Attractions

What is worth checking out around the Shopping Centre?

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is perfectly located within Dublin’s most fashionable retail and cultural quarter. Designer stores, luxury hotels, cool cafes and traditional Irish bars abound, while Dublin’s premier theatres, museums and art galleries are all within easy walking distance. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre: the perfect starting place for your city adventure. Just scroll below the map to read about attractions nearby.

 

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  • Chester Beatty Library [View On Map]

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    With free admission, and described by Lonely Planet as ‘not just the best museum in Ireland, but one of the best in Europe’, the Chester Beatty Library is a must-see on any visitor’s itinerary. As the only museum in Ireland to win ‘European Museum of the Year’ and rated at number two in TripAdvisor’s list of recommended Dublin cultural attractions, the library’s rich collections from across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world.

  • Citron @ The Fitzwilliam Hotel [View On Map]

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    Recently voted ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ by the highly respected Food and Wine critic Paolo Tullio, Citron at the Fitzwilliam has always been a fun and fashionable place to dine. As you settle above the Fitzwilliam foyer, observing life and those familiar faces come and go through the hotel doors, take time to enjoy our contemporary cuisine in relaxed and stylish surroundings. Nicely priced, convenient and with food that is simply delicious, Citron awaits you.

  • Dandelion [View On Map]

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    Dandelion of St. Stephen’s Green is the epicentre of Dublin’s exciting social scene and houses a busy restaurant, bar and nightclub. A 22,000sq foot venue that opens midday until close, 7 days a week, and is now under new management, the Dandelion is the cornerstone of Dublin’s celebrity circuit. Dandelion takes a well-deserved place among the uber-cool destination venues throughout the world, and is inspired by bar cultures from London and New York.

  • Harry’s on the Green [View On Map]

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    Inspired by below street level New York style bars, Harry’s on the Green creates an atmosphere in which to see and be seen. Our elaborate bars and discreet lounge areas make for a classic and convivial environment and the large soft seating areas are ideal for those impromptu meetings with colleagues and friends. Harry’s clientele can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and high-speed internet connections, so if you’re working, shopping or simply keeping in touch, you can do so while sipping one of our awards winning cocktails in the very comfortable Harry’s on the Green.

  • Inn on the Green @ The Fitzwilliam Hotel [View On Map]

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    Inn on the Green at the Fitzwilliam, is the finest cocktail bar in Dublin. An intimate room dominated by a long curved pewter counter, this beautiful bar has some of the ambience of a traditional Irish pub, but is clearly of its time. Imbued with the great Dublin city atmosphere that surrounds it, Inn on the Green still manages to maintain its own unique identity. It’s a place to kick back and relax with colleagues or friends as the atmosphere is lively and goes on well into the night. Inn on the Green is definitely worth a visit the next time you find yourself in the heart of this great city.

  • Newman University Church [View On Map]

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    The Newman University Church’s origins date back to 1856, when Englishman John Henry Newman founded the church for the Catholic University of Ireland. Newman began his career as a priest in the Anglican Church. However, in 1845 he converted to Roman Catholicism, moved to Dublin and established the church. The structure features a Romanesque porch, interesting wall plaques, a beautiful ante-church area and impressive semi-dome above the sanctuary, which took its inspiration from the Church of San Clemente in Rome.

  • Science Gallery [View On Map]

    Science Gallery Science Gallery is a world first. A type of venue where today’s white hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and ideas collide. Since opening in 2008, over 1.7 million of you have visited us in Dublin-ranking us among the top ten free cultural attractions in Ireland. We’re all about opening science up to passionate debate. Unlike most galleries, we don’t have a permanent collection and this means that there is always something new to see.

  • Sinnott’s Bar [View On Map]

    Sinnotts MediumSinnott’s Bar is a favourite with all Dublin sports fans and is located right on King’s Street South. Reopened in 1989, just after Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre was built, Sinnott’s Bar has become very popular for live sports, showing everything from GAA to rugby, cricket and soccer. With 7 massive screens to choose from, you are unlikely to ever miss your favourite team in action. Besides our commitment to all things sporting, Sinnott’s has made a name for itself with our famous lunches and pub grub menus and we have become well known throughout this fair city for our hospitality and great value for money.  For a truly unique night out, pay Sinnott’s bar a visit and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

  • The Gaiety Theatre [View On Map]

    The Gaiety MediumLocated on King Street South and directly opposite Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, The Gaiety is Ireland’s best loved and most famous theatre. First opened in 1871, the Gaiety has seen many famous faces tread the boards and break a leg down through the years, including Luciano Pavarotti, Julie Andrews, Spike Milligan and Peter Ustinov. Today, the Gaiety continues to champion the talents and works of Irish icons, such as Brendan Behan, Brian Friel, The Chieftains and The Riverdance dance troupe. Also known as the Grand Old Dame of South King Street, the Gaiety specialises in operatic and musical productions, with the occasional dramatic show, and is definitely a landmark destination for any visitor to Dublin.

  • The Huguenot Cemetery [View On Map]

    Huguenot mediumThe Huguenot Cemetery is a small cemetery dating back to 1693 and is located right beside the Shelbourne Hotel on the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green. Those buried there are the descendants of the Huguenots, who fled religious persecution in France. The Huguenots were encouraged to come to Ireland and they quickly established a thriving community in Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland. The Huguenots were renowned for their skills in textiles, watchmaking and finance and were an integral part of the commercial and civic life of Dublin. Famous Irish people of Huguenot descent include Seam Lemass (Irish revolutionary and Prime Minister), Samuel Beckett (Irish Writer), James Gandon (Irish Architect) and Wolfe Tone (founding father of Irish Republicanism and Revolutionary).

  • The Iveagh Gardens [View On Map]

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    The Iveagh Gardens is a public park located just off Harcourt Street and is only a five minute stroll from the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Benjamin Guinness laid out the gardens in 1863 after the construction of Iveagh House on St. Stephen’s Green. Previously, the Earl of Clonmel had laid out the land as a private leisure garden. During the early 19th century, the gardens were opened to the public and, in 1908, the first Earl of Iveagh gave the gardens to the newly chartered University College Dublin. The Iveagh Gardens is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and is well worth a visit.

  • The Little Museum of Dublin [View On Map]

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    The Little Museum of Dublin tells the remarkable story of this fair city in the 20th century. The museum was launched in 2011 with a public appeal for historic objects and today there are over 5,000 artefacts in the collection, including pieces relating to art, advertising, letters and photography. Named as ‘Dublin’s Best Museum Experience’ by the Irish Times, the Little Museum has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Awards and has recently been granted full charitable status. Our greeter programme, City of a Thousand Welcomes, has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘the best free thing to do in Europe’.

  • The National Gallery of Ireland [View On Map]

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    The National Gallery hosts some 15,000 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and objets d’art dating from the early thirteenth century through to the mid-twentieth century. The collection boasts an impressive range of masterpieces by artists from the major European schools of art whilst also featuring the world’s most comprehensive collection of Irish art. The gallery’s highlights include works by Caravaggio, Goya, Picasso, Titian, Van Gogh and Velázquez.

  • The National Library of Ireland [View On Map]

    National Library Ireland MediumThe mission of the National Library of Ireland is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge. The National Library has a large quantity of Irish and Irish related material, which can be consulted free of charge. This includes books, manuscripts, music, periodicals, newspapers and photographs. The library also hosts the personal notes and workbooks of eminent Irish writers, including Seamus Heaney, James Joyce and William Butler Yeats.

  • The National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology) [View On Map]

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    At the National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology), you’ll find artefacts dating from 7,000 BC to the 20th century exhibited in seven galleries. The Treasury Exhibition is where you can see iconic artefacts such as the Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch, and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Make sure to visit the Kingship and Sacrifice exhibition, which includes recently found bog bodies dating from before 2,000 BC. Or-Ireland’s Gold Exhibition is one of the largest and most important gold collections in Europe. Also not to be missed are the Ancient Egypt and Viking Ireland Exhibitions.

  • The National Museum of Ireland (Natural History) [View On Map]

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    Also known as ‘The Dead Zoo’, the Museum’s 10,000 exhibits provide a glimpse of the natural world that has delighted generations of visitors since the doors opened in 1857. The building is a ‘cabinet-style’ museum designed to showcase a wide-ranging and comprehensive zoological collection and has changed little in over a century. The ground floor’s Irish Room is dedicated to animals native to Ireland. On the upper floor, you’ll find an elephant, polar bear, lions and an array of monkeys, apes and lemurs. The Museum’s Discovery Zone gives adult and children a unique chance to get to grips with a number of different animals.

  • The Shelbourne Hotel [View On Map]

    The Shelbourne Hotel MediumThe globally renowned Shelbourne Hotel is a timeless landmark located right in the beating heart of Dublin city centre. Overlooking the magnificent St. Stephen’s Green, the Shelbourne is only a few steps away from Dublin’s sights and shops, commerce and culture. Founded in 1824, the Shelbourne is a place infused with history. The Irish constitution was drafted, literary masterpieces were penned and society was shaped all within luxurious rooms once graced by the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco, JFK, Elizabeth Taylor, Jimmy Cagney and Greta Garbo. The Shelbourne’s famous Horseshoe Bar has seen more than its fair share of artists, politicians, movie stars and writers, including Patrick Kavanagh, Brendan Behan, Bono and Count John McCormack.

  • The Unitarian Church [View On Map]

    UnitarianIn the 1850s, a wealthy ship owner, Thomas Wilson, bequeathed £2,330 towards the building of a new Unitarian Church on St. Stephen’s Green. Wilson’s father had been George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the American War of Independence, and later the USA’s first consul in Dublin. In 1857, a site was purchased on the west side of St. Stephen’s Green, which a hundred years earlier had been known as the ‘French Walk’, because of the many French Huguenots who owned property there. The new church cost £5,000, and opened for public worship in June 1863. The church itself has a wealth of French, Flemish and English stained glass windows and also has a notable example of one of the first stained glass pieces executed following the revival of the Irish stained glass industry in the early 20th century. In 2003, a full refurbishment of the church was undertaken, and it continues to be used for worship right up to this very day.

  • Thornton’s @ The Fitzwilliam Hotel [View On Map]

    ThorntonsConsidered by foodies to be Ireland’s finest Michelin starred eatery, Thornton’s at the Fitzwilliam charms and captivates from the very first carefully prepared morsel. Since opening in 2002, Thornton’s has been awarded every major accolade there is, including being listed as number 25 in the top 50 Restaurants of the World. Kevin Thornton is widely regarded as Ireland’s best chef and together with his partner Muriel and the team they look forward to welcoming you to one of Dublin’s finest restaurants.