Category: Things To Do

40 Amazing Things to Do in Dublin With Kids

October 9, 2014

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Go cycling in Dublin's parks

Endless sightseeing and nights out might have to be put on hold if you’re traveling with kids in tow, but thankfully there are plenty of fun things to do in Dublin as a family. Whether you’re entertaining hard-to-impress teenagers or looking for something to keep under-10s amused, here are 40 amazing things to do in Dublin with kids.

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Visiting Blarney Castle from Dublin

September 25, 2014

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Visiting Blarney Castle from Dublin

Irish folklore is full of tall tales, myths and legends, but few local customs are as famous as ‘kissing the Blarney Stone’ – a bold feat said to bestow the benefactor with the fabled ‘gift of the gab’ (a natural flair for public speech and storytelling). There might be little proof to the rumors, but that hasn’t stopped the castle from drawing up to 300,000 annual visitors, each hoping that the Irish way with words will rub off on them. Just 2.5 hours from the capital, visiting Blarney Castle from Dublin makes a popular day or multi-day trip and is often combined with a visit to nearby Cork or a tour of the scenic Ring of Kerry.

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5 Reasons to Visit Dublin in Fall

September 11, 2014

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Dublin in Fall

Ireland’s reputation for gloomy weather and endless rain prevents many travelers from venturing there outside of the summer months, but with numerous festivals and favorable prices, there are plenty of good reasons to visit Dublin in fall. Here are a few ideas.

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Exploring Dublin at Night

August 28, 2014

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Crawling Dublin's pubs

With its hard-drinking, hard-partying reputation, you’d be forgiven for thinking the only place to go after dark in Dublin was the pub, but while crawling the city’s pubs is an unforgettable pastime, there are plenty of other ways to explore Dublin at night. Here are some ideas.

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Exploring Dublin’s Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship

August 14, 2014

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Dublin's Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship

Whether you’re trying to discover your Irish heritage or just interested to learn more about the country’s history, exploring Dublin’s Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship offers a fascinating insight into the plight of Irish emigrants. A lasting vestige of Dublin’s mass mid-19th-century emigrations – when more than 1 million victims of the Irish famine braved the voyage to America in the hope of a better life in the New World – the Jeanie Johnston is a working replica of the country’s most famous famine ship.

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How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in Dublin

July 3, 2014

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Take a hike in the Wicklow Mountains

With cheap flights connecting Dublin to other European cities and train links to all of Ireland’s major cities, Dublin makes an easy choice for a weekend away and there’s plenty to see and do while you’re in town. Whether you’re first-time visitors trying to cram in as many of the sights as possible, planning a romantic getaway or bringing your friends for a weekend of drinking and dancing, here are some ideas for how to spend the perfect weekend in Dublin.

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Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium

June 19, 2014

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Dublin's Croke Park Stadium. Photo courtesy of Sean MacEntee via Flickr.

With over 100 years of history and the home of Ireland’s traditional Gaelic Games, Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium is one of the city’s most iconic sporting landmarks, and while sports fans will get a kick out of touring the legendary grounds, the stadium also offers some of the best views in the city from its rooftop walkway.

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Dublin’s Summer Beer Gardens

June 5, 2014

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Drinking at Dublin's summer beer gardens. Photo courtesy of William Murphy via Flickr.

Crawling Dublin’s historic pubs is a time-honoured tradition, but as the mercury rises, who wants to be huddled inside a dimly lit pub with a room-temperature pint of Guinness? Instead, make the most of the sun with a cool beer or iced cocktail at one of the capital’s best alfresco venues – here’s our top pick of Dublin’s summer beer gardens.

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10 Things You Can Only Do in Dublin

May 22, 2014

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Irish leprechauns. Photo courtesy of shalbs via Flickr.

Whether you’re looking to have a quintessentially Irish experience or just add some unique sights to your travel blog, the Irish capital is full of surprises and there are plenty of things that you can only do in Dublin. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

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Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival

May 8, 2014

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Dublin Docklands summer festival. Photo courtesy of infomatique via Flickr.

After a long, wet winter, Dubliners are ready to shed off the layers, and as the first major event of the summer, the Dublin Dockland’s Summer Festival is the perfect excuse to celebrate the warmer weather. Held each May, the festival offers a weekend of water activities, live DJs and free entertainment, held along the waterfront Grand Canal Plaza and Grand Canal Dock.

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