Killester Vacations

Killester is situated in Dublin, the administrative heart of Ireland. The national capital is home to 1,000,000 people. Killester is only 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the city heart. The closest airport, Dublin Airport, is 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the north.

Many of Dublin’s attractions can be found within easy reach of Killester, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Among the places not to miss are the fascinating St. Anne's Rose Garden and the fantastic Royal Dublin Golf Club. Two other recommended attractions within a short distance of Killester are Dollymount Beach and the St. Anne's Golf Club.

Killester has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues within easy reach that make great places to visit. Spend a few hours of admiring the exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History, the Book of Kells and Button Factory. Experience a couple of the exciting live performances at the Abbey Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre and Vicar Street. The area is a great destination for those who love art. Visit the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, the Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art and the National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square.

When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Dublin, head to one of the many nearby green spaces. Reconnect with nature at one of the local beaches, for example Sandymount Beach. Escape the rat race for a while and soak up some sunshine in local parks and gardens such as the National Botanic Gardens, Herbert Park and Ringsend Park.

While you are in and around Killester, stop by The Spire, Glasnevin Cemetery and the Iveagh Gardens. For those who enjoy history, the area’s past comes vividly back to life at Dublin Castle and Clontarf Castle. Admire some of the sacred places such as the St. Michan's Church, the St. Audeon's Church and the John's Lane Augustinian Church. Relax in the calm atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the religious history of the area.

If you enjoy souvenir and fashion shopping, amble through the boutiques, stores and stalls at Powerscourt Townhouse, the Jervis Shopping Center and the Omni Park Shopping Centre.

There are some great activities for those without children, for example the Old Jameson Distillery.

If you're a fan of soccer, you’ll enjoy seeing Killester favorites, the Shelbourne FC, take to the field at Tolka Park. On match days follow the procession of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a few post-game beers.

At the end of a day exploring the delights of Killester, stay the night in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Bewleys Hotel Dublin Airport, the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel and the Croke Park Hotel are just some of the many great places to stay around here.

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