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Explore all that Dublin has to offer. From Museums, shopping to night life, dining and nature & wildlife …explore Dublin your way.
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GUINNESS STORE HOUSE
As Ireland’s most-visited attraction for years, there is no escaping the might of the Guinness Storehouse. This is a seven-storey exhibition rather than a working brewery. In the advertising section you can look at its famous vintage posters and creative television ads before leaving plenty of time for the finale: a pint of the black stuff in the Gravity Bar, with stunning views across Dublin.
VIKING SPLASH TOUR – SEE DUBLIN DIFFERENTLY
Roar your way through Dublin City in a unique Land and Water experience provided by one of Ireland’s most unique sightseeing experiences. Let Viking Splash Tours take you around Dublin on one of our WW2 amphibious DUKWs. Our guides provide a fun, informative and unforgettable experience for all ages and groups taking in our cathedrals, Georgian Dublin and much more before splashing into the Grand Canal basin for a short cruise by the iconic U2 studios. Voted as one of Dublin’s best tours, this is an experience you will not want to miss.
CITY KAYACKING DOWN THE RIVER LIFFEY
Kayaking like never before..
WALK ALONG THE CROAGH PARK SKYLINE
The experience brings visitors 17-stories high and allows them to walk along the stadium’s skyline. Throughout the experience, you will see breath-taking 360 views of the Dublin Skyline. On the tour, you are equipped with a harness and a tour guide. This is an experience not to be missed and certainly one of the best unique things to do in Dublin.
WAR MEMORIAL GARDENS AT THE PHOENIX PARK
This stunning garden is a tribute to the 49,400 Irish soldiers who lost their lives in ‘the Great War, 1914–1918’. It is a beautiful garden that has two identical flower bed sections that lay side by side well worth a visit and to pay respect to the lives lost.
SKI CLUB OF IRELAND
Looking for a little adventure and learn to ski…in Dublin.
IRISH WHISKEY MUSEUM
The Irish Whiskey Museum is based in the heart of Dublin City in a historic building on Grafton Street. Learn the complete and unbiased history of Irish whiskey and its importance in Ireland’s turbulent past
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND
Step back in time and rediscover Irelands past at the National Museum of Ireland.
A visit to Kilmainham Gaol will take you on a journey through Irish history. You will discover the stories of people held here as ordinary criminals alongside those who fought for Irish independence.
AFTERNOON TEA VINTAGE BUS TRIP
Afternoon tea the Irish way.
RIVER LIFFEY SIGHTSEEING CRUISE
See Dublin from the River Liffey on a 45-minute boat cruise and admire the city’s monuments from the water. Learn the history of Dublin, from the arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city in the 18th and 19th centuries.
LITTLE MUSEUM OF DUBLIN
Tucked away on St Stephen’s Green is the Little Museum of Dublin, an eccentric collection of fascinating items donated by Dubliners themselves. Intricately curated and thoughtfully displayed, the museum is a delightful place to spend an unhurried afternoon, uncovering a more intimate history of Dublin in the 20th century through photography, letters, advertising and art. Music fans will particularly enjoy the second-floor exhibition – U2 Made in Dublin, which charts the story of the city’s most famous rock band from 1976 to the present day. Afterwards, head downstairs to the basement kitchen of Hatch & Sons for a hearty lunch of traditional Irish smoked fish.
EPIC THE IRISH EMIGATION MUSEUM
Located in the historic vaults of the CHQ Building at Custom House Quay, you’ll find the two-time winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. The museum delves into the past of Ireland’s diaspora in brilliant interactive detail, and the state-of-the-art visitor experience explores the inspiring journeys of over 10 million people who left Ireland’s shores throughout history. Fancy learning more about your Irish ancestry? The Irish Family History Centre is also located here, where you
can access valuable records, speak with a genealogy expert and join the online community of people on a quest to learn about their Irish roots.
If you’re looking for another location laden in lineage, Glasnevin Cemetery is a treasure trove of records accounting
for 1.5million burials – in fact, you could say a visit here will give you an intriguing look into the birth of the nation.
As Ireland’s national theatre, the Abbey Theatre’s ambition is to enrich the cultural lives of everyone with a curiosity for and interest in Irish theatre, stories, artists, and culture. Courage and imagination are at the heart of our storytelling, while inclusivity, diversity and equality are at the core of our thinking. Led by Co-Director’s Caitríona McLaughlin (Artistic Director) and Mark O’Brien (Executive Director), the Abbey Theatre celebrates both the rich canon of Irish dramatic writing and the potential of future generations of Irish theatre artists.
BUTLER CHOCOLATE TOUR EXPERIENCE
Immerse yourself in a magical world of chocolate artistry at Butlers, The Factory Tour. Visitors will be able to discover for themselves the process of how their ingredients are combined and transformed into luxury boxes of chocolates, chocolate bars, fudge, toffee, and hot chocolate.