From north to south
- Trinity College, College Green at Dame St is the oldest university in Ireland, founded in the heart of Dublin 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. The most visited place on campus is the Colonnades Gallery, home of The Book of Kells, a one-of-a-kind hand-written and illuminated manuscript of the Four Gospels, dating back to the 9th century or earlier. Open daily except Sunday mornings during October – May. www.bookofkells.ie
- Christ Church Cathedral (founded 1028) with a Treasury in the Crypt. It is the mother church for the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough of the Church of Ireland.
- National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The Treasury shows the unique treasures of early medieval Ireland, exploring their connections with both the pagan past and the wider Christian culture of the time.
- St Patrick’s Cathedral boasts over 800 years of fascinating history.
- Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
- The National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2. www.nationalgallery.ie
- Saint Brendan's Cathedral Museum, Loughrea, Co Galway. Saint Brendan's Cathedral Museum is a treasure house of Celtic Renaissance Art. This Cathedral is home to the greatest cross section of stained glass in Ireland. Stained glass includes work by A.E. Child, Michael Healy and Evie Hone. H McGoldrick and Patrick Pye have also designed single works in the Cathedral. The stations of the cross are a fine example of E Rhind’s work.