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3rd July 2015

 

Things to See and Do in Dublin

Planning to visit Dublin? This summer, wrap the sights, sounds and tastes of Dublin around you like a light summer shawl as you soak up the vibe of the city. Make a splash on its beaches, explore the heritage steeped landmarks or simply sit back and relish the aroma of the fresh sea salt air and the traditional music that fills the air.

Despite its size, Dublin is culturally diverse, with a myriad of visitor attractions to suit all interests and we've compiled these great suggestions for places to visit, things to do and experiences to treasure while you’re in town.
 
The ultimate guide to help you create your perfect summer in Dublin.
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If you are heading to Dublin to enjoy this fine weather then a trip to Dublin Zoo is a must! It’s a fun-filled thrilling day out for all ages with an array of animals, plants and wildlife. First opened in 1831, it is one of the world’s oldest and most popular zoos it is home to numerous animals from across the globe.

Visitors can explore the African Savanna, the World of Cats, World of Primates, Fringes of the Artic, the City Farm and the Kaziranga Forets Trail. All home to exotic animals like tigers, hippos, flamingos, gorillas, elephants and red pandas to name a few.

So, whether you’re seeking outdoor activities for children, days out for groups or you simply want to take advantage of some sunny weekend weather with family and friends then Dublin Zoo is the place to go.

Dublin Zoo

The Train is the perfect way to get you there and with Dublin Heustion only a short walk away, you won't have to worry about traffic or parking so you can arrive relaxed and ready to enjoy a fun filled day. Be sure to show your Tran Ticket when you arrive to get 10% off the Admission Fee.

Jameson Distillery

The Jameson Experience is located in the heart of Dublin at Smithfield. A tour of the distillery is a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey which brings you from grain to glass. All tours begin with an audio-visual presentation followed by a journey through the old distillery. It is a fantastic chance to admire all the old kilns, mills, water wheels and much more!

At the end of the tour participants are offered a complementary glass of Jameson and a selected few are chosen to do a comparative whiskey tasting. These lucky individuals are then rewarded for their expertise with a whiskey tasting certificate so they can proudly display their achievement.

The sense of heritage is woven tremendously with the fine art of brewing throughout this experience and is certainly one not to be missed!

Make sure you show your train ticket to get €2 off admission.

Jameson Distillery Dublin

National Leprechaun Museum

 Looking to do something a bit eccentric or quirky? This is the place for you! It’s the first ever attraction dedicated to Irish mythology and opens up a fun and magical world full of captivating folklore, mythology and enchanting stories.
 
There is a guided tour accompanied by a storyteller who will bring you through spaces that reflect these stories typically associated with leprechauns. The tour is full of captivating, interactive experiences that you will never forget.
 
This summer, feel what it’s like to venture deep into the depths of Irish folklore culture at the museum. Make the trip and find yourself in a leprechaun-sized world and take a journey to the end of the rainbow to see if the elusive crock of gold really exists.
 

Dublin Road Train Tours

Do you crave a tour of the many spectacular buildings and places that Dublin has to offer while soaking up some of the history along the way? If so, then take a road train tour, it’s the perfect way to get your bearings in a place that you haven’t seen before. You can sit back and relax in comfort on the charming road train and hear all about the sights on the fully narrated tours while singing along to some traditional songs along the way.

Dublin's famous landmarks such as the Guinness Storehouse are along the route, here you can disembark and take the Guinness tour if desired. On completion, you can board the next train along and finish the tour to witness the beautiful and magnificent sights along the quays and waterfronts towards the Docklands.
Guinness Storehouse
Trains depart every 30minutes and the last return train from Guinness Storehouse at 5.00pm.
 

Dublin Bay Cruises

Take in the panoramic views and discover the wonderful wildlife reserves that string the bay from north to south along Dublin’s coastline. This idyllic cruise is a must when in Dublin with views of the striking Dublin Mountains, Ireland’s Eye, Lambay Island, Dlakey Island, Joyce’s Martello Tower and the Baily Lighthouse to name a few on offer.

Tours bring you not only around the attractive vista of Dublin Bay, but it also helps you to travel through time and to understand how and why the modern city of Dublin developed to become the capital city of Ireland.

Enjoy a day out on the beautiful ‘living bay’ and relish the picturesque sights from a truly unique perspective.
 
Present your train ticket for a 10% discount.
 
Dublin Bay
*Photos credited to Failte Ireland
 
 

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