With international travel off the menu this year, a staycation in Dublin is the best option for your winter break. You may be wondering, what is there to do now that so many beloved attractions are temporarily closed? At The Morgan, we are delighted to share with you a list of great activities to entertain you on your Dublin staycation...
1. A Picnic on The Green
A winter stroll around St. Stephens Green is always one of our favourite activities. The crisp, cool air and calming atmosphere make it a beautiful place to get in some steps and discover local wildlife. There are plenty of benches and seating areas around the park, so why not pick up lunch in a local café along the way, to enjoy while watching the swans swim gracefully around the pond.
2. Become an Irish History Buff
Just because there are no guided tours at the moment, doesn’t mean you can’t still learn some history around the city. There are numerous statues, busts, bridges and plaques around Dublin City for you to discover, including the ten talking statues dotted throughout. Learn about Irish political and literary heroes and the parts they play in Irish history, a truly unique way to see Dublin.
3. Phoenix Park Fauna
Dublin has a lot to offer in the way of wildlife, from the swans of the Grand Canal to the foxes to be spotted around the city at dawn. But one of the most beloved groups of animals in Dublin City are the deer of Phoenix Park. Introduced to the park from Britain by James Butler, Duke of Ormond in 1662, the deer have become a favourite point of interest for tourists and locals alike. Some of the deer living in the Park today are the descendants of those original deer, brought over 350 years ago.
4. Get the Perfect Insta Picture
Now that the city is a little quieter, it’s the perfect time for you to get those long-desired pictures of the city. Quiet streets and fewer pedestrians mean that the selfies with your favourite murals and statues around the city are within reach.
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