7 new and exciting Dublin attractions you need to try this summer 11 months ago

7 new and exciting Dublin attractions you need to try this summer

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From food tours to murder mystery nights, don't miss these cool Dublin attractions...

Itching to do something new this summer? We've got you covered. From football to botanicals, bikes to bites, here are some of the best new things to do in Dublin.

Glencullen Adventure Park

Looking to get down and dirty? Then get your mind out of the gutter and get yourself up to Glencullen Adventure Park in the Dublin Mountains. This gravity bike park has lots of maintained, professionally built trails including six new trails. You’ve got everything from big jump lines to technical tracks and there’s an uplift service, so you can throw your bike on a trailer, jump in a van and get a lift to the top of the hill.

Don't have the gear? No worries, there is a shop onsite selling all you need and there is bike rental too. Famished? There’s a cafe where you can tuck into fresh pastries, cakes and hot food. Believe us, you'll work up an appetite coming down those trails.


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Walking Food Tours

If you like your bia with a side of banter, then book a walking food tour of The Liberties. On this tour, Kevin and Aoife Adams take you on a culinary journey through this part of the city, filling you up on delicious local food and filling you in on the area.

You'll be sampling some of the most authentic food and drink that Dublin has to offer. Though the stops are a surprise — that's part of the fun — you'll visit five locally run businesses, which could include a street food truck, a pub and a dessert stop.

Custom House Visitor Centre

Calling all history fanatics! There's a brand new visitor attraction in one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks. The Custom House Visitor Centre is an ideal day out for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Irish history. The exhibitions take you on an exciting journey from the 1700s right up to the 21st-century and cover the history of the Custom House, including its building, burning and restoration.

Created by award-winning designers, with contributions by some of Ireland's leading experts, the exhibitions are insightful and interesting, and you'll leave with a richer appreciation of this architectural icon too.

The Gin School at Pearse Lyons

Want to know more about your favourite tipple? The Gin School at Pearse Lyons Distillery is housed in a newly-restored early 20th century townhouse in the heart of The Liberties, and here you can create a bespoke bottle of gin to take home with you.

During this two-hour hands-on experience, expert distillers talk you through the history of gin and take you on a sensory experience. Then, from a bounty of botanicals, you select your favourites to flavour your gin. Whilst waiting for your spirit to distil in its miniature copper pot-still, you’ll enjoy snacks and cocktails. Once you create your personalised label, your bottle will be ready to enjoy at home.

If you have a love of the beautiful game, then swap your footie boots for walking shoes and join Après Match star Gary Cooke and TD Aodhán Ó Riordáin for a 90-minute (plus extra-time) football walking tour of Dublin. Gary and Aodhán may seem like an odd match but both master communicators will dazzle you with their knowledge and passion for footie.

The tour begins and ends at the Little Museum of Dublin and takes you on a historic journey through the city. From 1916 to The Ban, Patrick O’Connell to Jack Charlton, this terrific tour relives some of the most extraordinary moments in Irish soccer and is full of local gossip, fascinating facts and cracking stories.

Murder Mystery Night @ The National Wax Museum Plus

Turn off that true-crime podcast and get involved with your very own whodunnit at the National Wax Museum Plus where there's been a murder. There are six wax suspects and six apparent alibis, and you need to go all Lieutenant Columbo (or Jessica Fletcher) to crack the case.

First, you need to assume a role. Will you be the Detective? The Doctor? The Reporter? The Butler? Or will you be the killer’s accomplice and try to throw everyone off the scent?

As you tour the wax museum at night, you'll uncover clues, but will you be able to figure out who the murderer is? This new Dublin nighttime activity is one for the Cluedo fans.

Castle Whiskey Tasting Experience

Looking to wet your whistle with uisce beatha and roam like royalty around a castle? That's exactly what you can do during the whiskey tasting experience in Malahide Castle.

Start your evening with an engaging and exciting tour of one of Ireland's oldest castles. Immerse yourself in the castle's dramatic 800-year heritage and admire its rich decor before heading to the tasting room to sample some seriously good whiskeys. You'll also learn about the journey of Irish whiskey from the past up to its present-day revival. A sensational Saturday night if you ask us. Slainte!

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