Dublin offers a wide range of activities. Visitors may follow both indoor and outdoor pursuits. Enjoy yourself in Ireland's metropole. Do sports, watch a movie in the cinema, a fabulous show in a theatre or go and explore the many shops of Dublin. Below you will find a list of possible activities enumerating sport providers, shops, cinemas, theatres and current shows.
Dublin offers a vast selection of sports from horse riding & golfing to sailing & swimming. There is definitely something for everyone.
Calliaghstown Riding Centre [ www.calliaghstownridingcentre.com ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 458 9236
The Calliaghstown Riding centre is located 15 miles outside Dublin's city centre and offers horse riding to young and old. There are indoor and outdoor facilities to suit all weather conditions.
Fingal Sailing School [ www.fingalsailingschool.com ]
Fingal Sailing School
The Fingal Sailing School offers windsurfing, kayaking and sailing to beginners and experts. Visitors may book evening or weekend courses. The school supplies wetsuits and buoyancy aids.
Harold's Cross Stadium
151 Harolds Cross Road,
Tel: 00353 (0)1 497 1081
Harold's Cross Stadium is a greyhound-racing track located in the south of Dublin city. There is plenty of excitement for the whole family.
Leopardstown Races [ www.leopardstown.com ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 289 0500
The Racecourse is located six miles south of Dublin City Centre. Visitors may watch both National Hunt and Flat racing.
National Aquatic Centre [ www.nac.ie ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 646 4300
The National Aquatic Centre is Europe's largest indoor waterworld and a place to enjoy for the entire family. The centre includes the Pirate Ship, a lazy river, a dark hole flume and much more.
The Curragh Racecourse [ www.curragh.ie]
County Kildare Tel: 00353 (0)45 441 205 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Curragh Racecourse is the headquarters of horse riding in Ireland. It is also one of Ireland's premier sporting venues. The racecourse offers a wide range of restaurants and bars. The first race usually starts at 14.15.
Carrickmines Equestrian Centre
Tel: 00353 (0)1 295 5990
Fax: 00353 (0)1 295 5934
The Carrickmines Equestrian Centre offers horse riding, trekking, pony camps and hunting to beginners and advanced riders.
Paddocks Riding Centre
Tel: 00353 (0)1 295 4278
The Paddocks Riding Centre is opened all year and offers horse riding to visitors. The centre houses two outdoor manages and a cross country course.
Dublin is a great experience for those who like shopping. It has a wide range from clothes to typical craft shops to suit all tastes and wallets.
Blarney Woollen Mills
21-22 Nassau Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 0068
Blarney Woollen Mills has a large selection of woollens, Waterford crystals and the best of Ireland's designer fashions.
12 Wicklow Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 6015
Upper Liffey Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 872 4629
Boutique Lacoste is Ireland's leading Lacoste stockists for men and women. Visitors will get tax refund and credit cards are welcome.
Celtic Whiskey Shop [ www.celticwhiskeyshop.com ]
27-28 Dawson Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 675 9744
The Celtic Whiskey Shop has a selection of whiskies, miniatures and collectables. It also offers a wide range of handmade Irish chocolate, wine as well as gift packs. Non-EU tourists have the opportunity to shop tax-free. Worldwide shipping is available.Opening Hours:
- Monday to Wednesday 10.30-20.00
- Thursday to Saturday 10.30-20.00
- Sunday 12.30-20.00
Dundrum Town Centre [ www.dundrum.ie ]
The Dundrum Town Centre is a shopping paradise for everyone. With best-known brands and lesser-known brands it offers everything from clothes to jewellery and tour agencies.Opening Hours:
- Monday to Friday 9.00-21.00
- Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00-19.00
Kennedy & McSharry [ www.kennedymcsharry.ie ]
39 Nassau Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 8770
Kennedy & McSharry is Dublin's premier shop for men since 1890 offering Irish and international menswear. Visitors will get tax refund.
Kevin & Howlin Ltd [ www.kevinandhowlin.com ]
31 Nassau Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 0257
Kevin & Howlin Ltd is Dublin's tweed specialist offering a wide range of hats and caps in a large selection of designs.
6/7 Nassau Street
The Kilkenny Giftstore offers a wide range of contemporary Irish Design and craftsmanship. It also has a large selection of ceramics, jewellery, pottery and designer fashion. It includes a restaurant from where you can overlook the Trinity College.
3 Upper O'Connell Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 874 4961
McDowell is a specialist in Irish souvenir jewellery and has a fine selection of Waterford Crystal. All jewellery is hand crafted made of gold or silver. Non-EU residents receive tax refund.
Rhinestones [ www.rhinestones.ie ]
18 St. Andrews Street
Rhinestones are a specialist for antique jewellery. It has all styles of silver and costume jewellery in stock as well as 50s art glass and a selection of 20th century collectibles. All jewellery are originals dating 150 years ago.
Temple Bar Markets
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar Square
The Temple Bar Quarter houses different shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. Situated not far from Trinity College it is ideal for those who love rummage and shopping. The Temple Bar Quarter includes three main markets - the Temple Bar Food Market, the Cow's Lane Market and the Temple Bar Book Market.Opening Hours:
Temple Bar Food Market
- Saturday 10.00-17.30
- Saturday 10.00-17.30
- Saturday 11.00-18.00
Trinity Sweaters [ www.sweatershop.ie ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 9543
Trinity Sweaters & Trinity Crafts & Gift Shop are located directly opposite Trinity College. They offer a large selection of Irish sweaters, Irish Rugby shirts and Irish gifts as well as the full range of Guinness shirts.
There are lot of cinema complexes in and around Dublin showing the latest offerings. Below are some of them:
IMC Dun Laoghaire
Lower Georges Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 280 7777
The IMC is Dun Laoghaire's premier cinema complex. It consists of 3 floors, 12 screens and features the very latest in projection and sound technology.
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
Tel: 00353 (0) 605 700
Ster Century is a large multiplex with 14 screens. It is one of the newest complexes situated in the Liffey Valley shopping centre.
The Santry Omniplex is located on Dublin's northside at the Santry Shopping Centre. Visitors may watch the latest movies.
The Stella [ www.stella-rathmines.net ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 497 1281
The Stella is the oldest cinema in Dublin and includes 2 screens. It is located 2 km from the city in Rathmines.
Large multiplexes, situated in Dublin Southside (Tallaght), Westside (Blanchardstown) and Northside (Coolock)
Dublin has a vast numbers of theatres showing plays, musicals and comedies. You will find different types of shows to suit all tastes - from the big show cast to the smaller but fine local companies or actors playing Irish and international shows. Here is a list of the city's theatres. Check their events to see what is on.
Abbey Theatre [ www.AbbeyTheatre.ie ]
26 Lower Abbey Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 878 7222
Fax: 00353 (0)1 872 9177
Andrew's Lane Theatre [ www.andrewslane.com ]
9-17 St. Andrew's Lane
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 5720
Fax: 00353 (0)1 679 7552
Bewleys Café Theatre
Tel: 00353 (0)1 462 7477
Crypt Arts Centre
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 3387
Fax: 00353 (0)1 671 3370
The Blanchardstown Centre
Tel: 00353 (0)1 885 2610
Fax: 00353 (0)1 824 3434
South King Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 5622
Tel: 00353 (0)1 874 4368
Lambert Puppet Theatre
5 Clifton Lane
Tel: 00353 (0)1 280 0974
Fax: 00353 (0)1 280 4772
72 Dame Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 3323
National Concert Hall [ www.nch.ie ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 417 0000
Fax: 00353 (0)1 475 15073
Tel: 00353 (0)1 231 2929
Lower Abbey Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 878 7222
35 Regent House Square
Tel: 00353 (0)1 608 2242
East Link Bridge
Tel: 00353 (0)1 836 3633
Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 6622
Fax: 00353 (0)1 679 2310
Royal Dublin Society
Tel: 00353 (0)1 668 0866
Fax: 00353 (0)1 660 4014
SFX City Theatre
23 Upper Sherrard Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 855 4673
Fax: 00353 (0)1 856 0292
Temple Bar Music Centre
8 Eustace Steet
Tel: 00353 (0)1 670 9202
Fax: 00353 1 670 9105
11a Eustace Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 670 7788
Fax: 00353 (0)1 670 7758
Tel: 00353 (0)1 700 7000
Fax: 00353 (0)1 700 7110
The New Theatre
43 East Essex Street
Tel: 00353 (0)1 6703361
Trapeze Theatre Company
191 Upper Dorset St
Tel: 00353 (0)1 475 1340
Currently there are two shows in Dublin well worth seeing. "Taylors Irish Night" and "The Ha'Penny Bridge" are totally different. However, they both reflect the culture of Ireland's capital.
Taylors Irish Night [ www.taylorsirishnight.com ]
Tel: 00353 (0)1 494 2999
Taylors Irish Night is an all year round show taking place in Taylors Three Rock Pub. The pub is located at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains and is famous for its spectacular thatched roof. The show is hosted by The Merry Ploughboys and lasts two hours. It starts with traditional music and song from the band followed by an Irish dance performance of the Taylors Irish Dancers. Visitors may watch and enjoy the show while having fine food and drink.Show Times:
- Sunday to Thursday 20.30-22.30
- Friday & Saturday 21.00-23.00
The Ha'Penny Bridge [ www.thehapennybridge.com ]
The Ha'Penny Bridge is a musical telling the story about a love torn apart in a country divided. It takes place in Dublin in 1922, where the love of a couple is set against a era of political unrest and divided loyalties.