A day out in South Dublin City

Discover the magic of Dublin with some great things to do and see in South Dublin City.


For the foodies:

Afternoon Tea at Silk Road Cafe

Inspired by the collection in the Chester Beatty Library in which it’s situated, afternoon tea at Silk Road Cafe is a truly unique experience. Bring your taste buds on a culinary journey around the world as you enjoy bites such as sushi, chicken shawarma parcels, small bowls with paella, Persian love cakes, date truffles and Indian burfi.

Fish & Chips from Burdock’s

Squeezing a lot into one day?  Then why not grab some of the best fish & chips around and enjoy them in a park?  You cannot beat the classics.


For the culture-lovers:

National Gallery

A visit to the National Gallery will be inspiring, insightful and thought-provoking.

Little Museum

Ideally located near Stephens Green, you can opt for a guided tour or explore it at your own pace and witness the fascinating artefacts that populate the walls.  Don’t let the size of this place fool you!

Dublin Castle

In this 13th Century castle you can explore fascinating exhibitions that will give you a glimpse of what Dublin was like under British rule and the early years of the Free State.


For the adventurer:

Walk or cycle up to Grand Canal Dock

Grand Canal is one of the most attractive areas of Dublin city.  There are a number of cafes as you cycle or stroll up the Liffey to reach the Grand Canal area which is now cosmopolitan but also steeped in history.

Top tip: head up here in the evening as the sun is going down and the lights beautifully light up the water to get that insta-worthy pic!


For everyone:

Picnic at the Iveagh Gardens

The public gardens are one of the prettiest urban spaces in the city centre.  Enjoy a relaxing picnic here surrounded by a stunning waterfall, lots of plant life and plenty of green space.  Perfect for a sunny day.

National Wax Museum

This museum at O’Connell Bridge is full of fantastic attractions for all ages.  You will have the chance to step back in time in the Irish Writers Room or get spooked in the Chamber of Horrors.

With plenty to choose from, you are bound to fall in love with Dublin!

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