester Beatty Library. (Image from Dublin Attractions.)

Dublin Castle as seen from the garden of the Chester Beatty Library. (Image from Dublin Attractions.)

We have also found these sites interesting:

Main Reading Room of the National Archives in Dublin (Image from blog by Librarinista.)http://librarianista.tumblr.com/post/3918081339/reading-room-national-library-of-ireland-dublin

Main Reading Room of the National Archives in Dublin (Image from blog by Librarinista.)

There are many sites in the city I haven’t yet seen. (When I looked through one of my three Dublin guides just before Christmas, I realized that I haven’t seen half of the Dublin sites they list.)  I’ve been wanting to visit:

Header from the Jeanie Johnson web site.

Header from the Jeanie Johnson web site.

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  1. The Jeanie Johnston is really neat! Bus trips are great; I went to the Ring of Kerry and back in the same day! I got my ticket at the main tourist center (the one in what used to be a church). In terms of museums (I know Kitty isn’t much interested), but the National Museums are free! I found the Archeology Museum to be wonderful; great displays and very interesting! (The Natural History Museum is cramped and a bit creepy.) The Abbey Theatre and the Gate Theatre are also wonderful!!!

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