Experience The Best of Dublin
Dublin is packed full of lots of things to do. Whether you are looking for an activity-filled break away or to experience something new, take a look at our topic things to do in the city.
The Comedy Cellar at the International Bar
The International Bar on Dublin’s Wicklow Street is the site of the country’s first and longest-running comedy club, where events take place every night of the week. On Wednesdays, it hosts the famous 30-year-old Comedy Cellar, where renowned Irish comedians have been known to try out their new material before embarking on a tour. From Thursday through Sunday the International Comedy Club hosts new faces and established acts.
Musical Pub Crawl of Dublin
The Musical Pub Crawl of Dublin has been described as a ‘moving concert’ around Dublin city. You will be brought to four of Dublin’s best pubs for live music to hear traditional Irish music, see professional Irish dancing and tuck into some typical Irish food. You’ll feel as good as Irish after this tour – you’ll know the story of Irish music, have seen the full range of styles of Irish dance and eaten boxty. What is boxty you ask? You’ll have to wait and see!
Happenings Outdoor Cinema
Happenings organises spontaneous outdoor cultural events in Dublin, like outdoor film screenings and yoga in the park. Although its events are typically only publicised 48 hours ahead of time, some seasonal gatherings are scheduled with more notice. If there aren’t any Happenings events try the Light House cinema’s Event Cinema programme. It regularly broadcasts live international screenings of dance, theatre and art events. Even better, you can bring drinks from the bar into the theatre.
Rainforest Adventure Golf
Rainforest Adventure Golf is a high tech, state-of-the-art, purpose-built, indoor mini-golf centre in Dundrum Town Centre. Rainforest Adventure Golf is the only themed indoor mini-golf venue of its kind on such a scale in Ireland and offers fantastic fun, whatever the weather.
Rainforest Adventure Golf is a game of real skill and great fun for everyone. All ages, all abilities, all are welcome. The Aztec and Mayan themed courses weave through lush tropical foliage, authentic tribal carvings and animatronic special effects before both ultimately leading to the mythical 19th hole of the Jaguar Temple. The Mayan course is wheelchair-friendly and is open from 10am to 11pm, seven days a week.
One of the largest parks in a European capital city, the Phoenix Park has plenty to offer those seeking some calm and quietness during their visit to Dublin. On a warm day, feeding the ducks and sunbathing by one of the ornamental lakes in the People’s Flower Gardens is a relaxed option, as is taking a walk through the grasslands in search of some of the roughly 400 fallow deer that live in the park. Additionally the park is home to Zoo, or you can take a guided Segway tour for a history lesson of the area. On Saturdays, free guided tours of the President’s residence, Áras an Uachtaráin, are also available.
Take in the city at your own pace aboard one of City Kayaking’s double seater kayaks. Board at the base of the famous Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship, just around the corner, and take in uninterrupted views of the city above as you pass landmarks including the Ha’Penny and Samuel Beckett Bridges and the Customs House.
Located only 15-minutes walk from the hotel, Surfdock Watersports is Dublin’s premier watersports school with a unique array of activities for both adults and children, offering paddleboarding, kayaking, and windsurfing for beginners and intermediate in the Grand Canal Dock.
Cycle Dublin Bike Tours
Bike tours of Dublin are available with experienced guides. Cycle Dublin Bike Tours is an environmentally friendly alternative for visitors to see Dublin and learn about its history and culture. The trip travels across Dublin at a leisurely pace while covering a significant amount of ground. The City Tour takes about 2.5 hours to complete.
Dublin Pedal Tours
Dublin Pedal Tours carries you in a 15-seater covered pedal bus that runs on simply human pedal power rather than an engine. They are recognized for their laughter, cheering, and music, all of which make passers-by smile. Dublin Pedal Tours is a terrific way to tour Dublin and is particularly “picture friendly,” catering to groups of 8 to 48 persons.
Gravity Climbing Centre
Gravity Climbing Centre is a climbing facility located in Dublin’s city centre. It’s one of Ireland’s greatest indoor bouldering. The Centre has a wide range of indoor climbing walls to choose from, providing something for everyone of any age, from total beginners to worldwide climbing stars.
The Cultural Quarter refers to Dublin’s world-famous Temple Bar area. Temple Bar, brimming with bars, restaurants, music venues, chic boutiques, and second-hand shops, is a must-see for everyone visiting Dublin. It’s the most entertaining area of this dynamic city, with regular markets, street theatre, and buskers. Stroll down cobblestone streets, discovering something new around every corner, sipping a drink in one of the wonderful businesses, and taking in the bustle of inhabitants and tourists that contribute to Dublin’s unique ambience.
The Temple Bar
The Temple Bar is also a traditional Irish Pub in Dublin. The craic is excellent whether you’re alone or with a friend, and you’ll feel right at home in Temple Bar. Visitors from outside and out of town will find the staff to be a wealth of information about Dublin’s history and haunts.
The Jeanie Johnston
Sail onboard the Jeanie Johnston and travel back in time to witness their ancestors on their perilous journey to a better life in North America. The tour starts with a stroll around the top deck, where you can see the beautiful sails, admire the craftsmanship, and hear about the ship’s history. Breathe deeply and go to the lower decks to see the tiny cabins where up to 250 travellers spend the most of their time, with only a half-hour of fresh air each day.
Howth Market is a terrific outing for both locals and tourists, and it offers a unique experience with a wide variety of organic food, freshly baked goods, jewellery, apparel, antiques, and far more. The market is open from 10 am to 6 pm every Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday, while the front five retail sections are open seven days a week.
Go Sailing Dublin Bay is an exhilarating sailing excursion in which you participate actively in the sailing of a 54-foot ocean-going yacht that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Take a Powerboat Excursion or an Evening Sail cruise on a scheduled basis.
Stay in the Perfect Location
With easy access to the best things to keep you entertained around the city, The Samuel Hotel is the perfect location for your Dublin city break.