Tour of Dublin Museums: Treasures of Ireland

Tour of Dublin Museums: Treasures of Ireland

This unique tour uses Ireland’s artistic and literary wealth to explain the historical moments, traditions, wars, movements, and eras that have sculpted Ireland through the centuries.

We’ll explore the highlights of the National Gallery, National Library and National Museum, with a break half-way through.

Consider those great cultural and artistic treasures that represent your country’s history. For the USA, it is paintings like ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ and ‘American Gothic’ by Grant Wood, original manuscripts of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, and objects full of cultural symbolism like The Liberty Bell.

This tour will show you their Irish equivalents:
– Symbolic paintings representing the Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Irish Civil War;
– Insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats – Ireland’s Greatest Poet;
– The Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice – treasures that epitomise Ireland’s Golden Age (500-800AD).
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Dublin, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




This unique tour uses Ireland’s artistic and literary wealth to explain the historical moments, traditions, wars, movements, and eras that have sculpted Ireland through the centuries.

We’ll explore the highlights of the National Gallery, National Library and National Museum, with a break half-way through.

Consider those great cultural and artistic treasures that represent your country’s history. For the USA, it is paintings like ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ and ‘American Gothic’ by Grant Wood, original manuscripts of Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, and objects full of cultural symbolism like The Liberty Bell.

This tour will show you their Irish equivalents:
– Symbolic paintings representing the Norman Conquest of Ireland and the Irish Civil War;
– Insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats – Ireland’s Greatest Poet;
– The Tara Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice – treasures that epitomise Ireland’s Golden Age (500-800AD).

Itinerary
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Stop At: National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin D02 K303 Ireland

We’ll explore the highlights of the National Gallery: Europeans masters like Carvaggio, Monet and Picasso; a look at the Irish painter Jack Yeats; and most importantly we’ll explore works that help tell the story of Irish history.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Ireland

Next we’ll explore the beautiful National Library with a vast reading room that transports you back to Joyce’s Dublin of 1904. Re-ignite your admiration for poetry with an insight into the life and works of W.B. Yeats’s, Ireland’s Greatest Poet.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin Ireland

Bog bodies, Tara Brooch and Ardagh Chalice are just some of the most fascinating archaeological items displayed at the Museum.

Duration: 40 minutes