Activities for a Rainy Day in Dublin

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Dublin on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Dublin

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  • 2linda
    Toronto, Canada27 contributions
    This was an excellent touring we learned a lot of history. Our guide was very passionate about the subject and communicated information very clearly. The museum was also worth a visit.
    Written 31 May 2023
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  • L Z
    Park City, UT134 contributions
    We came because it was included in our bus tour but it was well worth a visit on its own! The live guide is worth a wait (vs self guided)
    Everyone was so nice and it was a great way to learn the recent history of Ireland. Only took about 40mins.
    You need to be able to negotiate stairs to participate.
    Stop by and say hello!
    We had a baby with us who was refusing to nap and everyone couldn't have been nicer about it.
    Our tour guide Emma was an incredible singer to boot!
    Written 1 June 2023
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  • Steven J
    8 contributions
    A compulsory visit as Dublin runs on Guinness. Fascinating tour on how guinness made, the history behind Arthur Guinness and memories of all those great adverts
    Written 31 May 2023
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  • NYSpankees
    Floral Park, NY27 contributions
    A great experience learning the history of Irish Whiskey! Go for the top experience and have a blast tasting 4 different whiskeys that you can use to mix your own blend. There is a great bar too, so you can try out some whiskeys or a good Guinness, either before or after your experience.
    Written 15 May 2023
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  • Monica P
    Charlottesville, VA128 contributions
    Since we have visited many distilleries, we opted for the Secret Tasting Room experience, so we could cut-to-the-chase and sample fine whiskey. John Jameson's "office" was the perfect setting, and our Scottish (!!) brand ambassador/guide was entertaining and well-informed. The 4 whiskeys we sampled were outstanding. Don't leave without sampling at least one type of Old Fashioned at the bar.
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • Cathy S
    Farmersville, TX221 contributions
    This place is packed with people but still magnificent to behold. They do control entry with timing but you could barely move in the museum exhibits and still a lot of people in the main long room. Also, they are in a period of necessary refurbishment and cleaning so more than half the shelves were empty and they are actively working during tours. We still enjoyed seeing this.
    Written 31 May 2023
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  • Julie R
    Daytona Beach, FL19 contributions
    I was initially skeptical about spending my time in a museum, but this exhibit gave me a much greater appreciation and in depth understanding of my experience in Ireland
    Written 27 May 2023
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  • Linda B
    3 contributions
    This visit exceeded my expectations by a long way. Our guide Bryan was fun, very knowledgable and easy to engage with. As music lovers it was fascinating for us to see where many of the musicians, alive and dead, practiced and recorded their music, particularly a couple of our favourites- Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher. It was great to be able to hear young musicians still practicing in a couple of rooms as our group was led around.
    Written 12 May 2023
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  • Rac C
    Knoxville, TN108 contributions
    Really enjoyed this free and interesting museum. All self guided but very good displays and history of the artifacts. The bog bodies and jewelry from the neolithic time were fascinating. So many items to view. Tell a good story of Ireland's history through archaelogy.
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • jxx9595
    Washington, DC1,376 contributions
    This area can be filled with people or quiet and empty. It all depends when you go and what you want. A stroll in the morning will get you a chance to see it without much interference. Later in the day and into the night, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, and you can listen to music from various bars as you walk. Very touristy, but that's okay when you are a tourist.
    Written 26 May 2023
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  • Guilherme T
    2 contributions
    Our host Brian was really good and knowledgeable. Really friendly and approachable. A great tour to learn more about Irish whiskey
    Written 25 May 2023
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  • Betsy P
    73 contributions
    14 Henrietta Street tells the story of a 19th century Georgian mansion that is converted to tenement apartments in the 20th century. Excellent tour guide; informative. The videos were interesting but I think more of the rooms would be better. Highly recommend.
    Written 29 May 2023
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  • snoozermoose
    Boston, MA160 contributions
    What a wonderful museum! So many treasures are inside, and the exhibitions are beautifully done. We couldn't believe it was all free. The museum staff were also very passionate about their jobs and very helpful in directing us to areas we wanted to see. The cafeteria inside is also top-notch as far as museum cafeterias go. While it might not be top of the list in terms of must-see museums in Dublin for most people, I'd definitely recommend it.
    Written 29 May 2023
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  • Catherine L
    1 contribution
    Went as a family group ages 4 to 50.tbh id 0 interest. It was my son who wanted to go. The guide was so interesting and inclusive esp of our 4 year old and passionate about it's history. I now would say it's probably best tour iv done in a v long time. Def recommended
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • jerrys01
    Bel Air, MD549 contributions
    My wife and I were lucky enough to catch a guided tour of this historical building. Despite its name, it's not a Catholic cathedral, but instead belongs to the Church of Ireland, which is Protestant, and is similar to the UK's Anglican or the US's Episcopalian Church.

    The cathedral started out Catholic, as it was built before the reign of Henry VIII, and it did change back and forth several times till the end of the 17th century.

    Our guide told us that a lot of renovation work was done in the late 19th century, with support from the Guiness family.

    Among the famous people buried here is Jonathon Swift, who created Gulliver's Travels.

    I was impressed by the size of the building and the gigantic arches.

    The tour was the perfect was to end our visit to Ireland, as we left for the US shortly after our visit.
    Written 26 May 2023
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