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This family-friendly Dublin hotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Beacon Hospital, Dundrum Town Centre and National Rehabilitation ...
Located in Stillorgan, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of University College Dublin, RDS and Royal Dublin Society. Beacon Hospital and Dundrum Town ...
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from James Joyce Tower and 1.9 mi (3 km) from National Rehabilitation Hospital. RDS and Aviva Stadium ...
Located in Booterstown, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from University College Dublin and within 3 miles (5 km) of RDS and Aviva Stadium. 3Arena and Bord Gáis ...
This family-friendly Dun Laoghaire hotel is located in Killiney, within 3 mi (5 km) of James Joyce Tower and National Rehabilitation Hospital. Bord Gáis Energy ...
Located in Booterstown, this luxury hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from University College Dublin and within 3 miles (5 km) of RDS and Aviva Stadium. Royal Dublin ...
This family-friendly Enniskerry hotel is located in a rural location, 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Powerscourt Estate, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Liffey Valley Shopping ...
Located in Dundrum, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Beacon Hospital and Dundrum Town Centre. Marlay Park and Grange Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 ...
Although outside of Dublin’s city centre, South Dublin still affords many attractions and places of interest for visitors, as well as a great list of hotels and pubs to lay low in on a visit to the capital. Furthermore, South Dublin has its own wealth of activities to enjoy if a break from the city is in fact what you are looking for.
South Dublin Hotels
Spread across smaller towns and areas outside of the city, South Dublin has a desirable list of hotels for those seeking respite from the city and wanting luxury at a lower cost. From converted Georgian houses to more modern hotels, there is a wide mix of accommodation options to choose from and memorable experiences to be had.
Things to Do in South Dublin
South Dublin is home to Leopardstown Racecourse, where racing and music festivals draw in crowds throughout the year. Lying only 8km outside of Dublin city centre, the racecourse is a great day out, offering hospitality packages and easy access for individuals and groups on big race days.
South Dublin is also home to several historical finds, including Rathfarnham Castle, a house dating back to the Elizabethan period and recognised as Ireland’s first fortified house. Then, lying just moments from the small town of Dalkey, is an island that was apparently inhabited as far back as the 4th Millennium BC and was once used as a Viking base. The island is a popular spot for fishing and, on most days, seals can be spotted swimming around the island’s surrounding waters.
In Dalkey town itself sits the historic Dalkey Castle, a castle dating back to medieval times. Within the castle is a heritage centre, where guided tours and walks of the surrounding area can be experienced. During the summer months, a local theatre company stages plays and re-enactments within the castle and, additionally, there are further events to entertain the family all year round. Also, in ode to the late Maeve Binchy, a supporter of the heritage centre and one of Ireland’s much-loved writers, the centre puts on a guided tour of the writer’s famous spots within Dalkey, the writer’s hometown.
Museums in South Dublin
A further literary highlight in South Dublin is the James Joyce Museum, located in the town of Sandycove and housed within a tower that dates back to the 1800s. The museum is open 365 days a year and incurs no entry fee, leaving lots of opportunity for visitors to enjoy it. The tower and museum are famous for featuring in the writer’s much-loved book, Ulysses, and within the museum there is plenty of memorabilia and copies of the writer’s work to soak up.
Another museum situated within South Dublin is the Pearse Museum, named after Patrick Pearse, the well-known Irish nationalist and his brother, William, who were both executed for their involvement in the Easter Rising of 1916. Patrick Pearse ran an Irish-speaking school in the building from 1910-1916. Nowadays, visitors can hear all about the lives of the two brothers on a tour around the museum.
It may come as no surprise that South Dublin has no shortage of pubs to pitch up in and enjoy a pint. There are also lots of great restaurants in the area, their menus filled with the best of traditional Irish cuisine and more adventurous dishes.