Presented by Tourism Ireland
The year 2022 will see several new developments for visitors to the island of Ireland.
Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, home to the world’s only officially licensed Game of Thrones studio tour, has been transformed into an interactive attraction for visitors.
Authentic sets, accessories and costumes of your favorite Throney characters.
The Lannisters, Daenerys Targaryens or Baratheons won’t have to worry about passports or document checks – but it’s worth mentioning that Banbridge in Northern Ireland, Dublin – the Irish capital, and, for example, Holyhead in the Country. Wales are all part of the Common Travel Area.
It dates back almost 100 years, so not as long as the Battle of Whispering Woods (a Game of Thrones set shot in County Down), but it does mean that British and Irish citizens can travel to Ireland, Ireland from the North and Great Britain. with only the personal identification documents required for shipping carriers / flight operators during travel reservations and check-in.
Originally a Victorian business, Banbridge’s Linen Mill has undergone a severe decline in its traditional business over the past decades.
The American network HBO stepped in and turned this substantial space into studios.
Subsequently, about a third of the shooting of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland took place in the Old Mill.
In Belfast, the development of the Titanic Quarter continues at a steady pace.
Belfast beverage company Titanic Distillers is in the process of converting the historic Edwardian Titanic Pump-House into a new working whiskey distillery.
The Visitor Center expertly navigates through Belfast’s maritime history from the 1600s to the completion of the Titanic.
In Dublin, the 18th-century architectural gem of the Custom House has quite a story to tell.
A fascinating exhibition brings the construction, fire and restoration of the building to life.
Other essential Dublin tours for 2022 include:
EPIC Ireland, awarded for the third year in a row as the best European tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards.
A key diaspora attraction, the Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience showcasing 1,500 years of Irish history and marking some of the greatest achievements of the Scattered Irish – in music, literature, sport, politics, fashion and science.
Kilmainham Prison opened in 1796 and remained operational until 1924.
Many Irish rebel leaders, including the 1916 Easter Rising, were incarcerated and executed here.
In this literary gifted city, several museums are dedicated to writing. The writers’ museum features manuscripts and memorabilia from Goldsmith, Stoker and Swift, as well as the four Irish Nobel Laureates for Literature – Yeats, Shaw, Beckett and Seamus Heaney.
Trinity College Dublin houses the Book of Armagh and some 450 other invaluable medieval Latin manuscripts, including the most famous of all, the Book of Kells.
No trip to Dublin would be complete without a visit to Guinness storehouse.
The secrets of stout production, how roasted barley gives Guinness its deep ruby color, and how a perfect pint is drawn are detailed.
The tour ends at the Gravity Bar – a drinking establishment with a panoramic view of the city, and the perfect place to contemplate the city, have a pint, reflect on the meaning of life, grab a few more pints, chat with your friends. friends if this is the best day you’ve ever had in your life, and. . . have another pint.
the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin is home to one of Ireland’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art. 2,000 works are on display, ranging from Impressionist masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas to works by leading international contemporary artists, alongside examples from the Bauhaus and Dadaism.
The museum has a wing dedicated to Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon, the man who said, “I should have been, I don’t know, a con artist, thief or prostitute. But it was vanity that made me choose painting, vanity and chance ”.
the Little Dublin Museum is an exhibition of life in the capital, oddities, warts and all.
Located in a Georgian townhouse on the edge of St Stephen’s Green, this museum will take you on a unique cultural journey through the last century.
History Group Policy Object in O’Connell Street features an ornate frieze above the portico, topped by three statues – Hibernia, Mercury and Fidelity.
Locals would tell visiting tourists that it was the 12 apostles.
When pointed out that there were only three, the response was that the others were inside, sorting the mail.
Dublin Zoo today plays a vital role in conservation, study and education.
But it is also a beautiful day. Covering over 28 hectares, it is divided into various habitats ranging from the African plains to Sea Lion Cove.
Church of Christ is Dublin’s oldest cathedral.
Built around 1169 by Strongbow, the last home of the Norman-Welsh chieftain is believed to be in the cathedral.
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