Attractions in Capel Street

Capel Street boast of myriad of attractions to suit all interests. The area has seen lot many gentrifications over the last couple of years and currently has become one of the happening places to be explored in Dublin. If you are visiting Dublin, here is the list of places that should be in your wish list!

St. Mary's Abbey

Once an affluent Cistercian Abbey in Ireland and lying on the western side of Capel Street, St. Mary’s Abbey is one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Founded in 1139, it was built by the Benedictines in the 12 th century and played a crucial role in the affairs of the state until its dissolution by Henry VIII in 1539. Presently, this acclaimed church has only two rooms left, i.e., The Chapter House and The Slype. And the Dublin Archaeological Society and the History of Art Department of Trinity College along with Office of Public Works holds stunning exhibitions in this historical marvel.

National Leprechaun Museum

The museum is dedicated to Irish folklore and mythology and is based in the heart of Dublin. Visit this unique museum, where you can experience the sounds, sights and stories of mythical Ireland in a magical way. A fairy-tale escapade, the museum aims toward offering unique "the leprechaun experience" to its visitors.


A museum that focusses on the Viking and Medieval history of the city, Dublinia attracts around 125,000 visitors every year. The museum has very well depicted and recreated Viking and Medieval era houses and street scenes. The exhibition at this museum was opened in 1993 and later refurbished in 2010. Dublinia is a great place to visit for a family day out and learn about the myths surrounding the Vikings and their legacy.

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