Step into a world of fantasy where your dreams come alive at the National Leprechaun Museum. Learn the history and fables behind the myth (or perhaps truth) of leprechauns. Children will enjoy playing in a room with over-sized furniture, where even adults can feel like the "wee people." Although you won't leave with a pot of gold, you will leave with a smile and a whole lot of magical memories.
See a piece of literary history at Sweny's Pharmacy. This is the pharmacy described by James Joyce in Ulysses. It has been preserved to keep the appearance of what Joyce described in his writing. Although it is no longer a pharmacy, you can stop in and browse a selection of used books and even pick up a bar of the famous lemon soap from Joyce's description. Regular readings of Joyce's writing are held here as well.
Come and visit Freemasons' Hall, one of Ireland's defining museums. During the late 19th century, parties and bazaars were held at the Hall, featuring members who were famous for their revolutionary thinking concerning the arts and sciences. There are six ornately beautiful rooms to view at your pleasure and a wide variety of facilities that include but are not limited to a library and meeting halls. Take a glimpse into the history of Freemasonry in Ireland and simultaneously immerse yourself in the architectural beauty of the Hall.
Hawk Cliff Beach is one of the newly commercialized beaches in Ireland. The area is a visual treat with natural rock formations on the coast. This modern beach is one of the ideal places for sunbathing and is one of the only nudist-friendly beaches in the country. You can indulge yourself in a game of beach volley here.
The Hellfire Club, which is situated atop the Montpelier Hill, is one of the most scenic locations in outskirts of Dublin. The climb up the small hill provides breathtaking panorama of the surroundings, and the ruinous and intact mansion at the top adds intrigue. It is believed that the mansion, known as Hell Fire Club, was the meeting point of a satanic cult back in the day, and witnessed many violent rituals and debauchery within its walls. So whether your interest is scenic or cultural, you will not be disappointed.