The Tara Towers Hotel, Dublin 4, is the ideal location to explore all the delights of Dublin City and County. The popular Dublin 4 area boasts a wide selection of restaurants and bars from the traditional to the chic. Many of Dublin's historical attractions can be found close to the Tara Towers hotel.
The location of the Tara Towers Hotel, Dublin, serves as the perfect gateway to the beauty of the southeast of Ireland. Within an hours drive you can discover the splendour of the east coasts famed beaches including Curracloe, featured in Steven Spielberg's award winning World War II drama, "Saving Private Ryan".
Within a 30 minute drive discover the splendour of County Wicklow, 'the Garden of Ireland', which boasts urivalled walks, lush gardens and the famous Glendalough. www.visitwicklow.ie
'Hop-on Hop-Off 'Sightseeing Tours with Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus offers exciting cultural and diverse sightseeing tours in and around Dublin.These tours stop by the Tara Towers Hotel every day and tickets are available at reception. Ask at reception for more information.
For more information check out http://www.dublinbus.ie/sightseeing.
This is Dublin’s most popular tourist attraction. Take an incredible journey through the history and making of this world famous beer. It is the highlight of any trip to Dublin. Follow every step that goes into making a pint of Guinness, not to mention passion and pride and the magic ingredient, Arthur Guinness.
You can also avail of discounts by purchasing tickets on the Guinness Storehouse website in advance. For opening hours, ticket sales and directions, click here: http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Directions.aspx
The RDS, located 5 minutes from the hotel, is one of Dublin's top venues and hosts concerts of renowned international musicians, large exhibitions, an ice skating rink at Christmas, and the famous Dublin Horse Show in August each year. We offer a special discount to RDS guests/ exhibitors. Let us know at your time of booking. For more information on events in the RDS log onto www.rds.ie.
Aviva Stadium (Formally Lansdowne Road)
Aviva Stadium, due to open in early 2010, is one of Ireland's national stadiums, which dates back to 1876. It plays host to international rugby and soccer matches and major events in entertainment. A huge event hosted here is the RBS 6 Nations (Currently held in Croke Park during construction). With the Tara Towers Hotel located just 10 minutes from the stadium it is a favourite choice of many rugby supporters. www.rbs6nations.com
James Joyce Museum
The tower, with its gun platform and living quarters, remains much as Joyce described it. The Museum's collection includes letters, photographs, first and rare editions and personal possessions of Joyce as well as items associated with the Dublin of Ulysses.
The Gaiety Theatre
The Gaiety Theatre is the oldest theatre in Dublin. Built in 1837, the theatre plays host to a wide variety of theatrical productions and top world-renowned shows including the magic of Riverdance, a nightclub, café and theatre tours. www.gaietytheatre.ie
Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, the College is in an enviable position in the very heart of Ireland's capital. Trinity College on its 40-acre site retains some of its ancient seclusion of cobbled squares, gardens and parks. The College is famed for the great treasures. These include the Book of Kells, a 9th century illuminated manuscript, the Books of Durrow and Armagh and an early Irish harp. These are displayed in the Treasury and the Long Room, which houses over 200,000 of Trinity's oldest books. http://www.tcd.ie/Library/
Dublin’s Cultural Quarter is located on the south bank of the River Liffey and is home to more than 50 cultural organisations offering you an opportunity to experience contemporary arts in some of the most spectacular and innovative cultural venues in the city. It has the greatest concentration of pubs, restaurants, cafes & nightclubs. www.temple-bar.ie
O2 Concert Stadium
The 02 concert stadium is a stunning concert venue which prides itself in world class acoustics and is home to major bands and concerts. Located in the Docklands area in Dublin 1, The 02 can be easily reached from the Tara Towers Hotel by Dart train or car. Click on our location section to find both directions and an up-to-date listing of events and concerts at the O2 (both link to new location section).
Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin
The Grand Canal theatre is Dublin’s newest theatre and hosts plays, ballets and concerts. Located in the newly refurbished and cosmopolitan Dublin docklands, it is just a 10 minute drive from the Tara Towers Hotel. To view directions and to access a link to the events listing, go to our Grand Canal Theatre section
Official Dublin Tourism Website: www.visitdublin.com