Things to Do in Dublin with Kids

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Things to Do in Dublin with Kids

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  • Extremely normal person
    Houston, TX42 contributions
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    I spent an evening in St. Stephen's Green with my family (wife, 14, 11, 7yo and my parents). It is a very pleasant city park, with many different areas, so there is a fair amount to explore. One of the most distinctive features of St. Stephen's Green is its place as the site of 1916's Easter Rebellion. There are placards around the perimeter of the park from the main gate giving a blow-by-blow and site-by-site synopsis of the events of that day, along with profiles of some of the figures most involved in those events. These are great for history buffs, perhaps too detailed for casual observers (though they can just read the titles and still learn something), entirely uninteresting for small children. The park does contain a reasonably extensive playground for small children, as well as many little hidden little nooks and fountains and other quirky features, including some distinctive public art. There are also ponds with waterfowl, gazebos, and other standard city park features, all well executed and kept. Given all of the sites and attractions in Dublin, this park is not great among them (unless one has a particular interest in the Easter Rebellion), but it is a nice place to unwind from a long day of sites, mingle with other people, and just stretch one's legs in open space close to the city center. My kids had enjoyed the other city attractions, but it was really great for them to run around a bit.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Patrick S
    12 contributions
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    This is a fantastic museum! Until you delve into the sad and tragic history of Ireland, you do not appreciate why so many of their people had to leave. It was fun to move through each area and get your passport stamped - what a clever idea. We were fortunate to be there when it was not crowded - made moving at your own pace possible. It's not all tragic; there are areas about famous Irish people around the world and all the Irish customs and music that many of us know. You can see why this museum has won awards. Bravo!
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • AnotherTraveler723
    35 contributions
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    Unbelievable but the entry for this museum is completely free. It is a very interesting museum. We were especially in awe with the Or collection and the bog bodies. Very fascinating.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Michaela Budge
    Stellenbosch, South Africa126 contributions
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    We didn't go into the cathedral but walked around from the outside and spent some time in the park. It's such a lovely building with an interesting history, definitely worth having a cup of coffee in the park and marvelling at the building.
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • Julie F
    4 contributions
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    From the moment you enter 14 Henrietta street the atmosphere of the era that the building was constructed is palpable... Gillian our guide was just amazing she was so informative and such a passionate raconteur who clearly never tires with relating the stories of the families who lived in this wonderful house over nearly 300 years.What I loved the most was the personal stories of the struggling working class tenants and such tales of hardship and family love that connected of all the families that resided in such close quarters. Certainly residual ' energy ' was present in two of the rooms whilst we had our tour, few of us noticed two strange occurrences! Which we did ask our guide about... It seems to be not as unusual as we thought! Fantastic tour and well worth a visit especially if you don't mind any unusual friendly ghostly activity.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • helensims61
    Wark, UK639 contributions
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    On a coach tour to Dublin, I went on a hop on hop off bus . It took me a little way into the park. The audio giving some interesting information, there is a stop to get off. Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to explore the park but it would be well worth doing
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Martyn B
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our wonderful guide, Annette, took us around the stadium and was very informative and engaging.
    Lots of facts, history and fun facts too kept our small group entertained throughout.
    Cannot recommend this tour highly enough - whether you’re a GAA fan, a sports fan or a fan of Irish history, this tour really should be on everyone’s itinerary.
    Written 6 June 2024
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  • TinyFootSteps
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An eye opening tour of hope and survival. Claire our guide was passionate about her history and it was contagious. We were drawn in by her story and some tears were shed along the way. The fact that nobody has made a movie out of thos ship is beyond me. Ireland has gone through so much and it mold a nation that is strong and compassionate. I suggest a visit to The Irish Famine Exhibition before this tour to have a better grasp of what actually happened. 110% recommend this tour. It was definitely the highlight of our stay in Dublin.
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • Ella
    Limerick, Ireland7 contributions
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    Very easy to travel to by Dublin Bus and stops outside the premises. Has clean toilets and cafe serves nice coffee. Gardens are very well kept and peaceful especially how it’s located in a busy city. Variety of different healthy trees, flowers & shrubs. Greenhouses are impressive. Chilled environment.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • srecno_pot
    Slovenia290 contributions
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    It was an excellent visit. Giraffes so close and to see the gorillas, it was amazing. We were amazed how many place these animals have in the ZOO. We stayed longer than expected and had good lunch there.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Eyekaytoo
    Leverkusen, Germany3,023 contributions
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    We found ourselves walking up and down this street in a number of occasions during our recent trip over to Dublin for an important soccer match. There is a good many different stores here - big names as well as smaller boutique type shops. There is a good choice of coffee shops and places to grab a snack or even something more substantial to eat.

    There weren't so many street performers there when we visited. At least up until the evening of the big UEFA Europa League soccer match the place was well policed by many good natured members of the Garda.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • AdventuresInPlanning
    Atlanta, GA25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had read about Dublinia online and decided to do this over a tour of Christ Church (we’ve seen many cathedrals). It did not disappoint. We are into all things medieval and very curious about the vikings so this was a fun and informative way to learn about the role they played in Ireland. You can spend as much time as you like here. We really did a casual walk through (maybe 45 minutes) but could have spent several hours if we took the time to read everything and enjoy the videos. Well presented for adults and children alike.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Anne C
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely terrific. Knocks the socks off other museums. Nothing tacky. No attempt to patronise the tourists.
    Information clearly & intelligently laid out. Get the audio guide; it is fantastic. Watch the mini topic videos with opinion & information from authorative, learned commentators. Spent hours & will come back for more.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Allison H
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite furniture and decorative arts exhibits spanning several centuries. Housed in the former Collins military barracks. One highlight: exhibit on the work of by Ireland’s Eileen Gray, a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Lisa C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did a birthday party of 10. We had an amazing birthday but mostly my 8 year old whom is non verbal autistic. He absolutely loved it, staff where amazing with him. Will definitely be booking again x
    Written 25 May 2024
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