Nearly six million overseas tourists alone visited Dublin alone in 2017. Whether you are making your first or tenth trek to Ireland, you probably know that there is no shortage of activities to do in this beautiful country.
Are you planning an epic trip to Dublin? Don’t want to see only the pubs? Want to enjoy the stunning city without being under the influence?
We have you covered. Read on to learn the top things to do in Dublin that do not involve alcohol.
Enjoy An Evening Stroll
If you thought Dublin was beautiful during the day, you are in for a treat after the sun goes down. Enjoy an evening stroll along the River Liffey and take in the exquisite sights of the O’Connell Bridge, Four Courts, and the Ha’penny Bridge.
Check Out Greyhound Racing
Greyhound racing is a popular sporting event in Dublin, and it is a must-see experience for tourists alike. Just a fifteen-minute walk from the Dublin City Centre, this activity provides ongoing entertainment from the sound of the first bell until the completion of the last race.
The current schedule has racing events occurring every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
Put The Pedal To The Medal
Do you have a competitive streak? Do you enjoy crave adrenaline and love going fast? If so, consider making a trip to Kart City Raceway.
They boast a 1km smooth, asphalt track that is lit during the nighttime. The track also has a timing system, so you can chart your track times and engage in some friendly competition with your mates.
Shop Til You Drop
Dublin is home to an undeniable, emerging fashion scene. There are numerous retail opportunities for tourists with all style preferences and budgets to enjoy. Popular options include:
- Ilac Centre
- Dundrum Town Centre
- Powerscourt Centre
- Jervis Centre
- St Stephan’s Green Shopping Centre
From souvenirs to one-of-a-kind art to clothes that will leave your friends swooning, you may need to book an entire day to enjoy this experience.
Try Your Hand At Poetry
Whether you want to listen to other poets’ share their work or you want to step up on stage, Accents Tea Lounge hosts slam poetry sessions during the first Sunday of each month.
Poets can sign up on the night, and 12 names will be randomly chosen to participate. Cash prizes are on the table, so bring your best poems with you!
That said, you cannot bring any notes or pages. This is all about memorization, and all poems cannot exceed three minutes.
Enjoy a Museum
Dublin has many fantastic museums worth exploring. Popular options include:
- Little Museum of Dublin
- Irish Famine Exhibition
- National Leprechaun Museum
- Dublin Writers Museum
- Glasnevin Cemetary
- Croke Park Stadium
That said, there are dozens of museums and galleries to check out.
The Best Things To Do In Dublin (That Don’t Involve Drinking)
No matter who you are traveling with, Dublin is home to excellent entertainment- whether you choose to drink or not.
Finally, don’t forget to check out our world-class escape rooms. Whether you’re a novice or expert, we guarantee it’s one of the best things to do in Dublin!