While you are in Smithfield, why not spend a little time taking in nearby areas, like Temple Bar, Dublin and Kilmainham.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many interesting cultural attractions in and around Smithfield. Spend part of the day admiring the exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History, the Book of Kells and Button Factory. For a great night out, head to the Abbey Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre and Vicar Street, one of the region’s most popular concert venues. Pay a visit to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art and the Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art, to get your fill of art.
Get active out-of-doors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Go for a walk in one of the parks and gardens, which include the National Botanic Gardens.
While you are here, don’t miss some of the local sights such as The Spire, Glasnevin Cemetery and the Iveagh Gardens. These are popular with locals and tourists alike. To learn more about the local historic sights, visit Dublin Castle. The St. Michan's Church, the St. Audeon's Church and the John's Lane Augustinian Church offer those visiting a chance to better understand the religious history of the area.
Get familiar with the local fashion and treat yourself to a new outfit in a few of the nearby malls and markets such as Powerscourt Townhouse, the Jervis Shopping Center and the Swan Shopping Centre.
Those who are traveling without kids will love spending some time at the Old Jameson Distillery.
Tolka Park is the perfect place to catch a game of soccer, and to see local heroes, the Shelbourne FC, in all their glory. To fit in, be sure to wear red and white, the colors of the Shelbourne FC.
After a day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Smithfield, stay the night at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Make reservations for the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel, the Croke Park Hotel, or the Gresham Hotel.