Saturday Activity

There is so much to do in the vibrant city of Dublin.MeetInIreland-2016-RGB

A full list of Site-seeing Tours including The Guinness Storehouse, Museums and other delights can be found on the Visit Dublin website.

We’ve added a few more experiences that you might like to consider hereunder.dublincollage

Take a walk down Grafton Street and the surrounding exclusive shopping district.

Stroll through St. Stephen’s Green, there are 15 beautiful commemorative statues to be viewed and you might even stop to feed the ducks along the way.

Take a trip on the DART, the rail line running along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow and experience the natural beauty of the Dublin Bay Area.  You might like to stop off for lunch in the beautiful village of Malahide, a trendy fashionable seaside town with an array of restaurants to suit all tastes , tons of fashionable boutiques , craft and coffee shops.

Go for a pint of the black stuff in The Brazen Head. Officially Ireland’s oldest pub, dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head pub is famous for live Irish music sessions & award winning restaurant.

Stroll through the grounds of Trinity College Dublin, the home of the Book of Kells.

Go for Afternoon Tea in The Shelbourne Hotel – prebooking may be required. Your afternoon may even stretch in to pre-dinner champers in the trendy Horseshoe Bar!

 

Croke Park in Dublin has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over 100 years and is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Ireland’s largest sporting organisation. The GAA Museum celebrates Ireland’s unique national games of hurling and Gaelic football.

Stadium Tours – Take a trip here and enjoy an unrivaled state-of-the-art interactive visitor experience and find out more about Ireland’s unique national games and the fastest field game in the world – hurling and Gaelic football. More information here. The Stadium Tour admission includes the GAA Museum.

The Etihad Skyline tour at Croke Park, offers visitors unmatched panoramic city views and insights into Dublin’s celebrated landmarks combined with the thrill of walking on top of one of Europe’s largest stadiums. Learn about Dublin’s history in this unique experience that’s not for the faint hearted! More information here.

 

Story of the Irish is an amazing guided tour through a 10,000 year old story in Ireland’s only cinematic theatre, with live actors and specially composed music score. (10% off an Adult ticket if you book online).  More information here.

 

The James Joyce Centre is a museum dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce.

 

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptised converts on his visit to Dublin.

 

Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol held some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history such as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, the 1916 Rising leaders and Eamon de Valera.

 

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum – this unique location is Ireland’s largest cemetery, a grand and impressive Necropolis. Since 1828, more than 1.5 million people have been interred in Glasnevin – rich and famous, paupers and politicians, artists, warriors and heroes, all resting side by side in this renowned Victorian Garden Cemetery. Ticket information

 

The Book of Kells is the centrepiece of an exhibition which attracts over 500,000 visitors to Trinity College in Dublin City each year.

 

The National Leprechaun Museum, the first ever visitor attraction dedicated to the world of Irish myth, opens up a world full of folklore and stories. A fairytale for adults and children alike, this interactive experience gives a deeper sense of Irish cultural identity and imagination.

 

Irish Whiskey Museum – An interactive, ultra-modern tour offering an experience unlike any other in Dublin! Journey back through time and discover the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey, its unique origins, its rise to glory, dramatic fall and current revival in this fantastic museum.

 

The Old Jameson Distillery – Discover the Jameson Irish Whiskey story, where the last chapter is drinkable. Visit the original Bow Street distillery in Smithfield Dublin, the place we’ve called home ever since John Jameson first set up shop in 1780. Duration – 50mins

 

The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure.

 

The National Museum of Ireland has four locations. Three sites are in Dublin and one is in Mayo. Each Museum site specialises in a particular area of culture and science:

Archaeology Museum, located in Kildare Street, Dublin

Decorative Arts & History Museum, located at Collins Barracks, Dublin

Natural History Museum, located at Merrion Square, Dublin

Country Life Museum, located at Turlough Park, Co. Mayo

Admission to all four sites of the National Museum of Ireland is free.


Arbour Hill Cemetery
 
is the burial place of many of the dignitaries of the 1916 Rising. The graves of Padraig Pearse and James Connolly, among others, are located under a low mound on a terrace of Wicklow granite. Admission is free.

 

The Irish Museum of Modern (IMMA) Art is Ireland’s leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art and is the home of the National Collection. Admission is Free except for occasional special exhibitions.

 

The Science Gallery is a public science centre at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Opened in 2008 and housed in Trinity’s Naughton Institute, it holds various exhibitions and lectures with a view to science outreach and art-science collaborations. Admission is free

 

Chester Beatty Library, a designated National Cultural Institution, is a public charitable trust established under the will of the late Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, which was granted probate in 1969. Admission is free.

 

Dublin Castle – Since its foundation in 1204 Dublin Castle has been at the heart of the history and evolution of the city.  Today, spanning an area of over 44,000 square meters (11 acres), the site contains 2 museums, 2 cafés, an international conference centre, 2 gardens, Government Buildings and the State Apartments which are the most important state rooms in the country. Admission is free.

 

Rebellion Walking Tour – Lorcan Collins and Conor Kostick, authors of The Easter Rising will take you to the relevant sites of the Rebellion in Dublin, Ireland, to give you an understanding of this historic occasion which precipitated the formation of the Irish Republic.

Historical Walking Tours – The tour explores the main features of Irish history – Dublin’s developmSpire_barry_masonent, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine, the Great War and the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, the Northern conflict up to the current day.

 

Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours – The beauty of Dublin lies inside and outside – in both the obvious as well as the hidden! You can find it on the streets, behind the facades, northside of the river Liffey as well as southside, under rainy clouds or bright sunlight, and especially in the Irish peoples’ hearts!