What to do and see in Tallaght, Ireland: The Best Places and Tips

September 18, 2017 Viva Honore

Tallaght in Ireland, from Europe region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Tallaght with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Tallaght

1. Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road | Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland +353 1 453 5984
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Kilmainham Gaol

This bleak old jail was notorious in the 19th century for its harsh treatment of prisoners.

Reviewed By Phillip O

I’m not really a fan of such tours, and tend to find them somewhat dull. However, the staff at this venue are super friendly and helpful, and the tour guides honestly care about the history of the Gaol, and the city in general. You’ll leave humbled. And you’ll be glad for it.

2. Footee - FootGolf in Ireland

Dublin City Golf Club, Tallaght DUBLIN 24, Ireland +353 87 395 2548
Excellent
77%
Good
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5 based on 17 reviews

Footee - FootGolf in Ireland

Footee is the newest and coolest top class novelty sports game that blends two of the world's best and most popular sports - football and golf. Footee is the original and best Footgolf course in Ireland. Footgolf is a competitive, skilful and addictive sports game that mixes the passion and strength of football with the elegance and tradition of golf. Footgolf is played on a golf course by individuals or in groups but instead of swinging golf clubs and hitting golf balls, players kick footballs. The game rules are identical to golf - each hole carries a par and the aim of the game is to get the football into the (bigger) hole on each green in as few shots as possible. Situated in Tallaght, just 30 minutes from Dublin City and less than 5 minutes from the M50, Footee is for people of all ages and fitness levels, males and females, young and old. Opening hours: Apr 1st - Oct 31st, 7 days a week, 10am - 7pm Nov 1st - Mar 31st, Saturdays & Sundays only, 11am - 3pm (but will open midweek for group bookings)

Reviewed By 186605Summer - Dublin, Ireland

We organised an outing for the boys soccer team at this great fun attraction and the boys all 'had a ball'. The guys who run the Footee were great to deal with and for an extra few euro they organised pizzas to be delivered when the boys had completed the course. All in all a great fun activity in a beautiful part of Dublin:)

3. St. Stephen's Green

at the top end of Grafton St, Dublin 2, Ireland +353 1 475 7816
Excellent
60%
Good
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

St. Stephen's Green

Beautiful urban park immortalized in James Joyce's "Ulysses."

Reviewed By Crystal49 - Hemel Hempstead

We caught the bus here several times during our stay and enjoyed the tranquility of wandering through at our leisure.

4. The Square

Blessington Road | Tallaght Town Centre, Tallaght, Ireland +353 1 452 5944
Excellent
30%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 50 reviews

The Square

Reviewed By David D - Devon, United Kingdom

Wednesday afternoon 20th December and we visited this shopping mall which is situated in Tallaght, which is around 9 miles from the centre of Dublin. It is accessible by public transport, a number of busses and the Luas (Red Line) run from the centre of Dublin. It is very close to Junction 11 on the M50 motorway.
It was exceptionally busy, just a few days before Christmas and it took us a while to get a parking space. Normally there are 2 hours free parking, however in December it was 3 hours free.
The main stores in the centre are Dunnes Stores, Debenhams and Tesco along with roughly another 150 outlets spread over 3 floors, including a cinema, clothing stores, coffee shops and places to eat.
Although there are a lot of familiar high street names here, refreshing to see that there are an number of independent Irish stores.
The Civic Centre and Civic Theatre are also near by.
Not sure why the structureis called " The Square" when the central part of the structure is a Pyramid.

5. Trinity College Dublin

Grafton St. | College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland +353 1 896 1000
Excellent
52%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Trinity College Dublin

The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson.

Reviewed By misykitkat - Galway, Ireland

I always visit Trinity when I'm in Dublin, its lovely,and clean. I have visited the open day for undergraduates and there is a wide selection of subjects and degrees to choose from.
However they lose 1 star because I really needed the toilet one evening and I went with my partner into a building and the staff refused both of us access to the toilet. I had a kidney infection when I was visiting. The staff that were on that night were rude and condensing and made me feel like I don't belong there.

6. Military Road

Enniskerry, Ireland +353 1 605 7700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Military Road

Reviewed By Lisa W - Worcestershire, United Kingdom

We spent our last day driving the military road in the Wicklow Mountains and stopping off for photo opps. Signage is sporadic and roads are narrow with not many places to pull in so drive with care. I wouldn't attempt the drive unless a lovely sunny day as you would not be able to appreciate its sheer beauty. Can be windy high up so bring a jacket!
A lovely break and contrast from the humdrum of Dublin.

7. The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

College Green | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland +353 1 896 2320
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

The Book of Kells is a world famous illuminated manuscript written in Latin of the Gospels from the Bible. It was painstakingly hand-written and illustrated by monks around 800 A.D.

Reviewed By Regina J

You can't visit Dublin and not go see The Book of Kells. They had 2 of the 4 books on display. You are not allowed to take pics of the display of the Book of Kells but you can take pics in the Old Library and the Long Room. There were quite a few people trying to get a look at the display of the Book of Kells. The Long Room is just amazing!!

8. Dublin Mountains Way

Tallaght, Ireland
Excellent
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5 based on 5 reviews

Dublin Mountains Way

Reviewed By Simon S - Tallaght, Ireland

Starting at Sean Walsh park in Tallaght (which is handy with the Luas from the city centre) we set off heading for the hills in full view, how inviting they looked too.
We passed through the urban jungle to Kiltipper where the DMW bug kicks in and we get closer to the Hills. As we come into Kiltipper parklands we know for sure our adventure is nearly hitting the right notes. We hear the busy sounds of the river Dodder to our left and ahead see the lush green hills which look so inviting and picturesque.
As we exit the parklands and cross over the main Ballynascorney Rd we enter the masterpiece of architecture and Engineering that is Glenasmole Reservoir.
Here we hear the sound of nature at her very best and see our very first Red squirrel ever. The abundantce of trees frame the still lakes so well and on them we see fly-fisher men casting like Brad Pitt in Legend of the falls.
Peace and tranquillity resonates from the whole experience and we are not yet 10km into the DMW. The Mountains look so beautiful on both sides of the valley and seem to stretch high into the sky, yet they are so close we could touch them, a great sense of security came over me here and a one with Nature.
Glenasmole Valley is a very special place where we met locals who adored telling us the stories of ancient times.
We finished our day here and will resume again our DMW adventure

9. Guinness Storehouse

Market Street | St James Gate, Dublin D8, Ireland +353 1 408 4800
Excellent
55%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Guinness Storehouse

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE(R), Ireland's No. 1 visitor attraction is a "must see" on any visit to Dublin. Housed in an old fermentation plant in the heart of St James's Gate Brewery, the now seven-storey visitor experience tells the story of Ireland's iconic drink and beings to life the heritage of this world famous beer. Your journey begins standing at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass, which rises through the building. It is a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity(R) Bar, Dublin's highest bar where you will receive a complimentary pint of GUINNESS(R) while enjoying spectacular views over Dublin.

Reviewed By Kylie-Ann M

I would suggest booking prior...the queue was 2 hours long and luckily for us it wasn’t raining but freezing! The staff however outside were sweet and chatty! If u don’t like Guinness...not sure this is the tour for you. Also wouldn’t recommend for children, the tour is beautiful, well put together. The technology is spectacular and if you don’t know how beer is made you might like it? You get a pint with your tickets but the bar on all floors (there are 7) are all quite packed. Literally queued for everything. Arrive early, drink your pint on 5th floor. Sensory room is the best bit! It’s lovely but packed and I don’t like Guinness!!

10. Fitzpatrick's Casino

The Plaza Complex Belgard Square South | Belgard Square south, Tallaght D24P9CC, Ireland +353 1 462 6590
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Fitzpatrick's Casino

Right in the heart Of Tallaght and as part of the 4 Star Plaza Hotel Complex and 10,000 sq feet of energetic exciting entertainment Open From 12 Noon Until Late 7 days a Week. The Casino venue boasts some of the very Latest CASINO Slots From America and Europe. Come down and enjoy the most professional service you will find in Ireland's Casinos with Daily Draws every 2 Hours and Massive Monthly Draws. The sumptuous surroundings are second to none and all our staff are highly trained to make your stay a wonderful experience.

Reviewed By Georgeta F - Dublin, Ireland

This Casino is very clean, quiet
friendly, they have always something to ofer, nice coffee, nice food always, every two hours you have possibilities to win something because is draw then every end of the month is big party again with a lots of prises. To don't forget about staff they are very friendly and helpful. Always is a pleasure to go in that Casino!

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