Temple Bar, Donnybrook and Temple Bar - Dublin Castle, are other places in the area which are also worth touring.
To really understand Dublin, visit one of its many cultural destinations. Explore, learn and discover in the variety of museums which include the National Museum of Natural History, the Book of Kells and Button Factory. To experience Dublin’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the acclaimed performing arts institutes such as the Gaiety Theatre, Vicar Street and the Olympia Theatre. The area is a great place for art lovers. Don’t miss the Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art and the National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square.
If the sun is out, follow the locals and head outside to the nearby parks and reserves. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, mingle with locals, or just enjoy the fresh air at Herbert Park and Dillon Garden.
Dublin has some interesting places to see including The Spire, the Iveagh Gardens and the Anna Livia Millennium Fountain. History lovers will enjoy exploring Dublin Castle. Those with a passion for religious history shouldn’t miss the St. Michan's Church, the St. Audeon's Church and the John's Lane Augustinian Church.
Head to Powerscourt Townhouse, the Jervis Shopping Center and the Swan Shopping Centre for some retail therapy.
Rathmines is a place of proud sporting traditions. Rub shoulders with local fans at Aviva Stadium, home to the Ireland national rugby union team rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team soccer team. When the full-time siren sounds, follow the stream of local sports obsessives to a nearby pub or bar for a post-match beer ot two.
When you’re ready to relax after enjoying the delights of Rathmines, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep be sure to check out the Westbury Hotel, the Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge, and the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin.