Beer and Gardens DUBLIN, IRELAND
Guinness Storehouse The core of the Guinness Storehouse building is shaped like a giant pint glass, and consists of seven floors. Along each floor, you get to see how Guinness is made and various other exhibitions. On the top floor is the Gravity Bar where you have a complimentary pint of Guinness and a most spectacular view of Dublin. The tour is self-guided. It closes at 6pm. The €16 is worth it. National Botanic Gardens The 19.5 hectares of gardens, on the south bank of the Tolka contain many attractive features including an arboretum, sensory garden, rock garden and burren area, large pond, extensive herbaceous borders, and annual display of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding. The gardens are kept in immaculate condition. Bus 83 from Westmoreland St akes 17 mins  (every 15 mins)
Ryans Bar Ryan's is one of Dublin's original Victorian pubs, dating back to 1896. President Clinton, Julia Roberts and many dignitaries have all paid a visit to Ryan's and stayed for a drink or two.
The Dawson Lounge Dublin’s smallest pub with a capacity of only 40 people. Situated in the basement, there is very little natural light.
Dublin Castle Gardens Designed in the style of ancient Celtic jewellery this large grass area lies on the site of the Black Pool or in Irish, Dubh Linn. In Celtic and Viking times the River Poddle, which supplied fresh drinking water and filled the moat of Dublin Castle, also formed a pool at this spot. The Vikings used this pool as a sheltered harbour for their ships. It is from the Dubh Linn pool that Dublin gets its English name. The garden now serves as a helicopter- pad.
Phoenix Park This park is the largest urban enclosed park in Europe, and is more than twice the size of New York’s Central Park. As well as many sporting events, the park is also home to the residence for the President of Ireland, Áras an Uachtaráin, the American Embassy and Dublin’s zoo.
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