3 slightly mad things to do in Dublin
Want to do something slightly different on your visit to Dublin?Here are some lesser known slightly mad things to in Dublin that our staff at Isaacs Hostel have tried and tested and will be sure to awaken your senses!!
- Release your inner Viking on a Viking Splash tour. Don your Viking helmet and hit the streets and canals of Dublin in a bright yellow Duck (a World War 11 amphibious vehicle which can travel on land and water) You need to lose your inhibitions for this lively journey through Viking Dublin, hurling abuse and roaring at passing tourists and locals as you go. The tour culminates in a splash entry into the Grand Canal docks.Tickets from ‚¬18 each. You probably deserve a pint after all that roaring, so head then to the Brazen Head Dublin’s oldest pub-Vikings are welcome!
- What lies beneath? Fancy a spooky trip underground into Dublin’s deadly past? Under St. Michan’s Church down in the Crypt (which is close to Smithfield and the Old Jameson Distillery) are five long burial vaults containing the mummified remains of many of Dublin’s famous 17th, 18th and 19th century families? There is limestone in the walls and this has preserved the remains of a 400-year-old nun and the Sheares Brothers who took part in the 1798 rebellion, as well as various other Irish figures. Come up to the sunlight breath a sigh of relief and head to the wonderful Third Space for a good coffee or to Mulligans Pub in Stoneybatter for a pint and some great pub nosh
- Take a dip in the Irish Sea Our lovely Irish weather should in theory be getting better now and through the sea may still be a tad chilly a refreshing dip at one of our many sea bathing points will invigorate the parts that Guinness may not reach ! You could head to the “Forty Foot “in Sandycove immortalised by James Joyce’s Ulysses and probably the most famous bathing spot in Dublin, or go north to the Seaside town of Skerries 35 minutes from Dublin to the “Springers” bathing platform (Bus no 33 or the train to Skerries) Join the Frosties swimming group who swim there every day at 11am (they are very welcoming to newcomers!) Make sure you warm up afterwards with a hearty bowl of Chowder on the harbour at Stoop your Head and take a stroll around this lovely village
Any more slightly mad suggestions – we would love to hear them !