things to do in the summer

the summer months in dublin make us think why would ya wanna be anywhere else? from the sandy beaches with a 99, to walks along the old canal or picnics in the several lovely parks some even host arts and crafts or food fairs, to the buzzing nightlife dublin is the place to be. there are endless tours, activities and excursions to make your time in the big smoke the best of trips.

splash about

there are plenty of beaches to visit such as burrow beach, portmarnock, dollymount strand balcarrick or white rock in killiney all within 30km radius from the city centre. take the plunge, make a splash, and emerge from the irish sea like a refreshed superhero!

kayak on the liffey

kayaking on the liffey is like a wild adventure right in the heart of dublin! picture yourself paddling along, soaking up the awesome vibes of the city. the rhythm of your paddle hitting the water mixes with the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. don’t worry, the liffey’s got some smooth currents and fun rapids to keep things exciting, whether you’re a pro or just starting out. as you cruise beneath those cool old bridges and catch glimpses of landmarks like the ha’penny bridge and the custom house, you’ll be treated to killer views of the city skyline. a perfect activity for all.

unleash your inner detective with the “escape boats”

think you have what it takes to be sherlock holmes? put your detective skills to the test by embarking on a thrilling escape room adventure with a twist. the “escape boats” offer a unique experience where you solve mind-bending puzzles and riddles while floating along the historic grand canal. it’s like being part of an epic treasure hunt, but with a nautical twist!

pedal power along the grand canal

trade the typical tourist traps for a two-wheeled adventure along the grand canal. get your trusty steed (aka a rented bike) and pedal like there’s no tomorrow. wind your way through charming neighborhoods, passing by quaint canal locks and floating houses. it’s a wheely great way to discover dublin’s hidden waterside treasures and work off those extra guinness calories!

whiskey galore

ready to embark on a whiskey-fueled escapade that will make your taste buds dance a jig? join the irish whiskey museum for a rollicking journey through ireland’s favorite spirit. sip your way through guided tastings at legendary distilleries like teeling whiskey distillery and jameson distillery bow st. remember, it’s not just whiskey—it’s a time machine to the land of merriment!

shop til you drop

dublin has lots of shops and shopping centres like the ilac, jervis and stephens green which boasts lots of shops from high street to designer wear. dublin is also home to lots of charming outdoor markets which are particularly enjoyable in the summer.

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