Things to do in Dublin

Things to do in Dublin

By themorgan, Monday, 28th May 2012 | 0 comments
Filed under: Temple Bar, News, Things to do in Dublin.
The Morgan Hotel is in an ideal location to explore Dublin city centre and its surrounding areas. 

With so many things to do and see in Dublin, stay in the boutique Morgan Hotel and base yourself in the centre of Europe's most happening city.

Whether you're looking to visit historical attractions, enjoy a round of golf or shop till you drop, Dublin has something for every type of traveler. 

Explore some of the below options and don't forget to ask at our reception desk if you have any questions:

Historical /Tourist Attractions / Scenic Walks Dublin 

Temple Bar

Distance from The Morgan: on its doorstep!

Temple Bar, Dublin's cultural quarter is a maze of cobbled streets nestled in the heart of the city on the south bank of the River Liffey a 'must see' for everyone. Looking for something different? Why not browse Temple Bar's myriad of small quirky shops? Selling everything from original jewellery to second hand records, books eco-gifts and so much more! 


St. Stephen's Green

Distance from The Morgan: 10 minutes 

St. Stephen's Green public park is the heart of Dublin city centre and within walking distance from The Morgan Hotel. The park is adjacent to one of Dublin's main shopping streets, Grafton Street, and to a shopping centre named after it. At 22 acres (89,000 m2), it is the largest of the parks in Dublin's main Georgian squares. The parkland comprises of ponds and beautiful scenic walks ideal for a stroll on a summers day. 

Canal Walks 

Distance from The Morgan: 20 minutes 

One of Dublin's best-hidden secrets is the Royal Canal, leading from the Liffey to Mullingar. Dubliners must cross and re-cross it millions of times every week. Without noticing the ideal urban walkway below them.

Merrion Square 

Distance from The Morgan: 15 minutes 

A Georgian square on the southside of Dublin city centre located within walking distance to the Morgan. It is considered one of the city's finest surviving squares. 

Trinity College 

Distance from The Morgan: 5 minutes 

Trinity College is ranked 1st in Ireland, 21st in Europe and 65th in the world by the 2011 QS World University Rankings. Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Located in the centre of Dublin and home to the famous 'Book of Kells', Trinity College is definitely a 'must-see' on any trip to Dublin. 


Malahide Castle

Distance from The Morgan: 30 minutes

Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles. Explore the unique 800 year history of Malahide Castle with the Malahide Castle Audio Guides. The guides take you through the castle recounting many of the interesting tales associated with it. 

Guinness Storehouse 

Distance from The Morgan: 5 minutes 

Guinness Storehouse is a Guinness-themed tourist attraction located at St. Jame's Gate Brewery in Dublin. Since opening in November 2000, it has received over 4 million visitors. The storehouse is laid out over seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. The ground floor introduces the beer's four ingredients (water, barley, hops and yeast), and the brewery's founder, Arthur Guinness. Other floors feature the history of Guinness advertising and include an interactive exhibit on responsible drinking. The seventh floor houses the Gravity Bar with breath-taking views of the Dublin skyline where visitors may drink a pint of the 'black stuff'. 

Old Jameson Distillery 

Distance from The Morgan: 5 minutes 

Set in the heart of Ireland's thriving capital city, the Old Jameson Distillery captures the imagination and the spirit of Ireland! Let the expert guides lead you through the fascinating story of Jameson, the world's preferred quality whiskey. Follow the path through malting, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and maturing. The journey is completed with a visit to the Jameson Bar where you can enjoy the ultimate whiskey tasting experience. 


Powerscourt Centre

Distance from The Morgan: 5 minutes 

Powerscourt Centre is a speciality shopping centre set in an elegant Georgian house  centrally located just off Grafton Street. The Powerscourt Centre is a fine example of Dublin's Georgian architecture. With its historic past the centre's architecture serves as a magnificent setting for browser's and shoppers alike. 

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre 

Distance from The Morgan: 5 minutes 

Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, centrally located in the heart of the most prestigious shopping area of Dublin city. It's surrounded by history and buzzing youthful energy. With over 100 outlets under one roof, a visit is a must for any visitor to Dublin city. 

Grafton Street 

Distance from The Morgan: 3 minutes 

Grafton Street is one of the main principle shopping streets in Dublin city centre, it runs from St. Stephen's Green in the south to College Green in the North. Popular department stores such as Marks & Spencers, Brown Thomas and BT2 and smaller high street chains including Vero Moda, Next, Oasis, A-Wear and River Island can all be found on Grafton Street. Up market stores such as Pia Bang, Reiss, Monsoon and Laura Ashley can also be found on this famous Dublin shopping street. 

Golf Courses

Portmarnock Golf Club

Distance from The Morgan: 30 minutes 

Portmarnock is ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world. With a rich history closely aligned to the progression of Golf in Ireland. It has hosted all of Ireland's major championships from the Irish Ladies Close to the Irish Open and also some of the world's biggest events including the Canada Cup, now the World Cup, in 1960, won by Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead, and the Walker Cup in 1991.

Howth Golf Club 

Distance from The Morgan: 30 minutes 

Howth Golf Club is located on the beautiful scenic peninsula of Howth in North-East County Dublin and features wonderful views over the city of Dublin. Founded in 1916 the Healthland Links course was designed by the renowned golfer and course architect James Braid, a 5 times winner of 'The Open' Golf Championship who can count the design of the prestigious Kings and Queens Courses at Gleneagles amongst his greatest achievements. 

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