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The Dublin town of Clondalkin is about 15km from Dublin City, providing a good base if you wish to stay in the outskirts of the city. The location of Clondalkin also means visitors to the area only have a short drive to Kildare, with Kildare Village, Maynooth Castle and Leixlip Castle all less than one hour away.
Visiting Dublin City Centre
While visiting Clondalkin, a day trip into Dublin City should be high on your list of things to do. Dublin City has so many popular tourist attractions, so one day is unlikely to get everything in. If you are visiting Clondalkin on an extended break, be sure to plan a number of visits into the city centre to enjoy the famous sites of Dublin City.
First up, get along to Dublin Zoo and Phoenix Park, perfect if you’re travelling with kids. Take a journey back in time at Kilmainham Gaol and discover the lives of inmates in days gone by. A tour of the gaol will also highlight some of the famous Irish faces from the past who served a sentence in Kilmainham, with Charles Parnell, Eamon De Valera and Pádraig Pearse all serving time here. Kilmainham has also featured in several popular Irish movies including Michael Collins, In the Name of the Father and The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
Dublin’s Museums and Galleries
Dublin has many museums and galleries to visit, and is home to both the National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Dublin. Some of the more unique museum experiences in Dublin to consider when visiting the city include the National Wax Museum, the National Leprechaun Museum and the popular Little Museum of Dublin.
Popular Places to Visit Near Clondalkin
From Clondalkin make you way into Dublin City to visit the historic Dublin Castle, an impressive 13th-Century castle in the heart of the city. From here make the short trip to Trinity College, one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings. Take time to walk through the beautiful gardens of Trinity, and if time is on your side, join the queues to catch a glimpse of one of Ireland’s most famous books, the Book of Kells.
Enjoy the great outdoors when visiting Clondalkin by making your way to the iconic St Stephen’s Green. This small parkland is perfect for escaping the busy streets in Dublin and relaxing in your own corner of the green. If you want an even quieter space to reflect on your trip to Clondalkin, consider visiting Merrion Square or Iveagh Gardens, both located in the city centre, and a short walk from St Stephen’s Green.