Places of Interest

Where to go, so many choices

ChristchurchChrist Church Cathedral
Kinlay House overlooks Christ Church Cathedral. It is one of Dublin’s oldest and most recognised landmarks. Be sure to pop over when you are with us.

Collins Barracks
Collins Barracks is the oldest military barracks in Europe and is home to the Museum of the Decorative Arts & History. An easy 20 minute stroll down the Liffey from the hostel.

Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle is right across the road from Kinlay House. Highlights include the 13th century record tower, the splendid State Apartments and the world treasures contained in the Chester Beatty Library.Dublin.

Dublin Writers Museum
Situated on Parnell Square, in a magnificent 18th Century mansion, this collection feature the lives and works of Dublin’s literary figures over the last 100 years, including Joyce, Shaw, Wilde and Yeats.

Dublinia
A stone’s throw from Kinlay House, Dublinia and the Viking World exhibitions are amongst the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. The exhibitions reveal fascinating glimpses of the Viking and medieval past.

Guinness Storehouse
Almost everyone that stays at Kinlay House makes it to the Guinness Storehouse. The tour provides a fascinating insight into the black stuff and concludes with a pint in the Gravity Bar with its panoramic views of the city.

Kilmainham Gaol
Ireland’s own Alcatraz! Kilmainham Gaol was founded in 1796 and throughout it’s history it has housed many of Ireland’s “infamous rebels” including the leaders of the 1916 rising. Self-guided tours are available daily and more recently, opera is being staged due to the great acoustics offered.

Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of parkland in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly eight hundred years. On display is beautiful period furniture together with an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings.

National Gallery of Ireland
Opened in 1864 the Gallery houses the national collection of Irish art and European master paintings.

Museum of Archaeology and History
The national repository for all archaeological objects found in Ireland. This museum houses over 2,000,000 artefacts which range in date between 7000BC and the late medieval period. Also home to approximately ten thousand animals which are drawn from over two million specimens.

Phoenix Park
The largest urban enclosed park in Europe, Phoenix Park features ornamental gardens, nature trails and broad expanses of grassland. Deer roam the forested areas and Dublin Zoo can also be found there as well.

Smithfield
Pedestrianised cobbled plaza with bars, restaurants and shops. The main attraction is the 175ft viewing tower (formally the old chimney of the Jameson Distillery) offering panoramic views of the city. A ten minute walk from the hostel..

St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Kinlay House is situated five minutes from St. Patrick’s
Cathedral – Dublin’s largest Cathedral where it is said St. Patrick baptised converts to the Christian faith.

Temple Bar
Kinlay House is right on the edge of Temple Bar – Dublin’s cultural quarter bustling with arts, culture and entertainment along with some of Dublin’s top restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.

The Old Jameson Distillery
The Old Jameson Distillery is another favourite with our guests. An educational tour of the distillery followed by a taste.

Trinity College
The oldest university in Ireland, the college has stood in the heart of the city since 1592. The campus features buildings from the 17th to 20th century, cobbled squares, gardens and parks. Also home to the famous ‘Book of Kells’ written around the year 800 AD. Guided tours are available daily in the summertime.