If you want to soak up some local history on your trip to Dublin, there is plenty to entertain visitors of all ages. The Geological Museum will tell you all you need to know about the natural history of the region, from prehistoric fossils to modern mineral collections, while the Zoological Museum offers an intriguing and interactive perspective on the landscape.
Ireland has many famous sons: George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce. Wilde and Shaw were born in Dublin, and Shaw Birthplace, at 33 Synge Street, Saint Kevin's, is a tourist attraction and museum, dedicated to his wit and works.
If you would prefer some history with a musical twist, then pay a visit to the Piper’s Parlour, where you can hear the story behind Ireland’s national instrument – the Uilleann pipes. And if the kids get restless, try taking a trip to Dublin Zoo or the National Sea Life Bray, which is in Bray, around 45 minutes’ drive from Dublin.