Top Dublin Attractions

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Top Dublin Attractions

Situated in the heart of Temple Bar, The Morgan Hotel is the perfect place to explore all Dublin City has to offer this Autumn.

Get ready to visit all of our nearby and neighbouring attractions, soak up the culture of Temple Bar and watch Dublin City burst into life. The leaves are about to change colour and this vibrant city is just calling to be visited and explored once more! Here are just some of our favourite attractions and places to visit this Autumn!

Please note that opening times of the below sights and attractions may vary, in light of the current situation with COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information regarding opening times and ticket prices, please refer to the websites of the individual attractions.

THE PHOENIX PARK

The Phoenix park is the largest urban park in all of Europe. Founded in the 1660’s, the park has a long history behind it while today it home to a number of important buildings including Áras an Uachtaráin – The official residency of the President of Ireland, the residency of the US Ambassador and of course Dublin Zoo, Ireland’s national zoo and the fourth oldest zoo worldwide.

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MALAHIDE CASTLE

Malahide is a picturesque countryside coastal town in North County Dublin, yet only half an hour from Dublin City. Visit the medieval castle, stroll to the marina and down to the beach, before discovering the town’s charming cafés and chic boutiques.

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THE NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS

The National Botanic Gardens are a beautiful collection of more than 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from around the world. Of particular note are their exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. The gardens are located in Glasnevin just 3km from Dublin City Centre.

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DUBLIN ZOO

The Morgan Hotel is only a 10-minute drive along the quays to Ireland’s incredible Dublin Zoo, located within the beautiful Phoenix Park. Enjoy a day at the zoo with the whole family learning about the animals and endangered species.

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DUBLIN CASTLE

Less than 10 minutes away from The Morgan Hotel on foot is Dublin Castle, an incredible site of Irish history. Visit the former seat of the British Government in Ireland, along with the stunning castle and grounds. The site encompasses the Chapel Royal, Chester Beatty Library and The Garda Museum.

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FARMLEIGH HOUSE

Farmleigh House, located on the grounds of the Phoenix Park, is a stunning 18th Century Manor house steeped in history. Having undergone a major restoration in recent years, it is now home to many visiting dignitaries and the venue for high level Government meetings, as well as public viewing.

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EPIC - THE IRISH EMIGRATION MUSEUM

EPIC is an interactive museum experience, delivering the history of Irish emigration. Voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019, just a 15 minute walk from The Morgan Hotel.

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THE GPO MUSEUM

The GPO Museum is an immersive, interactive and engaging experience telling the story of the 1916 Easter Rising and Modern Irish History. The experience is one of the newest Dublin Museums and it is one of the top attractions to explore.

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NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND

The National Gallery of Ireland is only a 12-minute walk away from The Morgan Hotel. Home to works by artists such as Vermeer, Caravaggio and Jack B. Yeats, it's an ideal day out in Dublin.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND

The National Museum of Ireland has 3 locations around the city, all easily accessible from The Morgan Hotel on foot. Choose from Archaeology, Decorative Arts, History, and Natural History.

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ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL

St. Patrick's Cathedral is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and is full of history. Be sure to visit it's incredible architecture and the beautiful park beside it, only an 8-minute drive from The Morgan Hotel.

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THE JAMESON DISTILLERY

The Jameson Distillery located on Bow Street in Smithfield has been the home of Jameson Irish Whisky since 1780. Originally opened as a factory producing Jameson Whiskey, it now stands as a monument celebrating the heritage of the Irish brand.

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THE GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

The Guinness Storehouse is Dublin's No. 1 tourist attraction. A central part of Dublin's culture, at the storehouse you will be able to explore the incredible history of Ireland's most famous export. The Guinness Storehouse is located at the historic St. James' Gate, only a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

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THE BOOK OF KELLS

The Book of Kells, one of the most famous manuscripts in the world, is a must-see if you're in Dublin. Considered Ireland's greatest cultural treasure, this 9th Century manuscript is located in the library of Trinity College, just a 5-minute walk from The Morgan Hotel.

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CHESTER BETTY LIBRARY

The Chester Beatty Library is regarded as one of the world's greatest collections of manuscripts, books and artefacts from the Middle East and beyond. It's a must-see for any visitor to Dublin.

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THE LITTLE MUSEUM OF DUBLIN

The Little Museum of Dublin is a facinating way to discover the city's history, set in a beautiful Georgian house. It can be easily reached from The Morgan Hotel by foot in less than 15 minutes.

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THE IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

The Irish Museum of Modern Art has been around for less than 30 years, but has quickly become one of Ireland's foremost cultural institutions. Housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, it is less than a 20-minute drive from The Morgan Hotel, and contains works of art of some of the most renowned Irish and international modern artists.

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THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

The Natural History Museum is home to the most extensive collection of Irish animal and plant specimens, and is a fascinating look into the history of the island. Located only a 20-minute walk from The Morgan Hotel, it's a must see if you're planning to stay with us.

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KILMAINHAM GAOL

Kilmainham Gaol is one of Europe's largest unoccupied Gaols and has played a huge role in Irish history. Only a short bus, LUAS or taxi journey away from The Morgan Hotel, it's a must-see for anyone visiting the city.

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CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL

No trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to Christ Church Cathedral. At over 1,000 years old, it is Dublin's oldest building and has remained a important place of Anglican worship to this day. The Morgan Hotel is located only a 15-minute walk away from this incredible building.

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EXPERIENCE GAELIC GAMES

Experience Gaelic Games offer a unique cultural activity like no other. They provide groups and individual bookings the opportunity to immerse themselves in the phenomenon that is Gaelic Games, the national sport of Ireland.

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