Things to do in Dublin
Dublin’s hippest and most happening ‘hood is packed with cool shops, markets, independent eateries, bars, and cultural Goliaths such as the Irish Film Institute and Gallery Of Photography. See our range of hotels near Dublin Temple Bar.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
Built in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick’s Cathedral’s fascinating history and majesty make it one of Dublin’s most popular attractions. It remains an active place of worship so check the website before visiting.
Learn the secrets of the black stuff at the Guinness Storehouse. After making your way around six floors of Guinness heritage, a silky-smooth pint and breathtaking 360-degree views of the city will be waiting for you in Gravity Bar.
Old Jameson Distillery
Know your whiskey from your whisky? You’ll soon find out when you put your tastebuds to the test on a guided tour and tasting demo at the Old Jameson Distillery. After a dram at the bar, head to the on-site shop and stock up. (Better leave this attraction until the last day if you’re staying at one of our Dublin business hotels).
See what life on the inside was like for the residents of Kilmainham Gaol, from 1796 - 1924. Guided tours shed light on the prison’s most notorious inmates, and the role it played in Ireland’s formative and disturbing histories.
National Leprechaun Museum
At The National Leprechaun Museum, you’ll discover everything you’ve ever wanted to known about Irish folklore, mythology, and the elusive leprechaun. Go to the end of the rainbow via a series of interactive experiences.
Dublin Writers Museum
Celebrating over 300 years of Ireland’s illustrious literary past, book worms will be in their element in this brilliant museum.
Blarney Castle and Gardens
All weekend breaks in Dublin should involve a day-trip to Blarney Castle and Gardens to kiss the Blarney Stone in return for eternal eloquence. Before you pucker up, make sure you’re in the right place: you don’t want to plant your lips on something in the Poison Gardens.
On two feet
Have a drink whilst watching actors performing the works of Dublin’s most famous writers on the award-winning Dublin Literary Pub Crawl.
On two wheels
For an easy, affordable and eco-friendly way to see the sights, get involved with Dublin Bikes. There are more than 40 bike-hire stations dotted around the city.
On an amphibious vehicle
Viking Splash Tours are the way to go if you want to see Dublin from land and water – or if you just want a Viking’s take on the city.