Dublin bus tour; http://www.dublinbus.ie/sightseeing
The Dublin Tour has been carefully designed to give you the freedom to explore and experience the history and culture of Dublin at your leisure. We visit all the main Dublin attractions along our route and these include Dublin Zoo and Trinity College (home of the Book of Kells). Our entertaining Dublin tour guides, who are all accredited by Failte Ireland, will show you the city as only a native can. Your 24-hour ticket allows you to hop on and off as often as you wish.
The tour operates daily from 9.30am and can be joined at any of 23 stops, each conveniently located near one of the most popular Dublin attractions. For example, you can join outside Trinity College, leave at the Guinness Storehouse (and sample the product!) and then re-join later. You could even start your Dublin tour in the afternoon and come back to see more the following morning. To enhance your enjoyment we have arranged discounts for you at a selection of the most popular attractions en route.
Dublin tourism; www.visitdublin.com
The Curragh Racecourse in Kildare is the headquarters of horse racing in Ireland since the first race took place in 1741 and one of Ireland’s premier sporting venues.
Less than an hour from Dublin, we host the best flat racing in the country from March to July including Four Classic Races featuring the Boylesports Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas, Darley Irish Oaks and Dubai Duty-Free Irish Derby.
Curragh racecourse; www.curraghracecourse.ie
The Curragh is 20 minutes from the Banner House.
Irish National Stud Japanese Gardens & St Fiachra’s Garden
One visit, three different worlds – situated 1 hour from Dublin off the N7. The 1,000 acre Farm at Tully has been in use as a Stud Farm since 1900 when it was owned by Col. William Hall-Walker. It is home to some of Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds. There’s a Horse Museum tracing the history of the horse in Ireland using artefacts, illustrations and text and the skeleton of the legendary steeplechaser ‘Arkle’. The Japanese Gardens are situated in the grounds of the Stud Farm and were created between 1906-1910. They are planned to symbolise the ‘Life of Man’ from the cradle to the grave. St. Fiachra’s Garden was designed as a Millennium project and has 4 acres of Woodland & Lakeside walks and features a Monastic cell with a hand-crafted Waterford Crystal garden within the base of the cell.
The National Stud is 25 minutes from the banner house.