48 hours in Dublin

Day one: morning

Clash Gaelic Games

Location: Naoimh Mearnóg, Pairc Mearnóg, Limetree Avenue, Portmarnock, Co Dublin D13 YK68

Duration: 2 hours 

Meet the O’Driscoll brothers who are passionate about our native games. You won't merely watch, but you’ll experience the games first-hand, as you are taken through the skills and then challenged to practise what you have learned in a match. Prepare to laugh at yourself and with your group as you test yourself with some of the toughest (and not so tough!) skills of the games! 

Newbridge House and Farm

Location: Hearse Rd, Newbridge Demesne, Donabate, K36 VR90
Duration: 1.5 hours 

Take a deep breath as you approach the views and Georgian grandeur of Newbridge House and Farm. During the tour, listen to fascinating stories and anecdotes over 300 years of family history. Guided tours of the house are conducted all year round which include the opulent reception rooms and the servants’ quarters in the basement, retelling the story of the Cobbe family who resided at Newbridge for generations. Enter the Farm via the new Visitors Centre leading onto the 18th-century Cobbled Courtyard. 

Day one: afternoon


Lunch at Beshoff’s

Location: The Market, 17-18 W Pier, Howth, D31 V9VO 

Hidden Howth Experiences

Location: 1 Waveney House, Harbour Rd, Howth, Dublin, D13KF9
Duration: 3.5 hours 

Explore the beautiful coastal fishing port and village of Howth through the eyes of a Local & his Dog. Hear tales of Viking and Norman invasions and learning about the history of the 700-year-old castle.  See nature at its best from this peninsula, with its rugged Cliffs, wild Irish Coastline and stunning views of the Irish Sea & UNESCO designated Dublin Bay before descending through Hidden Tracks and Secrets and settling in an old Irish pub for a well earning complimentary drink and more great folklore and stories. 

Dinner at Winding Stair

Location: 40 Lower Ormond Quay, D91R9Y5 

Day two: morning

14 Henrietta Street

Location: D01 HH34
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 

Built as a townhouse for the elite of Dublin in 1770, 14 Henrietta Street was split into tenements in the 1880s as the need for working class housing in Dublin grew, with some 100 people living there by 1911. It remained a tenement house until the last families left in the last 1970s. This is a fascinating guided tour where you can immerse yourself in the unparalleled stories related to this house.

The Museum of Literature Ireland – MoLI

Location: UCD Naughton Joyce Centre, 86 St Stephen's Green, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 XY43
Duration: 1 hour 

Dublin’s newest cultural institution and visitor attraction. Named after James Joyce’s most famous female character, Molly Bloom, the museum combines modern interactive exhibitions and incredible rare literary collections, set in one of Dublin’s most spectacular historic houses on St. Stephen’s Green. 

While you visit the museum, take an opportunity to have lunch at its beautiful Commons café overlooking one of Dublin’s hidden gems, Ivy Gardens. On a fine day, you can settle in the shade of its leafy courtyard.

Day two: afternoon

Irish Whiskey Museum

Location: 119 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 E620
Duration: 1 hour 

Discover the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory and its dramatic fall before new Irish whiskey brands are revealed. This museum situated opposite Trinity College is fully independent from the drinks industry.  The tour departs every 30 minutes and  includes a whiskey tasting with a minimum of three Irish Whiskeys.  Tours include our Classic tour, Premium Tour and Whiskey Blending Experience. 

Windmill Lane

Location: 20 Ringsend Rd, Dublin 4, D04 CF66
Duration: 1 hour

The iconic building and its recording studios are now open for exclusive tours to the public.  The incredible list of talented artists the studios have worked with includes Kate Bush, The Cranberries, Hozier, Lady Gaga, Spice Girls, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, and U2.  Step beyond the studio’s famous metal doors and receive a fully guided, exclusive, immersive and highly memorable experience.  Using a balance of technology, audio visual media and intuitive storytelling presents you with an opportunity of exploring the studio and its history, see how a recording session works, meet the virtual band and mix your own session. 

Dinner at Charlotte Quay

Location: Charlotte Quay Dock, Millenium Tower, Ground Floor D04 H9F8