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Dublin City And Powerscourt

Tour Duration: Full Day

Depart from port of Dublin to Powerscourt Gardens

Powerscourt Powerscourt
Powerscourt is one of the most beautiful country estates in Ireland. Situated in the mountains of Wicklow, it was originally an important strategic site for the Anglo-Normans who came to Ireland in the 12th century. By the year 1300 a castle had been built here and was in the possession of the le Poer (Power) family from which it takes its name. The succeeding centuries saw the castle held for different periods by powerful families such as the O'Tooles and the Fitzgeralds, Earls of Kildare.

In 1603 Powerscourt Castle and lands were granted to a new English arrival in the area: Richard Wingfield. Following a successful military career in Ireland, Flanders, France and Portugal, Wingfield was knighted and in 1600 was appointed as Marshal of Ireland. His descendants were to remain at Powerscourt for over 350 years. 
After Lunch, we will return to Dublin City where you will be able to spend some free time seeing all of the cities local attrations.

Places to Visit

Guinness StorehouseGuinness Storehouse

In the heart of the Guinness factory complex this excellent visitor centre tells the dramatic story of the 250 year history of Guinness. A complimentary drink in the highest bar in Ireland, the Gravity bar is part of your visit here.

Trinity College

Once the educator of the elite of Irish society, Trinity College is now open to all. See the Old Library and the Book of Kells.

Dublinia

Dublinia traces the story of Medieval Dublin from the English Invasion through the Black Death to the closure of the Monasteries in the 1540s.

Kilmainham Gaol

Europe's largest disused and Ireland's most famous prison. The leaders of the 1916 Rebellion were executed here by the English.

Dublin Castle

The centre of English oppression and misrule in Ireland for 700 years. See the Old Walls of Dublin, State Apartments, and the treasury.

Temple Bar

Dublin's Cultural Quarter. Located in the heart of Dublin's City Centre, some of Dublin's best night spots, restaurants and unusual shops line these narrow, cobbled streets running between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral

Dublin Shopping

Grafton Street

Dublin's smartest shopping area with fashionable stores such as Brown Thomas, the department store. Other principal shopping streets in the area include Wicklow Street, Dawson Street, and South Great Georges Street.

Henry Street

Department stores such as the popular Arnotts', and an assortment of popular clothing and footwear stores are here on Dublin's Henry Street. The ILAC shopping centre, and the newer Jervis Street Shopping Centre are both here

 

Retun to Dublin