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Screen Cinema

The Screen Cinema near Trinity College on Hawkins Street is one of Dublin's oldest and most unique movie theatres. As well as mainstream Hollywood movies, the three-screen cinema showcases world cinema along with independent and Irish film.

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Smock Alley Theatre

The beautiful, atmospheric 17th century Smock Alley theatre is one of the oldest purpose-built theatres in Europe. Opened in 1662 by Scotsman John Ogilby, who also created the first road map of Britain.

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Irish Film Insititute

The Irish Film Institute, located at 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, has three screens and a three -core mission: to exhibit, preserve, and to educate. Opened in September of 1992, the Institute exhibits the best of international and Irish film culture. It acquires and preserves the Irish film heritage for current and future generations, and educates filmgoers new to the culture, allowing them access to challenging and stimulating cinema. Boasting 424 seats, the Institute is the place to be seen.

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Waterford Treasures Exhibition

Located in the Granary on Merchant’s Quay, this exhibition centre presents a chronicle of Irish history via audiovisual presentations for its visitors, who travel three floors using a glass lift. The top floor displays information about the Viking, Anglo Norman and medieval periods, while the second floor spans the time period from the 19th century to the present. Exhibits include intriguing historical items such as a flute that probably belonged to a Viking in around 1150, fashioned from a goose or swan neck bone.

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Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

The building that houses the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery dates back to 1724. It is located on Emmet's Place, next to the Cork Opera house. Admission to Crawford Municipal Art Gallery is FREE.

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Grand Opera House, Belfast

Belfast's Grand Opera House is one of the city's most recognisable, and most charming, buildings. It is located on Glengall Street, close to two other Belfast landmarks -- the Crown Liquor Saloon and the Europa Hotel. Frank Matcham, a famous theatre architect, conceived this Victorian masterpiece in 1894. The Grand Opera House was meticulously restored during the late 1970s and remains Northern Ireland's most prominent theatre. Today, the venue is host to top-class musicals, operas, comedians, plays and concerts.

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Ulster Hall

Built as a ballroom in 1862, Belfast's Ulster Hall is one of Northern Ireland's premier event venues. A protected building, it is home to the Ulster Orchestra. The building was refurbished in 2009 and is now has modern, impressive facilities to accompany its rich heritage.

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Linen Hall Library

On the northwest corner of Donegal Square, opposite Belfast City Hall, sits the Linen Hall Library -- a private collection founded in 1788. The library is housed in a beautiful building designed by renowned architect and former mayor of Belfast, Charles Lanyon. The Linen Hall Library offers a variety of services, and prides itself on being a centre for culture and learning. It is FREE to visit and for public reference use (borrowing is restricted to members).

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The Glens Centre

This unique, intimate arts venue (140 seats) in rural Manorhamilton, County Leitrim is located in a former Methodist Church, built in the 1820s. Throughout the year, the venue offers a programme of musical, theatre and film performances, as well as readings by local authors, for locals and visitors. Traditional Irish music is often on the "menu". On average, there are typically one or two performances at the Glens Centre on any given week.

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Glebe House and Gallery

Glebe House and Gallery,  along with its 25 acres of beautifully tended grounds and gardens, sits on the shore of Gartan Lough, about five miles from the Donegal town of Letterkenny. Formerly the residence of artist Derek Hill, it contains a notable art collection. The house has a colourful history -- previous guests  include Greta Garbo. The entire Glebe House property, including collections, was given to the nation by Derek Hill in 1981.

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