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Dublin Activities


Jeannie Johnson famine shipDublin 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.

Sport

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 ]

Calliaghstown
Rathcoole
County Dublin
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 ]

Sailing of Dublins coastFingal Sailing School
Upper Strand
Malahide
Co. Dublin
Email: info@fingalsailingschool.com

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,
Dublin 6
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 ]

Leopardstown
Dublin
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 ]

Snugborough Road
Blanchardstown
Dublin 15
Tel: 00353 (0)1 646 4300
Email: info@nac.ie

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: info@curragh.ie

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

Glenamuck Road
Carrickmines
Dublin 18
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

Woodside Road
Sandyford
Dublin 16
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's main Shopping StreetShopping

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
Dublin 2
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.

Boutique Lacoste

12 Wicklow Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 6015

Upper Liffey Street
Dublin 1
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
Dublin 2
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
Dublin 2
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
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 0257
Email: tweed@kevinandhowlin.com

Kevin & Howlin Ltd is Dublin's tweed specialist offering a wide range of hats and caps in a large selection of designs.

Kilkenny Giftstore

6/7 Nassau Street
Dublin 2

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.

McDowell

3 Upper O'Connell Street
Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 874 4961
Email: info@mcdowelljewellers.com

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
Dublin 2
Tel: 01-6790759

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
Cow's Lane Market
  • Saturday 10.00-17.30
Temple Bar Book Market
  • Saturday 11.00-18.00
Trinity Sweaters [ www.sweatershop.ie ]

Nassau Street
Dublin
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.

Cinema

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
Dun Laoghaire
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.

Ster Century

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.

Santry Omniplex

Santry
Dublin 9

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
Email: stelladublin@cinemas-online.co.uk

The Stella is the oldest cinema in Dublin and includes 2 screens. It is located 2 km from the city in Rathmines.

UCI Cinemas

Large multiplexes, situated in Dublin Southside (Tallaght), Westside (Blanchardstown) and Northside (Coolock)

Bronze of James Joyce - writer and witTheatre

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
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 878 7222
Fax: 00353 (0)1 872 9177
Email: email@abbeytheatre.ie

Andrew's Lane Theatre [ www.andrewslane.com ]

9-17 St. Andrew's Lane
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 5720
Fax: 00353 (0)1 679 7552
Email: itp@tinet.ie

Bewleys Café Theatre

2nd Floor
Bewleys Cafe
Grafton Street
Dublin 2

Civic Theatre

Town Centre
Tallaght
Dublin 24
Tel: 00353 (0)1 462 7477
Email: civictheatre@tinet.ie

Crypt Arts Centre

Dublin Castle
Dame Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 671 3387
Fax: 00353 (0)1 671 3370

Draiocht

The Blanchardstown Centre
Blanchardstown
Dublin 15
Tel: 00353 (0)1 885 2610
Fax: 00353 (0)1 824 3434
Email: admin@draiocht.ie

Gaiety Theatre

South King Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 5622

Gate Theatre

Cavendish Row
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 874 4368

Lambert Puppet Theatre

5 Clifton Lane
Monkstown
Dublin 24
Tel: 00353 (0)1 280 0974
Fax: 00353 (0)1 280 4772

Olympia Theatre

72 Dame Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 3323

National Concert Hall [ www.nch.ie ]

Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 417 0000
Fax: 00353 (0)1 475 15073
Email: info@nch.ie

Pavillion Theatre

Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire
Dublin County
Tel: 00353 (0)1 231 2929

Peacock Theatre

Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 878 7222

Players Theatre

35 Regent House Square
Trinity College
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 608 2242

Point Theatre

East Link Bridge
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 836 3633

Project Arts Centre

39 East Essex Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 679 6622
Fax: 00353 (0)1 679 2310

Royal Dublin Society

Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Tel: 00353 (0)1 668 0866
Fax: 00353 (0)1 660 4014

SFX City Theatre

23 Upper Sherrard Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 855 4673
Fax: 00353 (0)1 856 0292

Temple Bar Music Centre

8 Eustace Steet
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 670 9202
Fax: 00353 1 670 9105

The Ark

11a Eustace Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 670 7788
Fax: 00353 (0)1 670 7758

The Helix

Collins Avenue
Glasnevin
Dublin 9
Tel: 00353 (0)1 700 7000
Fax: 00353 (0)1 700 7110

The New Theatre

43 East Essex Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 (0)1 6703361

Trapeze Theatre Company

191 Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1
Tel: 00353 (0)1 475 1340

Shows

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 ]

Grange Road
Rathfarnham
Dublin 16
Tel: 00353 (0)1 494 2999
Email: info@taylorsirishnight.com

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.


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