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Audio Guide Urbirun Dublin – Highlights

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Distance: 11.5km / 7.15mi (*8.1km/5.0mi)
Elevation: flat
Rotation: clockwise
Urban constraints: low
Suggested start: The Spire on O’Connell Street / as any urbirun route, you can start wherever you want. Watch for the route rotation direction.

Public transportation: http://www.transportforireland.ie

Dublin may not appear as glamorous as some other European capitals, but it has its own great character. In this human sized city, whose center surrounds the Liffey river and is bordered by canals to the north and the south, has one of the youngest populations of Europe. Very lively, you are at risk of forgetting to run, because so many pubs can be a real temptation. But what better than a beer after a good run than before? And culture is not left behind in this city with millenial cathedrals, many museums, and an architectural diversity, ranging from Georgian houses and squares, to docks rehabilitated in a very modern way.

*Alternative route: the tour can be shortened (8,1km) without the eastern part and the docks

NB: if you are unsure, check your position on the map and the track.

You can as well get the .gpx route (for example for your sport watch) of this tour here, for as low as 0.1euro/km.

Keep track of the places you have been, log in.
Place
0.03km
Dublin
Atlas Obscura 2019
0.41km
‘Meeting Place’

Discover 'Meeting Place' in Dublin, Ireland: This statue celebrating everyday life in Dublin has a few unsavory nicknames.

Atlas Obscura 2020
0.58km
Dublin Writers Museum

Discover Dublin Writers Museum in Dublin, Ireland: This museum is dedicated to the most famous Irish writers in history.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.27km
The Dublin Bridge Shaped Like Ireland’s National Symbol

The Samuel Beckett Bridge is modeled after a Celtic harp.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.32km
Wolfe Tone Statue

Discover Wolfe Tone Statue in Dublin, Ireland: An enigmatic monument to the Irish revolutionary who plotted an uprising against British rule.

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.02km
Dublinia

Discover Dublinia in Dublin, Ireland: Experience what life was like in Ireland during the Viking and medieval ages.

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.07km
Aungier Street Lidl Archaeology

Discover Aungier Street Lidl Archaeology in Dublin, Ireland: This supermarket offers shoppers a window into the past alongside their groceries.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.11km
Murdering Lane and Cutthroat Lane

Discover Murdering Lane and Cutthroat Lane in Dublin, Ireland: Though they've since been renamed, these two streets hint at Dublin's darker days.

Brutalism 1964
DEMOLISHED
1.94km
Fitzwilton House
Brutalism 1960
0.75km
Berkeley Library Trinity College
Brutalism
DEMOLISHED
0.56km
IDA Small Business Centre
Atlas Obscura 2018
1.81km
Arbour Hill Cemetery

Discover Arbour Hill Cemetery in Arbour Hill, Ireland: The burial place of 14 of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.08km
Sweny’s Pharmacy

Discover Sweny's Pharmacy in Dublin, Ireland: The 19th-century pharmacy (now a used bookstore) was featured in James Joyce’s "Ulysses," and has changed very little to this day.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.14km
An Entirely Crowd-Sourced Museum About Dublin

5,000 donated artifacts and a room fully devoted to U2.

Brutalism
2.52km
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club
Atlas Obscura 2018
1.14km
Dublin’s Last Medieval Gate

The enchanting archway is the only surviving portal into the city's lost wall.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.92km
The Hungry Tree

Discover The Hungry Tree in Dublin, Ireland: An 80-year-old plane tree is devouring an iron bench at Ireland's oldest law school.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.18km
The Irish Elk Collection

Discover The Irish Elk Collection in Dublin, Ireland: These gigantic skeletons tower over visitors and provide insight into the creatures that once ruled over Ireland.

Atlas Obscura 2020
2.52km
Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

Discover Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum in Dublin, Ireland: This is the largest cemetery in Ireland and the first cemetery museum in the world.

Audio Guide
0.57km
Audio Guide
Free Dublin audio tour from MP3 City Guides
en
Audio Guide
0.58km
Audio Guide
Our Dublin!
en
Atlas Obscura 2018
0.28km
The ‘Fr. Pat Noise’ Hoax Plaque

Discover Fr. Pat Noise Memorial Plaque in Dublin, Ireland: A mysterious plaque to the even more mysterious "Fr. Pat Noise," killed in "suspicious circumstances.".

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.35km
John Kavanagh (‘The Gravediggers’)

Discover John Kavanagh ('The Gravediggers') in Dublin, Ireland: This pub built its reputation pouring post-shift pints for employees of the cemetery with which it shares a wall.

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.01km
The Grand Lodge of Ireland

One of the oldest Masonic grand lodges in the world, it's full of fantastical, elaborately themed rooms.

Brutalism
1.64km
Phibsborough Shopping Centre
Atlas Obscura 2019
0.87km
Táin Bó Cúailnge Mosaic

Discover Táin Bó Cúailnge Mosaic in Dublin, Ireland: This colorful and fiery mural depicts the Irish folk story of the beloved hero Cuchulain.

Brutalism 1971
0.61km
Central Bank
Brutalism 1971
1.29km
Molyneux House
Atlas Obscura 2019
1.14km
The Oscar Wilde House

Discover The Oscar Wilde House in Dublin, Ireland: The house where the writer spent his formative years.

Audio Guide
2.56km
Audio Guide
Alpha 6 Dublin Audio Guide
en
Atlas Obscura 2019
0.57km
Francis Bacon’s Preserved Art Studio

Discover Francis Bacon's Preserved Art Studio in Dublin, Ireland: The chaotic studio of one of the 20th century's most important artists has been preserved down to the dust.

Atlas Obscura 2018
0.73km
‘Why Go Bald’ Sign

Discover ‘Why Go Bald’ Sign in Dublin, Ireland: This neon landmark has been posing this deadpan question to follicly-challenged Dubliners for over 50 years.