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Dunsink Observatory

Dunsink Ln. | Castleknock, Dublin 15, Ireland
+353 1 838 7959
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Very friendly and informative

They have plenty of free events and they are so informative, open and welcoming to younger children... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Kovilpatti, India
Free tour

A lovely informative evening with beautiful views of the city. Such a pity it was cloudy. Our 3... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Meath, Ireland
via mobile
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21 Oct 2017
“Very friendly and informative”
9 Mar 2017
“Free tour”
Dunsink Ln. | Castleknock, Dublin 15, Ireland
+353 1 838 7959
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

They have plenty of free events and they are so informative, open and welcoming to younger children too and make every effort to make it interesting. A bit of trek if you don't have a car, but surely worth a visit.

Thank Shyamis
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely informative evening with beautiful views of the city. Such a pity it was cloudy. Our 3 girls enjoyed it. The speakers are very passionate about what they do. It they can lose the kids by rambling a little

Thank shenn09
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We took a small group of astronomy lovers to Dunsink Observatory. We arrived as travellers and left as family! They could not have made us feel any more welcome. The grounds are lovely and, if you're in to old telescopes and science history, you'll have...More

Thank einram101
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Very interesting place, well worth finding to have a look around. Run by volunteers who are very helpful. Visit if you can.

Thank ziolith
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Dunsink is open on the first and third wednesday of each month during the winter period, but you must ring or go on line to book your free tickets. I attended with my granddaughter, who I thought at 12 years, may still be a little...More

1  Thank DublinDon
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Go to their website dias.ie....they organize in thr observatory and also in other places around the city some lectures and afterwards you can actually use and watch throught space....the first time that I saw Jupiter and 3 of its moons....really great time

3  Thank Marco G
Reviewed 28 May 2012

You have to make a reservation and you may be put on a list, but when the time comes its excellent. The scientific lectures are terrific and the staff then bring you outside and give you lessons on the night sky. My regret is that...More

2  Thank GoTour
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Historic association with Sir William Rowan Hamilton. The commemorative plaque relating to him can be found at Broombridge Cabra West, Dublin. No public transport.

Thank mickptre
Reviewed 15 October 2011

I have had a trip to Dunsink Observatory on my wishlist of places to go for about 20 years but because I believed it was adjacent to a dump and in an unsafe area due to car burgaries I put it off. The dump is...More

5  Thank Orla F
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