The heart of Irish history, the Dublin Castle has witnessed numerous important moments in the city’s past, thus making it a must-visit for all tourists. This prominent attraction was the seat of the United Kingdom government's administration in Ireland, and today is used for important events like Presidential Inaugurations and State receptions. Spread across 11 acres, the complex consists of Government Buildings and a conference centre, the Chester Beatty Library, 2 museums, gardens, cafés and the State Apartments. While the lavishly decorated state rooms can only be visited by guided tour; with the tickets being purchased on site, the Garda Museum and the Revenue Museum, the gardens, the library and the other attractions found here can be visited free of charge.
Guided Tour: State Apartments, Medieval Undercroft and Chapel Royal | Adults: €8.50 | Students/Seniors: €6.50 | Children (12 and under): €3.00 | Children (6 and under): Free
The numerous attractions found here have different operating hours. Check the website for more information.
Around 2 hours or more, the guided tour lasts 50 minutes
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The State Apartments, the library, the museums, the grounds
While Muslims visiting Dublin Castle will not be able to find prayer facilities within the attraction, they may be able to find a secluded place outdoors to offer their prayers. The city of Dublin is also home to numerous mosques and prayer halls, Muslim visitors can therefore ask staff at the attraction to direct them to the nearest prayer facility. The Islamic Foundation of Ireland and Dublin Mosque, the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, the Muslim Association of Ireland and the Clondalkin Muslim Mosque are just a few prayer facilities in the city.
As mentioned above, the Dublin Castle is home to a couple of restaurants. Visitors to the attraction will find a variety of delicious food items at both cafés. Muslim tourists will however have to dine on suitable vegetarian or seafood dishes, as most dishes will consist of non-Halal ingredients. There are also quite a few Halal restaurants in the city of Dublin.