Dublin Trips & Tours

Dublin – Fun Days Out

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Dublin City
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Below is our Fun Days Out guide to Dublin City and the Leinster regions…

We’ve put this small guide together because – apart from the pleasures of browsing and shopping in the many shopping centers & malls abounding along the streets and side streets of the city centre, or stopping to explore intriguing and historical nooks & crannies, or captivated by a piece of great of street entertainment, there are many other activities to consider undertaking while here!

In Dublin City we offer you the top class Cork Street Apartment, located in the famous Liberties Quarter in the south side central city area – a most special, bespoke short-rentals home-from-home in a wonderful part of Dublin city centre. Located on the third floor of a small, private gated complex on the junction of Cork Street with Marrowbone Lane, there is an internal courtyard/garden at street level and from the bedroom windows you are in excellent view of  the Guinness Storehouse!

There is an elevator/lift almost to our hall door – Apartment #10, The Barley House, Cork Street, Dublin 8 and – throughout the year, we are deeply committed to looking after our guests and your time in Ireland, extremely happy to deliver everything we promise plus more. Superbly clean, fresh, warm & convenient – the apartment is a pleasure to quickly throw down your bags and settle in.

There’s great excitement and fun to be had once embarked on your travels in Ireland with so many enjoyable trips, tours, entertainment and historic researches to undertake while here. We work hard in the background to ensure you have a superb home-from-home to float seamlessly into and get going with all as quickly as possible!

You will arrive into beds-all-ready, heat on, kitchen stocked with excellent & sensible groceries – a quick rest, and you can whizz off to engage with the Ireland of today. Our contemporary and stylish Dublin Apartment is a great match for all these things, and one look out the bedroom windows to the Guinness Storehouse brings a great reminder of the centuries of history on all sides…

 – enjoy!

1. Harolds Cross Greyhound Stadium – Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W

Looking for something fun that all the family can enjoy? Check out the thrills, the experience and the excitement that is a Night at the Dogs. With stadia throughout Ireland boasting excellent facilities combined with fun & food, as well as top-class – click here for more details

2. Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium – South Lotts Road, Dublin 4

Looking for something fun that all the family can enjoy? Check out the thrills, the experience and the excitement that is a Night at the Dogs. With stadia throughout Ireland boasting excellent facilities combined with fun & food, as well as top-class – click here for more details

3. Airfield – Upper Kilmacud Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Dublin’s only urban farm is set in an oasis of ornate gardens and stunning grounds only a few minutes from Dundrum Shopping Centre. A perfect day out for all the family. Stroll around, relax and enjoy the magnificent old world atmosphere of Airfields – click here for more details

4. GAA Museum – St. Josephs Avenue, Dublin 3

The GAA Museum was established to commemorate, recognise and celebrate the GAAs enormous contribution to Irish sporting, cultural and social life since its foundation in 1884. Located in Croke Park, GAA headquarters, the museum is open daily throughout – click here for more details

5. National Aquatic Centre – Snugsborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

The National Aquatic Centre is one of the biggest and most exciting attractions for families, small groups and individuals in Ireland . Since opening in 2003 the Centre has had over 650,000 visitors per year, who have all enjoyed hours of fun in Euro -click here for more details

6. Dublinia – St Michaels Hill, Christchurch, Dublin 8.

Dublinia and The Viking World brings the early history of Dublin vividly to life. Located in the heart of the medieval quarter, this award-winning heritage centre reveals the amazing story of the Vikings and the turbulent tale of Medieval Dublin. – click here for more details

7. Fort Lucan

Fort Lucan is a fully supervised adventure playground in County Dublin, where we aim to provide a fun day out for all the family. We have an extensive range of activities for the younger members, as well as a cafe and shop for those not so keen on the.. click here for more details

8. Viking Splash Tours – Stephens Green, Dublin 2.

Viking Splash Tours is a great way to see the sights of Dublin, both on land and water! Travelling on board our Amphibious World War II vehicles (DUKWs) you are taken on a spellbinding tour of Dublin. Our costumed Viking Tour Guides ensure you not o – click here for more details

9. Sew Easy for Kids – Ballycoolin Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

SewEasy will be running 3 workshops specifically aimed at children 8 & up. They will learn all the basics to sewing whilst working on fun projects on proper machines. The aim of the workshops is to eventually be able to sew their own clothing. Each – click here for more details

10. Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre – Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

THE MEDIEVAL EXPERIENCE. A Living History Live Performance every half hour with costumed characters, from Deilg Inis Living History Theatre Company, portraying Dalkeys Viking and Medieval past. Short of cash? Mint your own coins with Sit – click here for more details

11. Giddy Studios – Unit 4, 1st Floor, Grange Road Retail Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Giddy Studios is a very unique pottery painting studio – Pottery painting is a great way for everyone to spend time together. Its so much fun to spend 2 hours in a gorgeous studio, creating a masterpiece that you and the kids can keep: mugs, race car – click here for more details

12. Leisureplex (Blanchardstown, Coollock)

Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 | Coolock, Dublin 5 | Village Green, Tallaght, Dublin 24 | Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Entertainment and games including bowling, snooker, pool and video games. Bowling We offer you the ultimate bowling experience with ball walls on all lanes, so bowlers of all levels can strike out!! We also provide kiddie ramps for our ver – click here for more details

17. Pompeii Paints (Tallaght) @ Leisureplex – Village Green Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Looking for a creative birthday party or Fun-day out for your child? Are you an art lover, a fun fanatic or both? Getting married and want to make your hen night really memorable? Still looking for that special unique present? A teacher with a c – click here for more details

18. Ardgillan Castle – Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Ardgillan is a large country house with castellated embellishments built by the Rev. Robert Taylor in 1738. It stands on the elevated coastline commanding magnificent views of the Irish Sea. The house consists of two storeys over basement, which exte – click here for more details

19. City Sightseeing Tours

Make sure not to miss out on one of our award winning sightseeing tours. Explore Dublin City on our hop on hop off bus tours and see the top visitor attractions in Dublin. With live guide commentary or multilingual commentary in 7 languages there – click here for more details

20. Crossfire Paintball Games – Killegar Forest, Kilternan, Co. Dublin

We have become acknowledged as Irelands foremost Paintball experts.Our magnificent 52 acres forest boasts a varied and challenging terrain. Dense woodland and rocky outcrops are enhanced by skilfully built installations including an imposing fortress – click here for more details

21. Custom House Visitor Centre – Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

The Custom House was built in 1791 and is one of Dublins finest heritage buildings. It has played a unique role in Dublins social, economic and political history over the past 200 years. The Visitor Centre is located in and around the Dome or Clock T – click here for more details

22. Dance Theatre of Ireland – Dance All Day Summer Dance Courses, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin

Dance Theatre of Ireland, Irelands foremost contemporary Dance Company will be holding its annual Summer Dance Intensive for young people and adults in their purpose-built Centre for Dance, located at the Bloomfield Shopping Centre in the heart of Du – click here for more details

23. DMG Sailsports – ISA Training Centre, Malahide, Co. Dublin

DMG Sailsports is an ISA Training Centre based in Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Our courses are based on the Irish Sailing Association Powerboating, Windsurfing and Sailing Schemes. Our equipment Stillorgan, Co. Dublin includes a 6.5m rib, 4.5m rib, keelboat, dinghies and – click here for more details

24. Dublin Bus Tour – 59 Upper OConnell Street, Dublin 1

Experience Dublin with a Dublin Bus Tour. All tours offer live commentary by our experienced tour guides. Dublin Bus offers exciting cultural and diverse sightseeing tours in and around Dublin. This is the most reasonably priced, comfortable and – click here for more details

25. Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library – Palace Street, off Dame Street, Dublin 2.

Built between 1208 and 1220, this complex represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city, and was the centre of English power in Ireland for over seven centuries until it was taken of by the Irish Free State in 1922. Highlights incl – click here for more details

26. Dublin City Hall – Dame Street, Dublin 2.

The Story of the Capital is an exciting exhibition tracing the history of Dublin City. It tells of the citys founding, through Viking times and into

27. Dublin Writers Museum – 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Dublin is famous as a city of writers and literature, and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore, or simply enjoy Dublins immense literary heritage. At the Writers Museum, Dublins literary celebrity – click here for more details

28. Farmleigh – Castleknock, Dublin 15

Farmleigh covers an area of 79 acres and contains many beautiful features including the Main House, which is a fine example of Georgian-Victorian architecture, the Sunken Garden, the Walled Garden, the famous Clock Tower and the Lake. Formerly owned – click here for more details

29. Fitzone – Westwood Gym, Leopardstown, Dublin 18

Our Adventure zone area is a four level play area which includes a Free Fall, Climbing nets, Spiral Slides, Climbing Tubes and much more. This area is every childs paradise guaranteeing 110% fun. Our birthday parties comprise of an hour and half acti – click here for more details

30. Fry Model Railway – Malahide Castle Demesne, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The Fry Model Railway The Fry Model Railway is a unique collection of handmade models of Irish trains, from the beginning of rail travel to modern times. One of the worlds largest miniature railway, the exhibition is unique in that it is a working r – click here for more details

31. Fun Fitness – Total Fitness Centre, Blackglen Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Not only can we cater for your childs birthday party but you can bring up the kids to play anytime and no booking is required. The children will enjoy the soft play area and the slides while you can relax with friendsand have a coffee while the kids – click here for more details

32. Garda (Police) Museum – Record Tower, Dublin Castle, Off Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Garda Museum and Archives are located at the Record Tower, Dublin Castle. Here visitors will find an interesting exhibition covering the history of the Garda Siochana and indeed information concerning policing in Ireland prior to 1922. The Museum – click here for more details

33. Gate Theatre – Cavendish Row, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Located in the cultural and social heart of the city the Gate Theatre has been, both artistically and architecturally, a landmark building in Dublin for over two hundred years. It was established as a theatre in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheal Ma – click here for more details

34. Gaiety Theatre, off Grafton Street

For wonderful contemporary theatre, and the big shows!

(35) Glenalbyn Swimming Club – Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Glenalbyn Swimming Club is a competitive swimming club based at Glenalbyn Swimming Pool in Stillorgan, County Dublin, and affiliated to Swim Ireland. Glenalbyn Pool is a six-lane 33-metre pool that is owned by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. – click here for more details

36. GPO – OConnell Street, Dublin 1

Dublin’s GPO is one of the worlds oldest and most distinguished postal headquarters. Few others can claim to have operated from the same building (excepting the rebuilding period after 1916) since 1818 and not many can boast such a fine classical faca – click here for more details

37. Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern – Art Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1.

Located in Dublins city centre, the Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of Irelands foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. The original collection, donated by the Gallerys founder Sir Hugh Lane, has now grown to include almost 2000 artworks, r – click here for more details

38. Hurly Burly Party & Play Centre – Unit 6, North Park, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

Hurly Burly is a childrens Party and Play centre located just off exit 5 of the M50. Children up to the age of 11 can have a great time here. There are three levels of soft play, with a four lane astral slide, twisting spiral slide and dark tube – click here for more details 

39. James Joyce Cultural Centre – 35 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

This house was built in 1784 by Francis Ryan for Valentine Brown, the Earl of Kenmare, who used it as his townhouse. The plasterwork here was done by Michael Stapleton, one of the finest stuccadores of the time. The house was given special ment – click here for more details

40. Jo Jingles North Dublin – North Dublin – Various Locations

Jo Jingles provides fun music, singing and movement classes for babies and young children from age 6 months to 5 years. Our activities include singing (with nursery rhymes, favourite songs and lots of lovely new ones), action songs, circle and moveme – click here for more details

41. Jo Jingles North Dublin/Meath – Various locations in NORTH Dublin only.

Jo Jingles provides fun music, singing and movement classes for babies and young children from age 6 months to 5 years. Our activities include singing (with nursery rhymes, favourite songs and lots of lovely new ones), action songs, circle and moveme – click here for more details

42. Kart City – Old Airport Road, Santry, Dublin 9

Kart City is a long established family entertainment centre which boasts the biggest and best facilities in the country. Participate in the excitement of real Motor Racing on your chosen track in one of our expertly maintained machines. From the fleclick here for more details

43. Kilmainham Gaol – Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Irelands emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of t – click here for more details

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