Here at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin, we have an enthusiastic team of dedicated guest service agents and concierge who are continually looking for the best things to do in Dublin. Our team really care about delivering the highest levels of customer service and are here to help plan and maximise your time in Dublin. Our concierge has put together a list of things to do, that our team have personally tried and tested. If you do have any other recommendations or any feedback about what to do in Dublin – please let our team know.
A week in Dublin squeezed into a day
Halo at the Morrison: The Buffet to end all Breakfast Buffets, from setting to choice complemented by service – this will have you coming back for more, and some more and then some more..........
Queen of Tarts: Devoured by Dubliners and envied by Tourists this slice of home baking heaven run by twin sisters has never been short of bums and full tums on seats. They cater from the most adventurous to the most selective and they all leave wanting to know their secret!
For Geeks The Science Hub: don’t dismiss this subject because of old school nightmares, this museum on the grounds of Trinity College is a fab way to end a tour of the historic centre of learning in the heart of College Green. The museum actively challenges visitors to question, change and interactively think about what we take for granted every day from the technical to the natural, the gigantic to the minuscule, the tangible and the intangible.
The Leprechaun Museum: for the Dorothy in all of us who believer there’s more at the end of the rainbow than The Land of Oz – see Irish myth and legend told in a funny and humorous way.
For Chic Secret Shopping Surprise: Don’t get trapped by the designer labels or boxed in by The High Street Brigade – hidden among Temple Bars lanes and Drury/Castle Market Sector one will find vintage and second hand retro stores with everything from clothing to textiles. Try out Siopaella or Costume, Harlequins and Jenny Vander’s to find a unique piece that shows off your own individual personality. Set the trends, don’t follow them.
Afternoon Tea @ Quay 14: If the Malibu & Coconut parfait doesn’t finish you off then try the new Afternoon Tea at the bar with a glass of sparkling wine. No better way to sit back and people watch along the quays of The Liffey.
Crackbird/Skinflint or Jo Burger: The Triplets of the same owner these pop up restaurants in various nooks and crannies of Dublin side streets offer something different, fresh and funky affordable. Cornucopia – On the city scene since the 1980s this little gem is ever changing and over the decades Dubliners and Visitors alike cannot get enough of this vegetarian oasis that meat-eaters substitute to get their fill.
National Library, National Museum & National Gallery: The 3 Nationals are situated in a triangle around Nassau & Kildare Street & Merrion Square they throw up the history of Ireland in 3 very different engaging ways, from tracing family history (we all know everyone’s got a bit of Irish in them somewhere along the line) at The Library, to the grotesque yet captivating Bog Bodies at the museum (keep telling yourself they’re just antique Louis Vuitton Handbags with arms and legs attached) to the hidden treasures of the Irish Art Collection – from the famous Caravaggio to Jack Yeats sketch books
www.lecool.com - click on Dublin on this website and hey presto Dublin in a cyber-bubble of alternative entertainment, from indie to new age, from old school to classic – one can find all the arts here listed as they should be.
Dinner & Post Dinner Watering Holes
The Morrison Grill: Not exclusive to steaks, this one of its kind Josper Grill will turn vegetables and fish into a culinary explosion of tantalizing tastes and flavors in one of Dublin’s trendiest and cosmopolitan surroundings.
Odessa:This funky retro dining experience with a floor for all seasons has been on the go fro some years, but their stylised approach to décor and menu suggestions keep this vintage accessory well in season. And afterwards wash it down with a pint at The Stage Heads across the road, like a real Dub. The Workingmans Club &Co: The old Buildings of The Dublin’s Working Mens Club now home to Dublin independent and now scene of live music to the spoken word.
Dublin Theater Festival: Dublin’s Annual Festival just like a Wedding Extravaganza – here you’ll find some old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! Dublin Literary pub Crawl:what better way to learn quotes and facts and figures of Dublin’s Literary Geniuses than from pub to pub regaling their trial and triumphs and local watering hole.
The Brazen Head Folklore Night: sit around a candle lit dinner table over Ireland oldest pub and hear from the mouths of local historians Ireland Myth and Legends- some of whom can be found having a quiet pint in the pub below…we swear Dublin Ghost Tour – Rome isn’t the only town with catacombs and you don’t have to go to Egypt to find mummies, all aboard for Dublin after Dark….not for those of a nervous disposition. But nothing a hot whiskey wont calm you down afterwards back among the living.
Enjoy your time in Dublin and do make sure you visit us,
The Grumpy Concierge xx