To feel the real pulse of Dublin, spread your wings and explore nearby areas such as Temple Bar, Dublin, and Glasnevin.
To really understand Dublin, visit one of its museums and theaters. Find the treasures kept in some of the fascinating galleries and collections such as the Book of Kells, Button Factory and the National Leprechaun Museum. Arts lovers can enjoy a night of great entertainment at venues such as the Abbey Theatre and the Gate Theatre. The area is a dream destination for lovers of art. Make sure you see the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art.
If the sun is shining get into the great outdoors and make the most of the nearby green spaces. There are some pleasant urban parks, so take a picnic blanket to the National Botanic Gardens.
Treat yourself to a new outfit, grab a bite to eat or just enjoy the atmosphere at nearby shopping hotspots such as the Jervis Shopping Center and the Omni Park Shopping Centre.
For those without kids, there are some great places to relax, including the Old Jameson Distillery.
Spend an afternoon with fellow soccer lovers at Tolka Park, cheering on local heroes, the Shelbourne FC. On game days follow the procession of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join local soccer lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
When you’re ready to slow down after a busy day discovering the charming streets of Drumcondra, check in to one of the area’s convenient accommodation options. The Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel, the Croke Park Hotel and the Gresham Hotel are among the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.