Hope you’re enjoying the week! Wednesday already -we’re halfway there!
As you know I’m back in Dublin for another semester of college- my final semester EVER!And I am adamant to see as much of Dublin as I can while I still have lots of free time!
So if you need a break from study or you’re looking for something different to do in Dublin this week/weekend, here’s a few suggestions.
- The Stella Theatre
The Stella, as it was formerly named is a newly renovated cinema in Rathmines. Showing both new releases and classic favourites, the cinema has been restored to reflect the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s, exuding luxury with it’s huge red armchairs that make it hard not to sleep through the whole film! But should you want to sleep, they also have beds in the first row that you can book online!
And to top it all off, the original ballroom upstairs has been transformed into the Stella Cocktail Club with a huge bespoke cocktail menu that will make your mouth water! What more could you possibly want!
2. National Botanical Gardens
I’ve never actually visited the Botanical Gardens but it’s something at the top of my to-do list! It seems like such a relaxing place to go for a leisurely stroll and obviously to get some cool photos with the amazing glass greenhouses! They also have a café and regularly hold art exhibitions.
3. McGettigan’s 78 , Smithfield
McGettigan’s is a cute and cosy bar in Smithfield, a great spot for a casual night out with friends or a quick lunch during the day! I recently went with two of my friends for pizza and drinks and we really enjoyed the relaxed vibe and obviously the great pizzas! Because we went in the evening the full menu wasn’t available, but I definitely want to go back and try out some other options on the menu! It would also be a nice place to bring someone special next Wednesday (Valentine’s Day!) if you want a low-key night out with good food and drinks!
4.Chester Beatty Gallery.
Just off Dame Street, the Chester Beatty Gallery and Gardens are like a hidden sanctuary in the heart of Dublin! My aunt brought me there for lunch when I first started college and I was so surprised at how interesting and enjoyable it was! You might assume that it’s just a tourist spot, but it’s actually great to go and just sit in the garden, explore the exhibitions or have a coffee in the Silk Road café!
5. Jameson Experience
This is another place I have yet to visit! I did the Smithwicks Experience in Kilkenny a few months ago and I thought it was a great way to spend an afternoon, so I would imagine the Jameson Experience is just as good! And not to be promoting alcohol, but what really interests me is their cocktail making class! It’s €50 for a 60 minute cocktail making masterclass with a fully skilled Jameson Bartender and you get to create 3 different Jameson cocktails!
Anyway that’s just a few of my top picks for things to do in Dublin- for a Dubliner! I don’t think people actually realise that there’s such a choice of attractions and activities to suit everyone and we definitely need to appreciate all that Dublin has to offer!
Hope you enjoyed the blog, make sure to check back next week for another post!