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These north Dublin attractions will be highlighted with a new tourism trail

Members of the public will be encouraged to rediscover the rich cultural heritage of Dublin’s northside.
Jan 12th 2016, 6:32 PM 19,017 32

A NEW TOURISM trail and website were launched this evening, with the aim of highlighting some of the most iconic attractions on Dublin’s northside.

The new Dublin Northside Attractions (DNA) initiative takes in 12 of the city’s most vibrant attractions, inviting members of the public to rediscover “the rich cultural heritage” of north Dublin.

“As a proud northsider, I am very familiar with the myriad places of interest and sites of historical significance located on Dublin’s northside,” commented Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe today.

“Many of these are well known worldwide; some to a lesser degree.The aim of this initiative is to bring these attractions together under one umbrella organisation so that they can have a greater impact as a cohesive unit than they would by working independently.”

These are the attractions that will be highlighted:

Old Jameson Distillery

Source: Neil Turner via Flickr

Glasnevin Cemetery

Source: William Murphy via Flickr

National Botanic Gardens

Source: William Murphy via Flickr

GAA Museum and Croke Park Stadium

Source: William Murphy via Flickr

Mountjoy Square

Source: Peter Donegan/Donegan Landscaping

Guinness Storehouse (not on the northside but still included…)

Source: Jennifer Morrow via Flickr

The James Joyce Centre

Source: Google Street View

The Hugh Lane Gallery

Source: William Murphy via Flickr


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EPIC Ireland

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GPO – Witness History

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Dublin’s DNA offers a number of touring options starting with a hop on / hop off bus route provided by Dublin City Sightseeing Tours.

A number of guided walking trails already exist and new DNA walking trails are in development. Visitors will also be encouraged to experience Dublin’s DNA using the variety of options including Dublin Bike and walking.

Further information can be found on the new website, here.

Read: 9 genuinely fun things to do for free in Dublin this January>

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