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. 

EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC was recently voted Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards and it’s easy to see why. With 20 interactive exhibitions exploring the history of Irish scientists, politicians, poets and artists and the story of why so many left Ireland, the EPIC museum is not one to be missed. The museum is just across from the Jeanie Johnston, so why not combine the two for a fun and immersive day with the family. 

Escape Boats Dublin

If you’re looking for something a little different and entertaining, Escape Boats Dublin is perfect for you. Offering two different games designed for 2-10 players, you are tasked with escaping the boat before time runs out by deciphering the clues and solving the puzzles. Incredibly immersive, the escape boats make for a fun afternoon activity with friends or family and are just a short 7-mintute walk from the hotel.

City Kayaking

Launching from beside the Jeanie Johnston Tall ship, City Kayaking allows you to explore Dublin City in a whole new way, discovering the history and stories of Dublin as you kayak down the River Liffey. Let your guide lead you through the centre of Dublin, discovering the city’s landmarks from a distinctly new angle. Want to make the experience even more memorable? Sign up for the Music Under the Bridge tour and listen to live music whilst relaxing in your kayak.

These are only a small handful of the many activities that the city and the Docklands have to offer. For more ideas on what to do during your stay with us here at the Grand Canal hotel, have a look at our previous blog posts or have a chat with our front office manager Natalia and her team, who will be more than happy to give you recommendations and help you plan your stay.


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