Explore Kilmainham and surrounding parklands and discover moving stories of war and rebellion around every corner of this peaceful place. The trail is part of the Dublin Discovery Trails app, and it can be downloaded free from the App Store and the Google Play Store.
As you stroll about the city of Dublin, it’s easy to take for granted the significant cultural impact of its streets, buildings and landmarks. Stories from the past are etched into present surroundings, while echoes of a more fraught time speak to the people of modern Ireland. From Ireland’s fight for independence from Britain and the Irish Civil War, to the country’s role in World War II, the remnants of the city’s turbulent past are all around for us to see.
Using our free Discovery Trails app, you can wander through some of Dublin's picturesque green spaces and explore the city's tumultuous military history with a walking tour of key signature spots in the historically rich area of Kilmainham including Hueston Station, Dr Steevan's Hospital, IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Bully's Arcre, Kilmainham Gaol and the Irish National War Memorial Gardens.
You can read more about this tour and what you can expect to discover at the Discovery Dublin website here.