Local Attractions

Trinity is perfectly located to enjoy Dublin City’s shopping and entertainment and explore its visitor attractions. Trinity is home to some of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures: the Book of Kells, the Old Library and the Science Gallery.

Here are just a few reasons to visit Dublin’s fair city, with its vibrant atmosphere to satisfy the interests of culture vultures, history buffs and expert shoppers.

The Book of Kells Exhibition

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The Book of Kells is Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ and can be found in Trinity College Dublin.

National Gallery of Ireland

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The National Gallery of Ireland houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art. The Gallery has an extensive, representative collection of Irish painting and is also notable for its Italian Baroque and Dutch masters paintings. Admission is free.

Grafton Street

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Grafton Street (just one minutes’ walk from Trinity), is the main shopping area in downtown Dublin and is home to a wide variety of Irish and international fashion stores. The side streets hosts independent boutiques and specialist retailers, many selling Irish arts and crafts. It is always bustling with people and there is some entertainment in the way of street performers including musicians, poets and mime artists who commonly perform to the shopping crowds on the pedestrianised street.