Staff's top things to do in Dublin

Explore our Staff's top places to visit during your stay in Dublin - Temple Bar Hotel.


Stephens Green Park on Sunday Morning
Take a stroll up Grafton Street grab a coffee on the way and stroll around the park. An ideal location just to sit and watch the world go by.

A cycle around Phoenix Park

Rent a bike and cycle around Europe’s largest enclosed public park! With its forests and herds of roaming deer, you’d be forgiven if you forgot you were the city!

Walk around the Iveagh Gardens
Just past Stephens Green Park is an idyllic garden hidden away in the city centre, with a beautiful waterfall and is a definite see.

Walk around Merrion Square...
...and admire the artwork for sale – Saturday & Sundays are all about strolling and seeing what Dublin has to offer. Local artists display their works and you can purchase the art (just before they become famous).

A stroll along Dún Laoghaire Pier
Take the DART (Intercity rail passenger services) from Pearse Street Station to Dún Laoghaire. It is a beautiful suburban seaside town in County Dublin, Ireland. It is about 12 km south of Dublin city centre. Make sure to head to the famous Scrumdiddlys for ice cream and get the full “beside the seaside” experience! If there on a Sunday stroll, around the People’s Park market.

Whiskey Museum
Located directly across the road from Trinity College and a 3 minute walk from the hotel. It is a must for any Whiskey lover, Journey back through time in a historic setting. This fantastic museum will unveil the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey.

Explore Mary's Bar
Located on Wicklow Street it is a short walk from the hotel. You get to experience an Irish Country pub right in the heart of Dublin. Make sure to get a delicious toastie while you're there! (Toastie is a Toasted Ham, Cheese Sandwich which is a favourite).

Dublin Zoo
Located in the phoenix park is a must for any animal lover.

Viking Splash tour
See Dublin on land and water. It is a must for the kid in us. We advise to book this in advance.

Glendalough is a stunninh glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland, renowned for an Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. The bus leaves Stephens Green every day at 11.30am. Glendalough will certainly take your breath away.

Fish & Chips in Beshoffs in Howth
Take the Dart from Tara Street Station to Howth get off and experience the beauty of the sea whilst eating traditional fish & chips.

National Library
A 12 minute walk to Kildare Street from the hotel. The National Library of Ireland is Ireland's national library located in Dublin, in a building Irish Government responsible for the library.

Croke Park Skyline tour
Nothing better than experiencing Dublin from 17 stories high.

Malahide Castle
Take the dart from Tara Street to Malahide and experience one of Ireland’s oldest castles dating back to the 12th Century.

Powerscourt Gardens
The best way to get there is to take the DART train from Dublin City Centre to Bray, from where you can take a Number 185 bus directly. Powerscourt Estate, located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland, is a large country estate which is noted for its house and landscaped gardens, today occupying 19 hectares.

Glasnevin Cemetery
Take the bus from Dublin’s Spire to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today it dates back to 1832.

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