See and Do

Below you will find a list of the top visitor attractions and activities in Dublin that will be open from the 30th December to 1st January. For more inspiration and information on planning your trip to Dublin see

Ardgillan Castle

The 18th century Ardgillan Castle & Demesne is set in spectacular parkland with magnificent views of the Irish Sea.

Chester Beatty

This world-renowned, award-winning museum showcases rich and diverse exhibitions of miniature paintings, decorative arts, manuscripts, prints and drawings, from around the globe. Open 27, 28, 29, 31 Dec. Closed 24, 25, 26, 30 Dec, 1 Jan

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin’s oldest building, a leading visitor attraction and a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,000 years.

City Kayaking

Explore Dublin’s most famous river and see the city from a completely different angle with City Kayaking Dublin

DoDublin Tours

DoDublin’s job is to introduce and showcase the best of Dublin City, delivered in a distinctly Dublin way.

Dualway / City Sightseeing Tours

The hop on hop off City Sightseeing Dublin Tour is one of the best ways to go sightseeing in Dublin.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin and and houses the magnificent State Apartments, part of the Viceregal court. Closed on Jan 1st.

Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane

The Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of Ireland’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary Irish and international art. Closed on Dec 31st.

Dublin Writers Museum

The Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin, home to four Nobel Prize winners.

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is a fun filled, stimulating day out for all the family and a place to learn about wild animals.


Dublinia is history brought to life in an exciting way for all to engage, learn and share.

EPIC - The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC is an immersive experience located in Dublin’s Docklands. Be inspired to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world.

Experience Gaelic Games

At Experience Gaelic Games we give you the chance to learn more about and then play the unique Irish games of Hurling, Gaelic Football and Handball. Closed on Dec 31st.

GAA Museum & Croke Park Tours

Croke Park is an iconic stadium that has been at the heart of Irish sporting and cultural life for over 100 years. Closed on Jan 1st.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin is Ireland’s largest cemetery where over 1.5 million people are buried including icons such as Daniel O’Connell and Michael Collins. Closed on Jan 1st.

GPO Witness History

GPO Witness, located in the iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, focuses on the 1916 rising and the aftermath of this rebellion. Closed on Dec 30th & Jan 1st.

Guinness Storehouse

Home to the world famous stout since 1759, you simply cannot leave Dublin without having paid a visit.

Historical Walking Tours Of Dublin

In just two hours this award-winning and entertaining tour explores the main features of Irish history. Closed on Jan 1st.

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

IMMA, housed in the 17th century Royal Hospital building, is an artistic gem with its extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Closed on Dec 31st.

Irish Rock'n'Roll Museum

The Irish Rock‘N’Roll Museum Experience is a behind the scenes tour of one of Dublin’s top music venues and recording studios.

Irish Whiskey Museum

Journey back through time in a historic setting. This interactive ultra-modern museum will unveil the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey.

James Joyce Museum

The James Joyce Tower holds a museum devoted to the life and works of James Joyce.

Jameson Distillery Bow St

The new look Jameson Distillery Bow St creates unforgettable experiences (along with great whiskey, of course).

Kilmainham Gaol

Dublin’s Kilmainham Gaol held some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history.

Little Museum of Dublin

One of Dublin’s most-loved museums, the Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen’s Green tells the amazing story of the Irish Capital.

Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years.

National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery, a short stroll from Trinity College and Merrion Square, contains over 12,000 pieces of art representing numerous artists.

National Botanic Gardens

Set in Glasnevin, the National Botanic Gardens are a botanic haven within the bustling capital City.

National Leprechaun Museum

National Leprechaun Museum takes visitors deep into Celtic culture to discover what lies behind tales of leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold.

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Walk into the National Museum of Ireland and you are magically transported back in time to see famous Celtic artefacts. Closed on Dec 31st.

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

The National Museum housed at Collins Barracks charts Ireland’s economic, social, political and military progress through the ages. Closed on Dec 31st.

National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

The National Museum of Ireland-Natural History, on Merrion Street in Dublin, has galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas. Closed on Dec 31st

National Transport Museum

The National Transport Museum of Ireland, in Howth, is Ireland’s only comprehensive assembly of public and commercial road transport.

National Wax Museum Plus

Whether young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, The National Wax Museum Plus is the ultimate entertainment experience for all.

Pat Liddy's Walking Tours of Dublin Ltd

Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin offers scheduled and private walking tours of Dublin by historian Pat Liddy’s team of professional guides.  No tour on Dec 3oth/Jan 1st.

Pearse Lyons Distillery

The Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James is history in the remaking and is a new chapter for The Liberties, Dublin. Closed on Jan 1st

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

A lively and entertaining exhibition on the history and wildlife of the Phoenix Park is on display in the Visitor Centre.

Rathfarnham Castle

Rathfarnham Castle is an Elizabethan period fortified house built for the Archbishop-Chancellor Adam Loftus in 1583. Closed on Jan 1st

St Patrick's Cathedral

Built between 1220 and 1260 St Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval City of Dublin.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

The Teeling Distillery is located in the heart of the City giving visitors a unique and genuine experience of Irish whiskey distilling.