Heritage week starts tomorrow and there are plenty of amazing things to do all over the country. We picked a few events around Dublin that we thought could be fun and worth checking out. Plenty more events can be found on www.heritageweek.ie
Pirates of Portrane
When? 21st of August, 10am -1pm
Where? Tower Bay Cove, Portrane
What? Arrrrrrrr…. treasure hunt
An ultimate interactive journey through two centuries of prison life
When? 22nd +23rd of August, 1pm – 3pm
Where? Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow, Ireland
What? Prison Break, Wicklow style
All About Hurling’ Croke Park Stadium Tour
When? 23rd + 25th Aug 12pm – 1pm
Where? Croke Park
What? Free tour of Croke Park
When? 27th of August, 11am -4pm
Where? Merrion Square
What? A BOUNCY DOLMEN! So sold.
Family Heritage Day Newbridge House and Farm
When? 27th of August, 12.30pm 6pm
Where? Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate
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A great place to go for a walk. Includes a nice little cafe.
This former prison, now a museum, is rich in Irish history. This gaol held many famous Irish rebellions from 1798 to 1916. A guided tour is provided in this museum.
Apr – Sept: 09.30 – 18.00 daily
(last admission 17.00)
Oct – Mar: Mon – Sat: 09.30 – 17.30
(last admission 16.00)
Sundays: 10.00 – 18.00
(last admission 17.00)
Closed on the 24th, 25th & 26th December.
Prices (includes a guided tour):
Senior / Group: €4
Child / Student: €2
Family Rate: €14
Tip for visitors: This is a very popular museum and large queues can be expected, especially on weekends.
Address: Inchicore Rd, Dublin 8. Telephone : +353 1 453 5984.
Email : email@example.com
For more information visit http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/kilmainhamgaol/Tweets by @KilmainhamGaol
Here’s hoping for good weather this weekend!
If you are looking for a nice short walk, a good view of Dublin city and a place with a spooky history, the Hellfire Club is for you! It’s located on Montpelier Hill which is about a 30 minute drive from the city.
There are many myths and stories linked to the Hellfire Club. One of the best known of these tells of a stranger who arrived at the club on a stormy night. Invited in, he joined the members in a card game. One player dropped his card on the floor and when he bent under the table to retrieve it noticed that the stranger had a cloven hoof. At this point the visitor disappeared in a ball of flame.
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If you haven’t already gone this year, you should check out the drive-in Halloween movies on at the grounds of Tattersalls Country House (Near Fairyhouse Racecourse in Meath). It’s been running since the 23rd October and this weekend it finishes with movies like Psycho, The Birds, The Omen & Deliverance. There are also kids movies on during the day and Pretty Woman is on Sunday evening for some reason! It’s only 30-40 minutes drive from Dublin.
It cost 25 euro per car but recommend upgrading to 27 euro for front-row spaces. They have food stalls there but bring your own snacks and a blanket! Also, don’t forget to clean your windscreen before you so and that your radio is working! You tune into a radio station for the audio. Finally, mind your car battery! There is someone every time who leaves on a light or something in the car other than the radio and drains the battery. Don’t worry though, they have guys there to jump start it.
Don’t forget to book your tickets, print them and bring them along!
A year ago today whattododublin.org was created. There haven’t been much posts since the summer, currently looking into what direct we want to go with this project.
Thanks to all the people who visited during the last year and hopefully we will see you back over the next year.
As always, any suggestions, comments and even criticism is welcome.
Looking for a good scare? This tour tells the story of Dracula bringing you through Castle Dracula’s Tunnels, Spinning Bridges, the Gargoyle Courtyard, up to the Haunted Library and the Graveyard Theatre Great fun and a good way to spend an evening. It’s located behind the Westwood Club in Clontarf. Check out the video.
Check the website for bookings : http://www.castledracula.ie/
€25 or €20 concessions. Mininum Age 14 Years
Castle Dracula starts at 7.30pm and is finished by 9.30pm.
Address: Behind Westwood Club Clontarf (see below).
Telephone :+353 1 8 51 21 51
Email : BramStoker@CastleDracula.ie
For more information visit http://www.castledracula.ie/
The Devils Glen is a nice easy walk about 1 hour outside of Dublin. Park in the carpark highlighted below and follow the trail through the woods to the waterfall. Keep an eye out of the sculptures and quotes along the trail. In the early 19th century, before the Vartry Reservoir was built in the mountains above, the river came through the glen in full uninhibited majesty, its roaring in throes of flood so loud that locals said the Evil One was howling for sinners down there.