Rocky Horror at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

September 24, 2021

We see you shiver in antic…ipation

The legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the Bord Gáis this October as part of their sell-out world tour. Performed in thirty countries across every continent, Rocky Horror has become the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical.

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The Lion King at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre

September 16, 2021

The award-winning musical makes a triumphant return to Dublin on the 23rd of December for a limited 6 week run!

With an incredible cast of more than 50 actors, singers, and dancers, the story of The Lion King roars into life using spectacular masks, puppets, costumes mixed with incredible entertainers to bring to life the story of Simba’s epic adventures as he struggles with the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming King!

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Grand Dublin Date Guide

September 09, 2021

Our Date Night package is the ideal way to take that much needed getaway with your partner and have some fun discovering new date night spots across Dublin.
We’ve curated some of the most unique and fun date night activities Dublin has to offer. From cocktail classes to luxurious cinemas, there’s something to suit every taste.

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Dirty Dancing at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre

September 06, 2021

The smash hit production finally returns to the Bord Gais for one week only from the 20th – 26th of September! The classic story takes to the stage with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion, and sensationally sexy dancing.

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hot songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? And the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life. Don’t miss the chance to see this sensational production!

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Discover Dublin Docklands

August 18, 2021

Dublin Docklands is a must visit destination in the heart of Dublin City, offering tourists a multitude of activities and tours such as museums, art galleries and historical buildings. The Docklands are not to be missed during your stay in the city. We’ve put together some of our favourite activities in the area for you that are guaranteed to leave you with incredible and lasting memories. 

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Best places to shop in Dublin

August 17, 2021

Dublin is a dream to shopping lovers as it is packed with amazing shops, shopping centres and markets. As Dublin is the capital of Ireland you won’t be disappointed with the variety of shops. The usual high street outlets can all be found in the city centre as well as higher end shops and trendy boutiques and outlets. What makes shopping in Dublin a real treat are the talented buskers you’ll see along the way. They are always on Grafton Street and add great atmosphere and vibes to the city. We have compiled a list to make it easy for you to find the best shopping areas and markets in Dublin.  You can checkout our Dublin Shopping Package too.

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It's Time to Rediscover Dublin

June 30, 2021

Our Rediscover Dublin package includes two complimentary Dublin Passes, so there is no excuse to not visit. It comes at a time where we have incredible weather, restrictions are lifting, and businesses are opening their doors again. Dublin Pass gives you access to Dublin’s most famous attractions including the National Gallery of Ireland, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The Teeling Whiskey Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse amongst many others. With hassle free entry to attractions and everything within walking distance, a stay at the Grand Canal Hotel offers everything you need to explore the explore the city and recharge afterwards.

There is plenty to choose from and it’s best to make a plan. Our Front Office Manager, Natalia and her team will be delighted to help you with this. We’ve put together a plan to show you just how accessible Dublin’s main attractions are from the Grand Canal Hotel. Begin your day with our delicious full Irish breakfast and then start your exploring with a stroll to the National Gallery and finish overlooking Dublin city from the famous Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse.

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The Irish National Opera

March 04, 2020

The Irish National Opera has been running since 2017 and is set to make 2020 their most spectacular year yet. Their new season is running form July 2019 to May 2020 and are continuing their mission of bringing more Opera's to the stages around Ireland and providing a platform for the Opera singers and practitioners. 

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What to do in Dublin this November

November 01, 2019

November in Ireland is the runway to Christmas; the month that you take to relax before you get yourself into the Christmas Spirit! So why not take a look at all these events and Festivals that Dublin has lined up for you and relax before the hustle of December really sets in!

From shows to festivals, there is something for everyone this month, we are sure you will find something in our list that will peak your interest.

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Halloween in Dublin

October 01, 2019

Halloween originated in Ireland around 2,000 years ago.  It's a time of celebration and superstition. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, on October 31st, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to scare off ghosts. When Irish people emigrated to America they brought with them their beliefs and thus 'trick or treating' and the modern Halloween as we now know it evolved.  There is no better place to be on Halloween than our capital city. We have complied a list of things to do over the bank holiday weekend in this buzzing city of ours.

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Happy St Patrick's Day Dublin

March 01, 2019

With St Patrick's Day coming up we have lined up some great things to do in and around Dublin.

Whether you are visiting Dublin just for the weekend or you live locally,  put your green clothes on and have some fun!

The entire city will be transformed into one huge party that will ignite your sense of Irish pride – even if you are not Irish!!

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New Year, New You!

January 02, 2019

Enjoy some of our favourite walking Tours in and around Dublin

Explore Dublin's many green areas, walking paths and trails throughout the city which is brilliant for walking enthusiasts keeping fit into the New Year. There is no better way to see the city than to walk around and explore each park and space enioying its history and own unique story.

Take a look at our favourite list below.

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Explore Day Trips from Dublin

October 02, 2018

Looking to explore and book your next tour?

Dublin is packed with lots of things to do, especially over the Autumn and coming Winter Months.

If you are visiting Dublin for a few days and looking to see some nearby places and attractions, the choice is endless!

We provide a comprehensive online tour-booking service for your use and have compiled a list of our favourite day trips from Dublin! 

Visit our Tour Desk to book a tour or activity for your upcoming stay.

Grand Canal Hotel Tour Desk

 

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Our Favourite Day Trips close to Dublin 2018

August 07, 2018

Dublin is packed with things to do, especially over the summer months with festivals and events happening every week.

If you are visiting Dublin for a few days and looking to see some nearby places and attractions the choice is endless.

We have compiled a list of our favourite places to visit on a day trip. 

We are in an ideal location with nearby bus routes and local Grand Canal Dock Rail Station so it's a perfect start to your trip!

 

 

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Summer in Dublin City

May 22, 2018

Summer in Ireland may not be the hottest on the planet but when we do get a few days of sunshine then we make sure to get the best out of them!

We have rounded up our favourite activities & things to do in around Dublin & we hope that you will get to enjoy some of them next time you are in town!

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Happy St Patrick's Day

March 14, 2018

With the St Patrick's Day coming up we have lined up some things to do in around Dublin.

Whether you are visiting Dublin just for the weekend or you live locally,  put your green clothes on and have fun!

The entire city will be transformed into one huge party zone with a five-day festival March 15–19 that will ignite your sense of Irish pride – even if you are not Irish at all! 

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Walking Routes in Dublin

September 01, 2017

Top walking routes in Dublin


Dublin has many green areas and walking paths and trails throughout the city which is brilliant for you walking enthusiasts. There is no better way to see a city than to walk around it, each park and space tells its own unique story.

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Sporty Activities in Dublin

May 03, 2017

Dublin has some amazing tourist attractions such as many whiskey tours, the Guinness Factory, Phoenix Park and the list goes on.

But we have found that not all tourists want to do the typical ‘attractions’ tours, they seek something different, something a little more adventurous. We have compiled a list of sporty activites for you to check out on your trip to Dublin.

 

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