There are limitless amounts of things to do and see in Dublin city and county. Whether its exploring Dublin’s rich heritage, visiting its vast selection of magnificent museums, taking scenic walks, soaking up the nightlife or dining in the sumptuous surroundings of a castle, you will never run out of things to do in Dublin.
Glide Segway Tour
GlideTours are the premier Segway Tour operator in Ireland. We seek to provide a unique tourist experience by offering a “Futuristic Glide through History”.
Come with us on a Segway tour through parts of our Nation's Capital, Dublin, and experience some of the history that has shaped and moulded our country. There will be an abundance of photo opportunities with lots of historic buildings, monuments and memorials along with interesting facts and stories.
GlideTours are also available for private bookings, corporate events, sales meetings, conferences or any other team based activities that you might like to discuss.
GlideTours use the current Segway i2 models for all our activities. The i2's are equipped with bags to carry you personal belongings.
So, come along with us and take a "Futuristic Glide Through Histrory".
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The Little Museum of Dublin
Dublin’s newest museum tells the amazing story of the city in the 20th Century, and we can't wait to share it with you. Come and experience the warmth of a real Irish welcome in a beautiful Georgian townhouse on St Stephen's Green, right in the heart of Dublin.
Relive the fascinating history of Dublin in the company of our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. From the visit of Queen Victoria to the global success of U2, this handsome museum is full of amazing things to discover.
Alongside objects that pack a big punch on subjects as varied as World War One and James Joyce, there are items related to famous visitors like John F Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich and Muhammad Ali. No wonder the critics and the public agree: “The Little Museum is a brilliant new addition to the cultural map of Ireland's capital.”
If you want to know all about Dublin, visit the Little Museum today.
Aboveboard offers quality facilities and amenities to satisfy the passions of both competitive and casual sports lovers.
From the bay one can capture the superior panoramic views of Dublin’s coastline, while getting up close and personal with its diverse geography and wildlife.
Kiteboarding is an adventure surface water sport, using a kite to harnesses the power of the wind and propel a rider across the water on a small surfboard. We in Ireland, situated on a small island, are surrounded by some of the best kitesurfing conditions in the world. So if your looking for flat water or big waves we have it all! It is an amazing sport with a growing community of young and old riders alike, making it a sport for everyone.
Stand up paddle boarding is now a rapidly growing sport internationally. It is a sport that promotes balance, strength and general fitness using the minimum equipment- board, extendable paddle and floatation jacket.
The club also supplies bicycles for hire which can be an alternative more leisurely way to explore the coast and more inland attractions.The local and surrounding area boasts many historical and cultural attractions.
Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland.
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, the College is in an enviable position in the very heart of Ireland's capital.
Trinity College on its 40-acre site retains some of its ancient seclusion of cobbled squares, gardens and parks.
The College is famed for the great treasures. These include the Book of Kells, a 9th century illuminated manuscript, the Books of Durrow and Armagh and an early Irish harp. These are displayed in the Treasury and the Long Room which houses over 200,000 of Trinity's oldest books.
The Book of Kells Turning Darkness into Light explains the background of the story famous gospel manuscript and other related manuscripts.
Temporary exhibitions in the Long Room display the rich holdings of the library and encourage research.
Treasures in the Long Room include one of the few remaining copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic which was read outside the General Post Office on 24 April 1916 by Patrick Pearse at the start of the Easter Rising. The harp is the oldest of its kind in Ireland and probably dates from the 15th century. It is made of oak and willow with 29 brass strings. It is the model for the emblem of Ireland.
Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery, which has been home to the black stuff since 1759, Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland’s Number One Visitor Attraction and you simply cannot leave Dublin without having paid a visit.
The massive seven-storey building, a former Guinness® fermentation plant, has been remodeled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness®. A visit will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about this world famous beer from how Guinness® is made to the ancient craft of Guinness® barrel making in the Cooperage.
The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar®. Here visitors receive a complimentary pint of Guinness® and can relax and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views across Dublin City.
Three Bars (Brewery, Source, Gravity) coffee shop, restaurant, meeting and events facilities. Wheelchair accessible. Complimentary car park on Crane Street.
If for no other reason, Kilmainham Gaol would be remarkable for being the biggest unoccupied gaol in these islands.
As such, it gives the visitor a dramatic and realistic insight into what it was like to have been confined in one of these forbidding bastions of punishment and correction between 1796 when it opened and 1924 when it closed and offers a panoramic insight into some of the most profound, disturbing and inspirational themes of modern Irish history.
Leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained here. Such names as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, leaders of the 1916 Rising and DeValera are associated with the Gaol.
Guided raft trips on the river Liffey through the stunning Liffey Valley from Lucan to Palmerstown.
Raft trips 3 times daily, 7 days a week, between Lucan and Palmerstown. It’s the prefect activity for Families, Stags, Hens, School Groups, Corporate Events, Youth Groups, whomever!
The minimum group size is 4 per raft.
Trip times vary between 2 - 2.5hrs on the water.
All technical equipment is provided and all our guides have extensive white water experience and are fully qualified.
Your trip will start in our Rafting centre with a short safety briefing before our bus will bring you and your raft up to the starting location in Lucan.
Non swimmers welcome!
All you have to bring is appropriate footwear you don’t mind getting wet (a pair of old runners i.e.) and a towel for the hot showers afterwards.
Dublin Bay Cruises
Dublin Bay Cruises sail between Dun Laoghaire and Howth up to six times a day from March to October. Your 90 min trip with us brings you not only around the beautiful 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.
The 90 minute Dublin Bay Cruise which links with Dublin's commuter train at both harbours takes you across the beautiful Dublin Bay including Dun Laogaire Harbour,James Joyce tower,Dalkey Island,Dublin Docks,Clontarf,Bull Island,Baily lighthouse,Irelands Eye Island and Howth Harbour where you can take the train back through the city centre to Dun Laoghaire or Visa Versa. On board you can enjoy a commentry on each attraction while you enjoy a beverage of your choice or just sit and gaze and enjoy the beautiful views on the bay on the shadow of the Dublin Mountains.
As both harbours are positioned just to the North (Howth) and South (Dun Laoghaire) of the city centre they are ideally located whether you cycle ,walk or take public transport which stops at both harbours and is only a 20 minutes journey from the City centre.If you choose to cycle on the new cycle track around the edge of the bay from Sutton to Sandycoce you can take your bike on board to cross the bay.
Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
This is an award-winning show that crawls from pub to pub with professional actors performing from the works of Dublin's most famous writers - Joyce, Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan and many more.
Meeting Point - The Duke Pub, Duke Street (off Grafton Street) at 7.30pm.
Summer: April-November nightly.
Winter: December-March Thursday-Sunday.
Private tours are available all year.
National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology
Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and you are magically transported back in time to 7,000BC.
Take time at The Treasury which features outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard.
Gaze in wonder at the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe. Ramble through prehistoric Ireland and experience life at the time of the Vikings in Viking Age Ireland.
Medieval Ireland 1150 - 1550, documents life in Ireland in the age of cathedrals, monasteries and castles.
The fascinating Kingship & Sacrifice exhibition centres on a number of bog bodies dating back to the Iron Age. Displayed along with other bog finds from the Museums collections, it offers you an opportunity to come 'face to face' with Ireland's ancient ancestors.
Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles.
The Talbot family lived here from 1185 to 1973, when the last Talbot died. The house is furnished with beautiful period furniture together with an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings, mainly from the National Gallery.
The history of the Talbot family is recorded in the Great Hall, where portraits of generations of the family tell their own story of Ireland's stormy history. Many additions and alterations have been made to this romantic and beautiful structure, but the contours of the surrounding parklands have changed little in 800 years, retaining a sense of the past.
As befits the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland, Malahide Castle has many ghostly traditions. Many historic castles and houses have one ghost, some have two or three, but Malahide Castle has five.
Project Arts Centre
Tucked away in the historic cobbled streets of Temple Bar is Project Arts Centre, Dublin's best kept secret.. a venue packed full of surprises.
Choose from theatre, music, dance, visual arts and everything in between. Visit the place that helped to shape and to launch the careers of many Irish artists including: Gabriel Byrne, Jean Butler, Neil Jordan, Liam Neeson, Jim & Peter Sheridan, Alan Stanford and U2 - and with a packed year round programme there is plenty to fuel your imagination.
With two theatres and a gallery Project Arts Centre offers a huge variety of events at great value and is located close to a host of great restaurants and bars. The gallery presents a series of free exhibitions throughout the year and tickets to performance range from 0-25.
"the city's most interesting venue .You never know what to expect, which makes it all that more fun." Lonely Planet
Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets its name from the Black Pool - 'Dubh Linn' which was on the site of the present Castle garden.
The Castle stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort.
Later a Viking Fortress stood on this site - a portion of which is on view to visitors at the 'Undercroft'.
The south range houses the magnificent State Apartments that were built as the residential quarters of the viceregal court. They are now the venue for Ireland's Presidencies of the European Community, Presidential Inaugurations and State Functions.
The State Apartments, Undercroft and Chapel Royal are open to visitors. On occasions, the State Apartments may be closed for State Purposes.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.
The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic programme of exhibitions, which regularly includes bodies of work from its own Collection and its award winning Education and Community Department.
The Museum is housed in the magnificent, 17th century Royal Hospital building, whose grounds include a formal garden, meadow and medieval burial grounds.
City Kayaking brings you kayaking on the River Liffey in Dublin City Centre. This unique activity gives you an exclusive view of the city from a very different angle. Explore the Liffey and underneath some of Dublins most famous bridges. See some of the most famous landmarks from the wonderful surrounds of the river.
With an incredibly accessible location at our base at the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship on Custom House Quay there are plenty of ways to get to us. Less than a 10 minute walk from O’Connell Street and only around the corner from the bus, train and Luas stations we’re very easy to get to.
The Science Gallery
The Science Gallery is a world first. A new type of venue where today's white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and opinions collide.
Exhibitions change on a regular basis, and opening hours change with each exhibition, so make sure to check the website to find out the current hours. We're always closed on Mondays.
Throughout each exhibition, we've got events, talks, debates and workshops, giving you a chance to get involved. Exhibitions are free and so are some events.