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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Bord Gais Energy Theatre Shows in Dublin

July 10, 2018

The Bord Gais Energy Theatre is located in Grand Canal Square in Dublin 2. The theatre is in operation since 2010 and since then it has entertained over half a million people each year. Whether you are a theatre buff or not you will enjoy a show at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, there is such an array of shows to choose from throughout the year including ballets, comedy, concerts, opera, musicals and much more. The list is endless and there are shows to suit everyone. We are located very close to the theatre, you can reach it in 3 minutes by car or 8 minutes by foot.

 
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Upcoming Shows in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre 2019

July 10, 2018

The Bord Gais Energy Theatre is located in Grand Canal Square in Dublin 2. The theatre is in operation since 2010 and since then it has entertained over half a million people each year. Whether you are a theatre buff or not you will enjoy a show at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, there is such an array of shows to choose from throughout the year including ballets, comedy, concerts, opera, musicals and much more. The list is endless and there are shows to suit everyone. We are located very close to the theatre, you can reach it in 3 minutes by car or 8 minutes by foot.

 
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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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World Meeting of Families 2018

April 20, 2018

Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018,

guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.

 

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Summer BBQ Parties 2018

April 09, 2018

Are you looking for a venue for your summer staff party or a get together with your friends?

Look no further! With the central location and a cosy outdoor terrace, Grans Canal Hotel is the perfect place for your next event!

 

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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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Iconic Cinemas in Dublin

January 01, 2018

 

Every city has cinemas but what makes Dublin ones any different? We are lucky enough to have some really iconic and unique cinema venues. You won’t find anything like them in Ireland.  You may be doing a dry January and have had enough of the nights out over Christmas. Having a night away in a 4 star Dublin city hotel and a night at an iconic cinema will make for the perfect winter weekend break.

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Winter Offers

December 01, 2017

 

We have some fabulous deals running at the moment.  Winter is a lovely time for a Dublin city break, as there are loads of markets, events and festive things to see and do. 

The below list of offers would be a lovely Christmas present for yourself or a loved one. 

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Christmas in Dublin

November 01, 2017

 

Dublin is a magical place at Christmas. The whole city transforms into a winder wonderland, with amazing trees, lights and decorations on display.

We have complied a list of the best things to do and see over this festive season. 

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Halloween in Dublin

October 01, 2017

What’s on in Dublin for Halloween?


As many of you may know Halloween originated in Ireland around 2,000 years ago. 

It is a time of celebration and superstition. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, on October the 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, it's deep cultural history and dark past makes it the perfect setting for your spooky Halloween Break.

We have complied a list of things to do over the bank holiday weekend in this buzzing city of ours.

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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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Best places to shop in Dublin

August 01, 2017

Shopping in Dublin

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. 

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Upcoming Shows in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre

July 01, 2017

The Bord Gais Energy Theatre is located in Grand Canal Square in Dublin 2. The theatre is in operation since 2010 and since then it has entertained over half a million people each year. Whether you are a theatre buff or not you will enjoy a show at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, there is such an array of shows to choose from throughout the year including ballets, comedy, concerts, opera, musicals and much more. The list is endless and there are shows to suit everyone. We are located very close to the theatre, you can reach it in 3 minutes by car or 8 minutes by foot.

We have created theatre packages which includes:

- Tickets to a show

- A delicious pre-show meal

- An overnight stay and a breakfast buffet 

- Free parking and Wi-Fi

 

 

Now you can easily book your entire theatre break in an instant. Check out the list of upcoming shows below.

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Day Trips from Dublin

June 01, 2017

Dublin is packed with things to do, especially over summer with festivals and events happening every week. If you're visiting Dublin for a few days and if you're looking to see some nearby places and attractions the choice is endless but we have compiled a list of the top places to go on a day trip. 

 

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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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BBQ Season in Dublin

April 01, 2017

 As the evenings are getting longer and the summer is fast approaching, we have some exciting news! We are now hosting BBQ Parties at Grand Canal Hotel. 

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St. Patrick's Day Festival in Dublin

March 09, 2017

 

What better place to be than in our buzzing capital for St Patrick’s Day?  There’s a wide variety of events taking place across the city for 4 days – Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th March.
We can’t wait for this year’s festival, there is so much happening from outdoor cinemas, treasure hunts, historic walks, street music and much more. It’s going to be great craic!
We have compiled a list of the best things to do over the course of the festival.

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