Things to do on a Saturday in Dublin Town
It’s Saturday and your looking for something to do and you don’t know quite what yet, let’s help with that!
Dublin Town is a place that never has a dull moment as there is always something happening. If you’re stuck at home and want to get out, then go to town. You can shop til you drop and then spend your afternoon wandering through history at the GPO Museum before dining in a restaurant like Pichet. To help decide we have a few suggestions for how you can spend a day in DublinTown!
Visit a Museum
There is something for everyone when it comes to museums in Dublin City Centre.
- The National Wax Museum Dublin – Westmoreland Street – Dublin’s interactive museum with characters from all walks of like on display all made from wax
- GPO Museum – O’Connell Street – Located in the iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street this immersive Visitor Centre brings Irish history to life from 1916 Easter Rising and more
- Natural History Museum – Merrion Street Upper – Explore natural history, zoology & geology. Meet mammals, insects, birds & sealife of Ireland & the world.
- Little Museum of Dublin– Stephen’s Green North – This award winning museum tells the story of Dublin with regular exhibitions about the people who make it!
- Dublinia – Christchurch – Be transported to Dublin of the past when Vikings ruled and delve into its deep Medieval history.
- Archaeology Museum – Kildare Street – Discover gold, bog bodies, ceramics, glass, viking artifacts and much more archaeological objects that have been found around Ireland.
- The Ark Children’s Cultural Centre – Eustace Street – Temple Bar This is a unique purpose built cultural centre where children aged 2 – 12 can explore literature, music, theatre, film and more.
- 14 Henrietta Street – Henrietta Street – Be brought on a journey from the houses grand Georgian beginnings to the tenement dwellings of its later years and connect to the personal stories of those who called 14 Henrietta Street home.
You got to eat and this city has become a world renowned gastronomic destination with it’s range of local and international cuisine.
- 101 Talbot – Talbot Street – Modern Irish
- The Hairy Lemon – Stephen’s Street Lower – Traditional Irish
- Flanagans – O’Connell Street – Traditional Irish
- Pichet – Trinity Street – Modern French
- The Woollen Mills – Liffey Street Lower – Contemporary
- Salamanca – Andrew Street – Spanish Tapas
- The Italian Connection – Talbot Street – Italian
- Isabelle’s – South Anne’s Street – Contemporary
- Tang – Abbey Street Lower – Middle Eastern
- The Millstone – Dame Street – Irish and European
- Brother Hubbard – Capel Street – Middle Eastern
- Brasserie Sixty6 -Modern European
- Captain Americas – Grafton Street – American Diner
- Milano’s – Dawson Street – Pizza and Pasta
- Cornucopia – Wicklow Street – Vegan and Vegetarian
Shop ’til you Drop
When you want to shop, there is nowhere quite like Dublin Town for a spot of shopping from high street to unique boutiques, high-end to affordable threads it has it all!
- Arnotts Department Store – Henry Street – Lifestyle department with a mix of fashion, beauty, homeware, tech and more.
- Om Diva – Drury Street – Independent boutique offering Irish design, vintage and pre-loved clothing and accessories.
- Debenhams – Henry Street – high street fashion department with homeware, a dedicated beauty floor and cafes.
- George’s Street Arcade – Georges’s St and Drury Street – an eclectic mix of vintage, boutique and quirky Irish independent businesses
- Powerscourt Centre – South William Street and Clarendon Street – a mix of shopping, dining and premium and designer boutiques housed in a stunning historic Georgian building.
- Ilac Shopping Centre – Henry Street – The first shopping centre in Dublin City Centre houses a range of stores with a number of eateries to help refuel.
- Jervis Shopping Centre – Mary St and Jervis Street – Its tenant line up includes a carefully selected mix of domestic,UK and European retailers such as Miss Selfridge, M&S, Bershka, Next and Stradivarius.
- GPO Arcade – Henry Street – This quaint retail space has numerous tenants including fashion, beauty and dining options.
- Westbury Mall – Balfe Street – This premium shopping mall offers exclusive clothing and accessory stores as well as a gallery and a unique perfumery.
- Carousel – Exchequer Street – an Irish boutique store offering vintage inspired pieces.
- Pamela Scott – Grafton Street – An Irish owned store for women’s fashion showcasing all the latest trends.
- Starla Boutique – South William Street – An independent women’s clothing store stocking occasion-wear, bridesmaids dresses and some casual items.
- Diffney’s Menswear – Men’s clothing store specializing in suits for all occasions and other casual clothing brands.
Dublin is a musical city. Even just walking down the city’s streets you will hear music from buskers or coming out for venues to brighten up your city experience. When it comes to seeing it live there’s some great music venues to feed your musical desires.
- Bruxelles – Harry Street – Just a stone’s throw away from Grafton Street with regular live music nights.
- The Grand Social – Liffey Street Lower – There’s always something different here with a great mix of live music and events taking place every night.
- The Academy – Middle Abbey Street – Club Nights and live shows are the fuel behind this northside music venue.
- McNeills – Capel Street – For locals and tourists, this is a great pub to witness and enjoy a trad session
- The Celt – Talbot Street – Come here for your share of traditional Irish music every night of the week with Irish dancing sometimes thrown in!
- Lost Lane – Adam Court off Grafton Street – Dublin’s newest venue where music and emerging talent combine through all genres.
- Olympia Theatre – Dame Street – This well known venue is a theatre and concert hall with international acts constantly taking to it’s stage as well as top shows.
- Whelans – Wexford Street – When it comes to rock and indie music, this is the place to go.
- The Workman’s Club – Wellington Quay – This multi-floor venue has performances from artists from all flavours of music.
- National Concert Hall – Earlsfort Terrace – The principal genre for this venue is classical music concerts with a mix of
- Vicar Street – Thomas Street – There’s been a wealth of talent to grace this stage from music icons to comedians making it a place to visit for music fans.
- 3 Arena – North Wall Quay – This 13,000 capacity venue is a world class venue with world class performances
When your in the city your not always thinking relaxation but believe it or not, there are beauty parlours and day spa specialists offering treatments that will have you leaving on cloud nine.
- Buff Day Spa – South King Street – Located in the heart of Dublin and right beside the bustling energy of Grafton St it offers clients a host of treatments and healing therapies.
- Cloud Nine – Dawson Hotel, Dawson Street –
- Fifth Avenue Beauty Emporium – Clarendon Street – this location offers a wide range of services and treatments including luxurious facials, waxing, massage, as well as hand and foot treatments.
- Himalayan Beauty – St Stephen’s Green –
- Chiffon beauty spa – South Anne Street
Go to an Exhibition or library
- The Seamus Heaney Exhibition: Listen Now Again – Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre – celebrating the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers Seamus Heaney.
- National Irish Gallery – Merrion Square – here you will find the national collection of Irish and European Art
- National Library of Ireland – Kildare Street – documenting the life of Ireland you can look into your ancestry or source information from throughout Irish history.
- The Chester Beatty Library – Dublin Castle – a museum and library in holds manuscripts, rare books, and other treasures from across the world.
- The Long Room at the Old Library at Trinity – Trinity College Dublin – at nearly 65 metres in length it’s filled with 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books and is one of the most impressive libraries in the world.
- Hugh Lane Gallery – Parnell Square – when it comes to contemporary art this is the place to visit with its impressive collection of modern and contemporary art
Now this is just a snippet of the things you can do in the city but it gives you somewhere to start so happy exploring the city! Check out our what’s on page for more things to do.