Dublin by Land
Phoenix Park is almost as big as the city of Dublin. Like we’re talking 700 hectares! Go for the greenery, stay for lunch at the Phoenix Café where everything is homemade, and their scones are reputed to be the best in Dublin.
The cafe also offers Picnic in the Park boxes if you prefer to dine wherever the view takes your fancy.
How is it that drinks taste better when you’re looking out over on a city? Is there science behind this? Here are our top 3:
1. The Vintage Cocktail Club serves up glamorous surrounds and well-made cocktails.
2. Sophie’s is open for a variety of occasions, we suggest you book for brunch.
3. Ryleighs rooftop grill comes with a higher price tag, but the steaks are great and the views are proper panoramic.
Here are the local courses and their key stats. Our recommendations are for St. Anne's (pitch & putt), Burrow Par 3, Deer Park in Howth, Portmarnock, and the K Club (where the Ryder Cup was held).
The Summer Excursion
For the ultimate summer day out, head to Howth on the Dart. The trip takes less than an hour. When you get to Howth there’s a magical walk around Howth Head (wear good shoes) or shorter walks along the pier.
Reward yourself afterwards with some take away fish and chips from Leo Burdock's or Beshoff’s, and a pint of Guinness in any of the nice bars around Howth harbour.
Dublin on Sea
Take a boat tour of Dublin, Howth, or Skerries.
Some cruises even offer dinner! Given the variety, we suggest looking at TripAdvisor to see which one floats your…
Take a kayaking tour of Dublin.
There’s even a tour based around music!
Just LOOK at how many beaches line the coast near Dublin. All with their own recipe for views, waves, and swims.
Our favourites are Burrow Beach (golf also nearby, you don’t need to be a member), Portmarnock is a bit further away, but gorgeous. Sandymount is also heavenly.