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Griffith College

Griffith Halls of Residence is located on the grounds of Griffith College. The grounds are historic and noted, dating back to 1813. The college was formerly Griffith Barracks and before that the Richmond Bridewell prison, which counted the Liberator Daniel O'Connell amoug its interness. As Wellington Barracks (until 1922) and Griffith Barracks (post War of Independence) the barracks hosted British, Free State and Irish Republic soldiers. The college, which welcomes students from all over the world, opened in 1991. 


The 3 Arena

The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre in the Dublin Docklands. It is the most well-known indoor music and entertainment arena in Dublin, and can hold up to 14,500 spectators. It can be easily accessed via our grounds by the Luas Red Line heading north. 

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The General Post Office

The General Post Office (GPO) is one of the most recognisable buildings in Dublin. It was the scene of much of the fighting during the Easter Rising, the precursor to the Irish War of Independence, which eventually saw Ireland gain autonomy from Britain. 

It now houses a museum to the events which took place within its walls, in which patrons can revisit the events that led to Ireland’s freedom. The building is free to enter though the museum costs €15 per adult and €7.50 per child. 

Today, aside from its well-known role in the Easter Rising it is the headquarters of An Post, the Irish postal service. 

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Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library is home to some of the most wonderfully impressive literary collections in the city.

The library was once the private library of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875 – 1968), an American scholar and philanthropist. It now serves as a tourist attraction and resource for research students. 

The library houses rare books and manuscripts from far-flung regions of the world including Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It was described by Lonely Planet as ‘not just the best museum in Ireland but one of the best in Europe’. 

The library caters for visitors with a wide array of different interests and boasts exhibits suitable for all ages.  

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Guinness Storehouse

Guinness is Ireland’s most famous export. No trip to Dublin is complete without a trip to the home of the black stuff. 

St James’ Gate Brewery, the home of Guinness, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe. The brewery dates back to 1904. It began its life as a simple fermentation plant but has evolved over the decades and now houses a seven-storey visitor experience dedicated to all things Guinness. At the end of the experience, you’re taught to pour the perfect pint of stout, with a certificate of achievement proof you’ve cracked the process. 

If you’d like to wet your whistle and feeling a bit more whimsical, you can request a Stoutie, a bespoke pint on which staff emblaze your face. 

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Christchurch Cathedral 

Christchurch Cathedral is situated in Dublin 8, our neighbourhood, just 2km away. It is the oldest medieval cathedral in Dublin, constructed almost one thousand years ago.

It’s well worth a venture whether you’re interested in religion, architecture, history or are just keen to experience a medieval marvel. 

The cathedral is the residence of The Choir of Christchurch Cathedral, which traces its roots back to 1493. The choir, made up of 18 members, has served the cathedral for more than five centuries. 

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St. Patrick's Cathedral

St.  Patrick's Cathedral is an historic landmark in Dublin, Ireland. It was built between 1220 and 1260 and is one of the few remaining buildings from medieval Dublin. It is dedicated to Ireland's patron saint, Saint Patrick and is a popular tourist attraction. The Cathedral also serves as a final resting place for notable figures such as Jonathan Swift, who was Dean of the Cathedral and is buried on the site. The site where St Patrick baptised Christian converts 1500 years ago.

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