Things To Do In Dublin For Sightseers

Looking for things to do in Dublin to make the most of your stay here? Then you’re in luck, for in this post, we’re going to give you a comprehensive list of sightseeing trips for you and your family, so you’re never short of things to do.

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Etihad Skyline

Why not take the 44 metre walk above the grounds form the roof of Croke Park Stadium to see stunning views of Dublin? You can see some beautiful landmarks here in this amazing city with the help of an experienced tour guide.

From here you can learn about the buildings you see and listen to their fascinating history in your own language with the use of multi-lingual audio guides.

Drimnagh Castle

An amazing castle and sure to inspire both you and your family on your visit. It is the only castle remaining in Ireland that still has a moat. The moat is supplied by the river Bluebell and a Christian Brothers school is located close by.

It dates back to the 13th century and as you can imagine it has had many tenants over the years including Sir Hugh de Bernival and Joseph Hatch. There’ll be plenty to see and do here and some spectacular views.

Temple Bar Neighbourhood

The cultural and creative quarter of Dublin, this is bound to impress, with its parts of the old city, food markets and galleries, cafes and cultural spots that are worthy of a little more exploration. Have a drink in one of the many bars, appreciate the cultural delights of this wonderful part of Dublin and then relax over a coffee and light snack or meal.

Christ Church Cathedral

A beautiful cathedral with an amazing history which goes back to 1030, starting out as a Viking Church and being drawn into the Irish Church by the 1100s. This cathedral offers some wonderful sights and sounds.

Today’s cathedral has had many renovations and restorations during the course its life, many in the 19th century, and therefore has quite a Victorian theme to it. This is still very much an active church and you can attend services as well as tour this ancient and beautiful cathedral any time.

Casino Marino

Original designed as a pleasure house for James Caulfield the 1st Earl of Charlemont, this is an 18th century neo-classical building with 16 lavishly decorated rooms. This is a building with a history that’s every bit as fascinating as the house itself. The word Casino comes from ‘casa’ which is Italian for house. This is a remarkable place and well worth a visit for both you and your family.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Dublin and whiskey go together and at one time there were nearly 40 distilleries in Dublin alone. As you can imagine whiskey from Ireland, and specifically Dublin, became recognised the world over for its quality and taste. Other distilleries followed, but not many can rival the Teeling Whiskey Distillery. Visit this iconic building and learn all about Irish whiskey – the Teeling way.

Dublin Castle

Up until 1922 the famous castle was under British rule but no more, it’s in the rightful hands of the Irish but comes with a colourful history as you can imagine. Lose yourself in one of Ireland’s most stunning landmarks – Dublin Castle, a family day out for all.

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse offers visitors a brilliant tour of the famous Guinness brand in an even more amazing building, with an important historic legacy for both Dublin and Ireland. You can learn about how it was made, and how Guinness is made today, so you can leave with a taste of history, and perhaps while you’re there you’ll get to taste the real thing too!

St Annes Park

An estate nearly 125 hectares with beautiful greenery, gardens and rich evergreens that offer a respite from the busy world. Lord and Lady Ardilaun passed the estate on their nephew which was then sold on to the Corporation in 1939. There’s a long and fascinating story to this estate and improvements are continuous. Take a break from the city and visit this beautiful estate in St Anne’s Park.

We hope we've given you a flavour of the things to do in Dublin if you want to see the sights and make the most of your time in the city.