To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Dublin, pull on some comfortable shoes and discover surrounding areas like Sandymount, Ringsend, and Merrion.
Vacationers in Donnybrook, interested in finding out what makes the area tick, should head to the cultural attractions nearby. In particular, you should make sure you check out the National Museum of Natural History, the National Print Museum and the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History. To experience Dublin’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the popular performing arts institutes such as the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Royal Dublin Society and the Grand Canal Theatre. Popular art galleries, include the National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square.
There are many picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so don’t miss the chance to get outdoors. Unwind and relax, throw a ball and catch some sunshine at nearby Sandymount Beach. Escape the rat race for a while and enjoy the cool shade in local parks and gardens such as Herbert Park, Ringsend Park and the Sean Moore Park.
To play golf in a new setting, head for the greens at the Elm Park Golf and Sports Club.
To stock up on supplies and buy some souvenirs, set out to visit the Swan Shopping Centre and the O'Callaghan Stephen's Green Shopping Centre.
Those looking for sporting action can cheer on local heroes the Ireland national rugby union team rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team soccer team at Aviva Stadium, the sporting heart and soul of the city. Afterwards, retire with local fans to a nearby pub to either celebrate, or commiserate, depending on the score.
To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, think about booking your accommodation at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the amenities at the Maldron Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane, the Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge, and the popular Stauntons on the Green.