Area Attractions

Exploring the Liberties Village is too easy! Walk effortlessly to the choice of attractions at your disposal within 10-minute walk of this wonderfully designed hotel.

Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

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Dublin, Ireland, D08 W3X7

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Liberties Local History

The Liberties

One of the oldest parts of Dublin, the Liberties is located in the south west of the inner city. This is a centuries-old neighbourhood, with more than its fair share of historical buildings. Known for traditional pubs, weekend markets and tourist attractions, The Liberties really has it all. Christ Church Cathedral, with its medieval crypt, is nearby, as is Dublin Castle. Viking history is explored at Dublinia and the Guinness Storehouse has high-tech displays celebrating the beloved Irish beer.

The Poddle

The Poddle played an important part in the history of Dublin, in fact the river helped in the naming Dublin. It is hidden today and flows beneath the city but in times past, this river was an open source of water and used extensively by citizens of Dublin.

Weaving

In the 1600s, French Huguenots established in Dublin and set up in the-then Earl of Meath’s Liberty, drawn in by the strong commercial and mercantile vibe of the area. Many of them were experienced silk weavers and their expertise contributed to the establishment of a thriving silk and poplin industry in the city.

Archaeology

An archaeologist has described the discovery of a well-preserved Viking-era terrace on Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin hotel site as an “extraordinary find”. The findings range from the 19th Century all the way back to the 11th Century. Among the objects found in the excavations were a copper alloy, decorated stick pin, a 12th century copper alloy key and worked bone objects. Shards of pottery were found in several locations. The artefacts are now in storage and will be given to the National Museum of Ireland for cataloguing and preserving.

Churches & Cathedrals

St Patrick’s Catherdral

Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, founded in 1999, is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. With its 43-metre spire, St Patrick's is the tallest church in Ireland and the largest.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, formally The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is the cathedral of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the cathedral of the ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel in the Church of Ireland.

St Audeon’s Church

St Audoen's is the church of the parish of St Audoen that is located south of the River Liffey at Cornmarket in Dublin, Ireland. The parish is in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. The church is now home to the Polish chaplaincy in Ireland.

St James’ Church

St. James' Church, a former Church of Ireland church in James's Street, was established in 1707. As the church where many pilgrims begin their Camino to Santiago in Northern Spain, they provide an Irish passport and stamp.

St Catherine’s Church

St. Catherine's Church, on Thomas Street, was originally built in 1185. It is located on what was once termed the "Slí Mhór" - a key route that ran westwards across Ireland from Dublin. The church was rebuilt in its present form in the 18th century.

Arts & Literature

Jonathan Swift – Author of Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

Marsh’s Library

Unchanged for three centuries, this perfectly preserved library of the early Enlightenment, with its original oak bookcases, houses more than 25,000 rare and fascinating books.

Book of Kells – Trinity College

The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables.

Chester Beatty Library

An engaging and welcoming space, visitors from Ireland and overseas will find permanent and temporary displays, an intercultural learning programme and a broad variety of public activities for all ages and backgrounds.

The Golden Whiskey Triangle

Teelings Distillery

Since 1782 the Teeling Family has been crafting Irish whiskey and it all began with Walter. In 1782 Walter Teeling set up a craft distillery on Marrowbone Lane in the Liberties area commencing a 230-year tradition of distilling for the Teeling family.

Pearse Lyons Distillery

Pearse Lyons Distillery at St James’ has been born out of a personal passion for brewing and distilling, an entrepreneurial spirit and a deep-rooted family connection with The Liberties.

Roe & Co

Roe & Co is a new contemporary blend, named to honour the memory of a whiskey-maker whose distillery was in its time the largest in Ireland. George Roe & Co helped build the golden era of Irish whiskey in the 19th century.

Jameson Whiskey

Jameson has been making whiskey for well over two hundred years, so they obviously had to cut a few long stories short, but their aim is to take you on a journey from past to present.

Adventure & Escape

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park is the largest urban park in Europe. Explore and stroll through the ornamental gardens, nature trails and broad expanses of grassland separated by avenues of trees.

St Stephen’s Green

Ireland's best known Victorian public park. This 22-acre park has been maintained in the original Victorian layout with extensive perimeter tree and shrub planting, spectacular spring and summer Victorian bedding.

Weavers Park

Weavers Park, built as a green space in the heart of the Liberties, has been nominated for a European public space prize. The park features a playground and a skatepark as well as green open areas for multifunctional use.

In Our Shoes Walking Tours

Local guides showing you what it’s like to live in the Liberties. All cities have a heart. That heart is not just a place. It’s a story. It’s a community. It’s a web of hidden secrets.

Phoenix Park Bikes

The largest bike hire company in the Capital City. Located at the main entrance to the Phoenix Park, Dublin. A must when visiting Dublin.

Dublin City Vibe

Shopping

Nearby are the city’s best shopping districts of Grafton Street and the South William Street area. Grafton Street is Ireland's premier shopping mile. The wide pedestrian zone invites you to window shop at your leisure.

Pubs & Restaurants

Dublin’s top dining options, many of which are located on Camden Street, South George Street and South William Street are just a short stroll away.

Theatres

Dublin is rich with Arts and Culture. There are several beautiful Theatres all within walking distance of Hyatt Centric The Liberties Hotel. Make sure to check them out. • Smock Alley: https://smockalley.com • Olympia Theatre: https://www.olympia.ie/ • Gaiety Theatre: https://www.gaietytheatre.ie • Bord Gais Energy Theatre: http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/

Top Local Attractions

Guinness Storehouse

Your trip to Ireland is not complete without visiting Dublin's #1 tourist attraction. While in Dublin, you can learn all about Guinness' rich history. As you walk through each floor you will learn what goes into making a perfect pint of Guinness.

Kilmainham Gaol

Many members of the Irish Republican movement during the Anglo-Irish War (1919-21) were also detained in Kilmainham Gaol, guarded by British troops.

Dublinia

Dublinia is located at the crossroads of the medieval city at Christ Church, where modern and old Dublin meet. Dublinia is history brought to life in an exciting way for all to engage, learn and share.

Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art also known as IMMA, is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.

Croke Park Museum

A trip to Croke Park simply wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the treasured GAA Museum. Get ready to immerse yourself in the spine-tingling and completely unique story of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day.

Epic – The Irish Emigration Museum

Discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are!