Top 5 things to do in Dublin in Summer
If you are in Dublin over the few Summer months and looking to blow out the cobwebs and enjoy the longer day. Here are our Staff picks for the Top 5 things to do in Dublin in Summer
Dublin is surrounded by mountains and sea and there are some invigorating walks within 20 minutes of the City . We recommend the charming Howth Head peninsula for ease of access and stunning views . Easily accessible by the Dart or Bus there are way marked trails for all types of walkers plus loads of good coffee shops , restaurants and pubs to treat yourself after your exersions. There are lots of other walks around Dublin from Bray to Greystones , Dalkey Head and you can read more about this here
Phoenix park is the largest City park in Europe, great for walks and cycling. You can rent bikes when get there . Within the park you will the visitor centre , Farmleigh House plus Dublin Zoo home to 100s of different exhibits- great time to visit before the summer holidays arrive and you may get to see some newly born species . For refreshments, there is a good café in the visitor centre or the unique Hole in the Wall Pub ( which can be accessed via a hole in the wall just on the outskirts of Phoenix Park! ). Here you can enjoy a tasty bowl of Seafood chowder and a creamy Guinness to round off your day
A short bus journey from the City , the Botanic Gardens is lovely for walks or a picnic among the 100s of years old trees . You can also access the very popular Glasnevin cemetery and museum for a guided tour through Irelands Historic graveyard which is excellent. You could can trace your ancestors in the Museum . The Coffee Shop there or a pint and toasties in The Gravediggers Pub are good refreshment options https://www.glasnevinmuseum.ie/index.cf
4.Take a Day tour – If you have the time and want to see some more of our beautiful country, there are numerous day tours available from Dublin. All the better in brighter spring weather. We recommend Glendalough in Wicklow with Kilkenny , the Giants causeway with Belfast and the Cliffs of Moher/ Galway . You can book all day tours with our knowledgeable crew here at Isaacs Hostel and they will give advice on their favourites to suit your itinerary . Prices from €30 – 55 euro
Croke Park is the heart and home of Gaelic games and unique to Ireland. The All Ireland Gaelic games Competition which includes Hurling, Gaelic football and Camogie kicks off in June .This is a great time to visit Croker ( as it is called in Dublin ) where there is the GAA Museum , a Stadium tour and the amazing 17 storey Skyline tour ( a rooftop walkway with great views of Dublin ).Costs from €7 to €20 depending on the combo you choose . www.crokepark.ie/gaamuseum It’s a 18 minute walk from Isaacs Hostel
Our Top 5 things to do in Dublin in Spring should keep you out of Temple Bar pubs -all be it temporarily !